Share Your Advocacy

Hey, advocate! I am inviting you to write about your advocacy. Is it about a non-government organization? a foundation? an institution? a project? a benefit event? Share it to us!!!

Write about it and feel free to submit here. All you have to do is to write and follow the guidelines found at the ADVO.WE.B. (Advocacies We Believe in) page. Oh, and there’s no fee whatsoever, don’t worry.

When I began this blog, I started a section where I was to share links to causes. Thought of asking people to share theirs. However, I worried that I may be giving way to bogus causes, plus I didn’t have lots of time to go looking for sites myself, so I stopped. Also, people hardly check those side links, anyway, which defeats the purpose. But now that I am a bit wiser, I am opening up my blog again for this and have decided to dedicate a page for any advocacy and give you a chance to guest blog about yours. I am inviting you all to be a part of this endeavor.

As I am not a power blogger, I cannot promise that it will yield great results, especially not immediately — please understand that I am neither a blogging rock star nor a magician. It is mostly through your own hard work that success can be gained. At least, I can promise a few visits to your post every now and then by peeps interested enough. Your writeup will be posted on this blog, of course, and listed on the ADVO.WE.B. page. This will be automatically shared via my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Hopefully, people will be encouraged enough to actually visit the links you are sharing.

That said, I would like to share the first one on the list, which will hopefully grow and become a catalyst for change, however small.

Back in 2011, I presented on this blog the SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, a child welfare non-government organization that I personally know and worked for.


This is my post: SOS: A better future for children

It was actually a writeup that I was asked to pen for The Philippine Star. It’s a combination of what I wrote on my own and what the org has provided as info. To read the whole thing, please click on THIS.

Meanwhile, thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have an advocacy to share, kindly refer to the guidelines I mentioned. And thanks in advance!!!



On October 8, 2011, I posted an article about this non-government organization and shared the article I wrote for them. I am saying this to let you know that SOS Children’s Villages Philippines is NOT a bogus NGO, in case anyone doubts immediately. I know they are real and I can vouch for them because I used to work for them. Anyway, I am really posting because this is the best way I can think of to be able to really help them in this time of need. Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) has devastated the SOS Tacloban Village and traumatized the kids.

Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, kindly send donations either in cash or in kind. The children especially need help. The Village is their family. They have gone through a lot in their young lives already and this is already too much! SOS Children’s Villages Philippines has been giving underprivileged kids homes they can call their own for more than 40 years. I know you might be helping Tacloban already, but I am still appealing for more hearts to send help as well to this Village.

This is their most recent update in Facebook, as of this writing:


Kindly send donations for the sake of the kids living in the SOS Tacloban Village

“SOS: A better future for children”

Starweek Magazine (The Philippine Star)

October 25, 2009

A LOVING HOME FOR EVERY CHILD: At SOS Children’s Villages, each child is provided food, shelter, clothing, education and a loving family — complete with brothers, sisters and an SOS Mother who will raise him as her own

MANILA, Philippines – The youth is the hope of the nation, a cliché but true. But had Jose Rizal the gift of foresight, he would have given us fair warning: ‘Parents, take better care of your children lest we destroy the future!’

Post-Rizal and post-World War II, Hermann Gmeiner, in Austria, saw for himself how a harsh world could kill hopes and sabotage lives, especially of children. The war left many children orphaned, abandoned, isolated and suffering. Orphaned by his mother as well, Gmeiner realized that help cannot be effective when a child has to grow up without a mother, and even more so, without a home. He can only develop to his full potential in a supportive and protective family environment. 

This conviction would later give birth to a new and noble cause…”


SOS Children are being reared to grow up as responsible, productive and independent adults

*ERRATUM: There are really EIGHT (8) Children’s Villages (CV) in the Philippines today, but the first-ever CV in Lipa, Batangas was not mentioned in the enumeration. These CV’s are in Bataan, Calbayog, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lipa, Manila (Alabang), and Tacloban. And, oh, forgive my layout. WordPress could be such a pain.

Sisters, Friends

“We are friends,…”

VISIT and find out the many ways you can help. Be a child advocate. Be an SOS FRIEND.

“…we are FAMILY.”

All Photos  Copyright © J.Gi Federizo

Photos shared to SOS Philippines