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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christian Bautista and Noche Buena Caravan

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Posted by vernon go , , , ,

Recently, Christian Bautista Visited Cebu to promote and share his advocacy through World Vision via the Noche Buena Caravan. I met World Vision Personnel and Christian Bautista himself to help promote this Caravan in UCC Cafe, Ayala Center Cebu, Philippines.

One of World Vision's Beneficiary Family
Recent SWS Survey records over 4 million households or 20 million people experiencing hunger regularly. According to the World Bank, 70% of Filipino families live on a P42.00 daily budget-- barely enough to provide for the basic minimum of food to survive, let alone prepare for a Christmas Eve meal. Millions like this boy go to bed hungry every night… If you help, we can make this Christmas Eve different for them.

awkward moment? hmm
About Noche Buena Caravan:

From Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao World Vision will bring the spirit of Christmas to less fortunate families through its “Noche Buena Caravan”.

In the midst of the urgent hunger problem in the country with some 20 million people nearly starving, World Vision will spread the blessings and joys of Christmas by providing poor families with Noche Buena gift packs containing a special Christmas Eve meal they can share.

See the video below for more information:

The Pinoy Noche Buena
Noche Buena is one of the most important Filipino family traditions. After attending the late evening Christmas Eve Mass (Misa de Gallo) or coming together in prayer, families gather around a bountiful dinner table to celebrate the gift of Jesus’ birth and the joy of being with loved ones during the season. Often, Filipino favorites like lechon, pancit, hamon, quezo de bola, and lumpia are main attractions of the festivity.

Sadly, this ideal Noche Buena scenario isn’t possible for millions of poor Filipino families. The “bountiful” Noche Buena table can range from the abundance of lechon and hamon for the moneyed ones, to rice & a can of sardines for the less fortunate.

By encouraging the virtue of sharing among the public—which is the true meaning of the season, Christmas blessings are shared from one family to the next spreading across the country!

Over 100,000 blessed over the years!

For the past 5 years (since 2005), World Vision has worked to bring the spirit of Christmas and the joy of Noche Buena to poor Filipino children and their families across the country through its Noche Buena Campaign—this year called the “Noche Buena Caravan”.

Over 100,000 Noche Buena gift packs have been delivered over the years to needy families allowing them to celebrate Christmas Eve with grateful hearts over a special dinner meal.


Happy Holidays!