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10,000 Sky Lanterns to light up GenSan skies @ 8th People’s Congress

This is one for the record books which should not be missed!

Tomorrow night, November 16, 2011, in celebration of the 8th People’s Congress which gathers all the members of the FRAME Program of the local government of General Santos City to celebrate and fellowship, something magical will happen!

For the first time ever in the country, 10,000 SKY LANTERNS will be released by the members themselves in an event that showcases the strength and impact of the program in many facets at the General Santos City Oval Plaza.

Be there to witness this historic event!

"GENSAN CITY MAYOR DARLENE CUSTODIO AND HER HUSBAND BENJIE WAIT FOR THEIR SKY LANTERN TO FLOAT DURING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TUNA FESTIVAL 2010. MULTIPLY THIS 10,000 TIMES AND YOU GET THE PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENS AT THE 8TH PEOPLE'S CONGRESS."

The FRAME Program:

The “Family Resource Allocation Management and Enhancement” (FRAME) Program is basically a community and value-based capability building program aimed at empowering communities and constituents to socio-economic engagements and self-help livelihood opportunities. It is a special program of the Local Government of General Santos as an anti-poverty strategy.

Generally, FRAME Program is a mass-based savings system where people and community own a project which operates on trust, love, cooperation and mutual help. Likewise, it promotes family values, spirituality, moral recovery and strengthening positive virtues rather than promoting the dole-out and poverty mentality of Filipinos.

FRAME Program has been existing for more than eight years since its inception in year 2003 during the time of then mayor and now Congressman Jun Acharon. It evolved from a pilot savings program at the Field Operations Division of the City Social Welfare and Development Office to a mass-based savings system now existing in 26 barangays that mobilized more than forty thousand members to date under the leadership of Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio.

“8th People’s Congress Theme:  RE-IMAGINE. RE-INVENT. RESPOND. | God-given Power Unframed.”:

The chosen theme is essentially a statement of conviction commanding the human being to re-imagine possibilities, re-invent approaches and strategies, and respond to the changing time’s challenges.

In today’s unpredictable times and fast-paced evolution, all that the individual can do is prepare for a volatile future. Man is after all born and equipped with innovativeness, ingenuity, virtues and values basic in him. To respond to the demands of contemporary times, man has to harness his basic faculties. Individuals, communities, and families have to adapt to economic, cultural, political, environmental, and sociological landscapes that change its face by the tick of the clock.

There is so much that man can do if he unleashes the human potential he is endowed with. There are no boundaries to what the human spirit can achieve. There is no framing of his capabilities which are God-given.

The theme basically sends a message that empowering one’s self starts from rediscovering his basic human strengths – the goodness and spirit that lies within every soul. These and all, are what this year’s congress aims for the FRAME members to imbibe.

Through time, FRAME is already beyond a social program. It has become a dynamic platform where positive transformation unfolds.

VISUAL THEME AND LOGO:

The visual rendering of a human figure carrying a lighted torch is a declaration of man’s energy to live with meaning, a celebration of the gift of life. Unafraid by darkness of turbulent times, he carries a burning passion to illumine and influence the world.

The colors Red, Orange and Yellow are the colors of a flame. These colors translate the vibrancy of the event, hence used in tshirts, promo materials, and other visual elements.

The flood of flame colors is in itself a portrayal of illumination, an intense visual statement that FRAME as a program is a medium that lights and illuminates. It thus, should radiate and effect positive influences.

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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Comments

  1. John says:

    Surely, this will be a sight to behold!

    What time shall the event start?

    1. bariles says:

      @John, as early as 5pm. 🙂

  2. fahdingding says:

    Wow… 10,000 sky lanterns!!! then 32,000 ang expected na dadalo sa event na ‘to.. Buhi na pud economy sa GENSAN ani…

    ..and we’ll be there mamaya as Red Cross volunteers… =)

  3. fahdingding says:

    Wow…nice ng SHIRT… pwede maka hingi? hehehe

  4. vyperalta says:

    wow that’s new…….but 10,000? that’s a lot fire, rice paper(?) and bamboo rim to be released…….

  5. rean says:

    i saw it last night, it’s really amazing..

  6. fahdingding says:

    Hahay.. kasadya sa event! Relaxing talaga yung mga sky lanterns…


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