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    Charity: Bahay Maria Orphanage, Bel-Air, Makati

    An unassuming place inside an exclusive gated community of Bel-air, Makati is a house on Amapola street, fronting Rockwell Center and Powerplant Mall, is home to former streetchildren now under the care of Bahay Maria orphanage.

    This is Tutubi's second visit to the charitable institution and the third orphanage for his annual gift-giving "Orphanage Tour" before a heavy (so-so) lunch at C2 Classic Cuisine at Powerplant Mall.

    Bahay Maria (not Bahay ni Maria) is a nice home for former homeless girls turned into an orphanage.

    bahay maria bel-air makatiBahay Maria, an unassuming house in an exclusive gated community is home to former streetchildren

    Tutubi and his "tour-mates" were treated to song and dance numbers by the children and their own depiction of the nativity.

    the holy family visited by the three magis...err..two magis as the third one was playing somewhere

    finally caught up with the third magi still wearing the crown

    three magisthe "missing" magi caught on cam

    This "orphanage tour" is really a nice thing to do even at least once a year to share to underprivileged people even small things.

    Christmas is not just about gifts to your family, friends and loved ones but it's much more meaningful once shared with strangers and people in need.

    How to get there:

    for directions from Ayala Avenue, head towards Makati Avenue going to Mandaluyong and turn right on Kalayaan Avenue until you see the gate of Bel-Air fronting Powerplant Mall. Bahay Maria is just along Amapola St, the street immediately after the guard house of the subdivision entrance.

    Bahay Maria Center
    Address: 95 Amapola Bel-Air 3 Makati
    Contact Person: Sis. Carmela
    Telephone Number/Contact: +63.2.890.4539

    Related Post:
    Manila Charitable Institutions


    posted by GingGoy @ 9:01 PM,


    At Dec 23, 2009, 10:41:00 PM, Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas Tutubi.

    At Dec 24, 2009, 5:17:00 PM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    merry christmas to you and your family, tutubi! :)

    At Dec 25, 2009, 1:20:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    A blessed Christmas season to you and your lovely wife and your precious tutubing karayom. May the New Year bring you peace and prosperity.

    At Dec 30, 2009, 3:59:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    I also used to volunteer for charitable works during Christmas season. I stopped a few years now due to work-related time constraint.
    I supposed to join the fourth Annual Firefly Brigade Christmas Gift-giving Ride last December 19. Unfortunately, my wife and I flew to the province for a vacation and schedule ng balik namin eh 20th.

    Anyhow, a blessed 2010 for you and family...

    At Jan 7, 2010, 12:19:00 PM, Anonymous Eco Dela Sala said...

    Hi tutubi, I came across your blog because I want to know more about Bahay maria. Would you know how many children are there now? I also would appreciate if I can get their contact digits or better yet email. I'd like to share a little this year.

    Also, your blog is a good read. Thank you for taking time to write! =)


    At Jan 7, 2010, 12:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello Tutubi,

    Thank you so much for this post. I came across it by just niffing through the net about orphanages in my city. I wanted to share a little to these kids in Bahay maria would you know how many kids are there? better yet.. I hope you can give me their contact details including email. Thank you so much! =)

    Your blog is a nice read. thanks for taking time to write 'em.


    At Jan 26, 2010, 3:25:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    eco, contact number already posted above

    At Jan 5, 2011, 4:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, I wish to know if how can I join as a volunteer in your house like in teaching the little girls and others =)

    At Mar 28, 2011, 5:12:00 PM, Anonymous Maheshwari28 said...

    Hi, I want to know if I can join as a volunteer in your house like teaching maths to them.

    At Apr 15, 2011, 5:20:00 PM, Anonymous Pinoy Chefs said...

    hehehe their so very cute =)oo nga if where interested to volunteer how can we? thanks

    At Apr 27, 2011, 10:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    im Roselyn R. Aparejado from makati also.
    -im planning to visit your orphanage by next yr.
    my sister will give me 80,000pesos for my debut and i want to use it by helping other i've decided to have a simple celebration in your orphange with all kids there and give them some u allow this kind of plan?thank you.and Godbless!

    At Jun 8, 2011, 5:04:00 PM, Anonymous Festival of Gardens said...

    This really eye opening post for me. Sharing our love and affection with orphans is really heart touching, I would like to visit the orphanage tour.

    At Aug 10, 2011, 5:32:00 AM, Blogger Desiree said...

    Do you happen to have an email address for your contact there? Thanks for this lovely post!

    At Mar 31, 2012, 5:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i want to adopt a child and help them on their needs.a child who needs a fathers care. i really love taking care of lives,and i want to touch others by giving them a family.thankyou

    At Dec 23, 2013, 9:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i just visited the place together with my officemates and i saw the missing magi. we immediately clicked and he became my son for a few hours. and yes, he does have a big resemblance to my real son, who is a almost a year and a half-old. the eyes, the hair, the smile and the bubbly personality. - Eugene M.


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