• Reading Caravan OFW Life / Love Story Challenge

    Is your story worth-sharing        & reading?

    Pass on the legacy of your life lessons to the next generation, or thrill the world with your unique love story or adventures!

    Join the Challenge!

    Guidelines (please click to download)
    The recent pandemic has left learners to the care of their family / parents for their education. This led to a more challenging situation for the marginalized, whose family members are themselves lacking in literacy skills. To continue our Reading Caravan free books distribution, we tied up with Magpakailanman for the OFW Life / Love Story Challenge.

    Help us raise funds through the publication of your story in the book (e-book & hard copy) Magpakailanman. 100% of proceeds in book sales shall be used for the purchase of children's’ books which we bring in urban poor or remote areas.  

     Mechanics, Terms & Conditions

    1.  To join, pay non-refundable registration fee of US$100 payable via Paypal to bituen.org-@gmail.com per entry.

    2. Submit in a Word document all answers in English or Tagalog / Taglish based on the guideline (above photo), for not less than 1,000 words. Choose one category per entry. Each person may submit several entries. Submit also your best JPG photos for the story visuals.

    3. By joining this challenge, participant shall agree   that all contents of the submission are owned by the participant, and any infringement or violation of other’s properties & rights shall be their sole responsibility.

    4.  All submission shall be subject for editing and Bituen reserves the right to publish entries for publication.

    5.  Email all entries to bituen.org@gmail.com

    6. All published materials (printed & e-book) shall be available for sale to the public & winners shall be given a complimentary hardcopy.

    7. All proceeds for this project are to be used for     Reading Caravan free books distribution to children in the Philippines!


  • Harvesting Seedling from WasteGarden
  • Wishing Greta's Luck On Us
    Since December 2013, we have started working with the DENR and DepEd to teach and make youths in the Philippines plant (seedling) trees, despite the majority of our country's population lacking the much-needed land space (and title) to grow these seedlings into mature trees.

    We hoped as much as we re-plant every wayward tree seedling in a container or to a more permanent space that every seedling re-planted would survive the dry season and lack of time/resources of every planter.

    We even developed "waste-gardening" not only because we have no land to till but because we have so much to throw and no patience for smelly composts (just remember to throw bits of torn paper or sawdust on every wet biowaste you put on that pot!)
    In May this year, we had our 20nth seminar-workshop with Quezon City teachers, again, Bituen distributing soil, live cuttings of fruit trees, and herb-drink-making kits. And we hope to conduct more before the year ends.
    On our end, we go on planting  with our very limited resources, continuing our research on using bio-wastes, finding ways to make trees grow on containers, or how vegetation can become more resilient in concrete jungles.
    But where's the attention we need (okay, we mean funds actually, as much as Greta was saying it with a capital F) so we can help green more schools and city spaces? Come on world, Philippines is the world capital of caring nurses and health care providers! Help green our schools and we provide better, healthier nurses and health care providers for all of you! That is not a promise, that is sustainability!