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Events in 2017
  • [24/Jul/2017]
    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
  • [09/Jun/2017]
    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
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  • [15/Aug/2017]
    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
  • [11/May/2017]
    UPIS Update
    PCCCI caught up with its UPIS scholars to get their take on the new program and curriculum... more
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Events in 2016

Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya Outreach


Typhoon Nona hit the Philippines on December 15, 2015. It dumped approximately 300mm or 12 inches of rain in the hardest hit areas. The heavy rain combined with the rough terrain in the northern region of the Philippines resulted in mudslides in many areas.

One of the hardest hit in Nueva Vizcaya province was the town of Castañeda, where part of the mountain behind the town collapsed into the town and buried much of it under trees, logs and debris.

Grace Gotangco, a PCCCI member who became aware of the town's plight after passing through it on her way home on holiday, posted a video of its situation on Facebook. PCCCI responded by offering to reach out to Castañeda, encouraging Grace to take charge of the relief efforts while PCCCI raised funds for it.

Grace Gotangco overseeing the loading of relief goods in vans courtesy of Julia Gaston Schnell, another PCCCI member.


On January 5, 2016, PCCCI met up with town mayor Dr. Annie Buwayan and distributed relief goods to residents of Barangay Loblob Purok 9. There was much joy and gratitude on the part of the residents for this unexpected help.

PCCCI officers Kaye Wong and MM Lopez with Grace Gotangco, and above right, with Mayor Annie Buwayan (second from left).
Residents of Barangay Loblob, Purok 9.
Mayor Buwayan introduces PCCCI to residents.
Joy in both giving and receiving.

Read Grace's story in our Members' Corner for details of her experience.