All aboard: These seafarer children’s stories are all about family

(source: http://www.philstar.com:8080/health-and-family/641056/all-aboard-these-seafarer-childrens-stories-are-all-about-family) MANILA, Philippines – Edited by Karina Bolasco, Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, and Beaulah Taguiwalo, Gig Seafarer Children’s Stories features a collection of the winning children’s stories from a writing contest sponsored by the Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation Inc. (GASFI), a non-profit organization founded and headed by Marissa…

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Navy reservist Dingdong leads PDI simultaneous Read-Along via video

(source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/7949/navy-reservist-dingdong-leads-pdi-simultaneous-read-along-via-video) MANILA, Philippines—Loud shrieks and applause from hundreds of children and adults from all over the country greeted the actor and Navy reservist Dingdong Dantes as he arrived for a special Inquirer Read-Along session at the Philippine Navy Headquarters on Roxas Boulevard yesterday. The Saturday session was a simultaneous…

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Filipina seafarer advocate tells kids, parents to read together

(source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/global-filipino/10/02/15/filipina-seafarer-advocate-tells-kids-parents-read-together) MONTREAL, Quebec – Seafarer’s welfare is rooted in the foundation of family values, which can be built up through as easy an activity as reading to your children for 20 minutes at bedtime. This was what Marissa Oca, founder and executive director of Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita…

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NAMMA Conference 2015

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Ms. Marissa Oca presented the work of Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI) at the NAMMA Conference 2015 in Montreal, Quebec. She focused especially on the efforts to encourage parents to read with their children 20 minutes a day.

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