BENIGNO ‘NOYNOY’ S AQUINO III
25 Times Street, West Triangle
Quezon City, The Philippines
Dear Senator Noynoy Aquino:
GREETINGS of renewed hope for the Filipinos and for The Philippines after we celebrated the passing of Our Eternal Flame that reawakened the unfinished First EDSA in our hearts!
On the 6th of March 2009, five months and three days today, I wrote the Freedom President of The Philippines who happened to be your mother to serve as honorary chairperson of Orphans International Worldwide-The Philippines (OIP)… Nurturing free and responsible citizens of the world.
Orphans International Philippines was mandated by Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW.org) in New York founded by Jim Luce (TIME Henry Luce’s descendant) with Monaco Prince Albert as OIWW chief global advisor, to get organized and set up an orphans’ campus in a family estate in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, donated by a Filipino-American in the apple city, Eugene ‘Rick’ Respicio.
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Its chief global advisor,
We told Mr Luce when he invited my organization to work with his organization more than a couple of years ago, OI Philippines the emerging cultural NGO will not just nurture the orphaned children and youth. We will also care for the unempowered women, the elderly or senior citizens, the indigenous communities, the people who are differently-abled (PWDs), and others.
This resolve of the OIP is founded on the ideal that every one of us is an orphan. We have been orphaned, one time or another in the past, by our loved ones. You and I. He, she and them.
That is why we wanted to share with you the joys of seeing that vision of the OIP through.
OIP Philippines will be one with OI Worldwide in helping the worldspeoples in seeing no more orphanages and no more orphans from 2020.
And that is why we wanted to share with you the blessings of fulfilling that mission of OIP with OIWW.
As honorary chairman of the Orphans International Philippines, representing the Freedom President of The Philippines, Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, we can do so much. We can do much more than we resolved or professed to do for the orphaned peoples of the world.
I am just another journalist. I have nothing much of my own to give to others. But I think I can do so much for the uplift of other people by and through the power of the pen, the influence of the written word, the advocates in the press and the media for social entrepreneurship, and the transformative technologies for common good.
Orphans International Worldwide-The Philippines (OIP) needs your help. Be our honorary chair.
As such honorary chair of OIP, you need not do anything more than a few bite-size acts of compassion and creativity, that are inherent in the Filipino.
You need not shell out your own personal money.
You need not give away your own personal property.
You need not attend all the functions of the organization. You will only attend the most important meetings of the organization once or twice a year, unless you chose to be present at our quarterly meetings.
You need not grace all our events, unless you chose otherwise.
You just BE. Be One of us. Be One with us. Be the OIP chair.
Looking back, I found it not ironic nor coincidental that we met a few months ago at a birthday party in
You can simply BE, Noynoy.
THANK YOU, good health, God bless, as we remain all yours…
EMMANUEL MARIO B SANTOS
aka Marc Guerrero
Founding Executive Director of OIP