Christmas shopping for a cause with Tzu Chi Zamboanga PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 December 2012 00:00

It is either before or after the guaranteed $23 million boxing rematch (about P943 million that can increase to 1 Billion) take home pay of  Manny Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, all roads in Zamboanga City will lead once more to the biggest and most awaited Christmas bazaar in Garden Orchid Hotel (9am to 11pm) today. It is the 12th One Mega Fair organized every December by non-profit organization Zamboanga Tzu Chi Foundation. A fund raising shopping event that we all should support!

I gathered there will be more booths participating this year offering products at bargain prices and big discounts timing for gift giving this season. Exciting games, activities, raffle prizes, and galore of food variety will also excite the buyers even the window shoppers (those who just drop by for curiosity). My wife and I love to go there to buy high quality products at affordable prices.

What is notable about this event, it is for a good cause. The proceeds from the booth rentals, sponsors, and donations will all be for the laudable local projects and programs of Tzu Chi Foundation (see some of the Tzu Chi in action pictures in this spread).

For 12 years, Tzu Chi Zamboanga has been reinstating mobility through foot camps, restoring eyesight through its "Angel of Sight Saving Programs, aiding helpless kids with hydrocephalus, meningocoele and encephalocoele through it's Free VP Shunting operations, undertakes major and minor surgical missions, do relief mission during calamities and disasters, save planet earth by doing and promoting recycling among others not only in Mindanao but also in Visayas! Regardless of the recipient’s religion, race or creed, Tzu Chi has been doing these humanitarian programs voluntarily worldwide.

Guided by the Tzu Chi credo, “Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives with Great Love...One Person at a Time!”, help them continue it by supporting its different activities. Visit Tzu Chi website at for more details how.

By Dante Corteza