HomeAbout UsHow Can You HelpProgramsDonateWish ListGalleryVideosNews & StoriesContact UsBlog
Making Miracles Happen for Mikhail



Mikhail lives in one of Kalipay Foundation’s adopted communities, the Alberto Balcells Hope Village- Gawad Kalinga in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Despite being born a normal kid, at the age of three, Mikhail slowly deteriorated physically. He was not able to walk properly from then on and was confined to a wheelchair most of the time. Eventually, Mikhail lost his eyesight, too. After several consultations with neuropediatricians in the city, Mikhail remains in this debilitating state.

What makes us fight for Mikhail is his happy disposition notwithstanding his condition. He remains positive in his attitude and behavior towards people, greeting them with a ready smile even though he cannot see them. He communicates by touching.

Mikhail is well-loved and well-cared for by his family, especially his grandmother, Rosalinda. Lola Rosalinda has been Mikhail’s source of strength, and in turn, Mikhail is Lola Rosalinda’s life. One can see the genuine and selfless love that this grandmother has for her grandson, so moving that it has encouraged Kalipay to do everything to save a beautiful soul, that it might live a beautiful life.

With the help of kind and supportive volunteers like Gonzalo Erize from Argentina and his friends, Mikhail and Lola Rosalinda have been brought to Manila so that Mikhail can undergo various medical interventions to determine what really is his illness. At present, Mikhail’s working diagnosis is Neurodegenerative White Mater Disease probably Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Versus Adrenoleukodystrophy cannot totally rule out Mitochondrial Disease. This disease has a ratio of 1:10,000 making it very rare.

Aside from this diagnosis, Mikhail’s doctors are now treating his pneumonia. A nasogastric tube (NGT) has also been inserted to prevent aspiration and to facilitate feeding and medication.

Kalipay Negrense Foundation is now asking your kind hearts to help Mikhail. It is a long road for Mikhail but with your help, his pain will be alleviated. Any assistance will be very much appreciated.

Please help us MAKE MIRACLES for MIKHAIL. For your donations, call +6334 4352496 or +639177002345 or send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Vice Ganda brings joy




Vice Ganda brings joy

By Carla Gomez


Box office star Vice Ganda staged a three-hour concert filled with nonstop laughter and music before a c rowd of about 6,000 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City Sunday night.


The performer sang to an appreciative and cheering crowd, and stopped for selfies with the audience without missing a beat.


The “Vice Gandang Ganda Sa Sarili sa Bacolod!” was staged for the benefit of Kalipay Negrense Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that provides disadvantaged children with shelter, food, healthcare and education.


Anna Balcells, Kalipay founder and president, said she did not realize that Vice Ganda, aside from being a comedian, also has a beautiful voice. She said the songs he sang were geared towards inspiring people to believe in their selves.


Before the show, Vice Ganda asked to meet with the people behind Kalipay, its volunteers and children.


He was very loving, cool and kind to the children, and showed that he really cared, Balcells said.


Balcells said they are thankful to the comedian for being a truly loving and caring person.


Also performing with Vice Ganda were comedians MC and Lassi and performer Rayver Cruz.


The Negros producer of the show brought to Bacolod City by ABS-CBN, JCI, TSE Live and Valley of Peace was Mhel Sillador. *CPG




In celebration of the 25th PANAAD sa Negros Festival 2018, the Province of Negros Occidental and KALIPAY NEGRENSE FOUNDATION INC. proudly present, PANAAD: THE PROMISE FULFILLED, a Musical play on April 18, 2018 at SMX Bacolod Convention Center Matinee at 2pm and Gala at 7pm.

A first- ever musical production featuring all Negrense performing artists Joel Torre, Kuh Ledesma, Ronnie Lazaro, Audie Gemora, Emcy Corteza, Vanya Castor and Carlos Sison.

Directed by Chris Millado of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Music by Jose Gentica of Oro Plata Mata

Lyricist and Scriptwriter, Dwight Gaston, a Negrense performing artist

Tickets sold at SM Bacolod, PIO & PPDO offices at Provincial Capitol, The Negros Showroom, ANP Ourfood Market,Bob's Northdrive and Kalipay Foundation Office at Ylac Avenue,Villamonte

Tickets at P750, P500 and P250 for Matinee

P2000, P1500 and 1000 for Gala

This is for the benefit of rebuilding Kalipay Foundation's Recovered Treasures Children's Home

For inquiries, Please call 09177002345 and look for AJ


Glow Concert for the benefit of Kalipay


We would like to invite you to watch Nonoy Zuñiga and Rey Valera’s concert on December 7 at SMX for the benefit of Kalipay.

AWCP Halloween Event


Dear Friends of Kalipay and AWCP,



The 2017 AWCP annual charity event is guaranteed to be a "spook-tacular" evening with a Halloween Charity PARTY! on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Fairmont Raffles Makati Hotel. We anticipate over 225 attendees who will enjoy dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffle, along with Halloween entertainment and prizes for the best costumes.


In addition to a fun-filled evening, the 2017 Halloween Charity PARTY! will support the Kalipay Negrense Foundation, an organization working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children including those who are homeless, physically and sexually abused, malnourished, victims of child trafficking and labor, foundlings. Based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Kalipay offers hope by providing shelter, food, healthcare, counseling, and education.


Thank you and we look forward to your anticipation in the 2017 AWCP Halloween Ball.



Gerald Medical Bulletin 4


Dear Friends,


I am rejoicing to share with all of you that after 16 days of admission at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Regional Hospital, our dear Gerald has finally been discharged. Everything seems to be very well with him. He is very much ambulatory and able to take care of himself. He was prescribed to continue his anti-biotics for 7 more days. Since the doctor did not provide diet restrictions, Gerald can now finally enjoy eating his food (burger).

During his admission, his older brother (Rojun) and younger sister (Gerren) have really been helpful in taking care of Gerald.


Thank you very much for journeying with us in bringing joy to Gerald. I am still at awe with your kind help and generosity of spirit. Please continue to be hopeful with us for a favorable biopsy result for Gerald.


Love, Anna


Gerald Medical Bulletin 3


Dear Friends,


Four Days after the operation, Gerald is doing well. Last Friday, his Intravenous Line was changed to heplock but he is still on Epidural Catheter with Ongoing drip of Ropivacaine to control pain with the attached Chest Thoracotomy Tube (CTT). Dr. Manlapao initially planned to remove his CTT last Saturday but he postponed it given that there were still secretions being drained.

Though he had a low fever last Friday, but it was managed well. He has no diet restrictions and is encouraged to ambulate time to time. As per our inquiry, the Biopsy result will be released within 7-14 days.

Let us continue to hope for best for our dear Gerald.




Gerald Medical Bulletin 2



Dear Friends,

I am deeply humbled from all the support you have extended to Gerald. Our dear Gerald had his surgery earlier today at 7:30 am. He was placed under general anaesthesia through inhalation. The surgery was originally scheduled last Wednesday, but due to unavailability of the room to be used post-operatively, the doctor recommended to postpone the procedure to today.

The pulmonary mass has been removed without the need of lobectomy. We are very thankful to the professionalism extended by Dr. Norman Manlapao and Dr. Dominador Nalumen and the team of nurses of CLMMRH who are taking care of Gerald.

Presently Gerald is in the Recovery Room attached to a Chest Thoracotomy Tube. Let’s continue to pray Gerald’s Recovery and for a favorable biopsy result.




Gerald Medical Bulletin 1


At 2:30pm of July 10, 2017, Gerald has been admitted in Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in preparation for the surgery on Wednesday. CLMMRH is a tertiary teaching-training hospital that serves as the sole end referral government hospital for the entire province of Negros Occidental.

Gerald will be under the care of Dr. Norman Manlapao, a thoracovascular surgeon, in co-management with Dr. Rhea Joy Tabujara, who will facilitate the Cardio Pulmonary Clearance prior to surgery. The following laboratory and diagnostics test have been ordered: CBC, Blood Typing, Chest XRay, ECG 12 leads, Serum Potassium, Serum Sodium, Serum Creatinine, CT, BT, protime, APTT & TPAG.

He is presently scheduled to undergo Thoracotomy Biopsy of Pulmonary mass with frozen section, excision of the mass and possible lobectomy on Wednesday.

Thank you very much for joining us in the journey of bringing joy to our dear Gerald.





Dear Friends in Manila,

We are inviting you all to a Fund Raising Event for Kalipay Negrense Foundation, 'I GIVE YOU MY ART" on December 10 at the Provenance Art Gallery, 2F Shangri-la at the Fort at 5pm.

The exhibit will run until January 3, 2017.

Kalipay Negrense is truly grateful to Joanna Preysler Francisco and her husband Raul Francisco for organizing this special event.

Message from Joanna:

Hi there! I know there are a million & one events coming up this holiday season, but I promise you this is a worthy one!

We at Provenance Gallery will end the year with a bang as we launch I GIVE YOU MY ART... Presenting 50+ Filipino contemporary artists, wherein a generous portion of the sales will be for the benefit of the Kalipay Negrense Foundation (for disadvantaged, abused & abandoned children). This is a foundation that's very close to our hearts, and you will surely be touched by the work they do in changing the lives of innocent children!

What the world needs now is love, sweet love!! Let's share it & spread it!!

See you December 10 at 5pm!

<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2