• 2017 Reading Caravan & Sustainability @ Bituen
    2017 proved as another progressive year for the Bituen group as we opened the year with Reading Caravan book distribution at San Isidro, Makati City in January 2 with Karinderia ni Mang Urot once again benefiting about a hundred young learners. The feat is followed by another book distribution at at Magsilay, Pasil, Kalinga Apayao, in January 11.
     January 2 Reading Caravan at San Isidro, Makati City.
    Reading Caravan at Magsilay, Pasil, Kalinga Apayao, January 11.
    Gulayan sa Paaralan Nationwide Conference in Dumaguete City, August 17;
    Waste Gardening at Love to Learn,  Old Balara, Quezon City in October 24;
    and Waste Gardening workshop again 
    at 3rd National Youth Environmental Summit November 21, at Teachers Camp, Baguio City.

    In between, the Bituen volunteers continue distributing books to marginalized children they encounter. Sustainability forums/seminars, workshops are supported by the Department of Education, Forest Management BureauEducation is our Tool, Gising na Pilipinas 5 Loaves & 3 Fishes Project, and PAGCOR. Books distribution efforts are supported by Books for Asia and Darien Books. Kudos to all!
  • How to lower Philippine Business Tax
    There are 2 ways you can reduce your business taxes in the Philippines substantially.
    First, you can do-it-yourself and purchase this DIY kit we prepared for you:
    DIY pack includes a Step-by-step process and all necessary documents to submit to several government agencies so you can avail about 50% off your taxable income! Purchase includes nationwide shipping.

    But if you are like many Filipinos who are wary of online transaction, you can purchase the kit via the long process: deposit your payment via Bank of Commerce to Bituen current account 035-00-000715-1, then take a photo of your deposit slip and email to

    Second, you can schedule a meeting with us. Learn more about lowering your taxes for your Philippine business.

    Under the Republic Act 8525 or Adopt-a-School Act of 1998 and BIR Revenue Regulations 10-2003, Bituen is now accepting Partners to join us in our two (2) programs as follows which your equivalent support will be duductible from your gross income (plus 50% additional deduction!!!!):
    Sustainability & 3Rs - Seminars, workshops, & forums engaging teachers and students to adopt the waste-gardening approach and include tree-planting in their Gulayan sa Paaralan. Teachers, including TLE, Home Economics, and MAPEH educators and coordinators are encouraged to incorporate waste management in their livelihood and agricultural subjects at school so as to realistically meet the available resources to teachers and students alike especially those in urban areas. The environment is a cause that every individual should actively participate in to.

    Reading Caravan - free distribution of quality children's books to marginalized urban and rural children all over the country. The Bituen group believe that inspiring and motivating children to read will empower them to aspire a better life, become learned, and productive members of society that would soon make intelligent choices as consumers.

    As Partners, private companies can actually see their support, even join in the workshops (or their employees) for free, and have their support tax-deductible.

    Bituen has distributed quality books to more than 10,000 children across the country, helped establish at least 5 mini-libraries, and conducted about 19 workshops/forums/seminars with a total of more than five thousand participants. For updated posts, visit our Facebook page Bituen Boluntario.

    For more information, call (632) 9941372, contact us, or email at
  • Reading Caravan
    More than anything, quality children's books are most helpful and inspiring to marginalized children in third world countries like the Philippines due to its rarity and accessibility. Textbooks in the country seldom has more than 2 colors, of durable quality, or appeal due to its successive and years of use by several children.

    In Bituen volunteers' outreach experiences, when given food and a pack of toys, children set aside the rest and browse through the pages of the book they received for free because this is a new experience to them: being transported in another world with color and vivid images!

    All photos taken during the January 2, 2017 Reading Caravan in San Isidro, Makati CIty.

    Bituen continue accepting book donations for marginalized children. While giving to schools and libraries may also be a good intention, these books are rarely used by marginalized children for fear of soiling these books and being reprimanded later on.

    Contact us to donate.