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Please vote for my eggs!
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Most recently, Eastwood City and Newport City Malls asked a bunch of us to decorate giant easter eggs for charity.
Those participating are Alyanna Martinez, Joey Mead, Tessa Valdes, Tim Yap, Will de Vaughn, Hideo Muraoka, Divine Lee, Angelica Panganiban, Rajo Laurel and myself.
I only had a few days to work, so I asked help from Nikki Luna, my sister Ana Zamora and Carlos Rosales.
Special thanks go to the kind workers of True Value at Rockwell Mall and our house help Mariza and Gina who helped me cut so many pictures of these lolas.

My egg

Detail:

My egg

My egg is dedicated to the lolas in Lipa, which is my chosen charity.
If I win, the Php 100,000 prize will go towards building a water well for the home of the abandoned elderly run by the Missionaries of the Catechism in Marawoy, Lipa, Batangas.
For more than 13 years now, our family has been great friends with the nuns of Lipa who are very much a part of our family.

The nuns love him

Ben plays for them

Ben plays for the nuns at home

They helped us clean up after Ondoy

The nuns are a godsend

Ten years ago, we, along with family and friends, helped them build a kindergarten in loving memory of Jeroen’s mom, Wil van Straten, who loved the nuns of Lipa.
Most recently, we’ve been helping them finish a home for Lipa’s abandoned lolas, ages 80-100.
My contribution was to furnish all their bathrooms, hehe.

For Lipa
For Lipa

Although the facility is nearly done, there is a water problem. Php 500,000 is what they need to finish the project.
Therefore, the Php 100,000 prize from the Easter Egg would take care of 20% of the cost. If I win, I promise to double this amount. (If I don’t I will help them raise the money anyway.)
Take a look at the lolas that would benefit greatly from this project.
She is 90 years old.

This lola just latched on to Jeroen

Most of them abandoned, unwanted, and found on the streets of Lipa

The old folks of Lipa

Some of them just steps away from the gates of heaven

Home for the aged, Lipa
Our friends in Lipa

And they need our help

The old folks of Lipa

Help us to help the nuns make their lives more comfortable in their twilight years.

This nanay just latched on to Jeroen

Here’s how:

1) To vote, you must have a Facebook account.
2) Go to Eastwood City and Newport City‘s Facebook pages and like them.
3) Like my egg here.
4) And like my egg here.
5) 1 Like = 1 Vote.
As of this posting, I am at number 4 only, so please help augment my votes!

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6) Each egg represents a celebrity’s chosen charity and the most number of combined likes from both pages, plus votes during the launch will be considered the winner.
7) Online voting period is from April 11 to May 12. Winner will be announced on May 13.
Thank you very much in advance for your vote!! I shall be writing again about the lolas in Lipa from our last visit.

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Sweepz

voted already!!

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thank you!

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you’re the fastest gainer Ms. C youre in neck to neck battle for the second place! Winner!

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hotncoldmama

Done. Hope you win because it’s really for a very good cause. I remember i told my mom few days back, that i realized recently lang that when I become a mother, my heart goes to the children (especially the abandoned and the abused) and to the elderly. 🙂

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Done! Hope the lolas win!

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Anonymous

Great cause.

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thank you!

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voted!! i hope you win Ms. C!

side note: ang shoray lang nagviviolin si Ben! PAK!

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thank you!

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Voted already and made a little campaign too. Sana manalo! Gow!

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CVS Reply:

thank you!

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Hi Chuvaness! Have placed my votes already (1 for each fb page). I wish we could vote more than once!

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CVS Reply:

thanks lei!

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voted! hope you win!

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CVS Reply:

thank you!

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voted already thru newport and eastwood fb pages:)

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thank you!

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skydiver

Don’t worry Chuvaness. I’m sure, winner ka diyan. Ikaw pa.

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CVS Reply:

matindi ang kalaban!

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Posted your egg on my FB wall

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Nonah

I’m in the office where FB is blocked, I’ll do it as soon as I get home….and ask all my clan to vote…I can’t promise but I’ll try to help in my own little way…

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thank you!

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tam

thank you for doing this Cecile. this is an advocacy very close to my heart—having been cared for by my own grandma growing up. i still get too emotional thinking about her and how much i miss her. i see her in almost any lolo or lola i see 🙁

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CVS Reply:

i love my Lolas too. God bless them.

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4th?! Hindi pupwede yan… Chuvaness army, let’s volt in!

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number 3 na yata 🙂

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Kiel_enrique

Hi Cecile. Please tell the nuns to visit this website–> http://www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/DAPsite1301010.html. The embassy has a small grants scheme which they could try to apply. The contact number of our resource person is also there in case they have additional queries. I would love to visit the center some time, the lolas remind me of my own who passed away couple of years ago. I miss her very much =(.

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Eeennnaaa

the thought of these lolas just being abandoned and living on the streets seriously breaks my heart. why?! how could they do that?! I’ve liked your eggs and I really hope you win this but if there’s anything else we can do to help raise funds for them, please do let us know. It’s for a very good cause and I’d be very willing to help in anyway that I can.

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the lolas need a bunch of things, like adult diapers and Ensure and medicine. I’ll make another post about them. thank you 🙂

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Next time you go see the lolas, can I come? I wanna help!

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sure!!

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