Often, we don't realize how powerful our actions are and how they can affect others. Everything we say or do has an impact on those around us.
Isabelita Rosueta Organization (#IROG) encouraged students to participate and promote the National Bullying Prevention Month last October - an awareness campaign spearheaded by TR Button Buddies and Rhemus Graphics to keep students of Sto. Tomas Elementary School safe from bullying. Spreading the word through button pins were distributed to the students to inspire everyone to help create a community without bullying.
Many thanks for the assistance and continued support from:
Sir Angelito D. Sinfuego, Principal; Ma’am Maribel B. Alib, Ma’am Florida O. Pantilon and Sir Rey Borlaza (Grade V Teachers); Ma’am Zenia S. Velasco and Sir Jake Concepcion (Grade VI Teachers)
And to Marjie Myrtle Marmito for the awesome button pin designs! Racquel Tuazon, Riselle Cha Tuazon Asuncion and Charmaine Rose Barredo Gallaron for the student engagement and conversation to educate, inspire and support!
Before you say or do something, think about how you might make others feel. Spread kindness, spread LOVE.
We would like to Take a Stand, Lend a Hand for We Rise by Lifting Others.
In celebration of the National Bullying Prevention Month last October, Isabelita Rosueta Organization participated through the help of TR Button Buddies in the production of button pins.
We would like to Take a Stand, Lend a Hand for We Rise by Lifting Others.
For 4 consecutive years, every 16th of September, IROG is consistently donating baby needs to the newly born at San Marcelino Hospital in Zambales in memory of the chairperson’s late husband, Joel Castillo.
Hakab na Olongapo is on it’s 4th year of celebrating and educating mothers from Olongapo, Zambales and Bataan, the importance of breastfeeding.
Isabelita Rosueta (IROG) Foundation joined the activity last August 4, 2018 at Harbor Point Activity Center. Ready to assist the participants and be part in spreading knowledge about the significance of breastfeeding.
A total of 186 breastfeeding mothers participated in the said event and 170 babies were successfully breastfed.
To all the 486 attendees, this is another fruitful year of sharing and gathering for a beautiful purpose. Let’s all help in spreading the advocacy “Ibalik sa uso ang pagpapasuso”.
IBALIK SA USO ANG PAGPAPASUSO
Tara na! Kitakits sa Agosto 4!
6 tips to living a life with purpose and meaning
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.
“For it is in giving that we receive — Saint Francis of Assisi
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity — Leo Tolstoy
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill
Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a super happiness — Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus
Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose-driven life, you’re a happier person — Goldie Hawn
And so we learn early: It is better to give than to receive. The venerable aphorism is drummed into our heads from our first slice of a shared birthday cake. But is there a deeper truth behind the truism?
The resounding answer is yes. Scientific research provides compelling data to support the anecdotal evidence that giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness. Through fMRI technology, we now know that giving activates the same parts of the brain that are stimulated by food and sex. Experiments show evidence that altruism is hardwired in the brain—and it’s pleasurable. Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier, wealthier, more productive, and meaningful.
But it’s important to remember that giving doesn’t always feel great. The opposite could very well be true: Giving can make us feel depleted and taken advantage of. Here are some tips to that will help you give not until it hurts, but until it feels great:
1. Find your passion
Our passion should be the foundation for our giving. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. It’s only natural that we will care about this and not so much about that, and that’s OK. It should not be simply a matter of choosing the right thing, but also a matter of choosing what is right for us.
2. Give your time
The gift of time is often more valuable to the receiver and more satisfying for the giver than the gift of money. We don’t all have the same amount of money, but we all do have time on our hands, and can give some of this time to help others—whether that means we devote our lifetimes to service, or just give a few hours each day or a few days a year.
3. Give to organizations with transparent aims and results
According to Harvard scientist Michael Norton, “Giving to a cause that specifies what they’re going to do with your money leads to more happiness than giving to an umbrella cause where you’re not so sure where your money is going.”
4. Find ways to integrate your interests and skills with the needs of others
“Selfless giving, in the absence of self-preservation instincts, easily becomes overwhelming,” says Adam Grant, author of Give & Take. It is important to be “otherish,” which he defines as being willing to give more than you receive, but still keeping your own interests in sight.
5. Be proactive, not reactive
We have all felt the dread that comes from being cajoled into giving, such as when friends ask us to donate to their fundraisers. In these cases, we are more likely to give to avoid humiliation rather than out of generosity and concern. This type of giving doesn’t lead to a warm glow feeling; more likely it will lead to resentment. Instead we should set aside time, think about our options, and find the best charity for our values.
6. Don’t be guilt-tripped into giving
I don’t want to discourage people from giving to good causes just because that doesn’t always cheer us up. If we gave only to get something back each time we gave, what a dreadful, opportunistic world this would be! Yet if we are feeling guilt-tripped into giving, chances are we will not be very committed over time to the cause.
The key is to find the approach that fits us. When we do, then the more we give, the more we stand to gain purpose, meaning and happiness—all of the things that we look for in life but are so hard to find.
This year Isabelita Rosueta Organization (IROG) takes part in Brigada Eskwela 2018 by providing few pails of paint for Sto. Tomas Elementary School classrooms. Have a colorful and fun school year 2018-2019!
Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Ramil and Grace Alipio for the joint assistance.
Every kid deserves to have proper education and IROG is always there to support its hardworking scholars. For this school year 2018-2019, IROG scholars received Gift Certificates to buy school supplies.
Another year for them to acquire more knowledge and skills in order to be ready for what their future would bring.
When we say "Christmas Season", the first thing that you'll think about as a child or an adult aside that it is the birthday of Jesus are gifts, right? It is that time of the year when gifts are the symbol of people’s love and care to other individuals around them. Here on the Philippines, it is the norm to see some children and adults doing caroling in front of different houses with the hope of getting a few gifts from the homeowners, but at IROG foundation, the group was doing the exact opposite because they do caroling not to get gifts, but to give gifts to different families especially for the people in need.
The IROG foundation along with different volunteers, employees, and other generous and compassionate individuals and groups have been doing this “Reverse Carolling” for many years now and each time they do it, it is certain that it will be a very memorable experience for each person involved. Their dedication can even travel extra miles just to deliver their gifts to people similar to what happened on December 19, 2017, but this time, something special happened because one of the famous news programs of GMA News TV, the “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho”, took interest in the organization’s compassionate activity and decided to cover their caroling story and share it to millions of Filipinos watching their newscast.
Even though the group heard the Christmas songs a lot of times they still decided to practice the songs to deliver them properly during the morning of December 19, then afternoon came, and the group was ready to go, carrying their gifts and their feelings of excitement and joy. They might not be composed of great singers, but they still sing the Christmas carols from the bottom of their hearts with full of smiles, and to their delight, the families truly appreciate them. And as each set of songs were finished, the group was truly excited each time they’re about to give the gifts to different persons and families at Tibag, Zambales. This is also the group’s way of telling them that whatever challenges life may bring, there are still people who are willing to provide a kind help and support.
This benevolent tradition started by the organization with the genuine objective of sharing love and care through gifts to different people and families will surely continue in the next Christmas seasons.
Life is so magical and beautiful indeed we should live it fully.
As a way of sharing and helping others, for the past 3 consecutive years Isabelita Rosueta Organization (IROG) make it to a point of extending help to the newborn babies in San Marcelino Hospital. The smile from those loving parents is undeniably the proof of how happy they are in having their bundle of joy.
Last September 16, 2017, 20 newborn babies received a bag of happiness: packed with essential baby needs; diaper, feeding bottles and some baby dresses and baby mattress pad with pillows. Their parents can’t express how thankful they are to receive such gift. It could be a small or simple thing for others but as we say “No matter how big or small a thing could be, what matters most is the happiness that it brings.”
IROG is always looking to the positive side that those newborn babies could make a difference in the future. Let them feel that we are always ready to guide them in facing what the world would give.
You cannot buy happiness, happiness is born. – Unknown
As part of the celebration for the World Breastfeeding Awareness Week and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month every August, Isabelita Rosueta (IROG) Foundation participated in the HAKAB NA OLONGAPO 2017 with the theme “Sama-sama nating ibalik sa uso ang pagpapasuso” at Harbor Point Ayala Mall Activity Center last August 5, 2017.
The event was spearheaded by the Breastfeeding Pinays Olongapo (BFP Olongapo), with the advocacy of promoting breastfeeding in Olongapo, Zambales and Bataan. They are educating the mothers and soon to be moms the importance of breastfeeding not only for their babies but as well as for themselves.
The event was a success with the participation of 127 breastfeeding mothers, 127 babies who latched on successfully with a total of 405 people in attendance including the volunteers and supporters.