When I found out recently that Saudi Arabia based- Jane Ampoloquio of Tagbilaran City had facilitated the turnover of cash donations & goods for the families that had been affected by the October 15 2013 earthquake that struck Bohol, I got elated with the news and my mind suddenly went back to year 2003 when I first met Ms. Ampoloquio.
We were organizing a big fashion gala as one of the TBTK 2003 highlights and I had picked Jane from the casting call for the fashion event. Although she was practically a newbie in modeling, she had the willowy and svelte figure, height and the beauty that was perfect for modeling.
She was still raw but had a lot of potential and was a fast learner when it came to posing and gliding on the runway
After that fashion show, our paths never crossed again perhaps, because I was so engrossed in the academe and she had become a registered nurse.
It had to take an earthquake for our paths to connect once again through B.R.I.D.G.E.S were we both volunteer
According to web designer & photographer Chrismael Caldo, the donations were through the collective efforts of a Saudi Arabia- based group of models and photographers that includes our very own Jane Ampoloquio.
Jane Ampoloquio worked tirelessly to help gather these artists in the arts & fashion world for a photo shoot that generated cash donations and relief goods
Lest people forget, there are still scores of families that are still reeling from the devastating after effects of the earthquake that struck Bohol four months back. Their plight has been eclipsed by Super Typhoon Yolanda that ravaged most parts of Eastern Visayas
To Jane Ampoloquio and to everyone involved in the fundraiser, hats off to you!
PHOTOSHOOT FOR A CAUSE : (BOHOL EARTHQUAKE)
PARTICIPANTS : PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM SAUDI
LOCATION : AMERAYAH PRIVATE FARM RIYADH K.S.A.
ORGANIZERS : RIYADH CREATIVE ARTISTS
LAGUNA LAKERS CARGO FORWARDERS, PINOY SINING K.S.A. , DANTE LAYOSA , NORMAN CUNANAN, RODEL MINDA, JAM C. NAVA ,ZHARIYA SILVESTRE CAMID & A LOT MORE!
THRU THE EFFORT OF MS. JANE AMPOLOQUIO (REGISTERED NURSE)
(MEMBER OF B.R.I.D.G.E.S.)
THANKS TO DENNIS SACO & THE REST OF B.R.I.D.G.E.S. FOR FACILITATING THE DISTRIBUTION