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In the love of God, let us help the poor and sick children. About 4 million out of the total 25 million Filipino children have been forced to work to help feed their respective families.  Of the total figure, 221,000 children are doing heavy physical work; 1.1 million face physical hazards; 942,000 suffer injuries at work; and 754,000 endure work-related illnesses.

In the love of God, let us help the poor and sick children. Three out of 10 Filipino pre-schoolers are malnourished or underweight.  In actual number, there are at least 3.7 million malnourished pre-school children in the Philippines.

In the love of God, let us help the poor and sick children. As of 1996, the Philippines had 1.5 million children living or working in the street of 65 cities. Metro Manila alone had at least 100,000 street children. Many of these children have been working as pickpockets, beggars and prostitutes.

In the love of God, let us help the poor and sick children. Many sick children die at the Philippine General Hospital each day.  One physician said that they die, not because the doctors are unskilled or incompetent but "because these children are poor." 

In the love of God, let us help the poor and sick children.  We can do these by sharing our love with and contributing our support to at least two highly regarded institutions, namely: the Philippine General Hospital Department of Pediatrics and the Alay Pag-asa Foundation.

Send a text message to Dr. Philip Cruz of the Department of Pediatrics, Philippine General Hospital at Mobile Phone No. 63917 - 5304437 or deposit donations at Banco de Oro (Give a Life Account No. 043-0071418). Contact Numbers appeared at Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 6 issue.

Contact Alay Pag-Asa Christian Foundation Inc., No. 32 Arayat Street corner Road 1, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila or call Tel. No. (632) 532-3250; 532-6433 or write to Alay Pag-Asa P.O. Box 12911, Ortigas Center P.O. Pasig City 1605, Metro Manila, Philippines, email apacf@i-manila.com.phor visit the Alay Pag-asa Website

In the love of God, let us help the children!

Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God, like a little child will never enter it." And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.

Bible verses were quoted from the New International Version.