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Gifted to Give: ARCORES President Jaazeal Jakosalem OAR receives award in Rome

By Agustinos Recoletos | November 9, 2023 |
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ROME, Italy – Last Friday, November 3, the Philippine Embassy to the Holy See recognized his outstanding leadership and service in the framework of the V Centenary Celebration of the Christianization of the Philippines, under the theme “Gifted to Give”. The Philippine Embassy to the Vatican praised Jakosalem’s commitment to both the Catholic Church and his homeland. This recognition is a testament to his dedication and significant contribution. During the ceremony, the ARCORES president expressed his appreciation to Ambassador Myla Grace Macahilig for this prestigious award. In addition, it was an honor to witness the presentation of other awards to…

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Laudate Deum a Definitive Call for Climate Action

The Director of ARCORES, Fray Jaazeal Jakosalem, shares with us a reflection on the Exhortation Laudate Deum of Pope Francis. The author proposes a reading in a missionary key. Laudate Deum (LD) brings a detailed call of Pope Francis to address the climate crisis within a specific timeline for climate action, recalling his message in Laudato Si’: “I…

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Uniting in One Heart for Ecology: A Successful Tree Growing Activity at La Salud Laudato Si Farm

PILILIA, Rizal – On May 20, 2023, a significant event took place at La Salud Laudato Si Farm in Quisao, Pililla, Rizal. More than 60 active members of the parish of San Sebastian Basilica, Manila, joined together for a tree growing activity that exemplified their commitment to ecological stewardship. This historical event brought together various…

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Mangrove growing and coastal clean-up in Philippines

Last April 15, 2023 and May 6, 2023, ARCORES Philippines, in partnership with University of San Jose-Recoletos’ (USJ-R) Institute of Non Formal Education and Community Outreach Program (INFECOP), conducted a mangrove growing and coastal clean-up at Barangay Luyang, Carmen, Cebu. The April 15, 2023 event was participated by 70 Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) students, 27 employees,…

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Arcores Solar Dream Sierra Leone

Last March 1-2, 2023, nine (9) youth from the two villages of Kamakita and Kamagbagbaranthan under the Parish of Our Lady of Sierra Leone, attended a two-day workshop training for the installation and maintenance of the off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system sponsored by Arcores International for the Arcores Solar Dream Project Sierra Leone. The said project…

A Grateful Heart. Victoria Salumag, 59, is an ARCORES collaborator who is now building her typhoon-and-disaster resilient home.

Refuge and Resilience: An ARCORES Home Rehabilitation Project Series

After decades of raising eight children, she finally landed a job as maintenance personnel of Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos (CST-R) in San Carlos City, Philippines in 2011. Her job order was then contractual and was commissioned by the school Parents & Teachers Association (PTA). Then in 2020, after nearly ten years, she finally became a…

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RAY CARES: A Donation drive for the Victims of the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

CALL FOR DONATIONS The recent Earthquake in Turkey and Syria claimed more than 11,000 lives and displaced thousands of people in both countries. As a solidarity network, RAY de Filipinas in partnership with ARCORES is launching a campaign for prayer and support for the victims of this catastrophic event. The Donation drive will start from…

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With the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The Prior General has addressed a message to the Augustinian Recollect family asking for collaboration, through ARCORES, and prayer for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. In the face of the terrible earthquake that has struck Turkey and Syria, the Prior General has sent a letter to the entire Augustinian Recollect family asking for…

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Thomasian G.U.G.M.A. Supports Katiclan, Nabataan School Learning Resource Centers

SAN CARLOS CITY, Neg. Occidental – As part of the solidarity and actions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 4, Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos Community Extension and Development Office (CEDO) supported the School Learning Centers (SLRC) of two adopted schools.             Books for nursery, kindergarten, and grades one through six, play rubber mats, toys and…

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Jaazeal Jakosalem, new president of ARCORES

The Filipino religious has been elected by the assembly of ARCORES to head the Augustinian Recollect International Solidarity Network. ROME, Italy – Fr. Jaazeal Jakosalem has been elected president of the Augustinian Recollect International Solidarity Network ARCORES. The General Assembly, held on October 18-19, has decided his appointment to the presidency of the Network, as…