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ACTION Inc. hosts JICA-NGO Study Session

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Last 22 to 24 September 2017, staff of the Japan International Cooperation Agency- Philippine Office, and Japanese founded non- government organizations (NGOs) operating in the Philippines, visited ACTION Inc. for a study session. The two and a half days were dedicated for the visitors to learn from the experiences of ACTION in project management.  The…
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Creating Impact on Children’s Lives thru Life Skills Enhancement

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A Child’s Trust Is Ours to Nurture-ACTION, Inc. continues to create impact on children’s lives through its two on-going projects that aim to develop life skills among children. These are the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded Ensuring Children’s Potential for Development and Independence through Improved Residential Care Practices-Project and the Japan International Cooperation System…
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ACTION and DSWD FO-NCR Conduct Training of Trainers on the Use of the Training Manual on House Parenting Standards

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Twenty eight (28) social workers and 1 psychometrician from 17 partner residential care facilities (RCF) for children in the National Capital Region (NCR) were trained on the use of the Training Manual on House Parenting Standards last August 22-25, 2017 at Bali Village Hotel, Tagaytay City. This activity is in line with the project “Ensuring…
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ACTION’s Karate no Chikara joins the 1st Kap. Jerry G. Cruz Kyokushin Karate Tournament

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For the second time this year, ACTION’s Karate children beneficiaries participated in the 1st Kap. Jerry G. Cruz Kyokushin Karate Tournament in San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal on August 19, 2017. There were 10 (4 girls and 6 boys) Karate beneficiaries including the instructor who competed in the said event.   Out of the 10 delegates…
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4th Batch of Iyashi no Chikara Graduation Ceremony Held

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  The activity started at 1:30PM, Ms. Victoria Gustilo from the Social Services and Development Ministry (SSDM), led the opening prayer and followed by the welcome remarks given by Mr. Hajime Yokota. He inspired the graduates by sharing his break though experiences how ACTION Inc. started and continues to serve the Filipinos by uplifting their…
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2017 Zambales Dojo 2nd Karate Promotion, Osu!

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On July 15, 2017, ACTION, Inc. organized its 2nd Karate Promotional Examination for the year 2017 for the Karate no Chikara (Power of Karate) beneficiaries. This promotional examination was conducted in 2 venues, first was in Jireh Children’s Home, Inc., Kyukoshin Zambales Dojo and was attended by 24 (16 girls, 8 boys) beneficiaries from Jireh Children’s…
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ACTION’s Iyashi no Chikara holds 1st Speech Competition for Massage Therapist

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“There were many changes in my life, since I graduated from Massage Therapy Training. I gained self-confidence and believed in myself more. I learned so much about massage and now I am using it to my clients... I experienced to earn Php12,000.00 in a day of massage service. With that money, I bought my dream…
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1st Batch of Hasami no Chikara (Power of Scissors) Graduation

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After four years of Hasami no Chikara (Power of Scissors) Training, ACTION proudly congratulates the 5 female beneficiaries who successfully completed the training out of 16 original participants in 2013. From the five, only three of them successfully accomplished the documents in traveling to Japan while the other two encountered problems in processing their papers. The other…
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ACTION’s Educational Assistance Project SY: 2017-2018

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It’s back to school! The time where a child gains knowledge inside the four corners of the classroom. Aside from learning, there is also the excitement that comes with having a new set of school supplies and also wearing new uniforms. To make sure that the children from the residential facilities and partner communities of…
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ACTION Orients Partner Residential Care Facilities on its New Capacity Building Project

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The Orientation cum Ceremonial Signing of Memorandum of Understanding for partner residential care facilities (RCF) in the National Capital Region (NCR) was held last May 5, 2017 (for NCR North-East-West Cluster and new partners from Region III) and May 8, 2017 (for NCR South Cluster). The activities took place at Katapatan Board Room, DSWD Central…
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Iyashi no Chikara Celebrates 3rd Graduation Exercises in Quezon City

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(Left to right – Rolando Libunao, Jinky  Oñate, Tyson Alberto, Jonalyn Alfonso, Cecil Pableo, Mary Nield Martinez, Nery-Jean Tindoc, Mery Grace Marcelino, Jolyn Donato, Glenda Buensalida, Jennifer Lee Portas, Ergielyn Dadis, Angela Dee, Noraleene Berja, Ma. Cristina Lualhati and Bernard Quinitio; seated from left to right – Mary Ann Ramos, Catherine Horaguchi, Hajime Yokota, Polly…
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New Batch of House Parents Graduate from the Training on Region III HPS

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ACTION and the Area Based Standards Network (ABSNET) of Region III recently concluded a batch of Training on Region III House Parenting Standard at the Life Church in Pampanga on May 31, 2017. Twenty (17 Female and 3 Male) house parents from 13 RCFs completed the Training Program. The Training on Region III House Parenting…
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1st JICA Friendship Karate Tournament

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ACTION congratulates all the Karate no Chikara beneficiaries and the Karate instructor who participated in the 1st JICA Friendship Karate Tournament on May 28, 2017 at SM Novaliches, Quezon City. There were 22 (13 boys and 9 girls) ACTION Inc. contingent including the instructor who participated in the said event. These kids are from People’s Recovery…
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High Five for 5th Batch Iyashi no Chikara Graduation in Olongapo City!!!

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On the 12th of May 2017, ACTION organized the Iyashi no Chikara (Power of Therapy) 5th Commencement Exercises at the ACTION’s Chikara Project Studio in Olongapo City with 17 (5male, 12 female) graduates. This event was attended by Mr. Hajime Yokota, Founder and  Executive Director of ACTION, Inc., Ms. Miho Ueda-Project Coordinator of Rejob, Mr. Jeffery…
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Call for APPLICATION – EXTENDED

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Position: Project Officer for Psychosocial Program and Educational Assistance Project Work Assignment: Olongapo City Date of Employment: 29 May 2017 Submit your letter of intent and curriculum vitae to action.estiaga@gmail.com until 19 MAY 2017. The title/subject of your email must be the position you are applying for. We regret that only qualified candidates will be notified. A…
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ACTION, Inc. Launched Nail Art Training in Quezon City

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“ACTION is really a blessing to me, first they trained me to become a masseuse and now a nail artist” –Nancy Campos, one of the graduates of the Nail Art Training. Both training program on massage therapy and nail art were offered for free, by ACTION Inc. to the selected beneficiaries from Quezon City. This…
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Iyashi no Chikara Holds 2nd Graduation Ceremony in Quezon City

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(Left to right- Miho Ueda, Rogelio Apostol, Hajime Yokota, Dr. Nol Montalbo, Hidetumi Shimizu, Satoshi Tomioka, Kanae Rin, Akira Susuki, Allan Sanchez and Kowi Eguchi; seated from left to right- the graduates Harry Cruz, Irene Barrios, Luna Bendol, Nancy Campos, Jonathan Bitara, Sherly Azucena, Vivian Habala, and Emely Panga) Nowadays, more jobs are requiring formal…
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ACTION-DSWD-JICA LAUNCH ITS CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND HOUSE PARENTS

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The project “Ensuring Children’s Potential for Development and Independence through Improved Residential Care Practices” officially commenced through project launching ceremonies held at SACOP Epatha Center, San Fernando, Pampanga and at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City on January 20 and February 7, 2017 respectively. The project shall offer capacity building intervention in the…
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DSWD PRESENTS “SALAMAT PO” 2017 AWARD TO ACTION

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A Child’s Trust is Ours to Nurture (ACTION)  received the “Salamat Po” award from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in recognition of its effort and notable contribution in strengthening the capacities of residential care facility personnel. The provision of residential care services to disadvantaged and vulnerable children is one of the core…
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Capacity Building for House Parents from Visayas and Mindanao

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The Learning and Development Intervention (LDI) on “Unleashing Children’s Potential for Development and Independence through Enhanced House Parenting” took place at Richville Hotel, Mandaluyong City last 21-24 November, 2016. The first batch of the training was implemented to thirty seven (37) house parents (9 male, 28 female) from various DSWD-managed child care facilities in Visayas…
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ACTION Conducts Annual “Charity Haircut”

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Everyone wants to look fresh, clean and good looking. From time to time, people change their hair style and for some, it can surely boost their confidence. Last 21-22 November, 2016,  ACTION’s Hasami no Chikara (Power of Scissors) project organized a “Charity Haircut” wherein 12 (4 female, 9 male) professional Japanese hair stylists went to…
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ACTION’s BUBBLE RUN: Takbo Para sa Karapatang Pambata!

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Our heartfelt gratitude to all the partners, sponsors and participants for ACTION's BUBBLE RUN 2016: Takbo Para sa Karapatang Pambata!! Thank you very much for supporting our fund raising event for the benefit of ACTION's Chikara Program for underprivileged children & youth! SPONSORS: Chippy, Subiza Beach Resort, Fiesta Communities, Magaul Bird Park, MILO® Philippines, Smart…
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Japanese Hairstylists Provide Free Haircuts in Olongapo City!

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ACTION brought 2 cultures together in an event full of both meaning and beauty, through the Charity Haircut event held from November 15 to 16, 2016 in Olongapo City. Twenty four (14 Male/ 10 Female) professional Japanese hairstylists from the Woody Chicken Group led by Mr. Yutaka Ito, provided free hair-cuts to over 300 children…
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Hasami no Chikara Kids Attend Hair Asia – Salon Spectacular ‘16

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Image source: https://www.facebook.com/hairasia/ On 15 November, 2016, 9 (2 boys and 7 girls) young aspiring hairstylists attended one of the biggest hair and make-up event in the Philippines - Hair Asia: Salon Spectacular 2016 at the World Trade Centre, Pasay City, Metro Manila. These young hairstylists are children-beneficiaries of ACTION’s Hasami no Chikara (Power of…
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DSWD, JICA, ACTION Expand Training Program for House Parents, Social Workers to Push Quality Childcare in PH

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Courtesy: www.dswd.gov.ph by Social Marketing | Oct 14, 2016 The Department of Social Welfare and Development and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in partnership with Japanese non-profit group, A Child’s Trust is Ours to Nurture (ACTION), signed yesterday a capacity building program to boost house parenting standards in child care institutions in the National Capital…
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ACTION is Now an Accredited NGO by the Olongapo City Council

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Last 5 October 2016, ACTION Inc. was awarded with a Certificate of Accreditation by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Olongapo City. ACTION has satisfactorily complied with the requirements for the accreditation of Civil Society Organizations, in accordance to the Republic Act 7160: Local Government Code and as promulgated in the Department of the Interior and Local…
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ACTION Offers FREE Massage Therapy Training in QC!

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ACTION, through its Iyashi no Chikara (Power) Program, is offering a FREE Training on Swedish and Shiatsu massage to be held at ACTION Chikara Training Studio in Quezon city from October to December 2016. This is intended mainly for individuals who are 16-45 years old, low income, and can commit to a 3-month training program…
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Dance Study Tour

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For the first time ever, ACTION organized a Dance Study Tour for 6 female Japanese visitors from August 3 to 8, 2016. These Japanese created a flash mob dance routine. The dance routine was then taught to the kids of the 2 residential care facilities they  visited. Aside from this, the Japanese also taught their…
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ACTION Attends Symposium on Laws Protecting Women and Children

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ACTION sent a representative to attend the symposium on Laws Protecting Women and Children held on 15 September 2016 at Subic Bay Travelers’ Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO), Olongapo City organized the whole-day symposium to help develop a common understanding and improve the participants knowledge on different laws…
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CALL FOR APPLICATION!

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We encourage competent social workers to apply for the following career opportunities at ACTION Inc.: Five (5) PROJECT OFFICERS. ACTION Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit association based in Olongapo City, Zambales. Its goal is for children to realize their fullest potential in an environment where communities are responsive towards children’s rights and welfare. One…
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Beauty Beyond Vanity

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photo credit: Cosmopolitan Magazine, August 2016 MACHIKO OBIKAWA, 29 Project Coordinator, A Child's Trust is Ours to Nurture (ACTION) This social worker helps lead ACTION’s Power of Scissors project, an empowerment program created to equip marginalized teens with hairstyling skills. WHY I GIVE BACK: “I do not consider my work as giving back to society.…
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ACTION MEETS DSWD SECRETARY “MANAY” JUDY TAGUIWALO

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Newly appointed DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo met with representatives of ACTION and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on August 25, 2016. It was a courtesy call by both agencies to the newly appointed Secretary. The main agenda of both agencies during the get-together held at the DSWD Central Office was ACTION’s project “Ensuring Children’s Potential…
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Day 7 of Internship Workcamp by Yumi Kuragane

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Today, we have a presentation on fundraising. All the group thought deeply and practiced hard for the presentation. So, it was interesting to listen to all the presentations. We also experienced the office work in Action. I did accounting. It was hard for me since it was my first time to do an office work.…
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Day 6 of Internship Workcamp by Sae Kawataka

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Today, we did not go outside and thought about tomorrow’s presentation perfectly. So I thought today was so valuable and meaningful day. We ate dinner with Jireh children. They are more energetic, powerful, and kind than Japanese students. At dinner, I was worried about that I did not have a spoon or fork, but the…
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Day 5 of Internship Workcamp by Yuzu Shirota

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We said goodbye to each host family. We stayed with a family so long, so it was hard to say goodbye to them. Since we moved to Action office by jeepney, we made newspaper about home stay. We presented various experiences and difference between the children in home to children in JIREH HOME. After that,…
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Day 4 of Internship Workcamp by Rin Suzuki

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Today, we discussed about a project of fund raising ideas with the group member in the morning at the Action’s office. Most of the groups decided the general information of the project. All groups shared each contents and Ms. Machi commented us to make our project better. After the project work, we took a jeepney…
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Day 3 of Internship Workcamp by Yushin Miyauchi

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Hello! Salamat po! It is the 3rd day of this program. Time flies like an arrow. Today, we went to Olongapo City to listen to the stories of Filipino Action staffs working there. We could know what is happening to the social welfare in the Philippines. Some of the facts we were taught surprised us…
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Day 2 of Internship Workcamp by Miyuki Sugimura

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Today is a busy and substantial day. We had a lot of experience. First, we listened Tatay’s talk. He told us the history of his child care facility. When he started this facility, he could only accept one boy because he did not have enough money. However, there are 14 children now in the facility.…
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Day 1 of Intern Work Camp by Riona Gomi

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August 24, 2016 All of us landed in Manila airport in the afternoon. We got in two vans and left the airport for a child care facility. We enjoyed talking, looking at the landscape, and sleeping while traveling. I saw a landscape and found many shops which you can see in Japan, such as McDonald,…
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ACTION Conducts Orientation on Child’s Rights

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ACTION, as a child-focused organization commits to helping communities and stakeholders become responsive to children’s needs and welfare. To achieve this goal however, ACTION has to capacitate its personnel first on the concept and principles of child’s rights and its underlying human rights framework. Thus, on 22 July 2016, ACTION conducted a seminar-orientation on the…
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Iyashi no Chikara Holds First Graduation Ceremony in Quezon city

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“The skill I learned from the massage training will help me find extra income for my family”, claimed one of the graduates during the Iyashi (Therapy) no Chikara Project’s graduation ceremony. On August 3, 2016, Iyashi no Chikara held its first graduation ceremony for the beneficiaries of the project in Quezon city. Nine individuals (1…
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ACTION Conducts Midterm Assessment

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Thirteen (13) ACTION Inc. staff and a volunteer have successfully finished ACTION’s 2016 Operational Plan Midterm Assessment on 27 and 28 July 2016. In general, the activity aimed to find out where ACTION is in realizing its 2016 Operational Plan. In order to achieve this, the staff looked back into the result of the 2016…
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ACTION’s Karate Promotion Exam!

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Fifty nine (29 male and 30 female) beneficiaries of ACTION’s Karate no Chikara Project participated in the Karate Promotion Exam held on the 2nd of July 2016 at Brgy. Asinan Covered Court, Olongapo City. The Promotion Exam which is held every 6 months is conducted to gauge improvement in the Karate skills and techniques of…
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ACTION Receives USD1000 Donation from Rotary Club of Metro Olongapo

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The Rotary Club of Metro Olongapo (RCMO) awarded a check worth forty-seven thousand (47,000) pesos or USD1,000 to ACTION on June 27, 2016. The funds will be used to supplement ACTION’s Chikara (Power) Program by equipping the ACTION Chikara Studio in Olongapo City with hydraulic chairs for haircut training. Acquiring hydraulic chairs for the Chikara…
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Karate no Chikara Kids Compete in the Kyokushin Karate Summer Clinic 2016

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Fifteen (15) children (6 boys and 9 girls) from ACTION’s Karate no Chikara Project competed with participants from different dojos in the Kyokushin Karate Summer Clinic 2016. The tournament took place at Anabu City Mall, Imus, Cavite on 13 May 2016. After eleven hours of competition, the event was concluded with one of ACTION’s delegates…
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4th ANNUAL HAIR CAMP OF HASAMI NO CHIKARA PROJECT

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On its 4th Annual Hair Camp held from May 30 to June 1, 2016, ACTION hosted another promising activity for the beneficiaries of Hasami no Chikara (Power of Scissors) project. It was a fun and encouraging 3 day training made possible by the supportive volunteer instructors: Mr. Kazuhito Koshigaya, Mr. Yoshinori Kitahara, and Mr. Hiroshi…
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ACTION Chikara Dance Recital and Karate Exhibition 2016!

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ACTION held its 3rd Annual Dance Recital and Karate Exhibition on 28th May 2016, with special guests Hand Sign dance crew, a famous Japanese dance group in Japan. Participants of ACTION’s Dance no Chikara (Power of Dance) and Karate no Chikara (Power of Karate) Projects showcased their skills in dance and karate at the Olongapo…
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School Supplies Distribution by ACTION and JEC to Jireh Children’s Home

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Happiness showed in the faces of the children during the distribution of school supplies in Jireh Children’s Home (JCH) on 11 June 2016. 11 elementary and high school students from JCH received school supplies, through ACTION, with support from Japan Federation of Energy and Chemistry Workers Unions (JEC). JEC is a network of workers’ unions…
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ACTION Provides School Supplies to Children from Indigent Communities

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On the 20th of May 2016, ACTION distributed packs of school supplies to 107 children-beneficiaries from community-based organizations that were organized and supported by Tayo Ang Tinig At Gabay (TATAG) Inc., a long- time partner of ACTION. This endeavor is  part of ACTION’s Educational Assistance Project which aims to support the educational needs of children…
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ACTION Holds 4th Summer Sports Festival at Jireh Children’s Home

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Twenty (27) children and staff of Jireh Children’s Home (JCH) enjoyed two days of fun and games during the Summer Sports Festival organized by ACTION. They formed two teams (White Angel and Pink Lily) and engaged each other in a friendly competition. The first day was held at JCH. It was filled with indoor and…
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Subiza Dance Craze 2016 – A Dance for a Cause for the benefit of ACTION

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Subiza Resort organized a dance competition dubbed as “Subiza Dance Craze 2016” last May 28. It has been a truly engaging night of competitive hip-hop dancing held at Subiza Seafront Resort and Restaurant in Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Baretto, Olongapo City. The event is conducted for the benefit of ACTION’s Chikara Program. This program provides…
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“HAND SIGN” VISITS PHILIPPINES TO TEACH UNIQUE DANCE LESSONS TO CHILDREN

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“Hand Sign”, a Japanese dance crew that utilizes sign language as their dance performance and teaches dance techniques specially designed for deaf and mute persons, will visit children in select residential facilities in the Olongapo city, Philippines from May 26-30, 2016. Hand Sign, a vocal and dance crew that combines songs, dance and sign language…
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SUBIZA RESORT’S DANCE-FOR-A-CAUSE FOR ACTION!

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Please come and support this dance-for-a-cause event organized by Subiza Beach Resort for the benefit of the children supported by ACTION's programs and services! Tickets are sold at P200 each, available at ACTION office, Unit No.9-A 4th Floor, RM Centrepoint Rizal Avenue, Cor. Magsaysay Drive, East Tapinac, Olongapo City. For inquiries, contact Jasmin Domingo at…
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ACTION EXTENDS PROGRAMS & SERVICES IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

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ACTION opened its new office and training studio in Quezon City on April 21, 2016. In cooperation with REJOB, one of the largest internet-based job placement company in the area of beauty and relaxation in Japan, ACTION is extending the implementation of its Hasami (scissor) no Chikara and Iyashi (therapy) no Chikara projects under its…
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ACTION Receives a Generous Donation

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PGA Sompo Insurance Corporation, one of the biggest Japanese insurance companies, recently gave a huge amount of donation to ACTION’s Hasami no Chikara (Power of Scissors) Project. ACTION organized a ceremonial turn-over held on 27th February 2016 at its Chikara Studio in Olongapo City.  It was attended by 15 representatives of PGA Sompo Insurance Corporation,…
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Color Run for Vulnerable Children: Takbo Para sa Makulay na Pag-asa

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ACTION’s 2015 Fundraising Event & 21st Anniversary and Children’s Month Celebration A Child’s Trust Is Ours to Nurture (ACTION) Incorporated organized 3km run-for-a-cause dubbed as “ACTION and Harbor Point’s COLOR RUN for Vulnerable Children: Takbo Para sa Makulay na Pag-asa” on November 29, 2015 at Rizal Open Parking, Harbor Point Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone…
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CALL FOR JOB APPLICATION – EXTENDED!

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We encourage competent social workers to apply for the following career opportunities at ACTION Inc.: (3) PROJECT OFFICERS.  ACTION Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit association based in Olongapo City, Zambales. Its goal is for children to realize their fullest potential in an environment where communities are responsive towards children’s rights and welfare. One of the interventions…
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ACTION staff joined the JICA’s Project Cycle Management Training

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Key personnel of ACTION and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD)  attended the Japan International Cooperation Agency‘s (JICA) - Philippine Office’s Training on PCM-based Project Designing and Planning for TCGP Partner Organizations held on February 10-12, 2016 at Subic Bay Travelers’ Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The training was also attended by…
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DSWD FOIII RECOGNIZES ACTION’S CONTRIBUTION TO CHILD WELFARE IN REGION 3

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A CHILD’s TRUST IS OURS TO NURTURE (ACTION), Inc. received a Plaque of Appreciation from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III (FOIII) on the occasion of its 65th anniversary held on 5 February 2016 at SACOP Ephata Hall, San Fernando, Pampanga. The DSWD FOIII presented this special Plaque of Appreciation in…
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CHIKARA Program Beneficiaries’ General Assembly & Christmas Party

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ACTION organized a fun-filled General Assembly cum Christmas Party for the CHIKARA Program beneficiaries on 28th of December 2015 at the Msgr. Crisostomo A. Cacho’s Activity Center, Columban College, Olongapo City. 103 kids and staff of Social Development Center, Center for Youth, International Children’s Advocate, Inc. Niños Pag-asa Center, People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance…
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ACTION: Empowering Children to Realize their Dreams!

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by Tokyo International Communication Committee Newsletter 2014 (photo credit ACTION & Natsuki Yasuda)  http://www.tokyo-icc.jp/english/lespace/close/close_1405.html HASAMI NO CHIKARA PROJECT (The SCISSORS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT)~ This month's Close Up introduces ACTION, a specified non-profit organization (NPO). In aiming to realize a future [caption id="attachment_545" align="alignright" width="300"] Mr. Hajime Yokota, the Representative Director of ACTION. He established a karate dojo…
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ACTION Attends Olongapo City Children’s Month Celebration

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Representatives from ACTION participated in the Children's Month Celebration on 19th of November 2015 at the Center for Youth Compound, Sta. Rita, together with the kids and staff from Social Development Center, Center for Youth and Center for Women, some local leaders and other stakeholders. It's only the second time that the celebration was focused…
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COLOR RUN

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Join and be part of ACTION’s “Color Run for Vulnerable Children:Takbo Para sa Makulay na Pag-asa”  a 3km run to be held on 29th November, 2015, 6am at Subic Bay Freeport Zone REGISTER NOW! For more information contact:  Jasmin Domingo, thru these numbers: 0929-530-4105 or 0927-303-1020. In cooperation with: Ayala Mall Harbor Point Subic and…
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FROM JAPAN WITH LOVE – ARTICLE ABOUT ACTION ON SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE SEPT. 2015 ISSUE

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Seal of Good House Keeping (September 2015 Issue) After a visit to an orphanage in Zambales in 1994, a Japanese national decided to make the Philippines his home and to do what he can to help Filipino children. Hajime Yokota was just a 17-year-old high school student when he decided to visit the Philippines by…
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Day 3 – Japanese Haircutters Conduct Free Hair Cut for Families at Olongapo Landfill

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Day 3 A different view and smell welcomed the hair designers in Landfill Olongapo. Landfill is one of the dump side areas in Olongapo and separating recyclable trash and waste is the profession for people who live in the area. They earn about 200 to 300 pesos, USD$4-5, per day. Mr. Yokota explained that there is…
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Day 2 – Free Haircut Event for Pupils of Kalalake Elementary School

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Day 2 The free haircut event for pupils started with a simple and warm ceremony by Kalalake Elementary School. Some pupils performed adorable dances and songs, also did “Chicken Dance” with hair designers as an energizer to start a day with positive and enthusiastic vibe. 18 chairs were set up at the hallway in front…
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Day 1 – Orientation Day of 23 Japanese Hair Designer Volunteers at ACTION

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DAY 1 After 4 hours of ride from the airport, the founder of ACTION Inc., Mr. Hajime Yokota, conducted an orientation regarding Action’s projects and activities for the 23 Japanese hair designers (20 hair designers and 3 coordinator nailists). He showed a video of Chikara project of ACTION filmed by NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, one of the…
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Taking Action By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star)

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By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) | Updated July 20, 2014 http://www.philstar.com/starweek-magazine/2014/07/20/1347970/taking-action MANILA, Philippines - Hajime Yokota was a 17-year-old high school student eager to explore the world outside his homeland when, in 1994, he visited an orphanage in Castillejos town in Zambales, a province about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila, housing victims of the 1991…
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Central Luzon Pushes for Child Welfare

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November 27, 2012 see: http://www.jica.go.jp/philippine/english/office/topics/news/121127.html Representatives of Child Care Institutions in Region 3 (standing) witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the Capacity Building Project for House Parents in Region 3. Seated from left are DSWD Region 3 Director Adelina Apostol, ACTION Project Manager Hajime Yokota, JICA Philippines Representative Misa Kemmiya and Rehoboth Children’s…
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Aetas Get P3-M Aid from Japan

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Updated October 30, 2003 http://www.philstar.com/nation/226042/aetas-get-p3-m-aid-japan The Japanese government granted yesterday a P3-million aid package to provide livelihood and improve the income of around 400 Aetas in Barangay Sta. Fe in San Marcelino, Zambales. Japanese Ambassador Kojiro Takano and Mr. Atsushi Kadoi of of A Child's Trust Is Ours to Nurture (ACTION) signed the grant contract…
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