Tuesday, May 17, 2005

BatangBaler Fund Drive

Hi! Once a year i switch on a begging mode to try to solicit funds for the maintenance of batangbaler. This is the 2005 edition.

June 12 is a special day for Batangbaler. Not just because it is Independence Day, but also because it is the deadline for its financial obligations. As some of you know, BB needs to pay for yearly hosting fees, domain registration, and other maintenance fees. The average yearly expenses of this website is 15 thousand pesos. Now it is expected to go higher because of the increase of visits to the website since November 2004. Before, the average daily visits of this site is 200 - 300. Now it receives from 300 to 500 visits per day. BB now regularly exceeds it's monthly bandwidth allocation of 5GB, and all excess bandwith needs to be paid monthly.

So i'm calling all good-hearted Balerians and Aurorans to please make Batangbaler your favorite charity this year. If you want to be a BB patron, you can donate any amount you want before the deadline - June 12. For information on how to donate, just email batangbaler@gmail.com. If you can't help financially, just pray for the continued existence of this website and for the good health of the webmaster.

Thank you for supporting Batangbaler.

14 comments:

RQ said...

To US residents, kung sino po ang nagbabalak magcontribute i think we can just consolidate our donations para less remitance fee which costs $8-15 (or maybe you can add this instead to your contri)? What do you think? We can designate 1 contact person who will receive our checks and will remit the money to BatangBaler?
Taking a dollar or two from your charitable contributions ( from US institutions) can directly benefit our Kababayans and us as well.

RQ//
703-304-6424

Anonymous said...

Would you be able to find out the total cost/fees so our kababayan know how much to contribute.

RQ// said...

Joseph had noted that he expects the fees to go higher than 15,000 pesos due to the increase of visits and bandwidth. If you are a US resident...we can perhaps organize a mini-fund drive? for Batangbaler's benefits.

Anonymous said...

Sinu ang toka ngay-un na mangolekta para ipadala sa Baler, si VL pa rin gaya nung dati? Nakalimutan ku na ang address niya sa NJ o NY na nga baga iyun?.

Anonymous said...

Aba ay bilis bilisan natin. Ilang araw na laang deadline na pala...June 12. araw ng mga paputuk. Baka pagkatapus ng putukan ZZZZZZIIIIITTTT....babay BB!

Anonymous said...

bakit hindi natin hingan ng tulong iyong ating mabait na governor and family...siguro hindi naman tayo tatanggihan niyan,,,napaka bait ng nga angara...tutulungan nila tayo....salamat po....

rq// said...

I think this website can survive without political attachment...As you can see some folks on this website can say whatever they want. If you are a US resident you can call me and lets see how we can contact other Kababayans. JQ? ron 703-304-6424

Anonymous said...

what is your e-mail? it might be easier by internet.

Anonymous said...

as always, it would be better kung si lexy ang mag-arrange ng fund drive. mas maraming kakilala yun eh.


VL


*embarassed*

Anonymous said...

you can provide a local bank account for deposit of our contri. as long as it is named after you kid...

Kidlat said...

Sa nagtatanong po ng eksaktong bayad sa website, hidi ko po alam. The hosting and domain fees are regular - about 6 thousand each month. Sa bandwidth po iba-iba bawat buwan. Dati na-a accomodate naman nung free bandwidth allocation na 5 GB. Nagyun po laging sobra na. Minsan 30 pesos per month, minsan 600 pesos.

I have a local bank account. Just email me for details.

Joseph Gonzales
batangbaler at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

HI JOSEPH, I AM FROM AURORA IN FACT MY SISTER LIVE IN GLORIA STREET THE MOSTOLES FAMILY. I AM WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE MONEY FOR THE BILL, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SEND YOUR BANK DETAILS FOR ME IF YOU DONT MIND, I LIVE HEREIN THE UK, OR EMAIL ME AT twipz2003@yahoo.co.uk. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU. PLS SAY HELLO TO MY BRO IN LAW RANDY MOSTOLES ALL THE BEST

Kidlat said...

Hey, just want to update you all on the status of the fund drive. After seven days, the BB fund is now 0 (zero) pesos. But i already received some pledges. For those of you asking for a bank account, here it is:

Land Bank of the Philippines
Joseph T. Gonzales
Acct No: 1066 0055 49

Unionbank
Joseph T. Gonzales
Acct No: 2945225222

Thanks in advance, enjoy the updates.

Kidlat

Kidlat said...

Just want to correct my first comment, 6,000 PER YEAR po yung payment sa hosting and domain registration, not 6,000 PER MONTH. Kaya po umaabot sa 15,000 ang gastos ay dahil sa excess bandwidth and other expenses.

About asking the help of the Angara's or the local officials. I'd rather that batangbaler has no connections with politics or politicians. Alam na po ninyo kung bakit. Ibang bagay na lang po ang hilingin natin sa kanila kagaya ng maiging pagpapatakbo ng pamahalaan. Napakalaking tulong po noon.

Salamat uli!