ICI Participated in Solidarity Day Celebration

ICI participated in Solidarity Day Celebration last January 25, 2012 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The said event was organized by Pilipinas Natin and Gawad Kalinga (GK) to commemorate the victims of Typhoon Sendong. The students as well as its faculty and staff were invited to become volunteers for the lighting of sky lanterns that were provided by the two organizations.

It has been 40 days since the natural disaster struck the city. Iliganons from different walks of life came to Hinaplanon Bridge where the most number of casualties was recorded. A ceremony with a mass and ecumenical service by Msgr. Nitz Galido is conducted to formally start the releasing of the sky lanterns. Afterwards, everyone light their sky lanterns and slowly lifted them up the sky. Some people flew helium-filled balloons with names of the departed souls written on a piece of paper. Other participants also casted paper boats and flowers to the nearby river.

A solemn atmosphere surrounded the place as every individual had their lanterns floating in the air with prayers for the souls of the victims. Moments later, everyone took the Solidarity Walk from Hinaplanon Bridge all the way to MSU-IIT where the Bayanihan ng Bayan Concert was held.

ICI thanks everyone who came and shared their time to unite and become one for Iligan.

  

ICI Conducts PDAF Scholars Commencement Exercises

ICI recently conducts commencement exercises for the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scholars last January 20, 2012 at ICI Annex 3, Lecture Hall. The PDAF scholarship is part of Hon. Vicente “Varf” Belmonte’s program to help people with the desire to learn technical skills for livelihood purposes.

The scholars are from barangay Rogongon, Iligan City. As one of the partners of the program, ICI provided its computer facilities for the qualified scholars under the Computer Hardware Servicing (CHS) NC II training. Picardal Institute of Science and Technology (PIST) also had their facilities utilized for the Shielded Metal Art Welding (SMAW) training.

Members of Association of Lanao Technical Institutions (ALTI) organize the event with every member welcoming the participants.

A total of 31 scholars completed their required hours of training and successfully passed the program. There were eighteen CHS graduates from ICI and thirteen SMAW graduates from PIST.

Everything went well that day and the few but proud scholars happily receive their certificates proving that the training is worth it.

  

ONE FOR ILIGAN: Help the Typhoon Sendong Victims

WHAT IS ONE FOR ILIGAN? ONE FOR ILIGAN campaign for the victims of typhoon Sendong in Iligan City was first conceptualized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and went viral online. MSU IIT Diskarte made a photo for the movement in support for the movement which also went viral and became the face of the campaign. This movement is realized by generating enough funds online and use it to provide immediate needs for the victims. The One for Iligan movement is for all Iliganons, Filipinos, and people with big hearts to give as little as a dollar for the victims for Typhoon Sendong .

RELIABILITY and LEGITIMACY CHANNEL ISSUE? IBS, Inc. is a SEC registered Non-Government and Non-Profit Organization recognized in Iligan City both in the private and public sectors. The organization has worked on projects: facilitated Iligan City Google Mapping Party, host of 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit, social media partner for Project 111111, and Christmas Caroling sa The Strip partner with Calda Pizza Iligan to name a few. With nominated bloggers on their respective blog categories for the Philippine Blog Awards, and social media specialists on board.

 

PRESS RELEASE: http://iliganbloggers.com/food/one-for-iligan-help-the-typhoon-sendong-victims/
ON GMA NEWS: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/241984/scitech/socialmedia/iliganon-bloggers-rally-support-for-sendong-victims
First #oneforiligan Tweet by Lisa Mirasol: http://twitter.com/#!/PinayTravelista/status/147850724376711168
Retweet by Pres. Noy: http://twitter.com/#!/PresidentNoy/status/147919709709418497

 

HOW CAN YOU DONATE?

However, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to release this statement that in the efforts to bring help and support, the organization will only receive and accounts for the donations sent through these channels:
PAYPAL Account: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.
Union Bank Account: Revilla Carbonell – Noel
Personal Cash Hand-over
Drop Off Points:
CALDA Pizza Iligan City
Iliganon sa Manila, Inc. Drop Off Points
In-kind Donations sent to:
ONE FOR ILIGAN, LBC Iligan City Branch (CODE: ILGN-02)
COKALIONG through SEAWALK TRADING

 

WILL YOUR DONATIONS REACH THE ONE FOR ILIGAN IF YOU CHANNEL IT TO OTHER GROUPS?

No, it will not be coursed through Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. who conceptualize this movement. ONE FOR ILIGAN Campaign by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. is ONLY accepting donations thru PAYPAL: Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. and UNION BANK ACCOUNT (Revilla Carbonell – Noel), and personal delivery or hand-over.. Any money/cash transactions donated to other accounts not stated otherwise goes through other volunteering groups/organizations not accounted for by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

 

HOW WILL YOUR DONATIONS BE USED?

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will not be turning over cash to any Local Government Units as per request by donors based in Iligan, Philippines and in parts of the world. With respect to that request IBS, Inc. will purchase IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATE NEEDS as well as render health services to the victims and distribute it to evacuation centers in Iligan City with the volunteers for the One For Iligan Campaign. This will ensure that there will be direct hand-over of donations from Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc to the victims themselves.

BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS:

Prepared Cooked Food for identified evacuation center for the day.
Health Service Items: BP, Temperature taking, medication release, and immediate health problems taken care of, with health and sanitary teachings
Non-perishable items: Mats, Blankets, Slippers, Soap, Repacked Goods
Immediate Needs: Undergarments, Sanitary Pads, Diapers and Evacuation and Site Clean-up Items

WHO WILL BE THE BENEFICIARIES?

The victims of Typhoon Sendong from the 14 identified evacuation centers as well as identified directly hit areas with people camping out in their properties that needs the help and support. Senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and injured individuals will be prioritized. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. asks that the donors to understand that we  identify areas and people who needs it the most and to circulate to make sure that the organization will have a wider scope of help given.

HOW WILL YOU MONITOR ONE FOR ILIGAN MOVEMENT?

Updates on status updates, photos and videos at:
IBS, Inc. Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/iliganbloggers
IBS, Inc. Site: http://iliganbloggers.com/
Tweeter: #oneforiligan

WHO ARE THEY WORKING WITH?

Calda Pizza, Iligan City
LBC Iligan City Branch
Seawalk Trading and Cokaliong
Iliganon Sa Manila, Inc.
Volunteers (students, Registered Nurses, and young professionals)

WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE IBS, Inc bloggers?

Flamoo
SMART Telecommunications
GLOBE Telecommunications
And are still open for your support to help IBS, Inc and the volunteers work for the distribution and service to the victims of Typhoon Sendong.

Typhoon Sendong may have hit Iligan City hard, but the Iliganons and this humble city will rise above it all with your support and generous hearts. Daghang salamat sa kaninyong tanan.

Information Source: Iligan Bloggers