Monday, September 30, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CRISIS: THERAPEUTIC SHOW IN ICES JUMBO




With the Zamboanga Crisis, several evacuation centers have sprouted as the number of evacuees have escalated to more than 120,000 people. We see how depressing their life has become as basic resources become more elusive.

The Archdiocese Social Action Group headed by Director Fr. Alain Ruiz and Sr. Ces developed the THERAPEUTIC SHOW as a way to help in sharing joy with the evacuees... some kind of Stress Debriefing!

One of the Evacuation Centers is the Immaculate Conception Elementary School and here are some scenes:
washed clothes all over the grounds
Immaculate Conception Elementary School


Such sincere smiles in spite of the Crisis!


I'd like to share some photos taken during the show at ICES Jumbo on Day 13, all taken by Fr. Elmer Sumile.
Fr. Elmer is also using his talent in photography to be able to share the message of hope and inspiration! 







Fr. Jude Duncombe, ICES Director welcomes everyone.

Here are the performers who made them happy!
Comedians: Dana and Company


Dancers.
WMSU Jambangan Dancers



Moving Colors


Audience participation.
Guys!




Ladies!


Songs 
Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale




Happy faces!!!





Community Singing


Baloons and clowns

Message from Social Action Apostolate through Darren Torres, Program Director.
Here is Fr. Elmer's message to the Team through FB:
HERMOSA CHORALE, JAMBANGAN, MOVING COLORS, DANA & company...did a superb job of bring the JOY in the lives of the evacuees.....THANKS TO YOU GUYS....AND TO ALL VOLUNTEERS...MEO, CYRIL, DAREN, FR. BUTCH....MAM ANGIE...AND MANY MORE

THE ACTIVITY IS WORTHWHILE...EVEN FOR A WHILE WE MAKE THEM LAUGH AMIDST THEIR ANXIEITIES ADN PROBLEMS
This is such an innovative way to share... sharing world-class talents for free!
I salute the people who conceptualized the show... the talents who gave great joy to the adults and kids alike...and of course, to the movers and all the support staff who made the show a success!

They have prepared the show to be presented to the different evacuation centers: 
Day 12 = Tetuan
Day 13 = ICES Jumbo
Day 14 = ICAS HS
Day 15 = Pasonanca
Day 17 = Grandstand

Thank you so much for sharing your HEART and YOUR GOD-GIVEN TALENTS to the evacuees!!! 

13 comments:

  1. What happened to Zamboanga was very depressing. If it is indeed just a tactic used to grab our attention from the PDAF scam, I just hope the people behind this will get their karma soon.

    The show though seems to have put a smile on our kababayan's face despite the crisis they are facing. Kudos to the organizers, volunteers, and to the entire team of this project. :)

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    1. We also thought so...but if that is the tactic, too much naman ang effect!!!

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  2. What a Filipino Spirit. I got goosebumps when i saw this. Iba talaga tayong mga Pinoy, sa bawat pagsubok kaya nateng uling bumangon. God Bless You all In Zamboanga.

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  3. This is so heartwarming - especially the photos of the kids. We need to learn a thing or two from the children. :-)

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  4. The group really did a great job in bringing simple joys and happiness even for a short while. It's so sad to see them in this situation. I hope their homes will be rebuilt the soonest so that they can restart their lives.

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    1. Yes, we pray that rebuilding will start soon!

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  5. It just really shows that Filipinos are enduring and can really adapt to any situation. What a therapy for them to feel relief even for a short time, to forget their problems.

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    1. That is why I wanted to share about this "therapy"!

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  6. The performers did a great job making the them happy. Iba talaga ang pinoy, the ability to bounce back after what happened. God bless to Zamboanga and hoping for house rebuild soon.:)

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  7. My heart goes out to the people of Zamboanga. While they may be coping well with the crisis, I hope this crisis ends soon so they can get back to their normal lives.

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  8. those smiles melt my heart. Thank God for all the people behind the show that gave happiness to the people in the evacuation area.

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