Smile!

Life is too short to spend on worrying and frowning, so smile! if you have to cry or frown, then do so but after a few minutes, try to smile again. We have a lot to be thankful for which is enough reason for us to smile.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Government Employees Can Avail of the Calamity Leave

Papasok ka pa ba?
Photo credit: http://quierosaber.wordpress.com
 
1. Are you a government employee?
2. Did your place (home) get declared under a state of calamity when Typhoon Maring battered the country?
3. Did your house get inundated by floods or any does part of your house need to be repaired due to the recent typhoon?
4. Do any of you immediate relatives need caring for because of the damage brought about by the Typhoon?
5. Did any of your immediate family relatives get sick because of the recent typhoon?
 
If you answered yes to questions 1 and 2 and to questions 3 OR 4 OR 5, then you can avail of the special privilege leave (also known as calamity leave) granted by Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No.2, series of 2012, pursuant to  CSC Resolution No. 1200289.
If you need to have your house or any part of it that was destroyed by Maring,
then by all means, take a leave and do it.
Photo credit: www.abc.net.au

The leave is for five (5) days and may be availed of for five straight days or on a staggered basis and will not be deducted from the employee's leave credits.
 



The PDF version of M.C. No. 2 and CSC Reso No. 1200289 may be downloaded here.
 
 
I have pasted the important provisions of M.C. No. 2 here:
 
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1. A five-day special emergency leave shall be granted to government employees directly affected by natural calamity/disaster;
2. The special emerency leave can be applied for five straight working days or on staggered basis and will not be deducted from the employee's leave credits.
3. The purpose of the leave may be any of the following: for urgnet repair and clean-up of damaged house, being stranded in affected areas, disease/illness of employees brought about by natural calamity/disaster, caring of immediate family members affected by natural calamity/disaster;
4. The special emergency leave may be availed of by the affected government employees within thirty days from the first day of calamity declaration by proper government agencies/authorities;
5. A commonly declared natural calamity/disaster may include, but not limited to, earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruption and landslide that have profound environment effect and/or human loss and frequently cause financial loss; and
6. The head of office shall take full responsibility for the grant of special emergency leave and verification of the employee's eligibility to be granted therefor.  Said verification shall include: validation of place of residence based on latest available records of the affected employee; verification that the place of residence is covered in the declaration of calamity area by the proper government agency; and such other proofs as may be necessary."
 
A supplemental circular to the M.C. No. 2, s. 2012 may also be downloaded here.
 
Ingat po lagi!
 
sMiLe!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tulong Para sa Pinoy

Tayong mga Pinoy ay humaharap na naman sa isang matinding pagsubok dahil sa matinding pagbaha sa loob ng bansa.  Marami pong mas nangangailangan sa atin, kung kaya po, tayo ngayon ay tinatawagan na tumulong sa ating mga kababayan.

Ito po ang aking mga nalikom na impormasyon tungkol sa inyong pagbabahagi ng inyong grasya para makatulong sa ating mga kapwa.  Sabi nga ng The Plump Pinay, let us all be heroes in our own little way.

Paalala lang po, wag naman po sanang magbibigay ng wedding gown at cocktail dress sa mga nasalanta. Mahirap pong maglakad sa baha pag naka-gown. (sarcastic ako dito) Salamat po.








Eto pa po yung ibang drop-off points:


City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) 
(as of 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 20)
For those interested to volunteer for packing and distribution of relief goods, you may contact your LGU-CSWDO point person:
  • Caloocan City - Obet Quizon (09333692373)
  • Las Piñas City - Junet Barilla (09192816870)
  • Makati City - Ryan Barcelo (09273141822)
  • Malabon City - Cleah Nava (02 2814999 loc 3014)
  • Manila City - Honey Lacuna-Pangan (02 5274949)
  • Marikina City - Rodrigo Domingo (09398297846)
  • Muntinlupa City - Annalyn Mercado (02 8260612)
  • Mandaluyong City - Teresita Pillas (09156131493)
  • Navotas City - Jennifer Serrano (09178420587)
  • Parañaque City - Kristian Buhay (09328762426)
  • Pasay City - Linda Orobia (09166954319)
  • Pasig City - Baby Delleva (09478687314)
  • Pateros City - Gloria Tapales (09228903871)
  • Quezon City - Ma Theresa Mariano (09175872427)
  • San Juan - Jessica Quitor (09158312174)
  • Taguig City - Ramonita Jordan (09065565051 / 09082907188)
  • Valenzuela City - Dorothy Evangelista (09228282802)

Open Relief Donation Centers
(as of 02:00 PM, Tuesday, August 20)
Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • Volunteers needed at DSWD's National Resource Operations Center (NROC) at NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. Contact: 02-8528081 or 02-8512681 
Philippine Red Cross
For Overseas or Online Donations
  • Ayala Foundation accepts online donations for both US-based and local donors.
Metro Manila (General)
  • The Rotaract Club of Manila Metro also has its own Disaster Relief Drive, intending to serve Metro Manila and other neighboring areas. For more details, please call 0917-5834490. You can also email racmanilametro@yahoo.com or contact them through Twitter at @racmanilametro
  • The National Union of Students of the Philippines Head Office is conducting a relief drive. Contact: 0916-197-3565 / 0998-257-390; nusp_national@yahoo.com; Tweet: @nusphilippines
Pasig City
  • UA&P accepts relief donations. Drop off: at the back gate of Escriva drive, Ortigas. Contact number: 09177176212.
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Ave cor C5 Road. Contact number: 09158485856.
Makati City
  • Assumption College San Lorenzo is now accepting donations for the victims of the recent typhoon. Contact Caroline Jaranilla (09173025587), Patrick Bugay (09328850879), and Bianca Pangan (09065783651).
  • The Youth of San Antonio Parish is now accepting canned goods, rice, water and eco friendly or biodegradable bags. Drop off point: Sanctuario de San Antonio Church, McKinley Rd., Contact Mike Yuson at 09175376453 or JJ Yulo at 09175301160.
  • Colegio San Agustin (CSA) is accepting donations. Drop-off: CSA HS Lobby, CSA-Makati, Carissa St, Dasmariñas Village. Contact person is Ms Raquel Reyes at 0922827597.
Quezon City
  • The Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC) in Quezon City is accepting donations. Drop off point: 72-A Times St., West Triangle, Q.C.
  • IskoOperation, student council-led intitiative of the University of the Philippines - Diliman, is accepting donations. Anyone can help by donating any of the following: water, food (canned or packed), clothes, toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.), mosquito nets, cartons, blankets and/or comforters and medicine. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Contact: +63917 872 5396 and/or +63917 864 0333.
    Drop-off centers: USC Office, 2nd, Floor Vinzons Hall, College Council Offices
  • Lingap Gabriela is also accepting donations of bottled water, ready-to-eat food, rice, mats and blankets, clothes, diapers, sanitary napkins and medicine, as well as medicine for cough, colds, fever, and diarrhea. They are located at 25 K-10th Street, West Kamias with telephone number 434-1039 and at 35 Sct Delgado Street, with telephone numbers 374-3451/52.
  • The Ateneo Human Rights Center is now accepting donations for bottled water, non-perishable ready-to-eat food, and toiletries. Contact AHRC at 09178234546. The relief goods will be forwarded to the student council and will be donated to Simbahang Lingkod Bayan, in partnernship with the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Contact 09178234546.
  • The Ateneo DReaM Team in partnership is appealing for donations in cash and in kind for the victims affected by typhoon Maring. For inquiries, contact the Ateneo DReaM Team at (632) 4266001 local 5904 and Dan Remo at 09175372161.
  • University of the Philippines - Diliman, Lorena Barros Hall, Vinzons Hill c/o Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP [STAND-UP] Contact: Aji Reyes, 0917-817-2750
  • Donations and pledges are being accepted by the UP Student Catholic Action at the tambayan inside the compound of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman, Quezon City. Bank payments can also be sent to the UP Student Catholic Action PNB account, with account number 205-60786-4. For other concerns, you can also contact Francesca Magcaleng at 0926-7621366
Taguig City
  • Enderun Colleges is accepting donations. Drop-off center is at Room 103 of Enderun's Hotel Administration Building (HA103).
Manila City
  • Kilusang Bayanihan of BAYAN-NCR is accepting donations for affected residents of Metro Manila. Drop-off center for donations is at Kilusang Bayanihan Headquarters (#2055 Road 5 Street, NDC Compound, Sta. Mesa Manila). Contact: 353-5077; bayanmetromanila@yahoo.com.ph
  • The Junior Public Relations Practitioners of the Philippines (JPRPP) and College of Mass Communication- Student Council (CMC-SC) of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila are accepting relief goods. Anyone can help by donating instant noodles, ready-to-eat goods, water and medicine. Drop-off area is on: College of Mass Communication Office, 5th Floor, Gusaling Lacson, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. We will be accepting donations until August 24, Saturday. Contact: Vberni Regalado, 09154360915; Gelli Ann Cahulogan, 09265985429
  • All gates of De La Salle University - Taft are now accepting donations; contact Isabel Lanada (+63.915.4101243)
  • The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity is accepting donations at Pagkalma Park inside the UP College of Medicine campus. Contact Miko Amante (09175129144) or Jonik Antonio (09178316495)
  • Polytechinc University of the Philippines c/o Central Student Council Contact:Charley Urquiza, 0917-387-5262
  • Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology c/o Institute of Student Government Contact: Phillip Bautista, 0916-108-9182
  • University of Santo Tomas UST Civil Law Student Council & UST ACT Now Contact: Albert Montesa, 0926-571-2397
  • University of the Philippines - Manila c/o University Student Council Environment and Campus Management Committee Contact: Mark Angelo Romero, 0917-304-2808
Las Piñas City
  • Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen, an independent restaurant located in the corner of Tropical Ave and Tropical Palas in BF Homes, is accepting donations and volunteers for relief operations.
Muntinlupa City
  • Hillsborough Hampton Court (the castle-looking structure on Buckingham Street, Hillsborough Village, Muntinlupa City) is now accepting donations. Contact Diane in Hampton Court or Mela Garcia 09178370839 or Casey Erum 09176285891.
  • De La Salle - Zobel Social Action accepts donations of hot meals and relief goods for affected residents of Muntinlupa residing near the Laguna Lake area. You can drop your donations at Gate 7. Contact Mr Jayjay Jacinto at 09178597602 and Ms. Evangeline De Peralta at 09175638870
  • Twitter user @PatriciaMalay is organizing a relief drive in Muntinlupa and is willing to pickup donations around BF Homes, Alabang Hills, and Ayala Alabang Village. Contact: 0917-512-8736. Drivers also needed.
Caloocan City
  • University of the East - Caloocan, 106 Samson Rd. Caloocan City c/o Tinig ng Silangan Party Alliance Contact: Riah Faith Tan, 0905-271-4259, 0906-128-6592, 0923-735-6019
Laguna
  • Southern Tagalog Tulong Kabataan organized by Kabataan Partylist - Southern Tagalog and UP Community Broadcasters' Society is accepting donations (foods, medicine, sleeping mats, clothes and eating utensils). Contact Rona Franca at 09053115719.
  • Oplan Walang Iwanan relief operation (Laguna) For more details, please contact Sam, 09269258423.
  • University of the Philippines Gawad Kalinga Los Banos and the University Student Council are accepting relief donations (rice, instant noodles, canned goods, 3-in-1 coffee, medicines, clothes, etc.) For more details, please contact Sam Pawig (09269258423) or Pau Ferrer (09263830490).
  • Ligtas Laguna Relief Ops is accepting donations for Laguna, especially in Binan and Sta Rosa. For more details, please contact Jay-ar Mira (0917- 9133889, 0933-9627307). You can also email Jay-ar at jose.mira@uap.asia or contact him via Twitter at @jayarmira
  • UPLB Serve The People Brigade. Contact: Kikay (0935 8702805)
  • UPLB Sigma Theta Delta is accepting any form of donation (canned goods, clothes, medicine, bottled water etc.) at Boston Cafe Grove, Los Banos Laguna. Interested parties may contact 09157079493, 09269869029 or 09325944774. 
Cavite
  • De La Salle University - Dasmarinas c/o SENTRO La Salle Contact: Alexander Losaria, 0905-438-9139

May kumpletong listahan po ang Rappler dito.







sMiLe!!