VIDES Pinoy Brigada ng Panalangin for November 2021

The Brigada ng Panalangin for the month of November, which was attended by more than 30 participants, was led by representatives from the VIDES community in San Roque, Quezon City. Before beginning the community prayer, VIDES Delegate, Sr. Maria Socorro T. Bacani, FMA, presented a short video on the Season of Advent and highlighted the importance of preparing for the celebration of the birth of Christ and of welcoming Him to our homes.




The Brigada ng Panalangin, a virtual community prayer event, is held every 24th of the month in commemoration of Mary Help of Christians. It is livestreamed via the VIDES Pinoy Facebook Page.


VIDES Pinoy 26th Anniversary Celebration

Feels like it was just yesterday that we turned 25. 

Join us on NOVEMBER 28, 2021, Sunday, at 5PM to celebrate VIDES PINOY'S 26TH ANNIVERSARY! Everyone's invited to enjoy and honor VIDES Philippines in its 26 years of being one for others and to pray for more years of journeying together: 26 YEARS AND BEYOND. See you there. 

Let us celebrate VIDES as a BLESSING! 

 Register here!


VIDES Pinoy's Hatid Ayuda sa Pamilya

 As a way to help ease the burden of Filipinos this pandemic, VIDES Philippines partnered with organizations to bring rice and food items to underprivileged communities and sectors.

Watch this video to know more about VIDES Pinoy's Hatid Ayuda sa Pamilya:


VIDES 3rd Qtr Formation & Virtual Fellowship

More than 40 participants, composed of FMA sisters and volunteers, attended the VIDES Pinoy 3rd Quarter Formation and Virtual Fellowship held on 26 September 2021.  

In line with the celebration of the Season of Creation, the theme chosen is "Kumustahan at Usaping Kalikasan".









Kumustahan at Usaping Kalikasan

Kumusta na, mga ka-VIDES?

Ang ating 3rd Quarter Virtual Kumustahan ay may temang, "Kumustahan at Usaping Kalikasan". Itala na po sa inyong kalendaryo, ika-26 ng Setyembre 2021 (Linggo), ganap na ika-tatlo hangang ika-lima at kalahati ng hapon.

Kita-kits! Ingat! 


Online Prayer Request Launched: VIDES Brigada ng Panalangin

"For wherever two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them” Matt.18:20

We invite you to join our Brigada ng Panalangin held every 24th of the month in commemoration of Mary Help of Christians. If you have a special intention or prayer request, just post a comment below or accomplish the form which may be found here.

We shall wholeheartedly include your intentions in our prayers.

Please note that the cut off for sending online prayer requests that will be included in the slideshow presentation during the live virtual community prayer is 12nn every 24th of the month.


Revisiting our VIDES Mangrove Planting Activity this Season of Creation

As the Season of Creation continues, let’s have a throwback of our last Mangrove Planting in Mindoro in 2019. I know we all miss going to different places and planting mangrove seedlings for the community but for now, let us continue praying and caring for our common home in our own way.

The theme for this year is “A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God." Oikos is the Greek word for house, including the Earth, our common home, everyone living in it, and the web of connections that unites all living things in our common home.

 VIDES Philippines continues to encourage NOT to use plastic bags, which is being implemented even in solidarity relief operations or “Hatid Ayuda” programs. Beneficiaries bring their own container or recyclable bags. VIDES communities are also encouraged to grow plants in their own home. They even had a bayanihan event of cleaning up their environment. We continue to bring awareness about the environment and the importance of segregation and praying for our common home through solidarity prayers.

Hope this inspires you to think of ways to do Earth-saving measures in your own way. Make a habit of caring for God’s creation!


Happy birthday, Mama Mary!

Today, September 8, is the birthday of our Dearest Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. May we always be inspired to emulate the love, faithfulness, and dedication she has shown to the Lord.

Happy birthday, Mama Mary! Intercede for us.
As a gift to our Blessed Mother, we shall pray the rosary as one family at 8pm, tonight. The online prayer gathering shall be livestreamed via the VIDES Philippines Facebook Page.

VIDES Pinoy Kids Write Love Letters for Mama Mary

 Kids from communities which VIDES Philippines serves write love letters for Mama Mary on the occasion of her birthday.


VIDES Pinoy Celebrates the Season of Creation

VIDES Pinoy heeds Pope Francis' call to "pray and work for our common home in these times of grave planetary crisis". On this first day of the Annual Season of Creation, we reaffirm our commitment to be faithful stewards of God's creation. 

 #LaudatoSi #SeasonofCreation #RestoringtheOikosofGod 


VIDES Philippines: Chosen to Partner with Millennials for a CSR Project

 August 28, 2021, MANILA, Philippines.

Two millennial interviewers, Ms. Mai Guia and Mr. Ron Arvin Oriel, CSR Team with the Technical Support of MVN Photostudio and STEMSEL Foundation Philippines, engaged VIDES Philippines Volunteers Foundation of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in a 3-hour online interview about what VIDES is. In the letter of invitation to VIDES, the CSR Project Team Lead, spelled out that MVN’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project involves writing an article on the Top 100 CSR NGOs in the Philippines that millennials can join and facilitating a webinar that highlights how search engine optimization (SEO) could help promote CSR in different companies.” VIDES willingly accepted to partner and network with MVN and STEMSEL in this noteworthy cause.

Using the image of a huge fruit-bearing mango tree, Sr. Maria Socorro T. Bacani, FMA VIDES Delegate, presented the flow of the shared presentation of what VIDES Philippines is, beginning from its ROOTS in the charismatic vocation and mission of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.  The FMA Congregation is the seedbed where VIDES took roots and continues to grow in 4 continents, 43 nations and over 200 local VIDES groups.

Lezeil Ebdane, VIDES President
, and Mariciel Estacio, VIDES Secretary/DIGICOM Team Lead, shared about the TRUNK which are the VIDES volunteers themselves who share the vision and mission of VIDES and constantly strive to truly live out the VIDES motto “ONE for OTHERS”.

Amy Suzara, RSW, VIDES Staff/Program Officer, presented the BRANCHES of the tree. The VIDES advocacy and networks are the concrete initiatives, services, and activities through which VIDES mission is carried out for the best interests of children, youth and women most at risk.


And finally, Ericka Quilos, VIDES Youth Leader and Advocate, capped the interview by sharing about the FRUITS and NEW SEEDS of the amazing VIDES tree with her personal testimony of how VIDES Philippines has accompanied, formed, and transformed her from being a 4-year learner of the VIDES mobile library Busina-Mo-Dunong-Ko in their barangay at San Roque, to becoming an 18 year-old VIDES Youth Leader and Advocate. Today, she inspires many more children and youth to walk with VIDES towards the path of hope and joy amidst the most difficult challenges of life.



Community Prayer: VIDES Launches Brigada sa Panalangin

Last August 24, 2021, monthly commemoration of Mary Help of Christians, marked the launch of the Brigada sa Panalangin, a monthly virtual prayer gathering of FMA Sisters, VIDES volunteers, and the beneficiaries from communities being served by VIDES Pinoy. The first-ever online prayer event was held via the Zoom meeting platform. It was also livestreamed at the VIDES Pinoy Facebook Page to enable the participation of more individuals.

VIDES Pinoy Community Prayer

VIDES Delegate, Sr. Maria Socorro T. Bacani, FMA, oriented all the participants to the evening’s flow of the prayer brigade by underlining the importance and the power of praying together as a community of faith, to lift everyone’s prayer intentions, especially for the sick, the medical frontliners, those who lead and support the pandemic management efforts, the selfless volunteers, and those who continue to suffer the most during this very challenging time. She also offered the intention to thank all the benefactors and volunteers who helped and continue to help VIDES Pinoy outreach, in particular, the HATID AYUDA SA PAMILYA for August to bring much-needed food assistance to the poor communities.


The VIDES BRIGADA NG PANALANGIN shall be held every 24th of the month, a day dedicated to commemorate Mary Help of Christians whose annual feast is May 24. The VIDES centers will take turns in leading this much-awaited monthly date for another prayer moment animated in creatively imaginative ways which the VIDES youth are gifted with to surprise all participants.


Hatid Ayuda sa Pamilya (Part 1): VIDES Pinoy Partners with Tanging Yaman Foundation

Sr Sue Bacani FMA and VIDES Volunteers strike a pose with Hatid Ayuda sa Pamilya beneficiaries
from San Roque, Quezon City

Sr Sue Bacani FMA and VIDES Volunteers with Hatid Ayuda sa Pamilya beneficiaries
from Delpan, Manila

On August 10, 2021, Feast of St. Lawrence, young deacon and martyr who respected, loved and served the poor as the real treasures of the Church, Sr Maria Socorro Bacani FMA and VIDES Pinoy volunteers bring timely help to two urban poor barangays in San Roque, Quezon City and Delpan, Manila. 

More than three-hundred (300) families happily received their share of the 600 kilos of free potatoes, sayote, carrots, sweet potatoes, and cassava courtesy of the Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc. (Tanging Yaman), a non-profit Philippine organization, established in 1992 by Fr. Manoling Francisco, S.J. 

VIDES Pinoy has been serving these families since 2004 through the Busina-Mo-Dunong-Ko (BMDK) mobile educational program for their children and the formation of the VIDES Educating Communities in these areas. The mothers are now VIDES parent-leaders and coordinators of their respective communities who share in the vision and mission of VIDES together with their families. They actively attend regular formation online during the pandemic and are daily nourished by the Word of God through the sharing of reflection and prayer in their group chat. They also willingly give and accept advice, encouragement and tips on how to become better and creative home-managers imbued with Gospel values. 

Indeed, the day’s First Reading at Mass, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:7) continues to inspire and guide the journey of VIDES Philippines volunteers, hand-in-hand with the educating communities whom they joyfully serve. They experience that, as always, God cheers loving givers! Happy to help, VIDES Pinoy is ever growing as ONE for OTHERS!