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The Bantay Lasang of Cauayan

Bantay Lasang (literally means forest guards) volunteers, a name given to those who patrol the forests of Negros Occidental, Philippines, eagerly waited at the Camalanda-an National High School in Cauayan for us to arrive. I joined the officers and e...
by First-time Travels on Aug 25, 2016

First-time at Negros Farmers Weekend Market

Since I moved back to my hometown, I have passed by in front of this property only a few times as our place is at the other side of the city. But I must admit that it has always piqued my interest. The words “Negros Farmers Weekend Market”...
by First-time Travels on Jul 24, 2016

Thank You St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Restoration Volunteers!

We would like to extend our thanks to the volunteers from Bayou Preservation, LLC and Save Our Cemeteries who were hard at work last week limewashing tombs in historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Thank you for your time and dedication! Share This:...
by Save Our Cemeteries on Jul 8, 2016

Thank You Holt Cemetery Clean-Up Volunteers!

We would like to extend our thanks to these members of the U.S. Navy and Bayou Preservation, LLC for their assistance at Holt Cemetery last week. We appreciate your service, and your dedication to beautifying the final resting places of many veterans...
by Save Our Cemeteries on Jun 21, 2016

Thank You Valence Cemetery Clean-Up Volunteers!

We want to extend our thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers who joined us for the clean-up on May 3rd, 2016 at Valence Cemetery, and to our friends at WDSU-TV News (New Orleans) for highlighting the work that we do in the video below: (Click on...
by Save Our Cemeteries on May 5, 2016

Earth Day: Agos Ram Pump for the Countryside

We started early in the morning coming from Bacolod City going through the Murcia-Bago road onward to La Castellana, Negros Occidental for the turnover of the Agos Ram Pump project of Coca-Cola Philippines, in partnership with the Alternative Indigen...
by First-time Travels on Apr 21, 2016

Murcia’s Lux Mundi Monastery & Catholic Ming Yuan College

When I tagged along with my DOT-accredited tour guide friends, Maricar and Artie, to Salvador Benedicto, they were talking about the Lux Mundi monastery in Murcia, a town between Bacolod City and Salvador Benedicto. They were planning to visit the mo...
by First-time Travels on Apr 20, 2016

Volunteers Needed: Clean-Up in Valence Cemetery on May 3, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm, Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising a community clean-up of Valence Cemetery. We are looking for dedicated volunteers from the community, with the goal of making significant strides clipping fern...
by Save Our Cemeteries on Apr 18, 2016

Volunteers Needed For A Run Through History Run/Walk

We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with hospitality at the 15th Annual A Run Through History, 1-mile and 5K run/walk, this Sunday morning, April 17th, 2016. Volunteers should plan to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am. Anyone interested in vol...
by Save Our Cemeteries on Apr 13, 2016

National Volunteer Week, 2016

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the importance I place on volunteering one’s time freely and gladly for the benefit of the wider community. Without volunteers, there would be little help for those down on their luck and living on the stree...
by Trashy's World on Apr 12, 2016

Call For Volunteers: Clean-Up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Photograph by Judi Bottoni   Event Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 9 AM – 12 PM Event Location: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Due to the heavy rainfall the week of March 12th, we have rescheduled...
by Save Our Cemeteries on Mar 17, 2016

Earth Hour 2016: Dim The Lights, Light the Future

I love browsing photos of famous global landmarks in various websites. They look breathtaking in the morning and they even appear amazing at night. But each year, I like seeing pictures of these tourist spots from their dazzling night scenes to havin...
by First-time Travels on Mar 8, 2016

Charitable Institutions to Visit in Bacolod

Locals and visitors alike who are interested to do some charitable work in Bacolod City, Philippines often ask me where they can volunteer or donate or visit to extend their help to those in need. You see, traveling is not just about seeing the popul...
by First-time Travels on Feb 19, 2016

Animal Encounters in Photos

Throughout my travels, I have seen various animals that caught my fancy. Some I saw in zoos, others I just encountered along the way. Not only they are cute and cuddly to look at, we must also be aware of their respective needs and help preserve thei...
by First-time Travels on Feb 16, 2016

Silk Making at OISCA Bago

I have heard of the popular silk making industry in Bago City, Philippines that is run by OISCA, or Organization for Industrial, Spiritual & Cultural Advancement. The organization started in Japan in 1961 and the OISCA-Philippines Chapter was org...
by First-time Travels on Feb 9, 2016

Welcome Home Natural Garden Cafe

From the main highway of Lacson St. in Mandalagan, I turned on a road going towards Villa Valderrama. Before the entrance, my fellow blogger, Mea, told me to park underneath the canopy of trees and pointed me towards a small entrance at the side of t...
by First-time Travels on Dec 4, 2015

WHITE PONY EXPRESS: A prototype solution to the problem of community hunger

It’s fairly common knowledge that approximately 40 per cent of America’s potential food supply ends up in dumpsters. However, for the past two years in Contra […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.
by The Mindful Word on Oct 26, 2015

First-time at May’s Organic Garden & Restaurant

The sun shone brightly on the small body of water that was surrounded by greens. The atmosphere was peaceful yet alive. The clear blue sky at the backdrop adding life to the already vibrant scene. The picturesque pavillion. A gazebo like structure sa...
by First-time Travels on Sep 12, 2015

Tree planting at Upper Caliban-Imbang Watershed; Adopt an Animal at NFEFI-BCC

Last week, I trekked several kilometers from Sitio Campuestohan to the Upper Caliban-Imbang Watershed in Talisay City for a tree planting activity, coupled with a free clinic that the Dr. Pablo O. Torre Foundation, Inc. (DPOTFI), where I work, spearh...
by First-time Travels on Aug 9, 2015

Different Kinds of Travels

We travel for different reasons and purposes. Traveling is an activity that encompasses a lot of things that it’s even harder now to box it in just one kind. The constant debate and comparison between a “tourist” and “traveler...
by First-time Travels on Jul 27, 2015


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