Thursday, December 22, 2011

Caritas Manila's "Merry Christmas 'Nay"-A Timely Advocacy Film for Everyone

The Advocacy film: Merry Christmas 'Nay will make you shed tears this Christmas.

Caritas Manila, under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila presented their first ever film and Internet advocacy entitled “Merry Christmas ‘Nay” which we were able to watch. The launch was held recently at the San Carlos Seminary Auditorium in Guadalupe, Makati.
The 32-minute film stars Ms. Precious Lara Quigaman, Tommy Abuel and newbie Jason Ariel.  Written, directed and executive-produced by Ms. Kaye Jimenez for the benefit of Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership Education Program or YSLEP, the film conveys the message that education is very important and it also says that we should all learn to surrender forces greater than ourselves in order to triumph over any heartbreak and tragedy. This is very timely with the recent devastating natural catastrophe over Cagayan de Oro. Our unfortunate brothers and sisters affected by typhoon Sendong will surely find inspiration in this film.

Caritas Manila's program for out-of-school-youth: YSLEP

Precious Lara Quigaman stars as Miriam who adopted an abandoned newborn baby.

Precious Lara Quigaman in a scene from the film.

The traditional nativity scene or belen.

A heartwarming scene from the film.

I highly recommend the film for all ages and please encourage all Catholics to see this advocacy film. It is very timely and heartwarming. Please log on to and watch the said film online this Christmas. Caritas Manila also accepts donations through their website. Email them at or call them at (+632) 5639298. 

Fr. Benny Tuazon was one of the scholars of Caritas Manila. 

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