I Can Fly Program, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways Manila held its third I Can Fly Program on July 24-29, 2017. As in past years, PCCCI coordinated with and volunteered to help i.. more
The Start of a School Year in FPTI-ERDA Tech
Ms. Elena Ongkiko-Santos of PCCCI visited FPTI-ERDA Tech to hand over financial support for its old and new scholars... more
Letters from Our UPHSI Scholars
It is so heartwarming to receive letters from our scholars in Iloilo, whom we are unable to easily visit. At the start of a new school year, they wrot.. more
PCCCI caught up with its UPIS scholars to get their take on the new program and curriculum... more
A Word from Mr. Mark Magsalin, Principal of ERDA-Tech
The following letter from Mr. Magsalin was forwarded to us after students of ERDA-Tech participated in Cathay Pacific Manila's "I Can Fly" Program 2016
Grateful to the Philippine Cabin Crew Charities Inc. (PCCCI), one of our staunchest partners in mission at Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute-ERDA Tech, for the wonderful opportunity given to these select students to participate in Cathay Pacific's "I Can Fly" program, together with students from UPIS. The program aims to provide students with the opportunity to aspire for greater things in life, hence, the title. The event ran for four days and included various activities that exposed students to airline and airport operations as well as an outreach activity in an orphanage.
Today marked their graduation from the program. As part of their closing presentation, ERDA Tech wowed the audience by showing off their tech-voc skills in various specializations. This was capped by a special song and interpretative dance number.
To PCCCI and Cathay Pacific, thank you for giving these kids the "wings to fly" and dream big.
Angels in the Sky
The following article is from Fr. Willy Ramos, who is with St. Joseph Parish in Tambo, Parañaque, where PCCCI has carried out a feeding program aside from involving the kids in the community in other activities.
Conversation with an Angel
"Go give to the needy the sweet charity’s bread, for giving is living,” the angel said.
"And must I be giving again and again?" My peevish, petulant answer ran.
"Oh, no,” said the angel, piercing me through. "Just give until the Master stops giving to you.”
Angels in the Sky
We encounter angels in our daily lives, both in the needy and the charitable. Sometimes we take them for granted, sometimes they enlighten us, and sometimes, they inspire us. Five hundred eighty three days ago, a group of people found themselves gathered together to help a number of kids from the developing communities of St. Joseph Parish, Tambo. They reached out to these kids one Saturday at the Seaside Chapel through "Jesus Cares,” a feeding program that caters not only to the hungry stomachs but also to the thirsty souls. Not only were the kids given food and vitamin supplements but also Catechism as nourishment for their spirituality. Our benefactors from the Philippine Cabin Crew Charities, Inc. or PCCCI, are professionals with busy schedules. The nature of their profession molded them to be the persons they are now. They give in-flight service par excellence and are quick-witted in times of emergencies, all the while staying graceful as a swan. These cabin crew have exhibited these qualities to serve in the feeding program. They see the world with numerous take-offs and landings but always return to spend time in arts and crafts activities and storytelling with the children of Jesus Cares. They even make their birthdays more meaningful by spending it with the children. One of the most remarkable experiences PCCCI gave the children was making it possible for them to watch "Maleficent” on the big screen of Newport Cinemas in Resorts World Manila, even providing a bus from the parish to RWM to ensure their safety and comfortable transportation. Indeed, members of PCCCI who are ‘angels in the sky’ by profession became ‘angels in disguise’ in the eyes of the children of Jesus Cares in the parish of St. Joseph, Tambo, through their magnanimous contribution for the last two years. The inspiration culled from the conversation with an angel is the driving force of the generous heart which beats "Just give until the Master stop giving to you.”
A Word from Our UPIS Scholar Foundation Coordinator
"I am thankful that PCCCI entered into UPIS’ scholarship program. The financial aid that they give to the students are a big help in their meals, transportation, and other school-related expenses. We are happy that they could help deserving students. Whenever possible, they try to keep track of the performance of their scholars. On our part, we provide them updates, report cards and copies of their grades. We always remind the scholars to use their financial aid wisely.”-
Mon Gutierrez, UPIS Scholar Foundation Coordinator