Kaisa Page

All hands on deck

In the midst of negative news about the disasters that struck the Philippines, Filipinos, the Tsinoy community foremost among them, were quick to come to the aid of their suffering brothers. The tradition of giving financial assistance and relief goods to victims of calamities is always enthusiastically and swiftly observed. The lobby of Kaisa Heritage …

All hands on deck Read More »

Reaching out

What does “giving” mean? I asked myself. The mental image of two hands comes to mind, with one hand reaching out to another. The difference between the two is that the first hand can be seen full while the second is empty. Surely, we can quickly relate to the hand that best describes us. I …

Reaching out Read More »

Kaisa sends relief to Benguet families displaced by typhoon Ompong

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran sent two teams to give relief and aid to several remote barangays in Benguet province from Oct. 9 to 21. The first team was funded by Disaster Relief Fund, Government of HKSAR People’s Republic of China through The Amity Foundation (中國香港特區政府賑災基金 愛德基金會救援行動). About 2,300 relief packs each worth an average of …

Kaisa sends relief to Benguet families displaced by typhoon Ompong Read More »

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran highlights of 2017

Kaisa at 31 continues to undertake its regular activities like the weekly medicine assistance to patients at the Philippine General Hospital, the fortnightly Tulay, weekly Yong Hap, meetings, conferences, forum, outreach and networking with mainstream and Tsinoy organizations. However, the highlight of Kaisa’s activities continues to revolve around Bahay Tsinoy. We had more than 23,000 …

Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran highlights of 2017 Read More »

Kaisa, the next 30 years: 兩項任務 任重致遠

For 31 years Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran has successfully accomplished tasks that had an impact on the Tsinoy community and mainstream society such as integration work, medical missions, relief operations, anti-crime efforts, research and publications, to name a few. Yet, instead of resting on its laurels, Kaisa members know that much more needs to be …

Kaisa, the next 30 years: 兩項任務 任重致遠 Read More »

Jesuits and Kaisa

As a young student at Xavier School in the 1980s, I felt that the building we called the “Fathers’ House” was mysterious. It seemed like a fortress, the private quarters of the international group of Jesuits that ran the school. It was a special treat whenever our Jesuit Guidance Counselors would take us there for …

Jesuits and Kaisa Read More »