Showing posts with label scholars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scholars. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Better Future Through Education

Dear PEBA,

I am always looking for an opportunity to serve others as long as my circumstances allow. 

Helping the kids is my humble way to give back what I have been blessed for.

- The Donor

|Please| share in your wall, and if interested to donate for their schooling, even a small amount, we will gladly accept. Please email us at contact@pinoyblogawards.com, scholars@pinoyblogawards.com

The men and women volunteers of PEBA worldwide are OFWs father, mother, brother and sister who are working for their families. These kind and dedicated people are working and sharing their time and talents for the glory of the OFWs. 

We ask you to share this as we ask for more sponsors and donors who will help us send and enroll some of our Adopted Students, poor and yet deserving Pinoy kids. Some of them are on hold for enrollment because we don't have enough cash to finance them.


Do you know a poor but deserving students na pwedeng mapag-aral ng PEBA sa Elementary or High School preferably from the following locations:

Olongapo Area
Bacolod/Negros Area
Rizal Area
South Cotabato/Gensan Area
Mindoro Area
Leyte Area

or any minority student who is not going to school and we can send to school?

Take a photo of him and her and their family, write a few sentences about their situation and why they deserve to be PEBA's on going Adopt-a-kid to school program and send to contact@pinoyblogawards.com or scholars@pinoyblogawards.com or send at the message above.


PEBA is so grateful for our donors, some of them wishes to be anonymous, and our sponsors,

 for continually supporting PEBA and our adopted kids and other social causes.

PEBA always believe in the power of education and the opportunity that will come, and the 

changing effect to the generation that will come after them, if these PEBA adopted kids and 

scholars will get the best education they can through our support.

Wag po tayong magsawa! Sa muli, maraming salamat!

©2012 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mom of a Scholar Praised PEBA Sponsors and Donors

Dear PEBA sponsors and donors,

Below are letters and photos of the PEBA Scholars, small, very poor, and almost can't afford to attend school but through your support, donations and sponsorship can pursue their education. 

We appreciate your generous support of these students and hope you find this to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. We join Ernesto and Karen in expressing our sincere gratitude for your help.

Ernesto's letter dated Feb. 17 telling us about his joining and winning the division Math Challenge contest sponsored by Metrobank. Please click the photo to enlarge and read the heartwarming letter.

Ernesto's latest letter, telling us his 1st Honor grade in their recognition and several awards and citations. Please click the photo to enlarge and read the heartwarming letter.

Ernesto, from Daet, Camarines Norte and his schoolmate in the Division Math Challenge.

Ernesto Mom, Erlinda thanks the PEBA Sponsors and Donors. Please click the photo to enlarge and read the heartwarming letter.

 Karen from kalibo Aklan, and her Mom in front of their house in this latest photo.

In behalf of PEBA, Inc. and the BELIEVE International, we thank you for your support to these wonderful kids. To Nokia Philippines, Smart Pinoy, Aravista Village Community, our Philippine Social Security System (SSS) and John Robert Powers, Int'l. as well as our many, oh so many donors, some of them don't want to be mentioned here. Salamat, Thank you and Shokran!
©2011 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Small Act of Kindness

We would like to thank our sponsors, especially Nokia, Smart Communications, through Smart Pinoy, AraVista Village, Social Security System, and John Robert Powers along with many other donors and supporters.

This is what you feel when you are humbled and overwhelmed because of the goodness of others. 

We thank our supporters who donated for our Adopt-A-Poor-Kid-to School Program from around the world. We have still pledges from many good people everywhere. This June 2011, we might have the chance to bring back to school several students, pay for their one year tuition, books, and school materials, as well as a few hundred for each of their private tutoring and monitoring so we can make sure that they will do well at school. 

These small act of kindness from these wonderful and selfless people is creating a lifetime of goodness and inspiration to the lives of these deserving kids, and their poor families. 

Thank you. Thank you for believing. Thank you very much from the OFW bloggers and the whole PEBA Family. 

A video of our scholars here

©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Letter to all PEBA Nominees

Dear Nominees.
We couldn't be any prouder.  Out of the 83 nominated blogs, we have
narrowed the list to 47 finalists, all equally deserving of the PEBA
2010 Blog Awards.

This is even more amazing:  The countries that the finalists work in
(or live in) is as diverse as their professions:  A surveyor from Saudi Arabia, a researcher from Bangkok Thailand, a caregiver from Taiwan, a missionary from the Philippines, a computer programmer from Jeddah KSA, an accountant from Dubai, UAE, a researcher from the US, and a physician from Malaysia. I just mentioned a few, there are just too many of you.
Truth be told, nowhere will you find such diverse talent of OFW and
Pinoy expat bloggers than here.  So congratulations everybody!

Even our photo contests are receiving a warm reception.  To date, we
have received 40 photos from eight countries!  Well done!  By end of
November, we are eyeing up to 100 photo entries.  These photographs
will be on exhibit at the venue during the award's night. Another
exhibition of winning photographs is being eyed next year.
In the coming days up to the award's night, all finalists will be
featured in posts and videos for the whole blogging world to see.  We
wish for everyone to know about your extraordinary courage in
responding to our call and in sharing with us your own stories, your
thoughts, your dreams.  You all are truly inspirations to us.
We come free, but we don't come cheap
PEBA is ran by volunteers, OFWs and bloggers worldwide.  Note that not a single cent is being paid to us, and most of the time, we even use
our own money (our time and talent for PEBA is always free!). And yet
PEBA is getting better and bigger. That's because of people like you.
From the pool of nominees, we get some of our best and brightest
volunteers who, like us, are motivated too by the desire to reach out,
to share, to help.

This made PEBA unique.

We are composed of Pinoy expat and OFW bloggers from various parts of the world -- sharing with one another whatever we can give to PEBA and its cause.
We also have a dream:  that all of us will have a great EB soon!  That
all the people who took part in PEBA -- the nominees, winners,
directorate, and volunteers -- will one day meet up for a grand EB.
Is it a date this December 16?

We don't know how long PEBA will last.  Five years?  10?  We don't
know. Honestly, we don't know.  But one thing we're sure is that it's
getting bigger and better every year.  And to whom do we owe this?
You, our current nominees.  And also our previous nominees and winners and supporters around the world.  So before we get welled up in tears, please accept my profound gratitude to all of you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.
Let's get back to serious issues.  Here are some points that you may
want to know en route to our award's night.
When will the voting close?  December 9, 2010.  5:00am, Philippine time.
How do we guard the votes?  Oh, we know those who used Host Shield or IP changer software so they can multiple vote for their entries.
Sorry, but your 'dagdag' votes are uncounted.

When will the deadline be for photo entries?  December 1, 2010.
5:00am, Philippine time.

When will the awarding ceremony be?  December 16, 2010.  At Teatrino
Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Who will be our contacts?  Yanah and Arvin, our Philippine-based
volunteers will assist you.  Please contact them at

I heard there are freebies for us?  You're right.  On December 16, all
nominees will receive gift packages from PEBA.

I heard you're accepting donations for PEBA BELIEVE Scholarship for
Filipino kids?  Madam Auring, ikaw ba yan?  Yes, we are.  And if your
heart prompts you to give (it's almost Christmas time, folks, and
Christmas is the time for...lechon kawali!...oooppss...what I mean is
giving), we would appreciate if you can send it to the account below:

*Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc.*

*Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands*
*Peso Savings Account No.: 9063-0580-06*
*Branch Code: BOPIPHMM*

*Email: kenjebz@pinoyblogawards.com for details *

Where can I send the donation?  You can use any of the remittance
centers in your locality who have affiliates with Western Union,
Cebuana, Lhuiller, etc.  I believe a bank-to-bank deposit is also

Oh, yes.  I think the minimum that you can remit is in the equivalent
currency of PHP500.  All proceeds will go to education of Pinoy
children via BELIEVE Foundation.  We are eyeing at inviting one or two
(or maybe all) of the scholars to grace us during the award's night.

Thank you, friends!  If you have other questions in mind, please don't
hesitate to contact me.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Dear Nominees

Teachers, nurses, engineers, computer programmers, a missionary, accountant, physician, caregiver, and other professions you hold, you represent a diverse Filipino talent and pride, with one blood, one common language and one nation scattered across the world. You give us the honor for this year as 2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Finalist. 

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There were 83 blog nominees in the nomination list, but only 47 of you made it to the finals. Congratulations! In the coming days and month on the way to the awarding ceremony, we will introduce you in posts and videos for the world to know your extraordinary courage to come out and respond to a call - and share a part of you, your blog, and your stories to inspire the OFWs and their families and to inspire the world. It was a long journey since July 2010, when we first opened the nomination.

The photo submission of entries continues, at present, we have received from 8 countries and 15 contestants with over 40 unique and beautiful photos. We hope to receive a hundred photos or perhaps more by the end of November. 

Our organization is run by volunteers, OFWs and bloggers worldwide, not a single cent is being paid to us, and sometimes we even use our own money and time and talent for PEBA. And yet PEBA is getting better and bigger. That's because of you. You are all winners. From the pool of these nominees will come some of our best and brightest volunteers who are motivated too, by the desire to reach out, and to share whatever good we have for others, for the world. This is run by Filipinos, by blood and by heart, thank you to our dear key persons from around the world, from Saudi Arabia, from the US, from South Korea, from Palau, from Qatar, from Kuwait, from Singapore, from Taiwan, from Ireland, from England... and many other countries. This is what makes this organization unique, it is run online, and it culminates in a grand awarding ceremony that some call, the great-great-bloggers EB! (Eyeball) What do you see PEBA after 5 years? 10 years? We don't know. Honestly, we don't know, but it just getting better and better. And we owe this from you, past and present nominees and winners, as well as our supporters from this world wide web!

Some questions?

When will the Voting widget will close?

December 9, 2010, 5AM Philippine time

We know that some used IP changer, and Host Shield so they can vote for more. What they don't know, we know. 

When will be the deadline of photo entries?

December 01, 2010, 5AM Philippine time

When will be the awarding ceremony?

December 16th, 2010 at the Teatrino Promenade, Greenhills San Juan Metro Manila. Yanah and Arvin, our Philippines volunteer will assist you in this. You can contact them at Yanah@pinoyblogawards.comarvinbautista@pinoyblogawards.com

When can you collect your freebies?

December 16, 2010,at the Teatrino Promenade, look for Yanah or Arvin

Let us talk a few moment about the kids we are determined to finish schooling. this two beautiful kids doesn't have the means to go to school. Through our sponsors, and donors, including last year nominees, we paid for their tuitions for one full year, and we will send them to school again. We want to help more. We hope you can support us by sharing some of your blessings to this wonderful kids.

How can I donate to the PEBA BELIEVE Scholarship for kids?

Anytime, you can send it by Western Union, Lhullier, Cebuana or deposit it to PEBA Account.

Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc.
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Peso Savings Account No.: 9063-0580-06
Branch Code: BOPIPHMM

You can email the founding chairman of the PEBA, and the one running this scholarship 
Email: kenjebz@pinoyblogawards.com for details 

How much is the minimum donation?

Any amount we will accept. 

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©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Letter from the PEBA Scholars




Note: Believe International, a US based non-profit organization helping Filipino kids pursue schooling and PEBA, Inc is on a partnership in this noble undertaking.

©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Dear PEBA, Sponsors and Donors,

This email confirms that BELIEVE International has received your generous donation deposited May 26, 2010 to sponsor Ernesto and Caren in the Philippines. Attached is a photo and personal profile of each student sponsored.
Because BELIEVE is a 100% volunteer organization, essentially all[*] of your donation is used to directly benefit the students. And because our local volunteers in the Philippines also mentor and teach values to the students, your donation not only benefits the students but also their families, community, and nation as they graduate and become leaders with a positive influence on those around them.
We are working to extend the hope of a brighter future, through education, to those with little or no opportunity. With your generous support we are able to do this, one child at a time. We join with all of the BELIEVE scholars in the Philippines in expressing gratitude to you for helping to provide this wonderful opportunity.
Thanks for your support,
L. Carvel Whiting
President, BELIEVE International

NOTE: This document is your official receipt for tax purposes.
BELIEVE International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
[*] Over 95% of the money we receive from donors is actually sent to the Philippines to support the education of needy students.


I was reading the profile of the students that PEBA is sponsoring and reading some of the letters that this kids wrote for their sponsors. I can't help but cry. I was so touched! I am sharing some of them to you, and will forward the rest of the copy to the donors.

©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

These Are Your Scholars

As part of my Opening Remarks, I said that PEBA is not just an award giving body, it will not only recognize and honor the blogging heroes, the OFW's who sacrifice all, yes, believe me, all, for the sake of their love ones, their dreams, and their country. The Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards through a fraction of the monetary support of

and through the monetary donation from the following individuals
is also giving scholarships or adopting out of school but deserving kids and sending them to school.

(Donations from OFW's whom after finding out that they won, I emailed and asked for donations, for only 500 pesos, but even doubled and tripled their donations. They don't want to be mentioned here, but I have to, God Bless you dear friends!)
Amy of Francesca in France
Nebz of Isla de Nebz
Doc RJ of the Chook-minder's Quill
George of the Palipasan
and a blogger from Singapore
and the following PEBA personnel
Pres. NJ Abad
Miss Noemi Dado
and several other donors during the event.
We were able to gather the amount to provide the support in adopting a poor but deserving kids to school. Shania and Ernesto will be paid for their whole year tuition and school supplies. And if we are lucky, we can have more scholars next year. PEBA will continue its free service to the OFW's at the same time will continue to support and prepare the future for the Filipino kids.
Behold, your scholars, courtesy from www.believeinternational.org
whose founder is a very good friend of mine.

If you are willing to share and make a difference and donate, please email us at pebawards@gmail.com
We are laying the foundation for this small kids. We are making a difference in our small and simple ways. Thank you for your support!

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

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