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RECAP: Bigay Puso sa Pasko 2023

Bigay Puso sa Pasko visits indigenous Aeta tribes for the first time



This year marked the 13th year of Bigay Puso sa Pasko, our annual Christmas outreach program for children and families in underserved communities in the Philippines. Thanks to the support of our community of donors, we provided Jollibee meals, grocery packages, and toys for 530 kids in the following communities:


Orani, Bataan

Sta. Cruz, Manila

Payatas, Quezon City (Lupang Pangako Elementary School)

Lourdes, Quezon City (D. Tuazon Elementary School)

Sitio Culasisi, Antipolo (Mountain View Free Learning Center)

Poblacion, Makati (Annex House)

Ilagan, Isabela (Lupigue Integrated School)

Pudtol, Apayao (Capannikian Pudtol Barangay Hall)



It was our first year visiting the communities in Bataan, Isabela, and Apayao, where we met with Aeta tribes for the first time. The Aeta (pronounced as “eye-ta,”) are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of Luzon, Philippines. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations. 














Bigay Puso sa Pasko is made possible every year solely through the unending generosity and support of the Bigay Puso community of donors and volunteers. We are beyond grateful to our supporters who have kept our annual program going over the last 13 years <3


Special thank you to our friends and partners at ISLA Project, Tropa, and Annex House, as well as all the teachers and volunteers who contributed to this year's Bigay Puso sa Pasko.


Thank you so much to everyone who also supported by purchasing the special release of our "O Youth" collaboration t-shirt with ISLA Project.


We would like to especially thank our direct donors (including those who were anonymous), many of whom have been supporting Bigay Puso sa Pasko since we first began <3



Bigay Puso sa Pasko 2023 Donors


Adele Joven Glen Dalida Liza Manangan

Adrian & Mel Padiernos Grace Sim Marni Ortega

Alec Perez ISLA Project Melissa Salvatierra

Alex Lizares-Fontanilla & Family Ivy Tuttle Meme Gomez

Alia Hanson Jacquelyn Perreira Mia Gaviola

Allison Vicencio-Nguyen Jamie Antonio Mike Dia

Althea Oaminal Janice Blanco Minnie Amundson

Anikka Mun Jason Bueno & Family Mischa Pacada

Anjolie Upright Jay Salao Nancy Kim

Anne-Marie Cajigas Jeffrey Jumarang Omar Cara

April Domingo Jeffrey Viray Orion Valledor

Arlene Aficial Jennifer Pangan Pauline Guitche

Bryant Palacio & Family Jerome Sinocruz PJ Halili

Byron Pagdilao Jessica Chiang Raney Rex Balbuena

Camille Dizon Jill Reyes Riana Taclas

Camille Marcojos Jillian Green Ritzelle Clarke

Cassandra Corrales Jim Nguyen Ryan Stutzke

Cheryl Trajano Joanna David Ryan Lee-Teng

Chris & Liz Dimaano Jonathan Vo Sara Morales

Chris Gayomali Joanne Tagorda Stephanie Bautista

Chris Palaganas Johanne Leitch & Family Stephanie Chan

Clairose Retino Jose Bernabe Sunny Hwang

Dan Juris Joseph Villafranca Theya Hall-Mangrobang

David & Linda Liu JP Lazatin Tiffany Anthony

Dennis Besana Julia Vargas Tony & Nancy Bautista

Dennis Viray Karen Valerio Tropa Store

Devan Sarmiento Karlo Soria Terrison King

Dylan Mangahis KR Banaag Vinny Locsin

Eunica Escalante Kristofer Biscocho Wes Africa

Floontz Lawrence Parreno William Le

Francesca Verceles-Zara Leighann Cruz Zachary Sowinski

Francine Chu Leo Verceles-Zara

Gina Ochoa Linda Domingo


Hoping everyone enjoyed the holiday season and wishing everyone a joyful and prosperous new year! Don't forget to join our mailing list and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with the latest Bigay Puso news.


Love,

Bigay Puso

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