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HSJ receives donation via credit cards

Good News! We are pleased to inform you that  the credit card channel has already been activated as one of the payment channels on UShare.  Hospicio De San Jose can now receive donations via credit cards aside from the existing channels - Online Banking / ATM / Local Banks, Outlets (SM, LBC, Cebuana), etc.

Please inform other donors, friends, family of this good news to start receiving donations via UShare.

Pasilio Renovated

This renovated pasilio was damaged by the typhoon Pedring last September 2011. Thanks to all benefactors who have contributed for the restoration of this pasilio.

German Entrepreneur Donates 20,000 Euros for Infants and Toddlers at Hospicio de San Jose

German entrepreneur and Agricultural Engineer Manfred Görg earlier this year donated €20,000 (more than P1,000,000) to Hospicio de San Jose. Mr. Görg and his son are featured here with Sr. Maria Socorro Pilar G. Evidente, administrator of Hospicio de San Jose, who received the donation intended for the infants and toddlers of the charity-funded hospice that caters to the poorest of the poor from infants to the elderly.
“I think that helps a lot of newborn to three years old. Diapers, milk, medical help, whatever they need, I am very happy to help,” Engr. Görg said in an interview.

Engr. Görg is the founder of Dr. Goerg GmbH, a company that manufactures Philippine Virgin Coconut Oil and other organic products such as coconut water, coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut chips, coconut blossom syrup and desiccated coconut. The company is the leading distributor of these coconut products in Europe, and has recently opened new markets in the Middle East and South America.
Dr. Goerg’s Philippine unit manufactures the oil through a proprietary method. The coconuts are grown in sustainably managed bio-plantations (kbA-certified) in the southern part of Luzon and are cold pressed one hour after shelling before these are three days old in order to retain the freshness. Only healthy, unbroken coconuts are used. The resulting product is reputed to be the best quality virgin coconut oil in the world.
Philippine Virgin Coconut Oil has 59.42% lauric acid, the highest for any brand of coconut oil worldwide, according to Engr. Görg.
Lauric acid has traditionally been used in combating disease-causing agents. Coconut oil — a rich natural source of lauric acid — and has gained popularity around the world for its medicinal properties. Apart from its health benefits, coconut oil is also used for cooking and baking, and for beauty regimens.
Coconut products from the Philippines have made profits for the seven-year-old company and this donation to Hospicio de San Jose is one way of giving back to the Philippines, Engr. Görg explained. “We do what we can to give back what we take out,” he added.
In similar generous activities, the German philanthropist has also boosted the livelihood capabilities of farmers by giving them 10,000 coconut trees. And he initiated a school project to provide higher education for children in Mindoro. His wife, Erliza, provides free dental treatment to indigent people.
Manfred Görg grew up in a family that was never rich. He recalled, “We were six kids and my mother lived her life for the children. When I was young, I had nothing in my hands and I worked hard to become successful.”
The young Manfred studied Agricultural Engineering in Germany and the United States. Prior to launching Dr. Goerg GmbH, he was a manager in Germany, selling cities and towns solutions on how to be become cleaner and greener. He was among the top three in his line of work and was very successful.
He came to the Philippines 13 years ago to attend the wedding of German friend who was marrying a Filipina. At the reception, he asked where he should go for the rest of his holiday. “Anywhere but Mindanao,” they told him. The very next day, he took a bus from Cebu to Mindanao (by RoRo ferry) and visited areas like Zamboanga, Butuan and Illigan. “I believe in the goodness of human beings,” he said of his adventure. And goodness was what he encountered everywhere. He fell in love with the country and the people, and kept returning to the Philippines.
It was inevitable that he would fall in love with a Filipina. Some years later, he met Erliza, a dentist, and they were married in 2005. They now have a six-year-old son.
Engr. Görg had seen real poverty in some areas of the Philippines, but he had also seen the abundant natural resources. He wanted to help alleviate the poverty. Drawing on his agricultural engineering background, he decided to put up a facility to manufacture premium coconut oil. His timing couldn’t have been better. Trans fats were out and healthy, organic oils were in. His Philippine Virgin Coconut Oil caught on in Europe, becoming a best-selling brand.
He continued, “I am thankful that God gave me the chance to be successful. With success comes money, but most worthwhile things in life you cannot buy. Love, understanding, somebody to praise you sincerely, you cannot buy for money.”
Of his substantial donation, he said, “The money we earn, we don’t need all for ourselves and I’m thankful to God for that. I want to give the success back to the people. The kids of Hospicio de San Jose will grow up and may become successful. Maybe they were will remember a guy from Germany who helped them, and they will also help others.”
Engr. Görg is also imparting to his son this generosity. “I teach my son to also take care of other people. He grew up with lot of things, but we made him understand not everything is for free. To have money to buy what you want, you have to work for it, to sell a lot of coconut oil for it.”
Referring to a previous donation, he recalled, “When we took Sr. Socorro to buy tables and chairs for the children, my son went with us and spent his money also. Back home [in Germany] he told his friends that he helped children with no mother and father. Now he wants to see the kids again and what we are doing. He explained this already to other kids. Maybe they will understand and they will also be generous.”
Engr. Görg, who declares his heart is in the Philippines, now wants to start a new business for organic and certified malungay products to be distributed worldwide. And he will produce his malungay produce with the same secret ingredient that he produces his coconut products, TLC. Tender loving care.
Manfred Görg calls it positive energy. “We believe in the people and treat them well, so they treat us good, too. Positive energy is flowing as we manufacture our products. And customers feel this. On their own, people to us after using our products for their health, their food or their skin and tell us, ‘I feel good with that product.’ When I can touch the soul of the customer with my products, then I know what I am doing is right.”


Introduction of Sr. Justine Rosales, DC at the Eucharistic Celebration commemorating 147 years of DC presence at Hospicio de San Jose



Good morning and with joyful hearts, welcome to you all!

Year 2012 is a year of thanksgiving for us, Daughters of Charity, most especially for us here in Hospicio de San Jose.  Why?  Because of the following reasons:  First, we are celebrating the 150 years of presence of the Daughters of Charity in the Philippines and secondly, June 1, 1865, 147 years ago, the Daughters of Charity took over the management and administration of Hospicio de San Jose.  Thirdly, because we received many blessings from God through our donors and benefactors enabling us to fulfill our dreams for the poor:  the Sanctuary for Abused Women and Children, inaugurated last March 19, the soon to open Residence for Women and Children Living with HIV-AIDs, and these two projects of ours that we are launching today:  150 Sponsorships for Children and Older Persons and Daily Lunch for 150 street peoples and families.

150th Anniversary of the coming of Daughters of Charity to the Philippines and 147 years of service at Hospicio de San Jose

OPENING REMARKS OF SR. MARIA SOCORRO PILAR G. EVIDENTE, DC during the Launching Ceremonies of Hospicio’s celebration for the 150th anniversary of the coming of the Daughters of Charity to the Philippines and 147 years of service at Hospicio de San Jose.

Good morning and a very warm welcome to all of you who have graced this significant event in our life of service with your presence.  We are most grateful especially to our very own Mayor Alfredo Lim of the City of Manila,  Fritz Lim, the Executive Director of the Madrigal Foundation,  Barbara Bowden and Jean Marcucci from the US Embassy Club, Mr. Jameson Chua, Executive Vice-President of Manila Business College, the representatives sent by the Sponsors and our fellow Daughters of Charity from the NCR Communities.

Sharing with the Orphans

Made of empty perfume bottles in assorted shapes and sizes, the sparkling and truly modern Christmas tree entry of Aficionado Germany Perfume president and chief executive officer Joel Cruz and his family won the grand prize in Dusit Thani Manila's Christmas Tree charity project.

Awarding of Level II Accreditation of Hospicio de San Jose

speech accreditation
Sr. Maria Socorro G. Evidente's speech was read during the awarding of Level II Accreditation of Hospicio de San Jose by DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman at the Department of Social Welfare and Development's National Office.