Friday, April 18, 2008
Former CERV volunteer Shane Stankowski is in the Philippines to honeymoon with new bride Christine. They wed in Melbourne, Australia last Saturday, April 5. The bridegroom is an architect and the bride is a children’s welfare worker.
Last Tuesday, 8 April, they flew to the Philippines to start their month-long honeymoon. They will be visiting the world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces, Mayon Volcano (the world’s most perfectly-shaped cone mountain) and swim with the whale sharks. En route to the world’s best resort island Boracay for the last stage of their honeymoon, they will drop by Dumangas, Iloilo to visit Shane’s placement area.
In December 2005 to January 2006, Shane built a toilet and a play hut at the Managuit Day Care Center in Dumangas.
Last Wednesday, April 9, Shane and Christine had dinner with the CERV staff (Raymund, Pom, Eden and Vincent) in Manila’s famous bay walk area. Shane was pleasantly surprised to see Vincent as he did not know that Vincent came along when the organization had to transfer to Romblon Province.
Christine was also a child welfare volunteer in Thailand in 2005.
“I wanted to show Christine how beautiful this country is despite its poverty” Shane said.