Trending for Tacloban Kids


In my first two blog posts, amBAG: Dare to Make a Difference and An Encounter with a Bayaning Pilipino, I wrote about the AmBAG Campaign, the story behind BAG943, and how Doc Anton of YBH became a partner with Josh Mahinay. You would know also how and why I’ve got involved in this great cause (click the titles to read the posts, better to read them first to better understand this entry).

Friendly Challenge is more of fun and a call to generosity.  #teamJosh + #teamDocAnton = #teamJesus For they are His volunteers, seeing Jesus in every child with an eye of faith.

Friendly Challenge is more of fun and a call to generosity.
#teamJosh + #teamDocAnton = #teamJesus
For they are His volunteers, seeing Jesus in every child with an eye of faith.

Friendly Challenge Accepted

Doc Anton Mari Lim (mentor & partner in advocacy) challenged Josh Mahinay (founder BAG943 and prime mover of AmBAG Campaign) to a race to 100 sales for one month. Josh’s team is aiming for 943 bags for #amBAG’s first bag drive in Tacloban on March 15th. He accepted the challenge after a short silence. He said that the true winners of this challenge are the Tacloban kids.

“As the founder of BAG943, I obviously can’t say no to the challenge. Second, it is really challenging to be challenged to sell your own product. Doc Anton, you are a great friend. But I’ll take this win home. Good luck to both of us!”

Josh emphasized that it was a fun challenge and yet a very challenging one. “The Tacloban kids are the true winners of this challenge”, he uttered.

“Whoever will cross the finish line first…IT’S THE SCHOOL KIDS who will win!!! Thanks!” was Doc Anton’s response when I teased him that I believe Josh could bag the laurel of the friendly challenge.

Catching Up with the Babao Couple

Here’s a blurb from Josh himself, doing his best to catch up with the fast-paced Doc Anton. Aside from many friends and connections, the latter was able to advance. As of the moment (upon posting), the number of sales is 25 -38, in favor of Doc Anton (he’s always leading since 🙂 ).

As of today, 3.7.14 (updated) Latest count:

#teamDocAnton = 63
#teamJosh =25

“TeamDocAnton or a TeamJosh? Does not really matter Basta mag-AMBAGAN TAYO for TEAM YOLANDA KIDS!!!” ~Doc Anton’s recent response.

A FRIENDLY CHALLENGE-turned-into friends, families, public figures and celebrities coming together to support either #teamJosh Josh Mahinay or #teamDocAnton Anton Mari H. Lim to win the 100-sales challenge before March 15, 2014 #amBAG bag drive in Samar.

In the end, it is going to be the Yolanda affected school children who will be real winners.

Follow this thread and pick a team to support :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152571999708776&set=a.10150414843208776.465182.524173775&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

Behind the scenes, different strategies were made to rally more supporters for  amBAG . Surprisingly, Josh Mahinay was able to get connected with the celebrity couple who showed great support by promoting this advocacy, not just merely purchasing bags.

“BAG943’s first celebrity supporters. The admirable couple, top tv hosts/journalists in the country, kind & generous people, Ms. Christine Babao and Sir Julius Babao. Thank you so much to both of you!

Di lang ako nagpahalata, but na starstruck ako sa kanila coz i never thought that I’ll get to meet them. Beautiful people inside and out. 
So humbling to sit down with them and talk about poverty and children.” ~Josh Mahinay

This is just the beginning Josh! God has a reason for making us meet. ~ Babao Couple

This is just the beginning Josh! God has a reason for making us meet. ~ Babao Couple

Josh Mahinay , You are a blessing to so many. We will support you all the way! ~ Christine Babao

Josh Mahinay , You are a blessing to so many. We will support you all the way! ~ Christine Babao

There have been a lot of other supporters since this friendly challenge started.

CBS and CCTV Correspondent Barnaby Lo with youngest #teamDocAnton supporter Danielle Savannah Lo!

CBS and CCTV Correspondent Barnaby Lo with youngest #teamDocAnton supporter Danielle Savannah Lo!

Cheery Mae Lim

A BAG943 receiver turned GIVER Eileen Tan from the USA – one of the many supporter of TeamDocAnton #amBAG challenge

Thank you Tzu Chi volunteer Jessica RUILAN for supporting #teamDocAnton with your purchase.

Thank you Tzu Chi volunteer Jessica RUILAN for supporting #teamDocAnton with your purchase.

Maria Ressa

Blogger Raisa Robles the Great is a #teamDocAnton supporter

Thank you Apple Pia Peji for purchasing 2 bags from #teamDocAnton!

Thank you Apple Pia Peji for purchasing 2 bags from #teamDocAnton!

Tita EMILY ABRERA got 3 bags for #teamDocAnton!

Tita EMILY ABRERA got 3 bags from #teamDocAnton!

#teamDocAnton welcomes the great ace photographer a John Chua to the team!

#teamDocAnton welcomes the great ace photographer a John Chua to the team!

Thank you a HOPE PADDLER Edessa Santos for supporting #teamDocAnton RACE TO 100. See you at the finish line!

Thank you a HOPE PADDLER Edessa Santos for supporting #teamDocAnton RACE TO 100. See you at the finish line!

Ann Nicole Louise Ang, uma-ambag para sa kanyang henerasyon! BAG943 #amBAG campaign

Ann Nicole Louise Ang, uma-ambag para sa kanyang henerasyon!
BAG943 #amBAG campaign

Dr. Ronald Go uma -ambag para sa Bayan! BAG943 #amBAG campaign.

Dr. Ronald Go uma -ambag para sa Bayan!
BAG943 #amBAG campaign.

Thank you Dexter Tsang! AMBAGan Na!!!

Thank you Dexter Tsang! AMBAGan Na!!!

Be a Giver supporter in Canada, Jacob Ong.

Be a Giver supporter in Canada, Jacob Ong.

The god daughter of Doc Anton Lim Jacqui Ong is now officially a GIVER! All the way from Canada. #teamDocAnton

The god daughter of Doc Anton Lim Jacqui Ong is now officially a GIVER! All the way from
Canada. #teamDocAnton

CJ Tan, the youngest from #teamJosh. His t-shirt said it well, STOP EVIL, do GOOD. Mag #amBAG tayo! Thanks mommy Apple J Ay for purchasing a bag for CJ :)

CJ Tan, the youngest from #teamJosh. His t-shirt said it well, STOP EVIL, do GOOD. Mag #amBAG tayo!
Thanks mommy Apple J Ay for purchasing a bag for CJ 🙂

Another young from #teamDocAnton DIWA! Teaching them the culture of generosity at a very young age! Thank Diwa Diwata Dianne! Thank you God Bless you! May you grow up like your mom! :)

Another young from #teamDocAnton DIWA! Teaching them the culture of generosity at a very young age! Thank Diwa Diwata Dianne! Thank you God Bless you! May you grow up like your mom! 🙂

Thank you Uncle Elson Monterola for helping #Ambag and #TeamDocAnton RACE TO 100! God bless you and your family!

Thank you Uncle Elson Monterola for helping #Ambag and #TeamDocAnton RACE TO 100! God bless you and your family!

Thank you Lester Uy Ong, you are a true GIVER in every sense of the word! Proud yo have you on #amBAG TeamDocAnton!

Thank you Lester Uy Ong, you are a true GIVER in every sense of the word! Proud yo have you on #amBAG TeamDocAnton!

If the thread of this friendly challenge has gone viral, make it even more! This deserves to be spread.  For generosity is a seed! It could be cultured, it could be cultivated. You just need to start planting and cultivating!

The crisis in central visayas is not yet over. With survivor kids living with whatever typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left them, let's let them know that it is okay to dream again.

The crisis in central visayas is not yet over. With survivor kids living with whatever typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left them, let’s let them know that it is okay to dream again.

Ambag is a Filipino word, which means contribution. In reference to this particular campaign, ambag is also short for ‘ang bag.’ Putting it in perspective, we ask the question, ano amBAG mo?, which means, what is your contribution to the rehabilitation effort in Yolanda ravaged areas?” –http://bag943.com/ambag/

I’ve got my own BAG943. It’s red, and it means compassion for the impoverished kids. 🙂 I’ve been so grateful and gleeful to take part!

An ordinary bookworm and wordsmith with an extraordinary Author & Finisher of Faith. :)

An ordinary bookworm and wordsmith with an extraordinary Author & Finisher of Faith. 🙂

The Babao couple and other generous and supportive people chose BAG943 for a great cause.

BAG943 #amBAG namin!

Ano #amBAG mo? 🙂

© 2014 LAF

Note: Photos credit to Josh Mahinay and Dr. Anton Mari Lim. This blog has a copyright . The photos and articles should not be used, reproduced and manipulated by any means without a written request and consent from the author.

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