A Triumphant Detour Book Launch #ATriumphantDetour #ATDRacqui

I planned for a separate book launch on Styling Serendipity but ended up launching it in a #romanceclass event. I planned to submit my autobiography to a publisher but ended up having a self-published paperback!

That’s how God redirect my career into a better one.

August 12, 2017. A date that I will never ever forget. A day where I risk all my efforts to an unsure book launch. I trusted God that much. If that is His will, He will provide.

I already told you about my current job as a staff in Binan City Hall. I think it was the answer for a prayer I had when I submitted my plan of having a book launch to the church council of my home church (Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church).

The church provided me the venue and a committee. Well, I only asked for the venue but they offered me to have a book launch committee. The committee is composed of my dear friends… Thank you!

I prayed so hard that God had answered me; a job for the expenses of the book launch.

All I can share is the AVPs I prepared a week before the launch. Yes… I have to wake up 3 AM just to collate and make the AVPs

Work

MYNP Best Nanay 2015

Racquel Sarah The Author

Seed of Faith

God’s Faithfulness for 33 years

Some of the pictures at the launch . . .

Thank you Ma’am Des Dimaguila, Ms. Virgie Alatiit, and GAD Officemates!!

Thank you to my family, friends, author friends, churchmates!

To God be the glory, honor, and praise!

 

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Binan City’s First Paralympics 2017: Breaking Limitations #Paralympics #PWD #PutoLatikFestival

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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I was so privileged to be one of the organizers for the First Paralympics 2017. Held last May 18, 2017 for the 7th Puto Latik Festival, the persons with disabilities of Biñan City rejoiced as they participated in the very first Paralympics 2017 at Alonte Sports Arena.

Highlighting their abilities, the PWDs of Biñan City broke their limits by engaging themselves into sports. “Abilidad at Kakayahan, Higit sa aking Kapansanan”, the theme boldly stood up as their voice became louder.

Photos from Gender and Development Office FB Page

With the support of the local government of Biñan City, its Gender and Development Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, and Serbisyong Arman worked hand-in-hand with the Biñan City PWD Federation in establishing another first for the city of life; the first Paralympics 2017. It was made possible because of the partnership we had with Go Forward Biñan Foundation, University of Perpetual Help – College of Occupational Therapy, Pavilion Mall – Biñan, Isuzu Philippines, SM City Sta. Rosa, Globe Telecom, Laguna Waters, and Handyman.

The program started at eight in the morning with a parade of athletes and the tear-jerker torch run where every team had selected a representative. With the PWD focal person, Joeffy Salandanan, it ended with the lighting of the Olympic torch.

Aside from that, the athlete’s prayer and oath were delivered by two inspiring PWDs, Ate Che and me. I led the athlete’s prayer while Ate Che led the oath with sign language. Ate Che is completely deaf.

Ms. Olay, the CSWD head, welcomed the guests, the parents, and the stars of the day, the PWDs. Ms. Des Dimaguila, the GAD Office head, inspired the players with how we managed to pull off this event in just a short notice.

The most awaited event was the sportsmanship message and declaration that the games were open by Mayor Arman Dimaguila. He also announced the implementation of the city ordinances regarding PWDs.

After that, the sporting events such as Tug of War, Baton Relay, Obstacle, Basketball, Individual Blind Marathon, Wheelchair Bike Marathon, Standard Wheelchair Marathon and Rough Rider Marathon.

Mayor Arman Dimaguila, Ms. Des Dimaguila, and City Councilor Liza Cardeño engaged themselves in the games and inspiring the PWDs with inspiring messages. Vice Mayor Gel Alonte also delivered a very short but very powerful message for PWDs.

 

The champion team was the Blue team but I guess everyone enjoyed. Mayor Arman Dimaguila even said that the Paralympics would be happening twice a year.

The PWDs of Biñan City were so blessed to have the support of its local offficials.

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Title Reveal: #ATDRacqui

My life is full of redirection . . .  Be inspired! If I can do it, you can do it better!

Title Reveal Kit

Coming this August!

#ATDRacqui

Racquel Sarah A. CastroAbout Racquel

Racquel Sarah A. Castro is living with cerebral palsy. She wrote When Fate Speaks Big Time, Second Sight to Forever, Encyclopedia Mystique, The Real Me: An Autobiography, Stockholm Syndrome, Chasing an ATM Schemer and Styling Serendipity. Her first story, When Fate Speaks Big Time was nominated in Virtue Christian Book Awards.

Contact the Author

Email:  racquelcastro2884@gmail.com
Blog: https://racquelsarah.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @rsacastro017
Facebook page: Racquel Sarah A. Castro
Wattpad: RacquelSarahCastro

Challenge Accepted! #PWD

I accepted the challenge to lead the PWD Association of Brgy. San Francisco Halang. I might be busy with leading them but it is a humbling experience to be appointed to lead the people who needs me. Please pray for me. As I face a big responsibility, I know that God will guide me; He puts me to where my heart desires to be.

Help me by:

  • Praying for me
  • Volunteering to my initiatives (Like workshops, general assemblies, and the like)
  • Donate if possible? ahaha

Thank you!

Yours Truly,

Racquel Sarah A. Castro

PWD President – Brgy. San Francisco (Halang) Binan City, Laguna

Jose Mari L. Yupangco and Yamaha #Yamaha #TagMedia #AsiaLeadersForum #RealEstate #Yupangco

Jose Mari L. Yupangco of Yamaha to promote the Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate this March 2017

  
On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari L. Yupangco and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. 
Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert L. Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld. 
The subject matter experts are trail blazers in their fields. Participation at Asia Leaders Forum will give you the competitive edge you need to beat the myriad of other real estate participants chasing deals. These experts will share with you their strategies. 
For this year of ASEAN 50th Anniversary and the chairmanship of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, all eyes are focus to the Philippines as the hosting country, it’s time to showcase the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services. Asia Leaders Forum is just one way to promote the backbone of any organizations and our world class infrastructures and talents.  
The objective of the forum is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and to share to participants the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines & beyond, technology & digital marketing and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the real estate sector in the country. 

  
For more information, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.

A glimpse of #romanceclass2017 novella

I created a board on Pinterest just to collect my ideas for today. Sorry. I am a fan of Descendants that is why I chose them to be my pegs. What if they have Filipino blood… What would you think they will be.

  1. P & B both have glasses
  2. They’re also into spoken word poetry. Expect poems from me haha
  3. Both have the same algorithm to follow.
  4. B, a plus size sexy MC….

Good night guys! I am just so blessed to be a part of the #RomanceClass2017 Anthology!  Happy Christmas Forever is a short story and a sort of a prequel to the New Adults Joshua and Sasha! I will be writing on that if you like the idea? Let me know ahaha ❤