Friday, October 21, 2011

Drug Rehab and Treatment Centers in Metro Manila

Just in case anyone needs a reference of drug rehab treatment centers here in Manila, got the list from my yahoo group and posted it here because I know a lot are looking for information regarding this. It might help also those who do ministry to street kids who sniff rugby and is need of treatment centers.

 Life Management Foundation Inc.
Address : 2/f Yupangco Bldg. 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati
Tel. # : 892-97-19 to 20 / 812- 12-67
Services : Halfway housing to recover and Group therapy

 Life Change Counseling Center & Psychiatry Clinic
Address : #105 Scout Rallos Street, cor. Timog Avenue,
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
(near Quattro Grill and Bar REstaurant, turn left at the first corner)
Tel. #: 415-6529 / 415-7964
E-mail : lifechangerecovery@...
Service : Professional Counseling, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents, Provide interventions for substance-related cases, Attitude and Behavioral Management
Schedule : Monday to Sunday 24 Hours
Psychologist/Psychiatrist : Randy S. Dellosa, M.D., C-Psy.D.
Violeta Bautista, Ph.D.

 National Capital Region
Address : Ground Flr. Champ Bldg. Anda Circle Port Area, Manila
Tel. # : 527-32-13
Services : Treatment and Rehabilitation
Fee for Testing P 300
Evaluation for free
Contact : Dr. Lilia R. Mabanag or Dr. Sualog
Schedule : Monday - Friday ( 7:00 - 4:00 PM )

NARCOM Treatment & Rehabilitation Center
Address : Camp Bagong Diwa ,Bicutan, Taguig , Metro Manila
Tel. # : 722-12-77 / 837-24-71 loc 753, 745
Contact : Supt. Baltazar Balanguan

New Beginnings - Treatment &  Rehabilitation Center
Address : #40 Cairo St., Phase 3 BF Homes Paranaque Mla.
Tel. # : 827-57-77
Fax # : 827-51-40
Contact : Mr. Jaime del Rosario
Fee : P 75,000

Sagip Foundation
Address : 943 J. Escoda St., San Marcelino, Malate Mla.
Tel. # : 521-41-98

YOUTH Renewal Center
Address : c/o Caritas Manila, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Tel. # : 522-03-61

Address: City Hall Compound, Quezon City Hall
Tel. # 9269535
Scedule: Open from Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm
Services: Provide Free Counseling and Drug Test, Referral for Medical Examination, Referral for Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents
Client: 12 yr. and above; male and female, priority are residents of Quezon City

 Sheperd Drug Rehabilitation Center (A private rehabilitation center for drug dependents, alcoholics, depressed individuals and teenage mothers. It is being managed by Christ the Living God fellowship.)
Open from : Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Address : #3 Scout Albano Street, Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: 414 1544 / 410 5698
Services : A complete rehab program for 7 months, Counseling, Rehabilitation, After care, Psychotherapy, Attitude and behavioral management
Service Fee : P17,500/month
Contact Person/s : Ms. Rose Benitez, Administrator
Requirements for Referral: Phone call, walk-in

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Share your food with the hungry

Isaiah 58:6-12
New International Version (NIV)

6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

I dream

I dream of living on a big house with many rooms and facilities someday. A library with lots of children books to read and a kitchen where healthy foods are always ready. A pedestal bathtub is not necessary but I would love a wide lawn and play area where kids will enjoy playing under the trees and the sun.

I don't dream that for myself though. I dream for children out there in the street. Children like "jay-jay". For the kids I have met ever since I got involved with the childrens' ministry.

I dream for that girl who sells sampaguita (flowers) in a busy hi-way. I dream for that little boy walking and running  without slippers not minding the danger of his own playground. I dream for that teenage girl I once met sniffing rugby and sleeping in front of establishments together with some boys (their age ranges from 7-16 years old). Oh how my hearts bleeds for her.

I dream for the many children living in the streets left on their own, abandoned,astray, hungry and alone.

I pray I can have that house someday soon. For the meantime, I'll keep on being friends with them, they don't have much friends either and sometimes all they need is just a listening heart.

And I'm excited, my husband and I thought of a new way to get to them and hopefully we'll gain more kids friends with this. Can't wait!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gifts for the Kids

Christmas party is one of the most awaited event by the kids in our ministry. They know they are in for a sure treat on this day so they really look forward to it. This year our Christmas Party will be on the first Saturday of December and as early as now we are already accepting gifts for the kids.

I have friends and office mates that gives regularly for this occasion and I am thankful that they already have given me their word that they will give again this year. Praise the Lord!

However, we plan to extend the gift-giving to one of our church outreach in the nearby province and that means we need more toys and gifts thus we need more donors.

If you want to share your blessings, if you find it in your heart the desire to give, please let us know. Toys, clothes, school supplies or food will be greatly appreciated. These kids don't ask for lavish gifts such as ProFlowers gift basket and the like but one toy can make them really happy and excited.

For more information on how you can give , you may contact the following;

International Teams Philippines
3741 Bautista St., Makati City, Philippines
Tel: (63-2) 832 5142 to 43
or at
LJBC Global Ministry
4627 Arellano St. Palanan,Makati City
Tel: (63-2) 556-4239

God bless everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hindi sinasadyang nakito kong muli si "jay-jay" kanina. Hindi ko agad naalala ang pangalan nya pero hindi ko maaring makalimutan ang mukha nya. Malaki na siya at isa ng teen-ager ngunti laman pa rin siya ng kalye, nakayapak at nagugutom.

Isa si "jay-jay" sa mga batang tinuturuan at pinapakain namin noon tuwing Sabado.At isa rin siya sa pina ka aktibo, madaldal, magaspang at pinaka madungis. Sa tuwina kong pakikipag usap sa kanya, napag alaman ko na nakatira siya sa kaniyang mga tiyahin noon at hindi nag aaral, sabi nya naghihingi siya ng limos sa isang kalapit na supermarket at kadalasn ay isinusugal sa kara y krus.

Hindi na kami nagpupunta sa lugar na dati niyang tinitirhan, natapos na ang aming feeding program sa kanilang lugar kaya hindi ko na rin siya nakita....hanggang labas ng mercury drug..habang nagpapatila kami ng ulan..

Nakangiti ako sa kanya pero umiiyak ang puso ko na laman pa rin siya ng kalye, nakayapak at nagugutom. Sabi niya nagpaparking daw siya para may pangbili ng pagkain,umalis na daw siya sa kaniyang tiyahin dahil ayaw sa kaniya. Naalala ko ang isa sa mga "batang hamog" na kamakailan lang ay naaksidente at namatay.

Hindi siya humingi ng pera sa akin bagkus ang sinabi nya kung pwede ko siya pakainin. Itinuro niya sa akin ang katabing tindahan ng pares at nag order ng pagkain niya habang pinagsasabihan ko siya na malaki pa ang pag-asang mabago ang buhay niya dahil bata pa siya, pwede pang maiba ang direksiyon at gumanda ang estado ng buhay niya.

Labinlimang taon na si "jay-jay" at ngayon daw siya ay nasa grade 2 at hindi ko alam kung matatapos niya ito.

Napaisip tuloy ako, may magagawa ba ako? kami? sapat na nga ba na naturuan namin sila noon at napakain? Nabahaginan ng salita ng Diyos?

Pwede pang sagipin si "jay-jay" sa kalye at totoo na pwede pang gumanda ang buhay niya...KUNG

....kung meron siyang maayos na pamilyang uuwian
..kung meron siyang magulang na gagabay sa kaniya
..kung merong mga taong totoo

Sana makumbinsi ko siya na pumasok na lang sa isa sa mga foundations o organisasyon na kumakalinga sa mga batang kalye.

Sana hindi siya matulad sa naging kapalaran ng isa sa mga "batang hamog".

Monday, October 10, 2011


* Grasping for control only stirs up more distress, but trusting in the Lord brings PEACE
* Tranquility and inner calm blossom when you depend upon God to care for you and your loved ones

I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God" My time is in your hands. Psalm 31:14-15 NIV

Image source : Jesus is the way to heaven facebook page
Text : Simple Living for Women

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Leave of Absence or REST?

How does one take a leave of absence in ministry work?

I know the rules very well in a non-ministry job, let's say when you are a teacher, or a nurse, a computer programmer or people who have Dietetic Technician Jobs or any kind of job for that matter. You just file a leave of absence and someone will take charge and when you get back you resume the work you are handling.

But I figured, it's entirely different when you are doing ministry. Besides of the fact that you are not being paid regularly, it's God who chose you and appointed you to do such and only HIM should tell you when to stop. I really don't think leave of absence is applicable in this but of course we are allowed to take a rest. It's very important to rest in a while, you need to replenish your energy, to be filled again, to renew and be healed and be strong again.

So REST we will. My husband and I are taking rest for a while. I do not know how long but for sure God knows how long it will last. Our prayer is that while we are on rest, our passion will be renewed, our hearts will be filled and we will be even more strengthened and we'll be ready for the next assignment He will be giving us.

More than prayers

If you're not from my country, probably all you've been reading from the news about us are the typhoons that comes one after another. And the flood.

image source : chinapost

yes, the whole of Central Luzon is submerged in water and people lost millions of pesos in their business and agricultures, but my readers from other countries should also know that amidst these calamities, there are inspiring stories worth telling a thousand times.

Last night, I was inspired with stories of ordinary people trying to help and give whatever they are able to give to victims of this calamity.

A man (I believe he's a fisherman) in that area who was able to caught a lot of shrimps (due to overflow of fish cages) didn't think of keeping it all for him self or for his family. He gave his neighbor a handful each so they can have something to eat. When food and relief is scarce, there is this man who thinks not only of himself but of others too.

When evacuation centers are not enough, a lady opened her property for people she doesn't know and accommodated them, she initiated to give them food and organized a relief good distribution for those people. She even said that no one is too poor to help because even one peso you give can be of big help. And I couldn't agree more. If you can't give money, you can even give your time. A big foundation is calling for volunteers who will pack relief goods to be given to evacuees. and a lot of ordinary people are responding.

Sometimes, I think me praying for them is not enough, not when you know you can give them more..more than your prayers.