On September 24, 2022, another breakthrough for Rotary Club of Makati Ayala Triangle for a successful event dubbed “PILIPINAS NOW” a benefit fashion show for the street children of Tuloy Foundation. The fashion show was directed by none other than Raymond Villanueva and showcased the creation of the Filipino Pride and Prince of Beads, Amir Sali.

The 30-piece collection was presented in three regional design inspirations – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. According to Amir Sali “Luzon presents our ethnic side, Visayas our Hispanic background, and Mindanao, our Muslim heritage. Inspirations for the designs are culled from the silhouettes of the jellyfish and insects, among others.”

The founder of MJB Cares Foundation, Inc. and the CEO, President of DDCPH Corp, Mary Joy Bustamante, together with VP, Administrator Lourde Bustamante gamely wore the designs down the extensive runway to support the Tuloy Foundation’s ongoing efforts to send street children to school. Tuloy Foundation Inc. is a private non-government, not-for-profit center-based charitable social welfare agency/organization and was founded in 1993 by Fr. Marciano “Rocky” G. Evangelista of the Salesians of Don Bosco with ten lay volunteers committed to the cause of poor, abandoned, homeless children. The foundation has also been granted accreditation by the Department of Social Welfare and Development to provide residential and non-residential care services for children and youth, character-building, sports, and development programs for youth, alternative learning opportunities, and vocational training for school-aged children residing in the center and children from the nearby underdeveloped neighborhoods.

During his remarks, Fr. Rocky Evangelista expressed gratitude to the many guests, donors, Rotarians, and members of their family and friends who came to the event. He also encourage everyone to continue supporting the foundation’s goals and missions. “Ours is an effective program and all-encompassing strategy created to help keep kids off the streets permanently. We are here to do the work but we need your help. Instead of making separate efforts to solve the problem of street children, let us be partners because by working together we can get better results.”

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