While the destruction of the typhoon was something we wished never happened, on a positive note, it again brought out the bayanihan spirit among Filipinos. We may be a diverse country in terms of demographics but this recent event showed that we are definitely one as a nation. The desire to help by our countrymen is a constant in every news telecast nowadays. Almost everyone is thinking of ways to help survivors of the typhoon.
The same is the case at NOTRE CHRISTI ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES. Way before government institutions asked NCAP to contribute to relief efforts, we were already getting help from members of our school community. Last Wednesday, high school students, faculty and staff, without advance notice, gave monetary help to the survivors. The money generated, along with contributions from individuals not connected with NCAP was sent to Living Word Christian Ministries which went last Saturday to distribute relief to those that need them badly. Just yesterday (Nov. 19), we delivered to the office of the Association of Christian Schools International donations of rice, noodles, canned goods, medicines and old clothes donated by pupils, students and the Parents-Teachers-Group. ASCI will be distributing these relief goods to families of pupils and students of member schools in the affected areas.
We would like to thank every NCAP family member for their generosity. Special "thanks" also to the PTG officers headed by its president, Mrs. Maria Ana Arcega for helping in the packaging of the relief goods.
May we all continue to help and pray for the survivors of this recent challenge to the Filipino spirit.