*UPDATED: Citizens Crime Watch Solicitation for Christmas Party


Magandang araw din po,

Maligayang pasko!

Nais ko po sanang ipukaw sa pansin ang isyu tungkol sa Christmas party ninyo. Nawa'y sana ay magkaintindihan tayo at sana'y maging maaliwalas ang ating kuro kuro.

Gusto ko po sanang ipaalam din sa inyo na sa ngayon ay hindi ko alam kung makakapag Christmas party ang aking sariling pamilya.

Ang hanapbuhay ko po ay isang real estate broker ngunit wala pa akong naibebenta. Kasalukuyang umaasa sa tulong ng aking ina.

Anim po ang anak ko. Lima ang babae. Isa ang lalaki.  Lahat sila ay maliliit pa.

Siguro at dahil naimprenta ninyo ang aking pangalan dito sa papel ay kilala ninyo ako bagamat hindi ko kayo kilala.


Bagamat gipit po ang aming pamilya mula ng mamatay ang aking ama na si Atty. Reynaldo C. Garcia, kami'y nangangarap na isaayos itong munting lupang namana namin na sa kasalukuyan ay hindi nasa magandang kaayusan. Maraming kadahilanan, maraming problema.



Nagbabayad po kami ng buwis sa mga awtoridad ng ameliar, sa city hall, sa BIR at iba pa.

Batid ko po na non-government organization po kayo.

Nais ko lamang pong ipaalam sa inyo na kasalukuyang namamalengke ang aking asawa tangan tangan ang 2000 piso.

1000 piso po noon ay para sa pagkain namin sa isang linggo. Ang 1000 pisong natira ay pamasahe ng aking asawa na kasalukuyang pumapasok sa AMA upang sana'y makapagtapos ng Real Estate Management.

Dun sa isang libong piso po na iyon, 100 lang po ang aking kayang ibigay. Sana po ay maintindihan ninyo.

Mahirap po ang mamuhay sa Pilipinas.

Bilang mga kilalang tao, siguro po'y naiintindihan ninyo ang aming sitwasyon.

Ilan po kaya sa inyong mga board member ay may sasakyan?

Ako'y wala pong sasakyan at sumasakay lamang sa tricycle, nagje-jeep at nagbu-bus.

Sa ganitong pagtatapos, nais ko po sana kayong batiin ng maligayang pasko at sana po ay maging maaliwalas ang inyong Christmas Party.


Daniel Andrei R. Garcia


It turns out that there are laws/bills for this pala:

P.D. 1564 - PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1564 AMENDING ACT NO. 4075, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE SOLICITATION PERMIT LAW
 
Section 2. Any person, corporation, organization, or association desiring to solicit or receive contributions for charitable or public welfare purposes shall first secure a permit from the Regional Offices of the Department of Social Services and Development as provided in the Integrated Reorganization Plan. Upon the filing of a written application for a permit in the form prescribed by the Regional Offices of the Department of Social Services and Development, the Regional Director or his duly authorized representative may, in his discretion, issue a permanent or temporary permit or disapprove the application. In the interest of the public, he may in his discretion renew or revoke any permit issued under Act 4075.
Inquirer.net: Just follow the law 
 

Apostol said even the Ombudsman Visayas had to secure a permit from DSWD when the anti-graft office conducted a solicitation drive for its anti-corruption theatrical play. He then showed reporters a copy of the DSWD permit.
HOUSE BILL 3225: Protect the Public from Unscrupulous Solicitations

There's a proposed law in Congress which seeks to protect the general public from unscrupulous persons soliciting funds for questionable purposes.

[Hon. Josephine R. Sato] "While giving and sharing are virtues to emulate, there are also people who take advantage of people's open-heartedness to pursue selfish personal interests," Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato lamented.

Rep. Sato is author of HB 3225, to be known as "The Public Solicitation Act of 2013", which would establish the standards and guidelines for organization, agencies, groups and individuals undertaking such solicitation activities.

Public solicitation under the proposed Act refers to any activity or project intended to generate funds, goods, or other assistance from the public sectors for charitable and/or public welfare purposes.

Public welfare purposes refer to activities or projects relative to health, education, peace, social welfare and protection, environmental safety, rights, security and safety or citizens and similar circumstances or conditions.