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Our newest issue of Angel Rising Magazine, Fall/Winter 2020, is available now for viewing and can be accessed in our Current Issue section. We hope you enjoy it!

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“Within a global pandemic that sees no horizon, it can be easy to lose hope. But amidst all the uncertainty, one thing is for sure—nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Former pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and restructure a world anew. This time is no different, offering us a chance to examine the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves and persevere with something better. In the words of Arundhati Roy, “We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred…or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”

This issue, we hope our contributors’ stories can help you feel a little more hopeful and, most importantly, make you feel like you are not alone. As we transition into the autumn and winter months, let us not forget to be more vulnerable with one another. Let us continue to touch each other’s hearts, despite the obstacles that stand in the way of actual, physical touch. Let us reach out to our loved ones and find connection, rather than staying cold and closed off.”

Jade Sayson
Editor in Chief, ARM

Hug-a-Baby for Christmas with Lia Kemnetz
Dec. 8, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Our junior angel Lia Kemnetz, a special needs orphan from China who found a loving family & Illinois, & found Jesus Christ now one of our junior angels is on her 3rd mission to help the destitute newborns & children including the tribespeople of the Mamanwa in the mountains of Northern Samar island, Philippines.  Please consider to help us with a kind donation. Deadline for this mission is Jan. 6, 2021 but we continue to accept donations for our ongoing 2021 missions funding. Please help me shower her with blessings of prayers. Please see poster below (click for larger image) & our video link: Project Michelangelo: Junior Angel Lia Kemnetz invites you to Hug-a-Baby for Christmas 2020-21 - YouTube

Mission Tumana, Marikina City, The Amazing Toyman’s 4th wave Rescue-relief efforts for Typhoon Ulysses
Dec. 14, 2020: PMF Newsfeed: Congratulations for a mission accomplished status for the 4th wave Rescue -Relief operations from the ravages of Typhoon Ulysses with angel bro Enrico L. de Guzman in conjunction with the birthday celebration of our one & only junior angel KM Oliveros in Tumana, Marikina City. Thank you so very much for all the cheerful givers who made this mission of mercy.

God bless us all who remember & do something for the poor.

Dare to make a difference in your life - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF

Mission Pasidungog for the war-torn families of Bukidnon, Mindnanao accomplished
Dec. 14, 2020 Newsfeed: Mission "Pasidungog" (meaning Thanksgiving & glory to God) accomplished in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines:

An angel team of 35 personnel (PMF Angels, volunteers and friends) prepared 170 food packs, 45 gifts for the children and big bags of relief goods containing rice, canned goods, pre-loved clothes, school supplies, fruits, pansit) for every family. It was a beautiful message of HOPE and LOVE delivered for the least of our fellowmen in the most distressed areas of Mindanao unfairly displaced between warring dissidents & the Philippines military.

Thank you for your support and your prayers.

Thank you to our Angel Team Leader Muffit M. Docdocil, Operations Officer of PMF Northern Mindanao Angel Rapid Response Team, the mission lead of PMF Mission PASIDUNGOG

Together we are strong, we are indefatigable - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF


A young Midwest girl sending Christmas love to our Progeria Children in the Philippines
Dec. 8, 2020: Christmas kindness sometimes arrives through a young girl with dreams to work for NASA someday. Thank you Aubrey, 10 years old, 5th grade of King Middle School in Kankakee, Illinois, USA. She decided to hand-make 4 purple beaded angel necklaces to be shipped to our 4 Progeria children (under the protectorate of Project Michelangelo Foundation) in the Philippines as her expression of love this Christmas! Aubrey is the daughter of Shannon Wosz.

Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season!

Project Michelangelo Foundation helps procure posthumous honors from the Republic of the Philippines for Raymond Joseph Olley, Hero of the Battle of Leyte Gulf 1944, a donor & best friend of PMF
Dec. 7, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Project Michelangelo Foundation pivotal in helping procure 3 Heroic posthumous medals for a WWII Veteran who helped liberate the Philippines from the Japanese Empire in 1944. This hero was my best friend, Raymond Joseph Olley 97, & donor to PMF.  Special mention to Philippine Rep. Florida Robes of San Jose Del Monte City for filing and approval of House Resolution HR 1157 for official hero recognition status for QM2 Ray Olley & for his family to receive posthumously, one (1) Philippine Liberation Medal, one (1) WW II Victory Medal and one (1) Filipino WW II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal (with a copy of Public Law 114-265), which is also given to all American servicemen who served in the Philippines during the war. Official ceremony of posthumous honors is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2021 at the Manteno American Legion Post 755 in Manteno, Illinois to be attended by the Manteno Mayor Timothy Nugent, US Veterans, & dignitaries.

The Amazing Toyman Enrico L. de Guzman Leads 2nd & 3rd Wave relief goods for flooding victims of Typhoon Ulysses
Dec. 6, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Thank you angel bro Enrico L. de Guzman for leading on the 2nd & 3rd wave relief missions. Thank you angels Nette Basilio, KM Oliveros, & a host of volunteers for the success of these missions in San Mateo, Rizal & Marikina area in Metro-Manila, Philippines.

Recognizing our fearless angel Bro Martin Francisco, guardian of indigenous tribes, protector of the rainforests of the Philippines
Dec. 4, 2020: A proud shout-out & request for more prayer ammo for our angel Bro Martin Francisco on his new assignment to save & care for the Aeta Tribespeople in the dangerous mountains of the Philippines:

Our angel Bro Martin Francisco is no stranger to danger where in taking care of the physical & spiritual needs of tribespeople as well as protecting their natural forest habitat from illegal loggers. He took care & is loved by the Dumagat Tribe of the Sierra Madre mountains, & now re-assigned to another location in the island of Mindanao back into the mountains. He will be in close cooperation with the Philippine military as religious personnel & priests have been known to be harmed or kidnapped by armed dissidents & bandits.

This man's dedication to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, nurture, & evangelize tribespeople of the mountains of the Philippines even in the face of danger from government rebels & bandits, is quite a real hero's journey. This man is an angel of PMF. Please include him in your prayers.

I love this man's spirit & for this we honor him with a recognition from our PMF family & again, ask our friends to include him in your prayers. St. Mary, pray for us; St. Michael, pray for us, Lord Jesus Christ, stay with us.

Dare to serve, serve without fear in the Lord your God - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF

PMF Chief Medical Officer, Rescue Physician, & Angel Special Forces Team Lead Doc Ted in the news
Dec. 2, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Angel bro Doc Ted in the news! Thank you to all the rescue agencies involved, thank you donors, thank you benevolent Filipinos for the collaborative relief-rescue mission at Brgy. Daraitan sa Tanay, Rizal for families displaced by the severe flooding from Typhoon Ulysses that ravaged Philippines last Nov. 11, 2020. View TV link to watch: Rescuers, nagsagawa ng relief operations sa Tanay, Rizal - YouTube

Typhoon Ulysses strikes & devastates the Philippines last Nov. 11, 2020, the 3rd of 3 typhoons back to back & Project Michelangelo Foundation collaborates with several Rescue organizations in the Philippines
Nov. 29, 2020 Donors update on where your donations are being wisely spent: Thank you for entrusting Project Michelangelo Foundation with your hard-earned monies when you donated to help humanity through us. Our rescue-relief operations in the island of Luzon are ongoing from the devastation & severe flooding brought about by Typhoon Ulysses last Nov. 11, 2020.

Locations helped & current missions: Cagayan Valley/Isabella, Daraitan, Tanay Rizal, & San Mateo, Rizal.
With special thanks to our PMF Angel Rescue Special Forces (ARSF) with angel bros Doc Ted Esguerra & Enrico L de Guzman with support from angel bros Rhondell M. Paraiso, Emang Lachica of Singapore & a small contingent of our PMF angels & volunteers in Luzon (with special mention to new angels Meann Pupa & Nette Basilio) & in Mindanao, we were able to collect & use all necessary donations to the cause in collaboration with several privately owned rescue operations unit in the Philippines. Thank you all! Please continue to consider us for a donation.

Many blessings to all - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF

Thumbs up to Project Michelangelo Foundation from an Astronaut
Nov. 29, 2020, 11:11 am: My gratitude from an affirmation on the missions of Project Michelangelo Foundation from an Astronaut friend, a former commander of the Space Station.

I hear you Lord through another servant of yours who has come down from the sky. I love you Lord Jesus Christ. I pray wisdom & humility for the others lost to find you & come back home.

In praise or ridicule I remain - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF




May 8, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: A salute to the angelic spirit of angel bro Martin T. Aguda Jr. in Manila.


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This hidden angel of PMF has been helping out the indigent people of the streets of Manila mostly the homeless, who could not procure face masks & are hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide lockdown in the Philippines. Through his personal connections & donations gathered on his own initiative, Martin is a different breed of frontliner. Thank you angel brother.

May 4, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Doc Ime Cruz featured in Joise magazine in New Jersey-New York!
Super congrats to our amazing angel VP Doc Ime Cruz! We are so proud of you!

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May 3-4, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: PMF Angel Rapid Response Team Mobilized.
A small contingent of our PMF Northern Mindanao Angel Rapid Response Team (ARRT) headed by angel bro Rhondell M. Paraiso, has been mobilized to assist at Bukidnon State University's forthcoming resumption of work from the lockdown to ensure that students & workers are safe against the COVID-19 pandemic which has reached the mountains of Bukidnon. Please continue to pray for our secondary frontliners.

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April 29, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: More Doc Ime Music CD sales for PMF missions!
A very special “Thank you” shout-out for the constant generosity of New York angel VP Doc Ime Cruz in donating sales of her CD to the ongoing missions of PMF! We are so blessed to be in your company!

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April 23, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Salute to angel “DJ Chinita” for her creative Coffee Runs for the New York hospital frontliners.

DJ ChinitaAugelyn “Augee” Francisco, owner of @kabiseranyc, is a prominent leader in the Lower East Side community and beyond. She works tirelessly to support our health care providers with drinks and meals in partnership with @feedyourhospital, @3stone.nycac, @forkinitiative, and #projectbarkada. Her training as a registered nurse allows her to take the necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19 by educating folks through online tutorials on making and wearing masks. She knows how hard it is to fight on the frontline, which is why her coffee runs are essential to healthcare staff.  Email Augee at to support her Coffee Run for our frontliners.

PMF Newsfeed: Another Beauty & Brains Titleholder, Angel Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer ZhangCongratulations to our Angel Jennifer Zhang, Project Michelangelo Chinese Ambassador, for being crowned last Jan. 10, 2020 as Brilliant Miss World 2020!  Jennifer was ranked number one Globally among more than 1000 contestants in the first round, among 60 contestants in the second round, among 30 contestants in third round, and finally winning a Lead Role in a major movie production in China yet to be announced.  Jennifer has been very busy with an impressive array of accomplishments from the USA to China.  She was invited to Perform for Unity 2020 the 37th Chinese New Year Party of Greater Chicago in Chicago, Illinois; then invited to Perform for the China Central TV Lunar New Year Gala in Beijing, China! She was awarded 2nd Place at Kodak Professional Europe Photo Contest in the UK; featured on Major Chinese News such as NetEase, China Report, Chinese Seattle Radio, Chinese of Chicago, Hua Fa Net, China Tribune, about her journey to her Crowning as Brilliant Miss World 2020! In the last quarter of 2019, Jennifer held a Christmas Concert at New Furama Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois; held a Thanksgiving Musical Concert in Phoenix, Arizona; invited to be one of the Judges for the 2019 Miss Friendship Ambassador Pageant in Chicago, Illinois; invited to represent China in the Columbus Day Parade in Chicago, Illinois; invited to perform at Baruch College, the City College of New York in New York City, New York; and finally Premiered "Jasmine Flower," her live performance video on YouTube!

PMF Newsfeed: “Bond Girl becomes Project Michelangelo Foundation’s new addition to the International Board of Directors.”

Trina ParksHollywood legend Ms. Trina Parks, aka Thumper, the “1st African-American Bond Girl” & co-star with Sean Connery in the 1971 James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever,” has enlisted to volunteers her time, love, effort, and inspiration to the empowerment and rescue initiatives of Project Michelangelo Foundation and its free online empowerment resource for women by women, Angel Rising Magazine.  Angel Trina recently awarded Honoree for Excellence in her field by the Women’s Atlanta Business 2020 organization last March 5, 2020 at the Cobb Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

PMF Newsfeed: Our Singing Doctor, Angel VP Doc Ime, true inspiration!

Doc Ime and ChanFeb. 11, 2020 Project Michelangelo Foundation: Congratulations to our Singing Doctor Angel Vice President Doc Imelda “Ime” Cruz for being featured in Joise magazine! She also sang in a concert “Yuletide in October” held in Woodside, New York, USA together with Philippine singing legend Jose Mari Chan and joined in by a host of talented Filipina-American performers.  Thank you Angel Doc Ime, without you, PMF would not have grown to where we are today in the international stage. Watch & listen to her latest MTV tribute for Breast Cancer survivors on YouTube

PMF Newsfeed: Congratulations to our rising singing star, Angel Kayla KM Oliveros!

OliverosCongratulations to our Junior Angel Kyla Mae Oliveros 12 years old, for so many recent accolades as a rising star in the singing industry in the Philippines. Kyla is a recipient of WCEJA (World Class Excellence Japan Awards) as Outstanding Young Female Singer for two consecutive years during 2018 and 2019, the youngest performer ever to receive such awards. She was also selected from over 100 singers by a top Japanese agency, AVEX to receive special training in Tokyo, Japan.  Last Feb. 9, 2020 Kyla, Promising Talent 2019 Nominee and Virtual Playground Performing Artist, sang a rendition of “Lupang Hinirang,” the Philippine National Anthem representing Project Michelangelo Foundation during the opening of the Asian Basketball League (ABL) at Sta. Rosa Laguna. Kyla’s philosophy in life: “Music is the language of my soul and I want to use it to serve humanity.”  During this COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the Philippines, Kayla is one of the chosen artists to sing this salute tribute to all the Philippine COVID-19 frontliners & pulsing for all the frontliners worldwide. This song was also aired by ABS-CBN broadcasting around the world. Way to go angel Kyla KM Oliveros! You carry Project Michelangelo Foundation by your gentle wings.  The song is entitled “FLY HIGH” by Virtual Music, composed by Joven Tan & interpreted by artists Yohance Buie, Hans Paronda, Althea Pinzon, & KM Oliveros. See & listen on Youtube:
Well done Junior Angel Kyla!


Jan. 12, 2020: Project Michelangelo Foundation Newsfeed: Orphan to Junior Angel, Lia’s missions for the children of Samar, Philippines.

Lia Kemnetz

Congratulations and many thanks to Junior Angel Lia Kemnetz, 14, of Grace Christian Academy in Kankakee, Illinois, USA for the successful PMF Hug-a-Baby for Christmas through the New year 2020 baby needs drive.  Collected items and shipped in 5 Balikbayan boxes are donated gently used baby & young kids’ clothes, small toys, shoes, and some children's medicines. The shipment will be received by our Angel Doc Maria Sylvia Agudo Pacle, Team Leader in Northern Samar, Philippines for strategic distribution to give hope to poor newborns & children residing in the mountains.

Oct. 26, 2019 PMF Newsfeed:  The Alliance of Superheroes, Angels & Heroes return!

Yakima and AriasMeet our Angel Christin Yakima aka Wonderwoman and Angel Valerie Arias aka Batwoman who both participated last Oct. 26, 2019 in empowering children and young adults with special needs during Project Michelangelo Foundation’s Alliance of Superheroes annual hospital visit to the children’s ward in Kankakee, Illinois. An open house followed after the sick children’s visit held at the Project Michelangelo Foundation Headquarters in Bourbonnais, Illinois in a gathering of superheroes and children with prayer, games, camaraderie, and celebration of the God-given life many so often take for granted.

PMF joins the annual Manteno Veterans Run 2020
On Nov. 11, 2020, Manteno, Illinois, USA, Veterans Day, the Manteno Veterans Run continues the legacy of honoring & giving thanks to all those who served especially those who sacrificed their lives to protect the United States of America & protect freedom. This activity is also meant to instill inspire, & bequeath the patriotic spirit to children & young adults especially the Manteno Grade School, Middle School, & High School. With special thanks to Daniel Gerber USN, the Manteno American Legion Post 755, the local veterans, the Manteno Police, & the Manteno School District, this has become a yearly event. Jojo Sayson, Lieut. CDR of the Philippine Coast Guard Aux, 107th, & Founder of Project Michelangelo Foundation participates each year by escorting the Veterans with "Ground Force One" H2 Battlecruiser. May we teach our children the legacy & sacrifice of our nation's protectors & may we always place God before all we do so that we can bless God 1st before we implore God to bless America. The Manteno Veterans Run honors Raymond Joseph Olley QM2, Hero of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippines 1944 as he has always been the highlight of this event riding in the H2 Battlecruiser escort until he faded away last July 4, 2020 at the ripe old age of 97. He was Jojo Sayson's best friend.

See the video link: Project Michelangelo: Manteno Veterans Run 2020 tribute to the defenders of Democracy. Thank you! - YouTube

The New PMF Angel Rescue Special Forces
Nov. 27, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Announcing a new PMF designation to our angel rescuers mobilized united during national disasters & calamities in the Philippines. Because of the bravery & ingenuity of some of our Project Michelangelo Foundation angels, heroes, & volunteers, PMF launches the new Angel Rescue Special Forces (ARSF) composed of PMF angel leaders & 1st responders nationwide in the Philippines as an official designation for these selfless living legends ready to respond to any natural or man-made disasters & calamities in coordination & cooperation with multiple rescue organizations.

I chose the Lion as its symbol as this represents leadership, courage, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valor.
Salute - Jojo Sayson, President/Founder PMF

Doc Ted Esguerra & the National Museum of the Philippines
Nov. 25, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Angel bro Doc Ted Esguerra was appointed as security consultant for the National Museum of the Philippines. Congratulations & thank you for proudly honoring your PMF family.

PMF students with Academic Honors in Bulacan, Philippines 
Nov. 22, 2020 Newsfeed: PMF (Project Michelangelo Foundation) CARES- "So heartwarming to receive the news that our 2 PMF assisted High School students in Bulacan, Philippines are both # 1 in their respective classes, in Grade 9 and 10 respectively for the first quarter of the School Year 2020-2021. Special thanks to angel bro Enrico L. de Guzman for the guidance.

Jojo Sayson interview with angel bro Romualdo San Pascual on Radio Veritas
Nov. 15, 2020 PMF News: Jojo Sayson live interview via Zoom on Project Michelangelo Foundation & God’s relevance in times of calamities on Radyo Veritas 846, The Christian Radio of the Philippines, with host Bro Romualdo Constantino San Pascual in Kasama Ka Kaibigan,
broadcast from 162 West Avenue corner EDSA, 1104 Quezon City, Philippines via Youtube Live, Nov. 15, 2020.

The Amazing Toyman helps Typhoon Ulysses flood victims despite being a flood victim himself
Nov. 14, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: The indomitable Amazing Toyman Enrico L. de Guzman. With the aftermath of the destructive Typhoon Ulysses, flooding was just about everywhere causing billions of pesos in damages. The house of angel bro Enrico was flooded destroying much of his personal belongings & important documents but nevertheless, it did not even dampen the fighting spirit & inspirational leadership of this man. He continued with his mission of helping the flood victims while he is also a flood victim but today he is the flood champion of the children.

PMF helps the Dumagat Tribe with angel bro Martin Francisco
Nov. 6, 2020: PMF Newsfeed: Thank you for keeping the divine fire of PMF burning brightly in the Philippines angel bro Enrico L. de Guzman in arranging some logistical supplies transported to the Sierra Mountain Dumagat children under the auspices of angel bro Martin Francisco. 

PMF Namesake in space & on its way to Mars
Nov. 4, 2020 PMF Newsfeed Mars, here we come: Project Michelangelo on its way to Mars!

Project Michelangelo Foundation (PMF) namesake etched on the Rover Perseverance mission to Mars flight status:
On July 30, 2020, Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, was launched at 7:50 a.m. EDT (11:50 UTC), and is scheduled to land on Mars on 18 February 2021. Etched on a microchip are names of countless Earthlings including the name "Project Michelangelo" representing our angels, heroes, volunteers, donors, & the children recipients of our missions including everyone else benefitting from the goodness we deliver for humanity & God's sake. Under the auspices of PMF are the Alliance of Superheroes (AOS) & Angel Rising Magazine (ARM) both represented as well.
This car-sized rover designed to explore the Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission. It was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and expected to land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. You can view the telemetry of the spacecraft as it heads for Mars.  Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover - NASA Mars

Mike Burns - Mars Expedition Coordinator

Oct. 31, 2020 PMF News: On this 24th year anniversary of the creation of the Alliance of Superheroes & in lieu of this year's COVID-19 cancellation of our Alliance of Superheroes (AOS) yearly hospital visits for sick children & get-together festivities with special needs & disabled kids with other superheroes of PMF, Jojo Sayson broadcast a FB Live event "Batman Unmasked" One on one with Jojo Sayson to tell the world about our history & development thru the years. AOS precede PMF & is on our 24th year. AOS is now PMF. God bless us all.

Watch the FB link:

A Thanksgiving message from angel Muffit Docdocil of the Northern Mindanao Angel Rescue Team
Oct. 29, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Despite the global health crisis, Project Michelangelo Foundation, Northern Mindanao never fails to give its perpetual provision to its constituents. Apo Macote National High School is very much grateful for the support during this time of the pandemic. May God always bless dispense his endless blessings to the PMF family, especially to Dr. Jojo Sayson and the International Board of Directors.

Mabuhay po tayong lahat! Stay safe!  --  angel Muffit Docdocil aka Code Blue, Angel Rapid Rescue Team (ARRT)

Dec. 28, 2020 PMF Newsfeed: Congratulations to our new angel Xyra Grey for a mission accomplished status on her 1st PMF mission “Spoonful of Grace” giving cheer during the Christmas season through the New Year to the street children & the poor of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. This was a self-sufficient mission without any financial assistance from PMF Headquarters. We are so proud of you angel Xyra, you have earned your wings.


Dec. 10, 2020 Newsfeed: Congratulations to our angel Muffit M. Docdocil, Operations Officer of PMF Northern Mindanao Angel Rapid Response Team, the mission lead of PMF Mission PASIDUNGOG for a successful mission of hope before Christmas 2020. The PMF groups of Northern Mindanao with the help of the teachers of Apo Macote National High School conducted humanitarian mission in one of the temporary relocation sites of the victims of the clash between the military and the terrorist groups of the Southern region of the Philippines. These peaceful-loving Manobo people were driven away from their homes in fear for their lives. Their livelihood and personal property were abandoned. To survive, they had been living by scavenging farms and irrigation canals, begging and depending on government support which are not enough to support their basic needs. Christmas time is arrived amid the hardship and the children were in need of clothes, slippers and toys.  The elderly needed medicine and food and so PMF angels and volunteers sprang into action. A team of 35 (PMF angels, volunteers and friends) prepared 170 food packs, 45 gifts for the children and big bags of relief goods containing rice, canned goods, pre-loved clothes, school supplies, fruits, and homemade pansit for every family. It was a beautiful message of Christmas hope and love for the least of our fellowmen in the most distressed areas of our country, the Philippines.