Category Archives: Suntown News

Help Make Miracles Happen

BY CARLA GOMEZ The Visayan Daily Star August 29, 2017 A 22-year-old who beat cancer is bringing joy and hope to others because she believes miracles still do happen. Janica Mariz Bantigue of Bacolod City was stricken with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, when she was three years old. But seven years later the doctors declared
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GROWING IN SUNTOWN:

Teacher Joseph Recounts his Journey from being a Camper, Volunteer and into an Educator by Dr. Alvin Parreno Vice President, Suntown Camp Foundation Inc. ” Lord, kinse pa lang ko mapatay na ko?” This was the question Joseph silently uttered when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma or bone cancer. He decribed his ordeal as “scary” right from the time his thumb was amputated until
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JOEL, SUNTOWN CAMP’S BALL OF SUNSHINE

A piece written on May 3, 2011 by Millie Kilayko President, Suntown Camp Foundation Inc. Joel was Suntown Camp’s little ball of sunshine. From the first camp in 2007 to the fourth in 2010,Joel never failed to capture the hearts of the Suntown volunteers. With eyes so rich in expression and a smart, intelligent mind that provided him the facility to match the right
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Inquirer reading sessions inspire NGO

By Carla Gomez Visayas Bureau Inquirer.net First Posted 23:47:00 01/02/2009 Filed Under: Regional authorities, Children, Books, Charity BACOLOD CITY ? Inspired by children?s response to Philippine Daily Inquirer?s (parent company of INQ.net) Read Along session in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, less than a month ago, volunteers of Suntown Camp Foundation, a Negros-based NGO for children with cancer and serious illnesses, mounted their own Read
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A touch of magic

By Carla P Gomez Visayan Daily Star A 4-year-old boy blind in his left eye and a very sick 15-year-old who was released from the hospital against doctor’s advice were among 23 young cancer patients who got “a touch of magic” last week. The 23 joined the 5th annual Suntown Camp in Bacolod City from October 26 to 30 ran by volunteers who try
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