We came about at first as a public service blog — after a photo session in December 24, 2005 in Lumbangan, a small village east of Zamboanga City, where the government garbage depot is located.
Children and old men and women were digging through a mountain of garbage and picking pieces of rotten vegetables and meat already covered with maggots.
Help never came, not even from politicians so we decided to turn our blog into a tool to help the less fortunate. We seek donation to help the poor, not only in Zamboanga but also in other areas in the southern Philippines.
The Mindanao Examiner (newspaper, film, television) is maintained by idealist people and responsible journalists who are committed to help carry out the mission of helping the poor.
Our Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Bureau Chiefs and even correspondents work pro-bono and we share our meager resources to donate to the poor. We seek donations – from books to medicines – from our friends and supporters, and partners and sponsors, to make a poor child smile again and help others build a dream.
Our office is located at 3/F Fairland Building along Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue in Zamboanga City. Our phone and fax is +63 62 9925480 and mobile phones 0918-9180895, 0917-7103642 and e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For donations please make all checques payable to: Mindanao Examiner, C/A 9525 8057 32, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Veterans Branch, Zamboanga City. And send us, either by fax or e-mail, a copy of your deposit slip, name and address for acknowledgement. Thank You!