Posts Tagged ‘Mona Veluz’


Join 13,000 Angel-Advocates Amplify the Message of Autism Awareness

January 16, 2016

WALK WITH US! The one-week National Autism Consciousness Week kicks off tomorrow with the holding nationally of the 2016 Angels Walk for Autism event. In Metro-Manila, it will be held at SM ARENA, Mall of Asia in Pasay City starting at 7 am!

Photo Collage WAWA.jpgKnow when, why and how it started. Dang Uy Koe will tell us. Learn the Pakpak Cute dance from Donna Lim. Listen to ASP Pres.Mona Magno Veluz as she shares the pillars of ASP advocacy, and the inspiring words of NCDA Executive Director Carmen Zubiaga. Look back by watching my abridged edition of the 2015 walk coverage entitled “When the Angels Walk for Autism!” [15 mins]. Be amazed by the talents of PWA’s in singing and dancing!! Get awed seeing thousands of angel-advocates walk for autism.


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January 10, 2016

Mainit-init pa! Trailer ng “WHEN ANGELS WALK FOR AUTISM.”[1min-58 sec]

The full video docu [15 min] features Dang Koe, Chair Emeritus of Autism Society Philippines [ASP] who recounts the evolution of ASP’s Angels Walk for Autism history – when, why, and how it started; Mona Veluz, current ASP president who shares ASP’s pillars of advocacy: a vibrant ASP community, an Engaged Community, Involved Business and Private Sector, and an Engaged Government; and most importantly, the docu showcases talented Persons with Autism, and more than 10,000 enthusiastic angel-advocates from all over Metro-Manila and nearby provinces. Miss Donna Lim introduces to the crowd the Pakpak-Cute Dance. Click to watch the trailer below:

Screening time: 8:45 am, July 17, 2016, Sunday. Venue: SM MOA Arena in Pasay City. Part of the pre-event program of the 2016 ANGELS WALK for AUTISM, this is my abridged edition of the 2015 Angels Walk for Autism coverage. The original length was two-and-a-half-hours long.

This year, ASP expects to fill the arena with 13,000 attendees. As of Saturday, over 10,000 people have already registered online.

Join the 2016 Angels Walk for Autism!!! Activity starts at 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Register online via ASP facebook. See you there!!!


Great Coincidence!!!

September 30, 2015

That’s what I can say… when both awarding ceremonies — for the same reason, and the same cause, that is, for my film works focusing on Persons with Disability were held on the same day [yesterday, September 29] at the same time [1.30 pm in Manila; 11 am in India] but in two different places [Manila and New Delhi]. I was accompanied by my niece Even Dominguez.

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The Apolinario Mabini 2015 Media Advocate Award of the Year was in recognition of the films that I made on Deafness, principally the promotion of the use of Filipino Sign Language in respect of Deaf Linguistic Human Rights; also my docu on Autism. On the other hand, the award given by We Care Film Festival in India was for the docu on Down Syndrome. The former was held at Malacañang Palace in Manila and the trophy was handed by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III; the latter was held at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication in Dwarka, New Delhi and the award was handed by Festival Director Satish Kapoor to my best friend forever in India, Dipti Bhalla Verma.

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My group from DLS-CSB School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies: Hearing Interpreters Febe Sevilla and Jun Sevilla, Raphy Domingo [Deaf leader], Myra Medrana [Deaf choreographer] and Leo Sulse [Deaf Faculty].

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With the Board of Trustees of Autism Society Philippines including ASP current President Mona Veluz, former ASP President Jan Peña and Chair Emeritus Dang Koe.

Note: I earlier thought that the award given here was for the docu that I made on Apolinario Mabini, “The Sublime Paralytic.” I was wrong!!!