Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers. As you know over the past 5 years I have been covering various aspects of cinema from the Philippines. It is very nice to see the rise of the action in the country. One thing I cannot stress enough is the importance of giving back to the community, I am starting to see that more and more, Janice Hung is perhaps one of the finest examples in the country.
Although Janice Hung has been featured on my site many times, with her various projects and the massive success of the Encantadia series, at her heart she remains true to herself and true to her fans. Janice has created a wonderful charitable organization to reach out to the youth of the Philippines and to reach out to the greater community of martial artists and athletes the world over.
I have written about UDEFEND project in the past, and Janice kept telling me that things are progressing rapidly. Usually she takes the project to the various elementary schools or women's centers to hold classes on basic defense form, this is real life, beyond the movies.
I have donated to the campaign myself and feel that allowing her to pursue her dream of having the youth and young women of the Philippines get some sort of basic knowledge is of paramount importance as we soon will cross the 2020 threshold.
Check out this UDEFEND video for bullying:
This campaign is not to raise money for a movie or her own personal gain, just to help others, the volunteers need pads, gloves, and various safety equipment to facilitate their teaching efforts.
The YouTube Channel is @ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIugoxSOFI0nZIA6ns-zgZLoRkOAd19fI
This is a brand new channel dedicated to various defense forms.
Janice has this to say about the project:
4 out of 10 students are bullied and there are about a hundred reported cases of bullying every day.
1 out of 5 children suffers from sexual violence at home, in school or in the community.
1 child or woman is raped every 62 minutes and 70 percent of victims are children.
No one should be a victim because we have the power to fight back by defending ourselves.
Let us take a stand and help those women and children who feel powerless.
Together, we can help empower more women and kids.
This year our goal is to raise at least 5,000 belts to be able to train 5,000 children and women. Each belt cost Php 250, and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work.
In closing Janice Hung is very transparent in her work, she invites direct contact. Direct Facebook link with phone number is @
If you are based in the united states and feel uncomfortable on making a donation, the donation is through a secure PayPal link and can be completely anonymous. It is not as important that you identify yourself, just support, the minimum donation is 5 dollars U.S. Below is an exclusive Dan's Movie Report promo from Janice.
The first 5 people who donate and are based in the U.S. who makes a donation and mentions Dan's Movie Report, will receive, a shout out, and be entered into a special surprise “winner take all grab bag of Dan's Movie Report prizes”, the contest will run as long as the UDEFEND Campaign runs.