Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines

Kyle G. BalevaTwelve-year old Kyle G. Baleva crossed the finish line at about 2:30pm on Friday, 24 July 2009, to complete the four-day, 30 kilometers per day hike of the Nijmegen International Four-Day Marches. Considered to be the biggest hiking event in the world, the 93rd edition of the Nijmegen Four-Day Marches attracted a total of 40,645 participants on day one, 21 July, but only 37,106 crossed the finish line on Friday, with the first one racing in as early as 9:30 in the morning and the last limping past at 5:55, just five minutes before the closing of the event. Continue reading “Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines”

Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines

Kyle G. BalevaTwelve-year old Kyle G. Baleva crossed the finish line at about 2:30pm on Friday, 24 July 2009, to complete the four-day, 30 kilometers per day hike of the Nijmegen International Four-Day Marches. Considered to be the biggest hiking event in the world, the 93rd edition of the Nijmegen Four-Day Marches attracted a total of 40,645 participants on day one, 21 July, but only 37,106 crossed the finish line on Friday, with the first one racing in as early as 9:30 in the morning and the last limping past at 5:55, just five minutes before the closing of the event. Continue reading “Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines”

Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines

By Boyen Baleva

Kyle with the Vierdaagsekruis pinned on his shirt, tells his brother Kalil about his experience during the last day of the four-day marches.

Twelve-year old Kyle G. Baleva crossed the finish line at about 2:30pm on Friday, 24 July 2009, to complete the four-day, 30 kilometers per day hike of the Nijmegen International Four-Day Marches. Considered to be the biggest hiking event in the world, the 93rd edition of the Nijmegen Four-Day Marches attracted a total of 40,645 participants on day one, 21 July, but only 37,106 crossed the finish line on Friday, with the first one racing in as early as 9:30 in the morning and the last limping past at 5:55, just five minutes before the closing of the event.

Continue reading “Noble feet for orphaned children in the Philippines”

Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo

Muntik nang maulila si Kyle Baleva, gaya ng mga anak ng pinatay o nawawalang Pilipinong mga aktibista. Noong 2001, dinukot, tinortyur, at ilegal na ikinulong ng gobyernong Arroyo ang kanyang ama na si Boyen Baleva. Masuwerte lamang si Kyle at muling nakapiling ang ama, na noo’y naghain ng political asylum at ngayo’y nakatira sa Utrecht, The Netherlands kasama ng kanyang buong pamilya. Continue reading “Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo”

Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo

Muntik nang maulila si Kyle Baleva, gaya ng mga anak ng pinatay o nawawalang Pilipinong mga aktibista. Noong 2001, dinukot, tinortyur, at ilegal na ikinulong ng gobyernong Arroyo ang kanyang ama na si Boyen Baleva. Masuwerte lamang si Kyle at muling nakapiling ang ama, na noo’y naghain ng political asylum at ngayo’y nakatira sa Utrecht, The Netherlands kasama ng kanyang buong pamilya. Continue reading “Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo”

Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo

Muntik nang maulila si Kyle Baleva, gaya ng mga anak ng pinatay o nawawalang Pilipinong mga aktibista. Noong 2001, dinukot, tinortyur, at ilegal na ikinulong ng gobyernong Arroyo ang kanyang ama na si Boyen Baleva. Masuwerte lamang si Kyle at muling nakapiling ang ama, na noo’y naghain ng political asylum at ngayo’y nakatira sa Utrecht, The Netherlands kasama ng kanyang buong pamilya. Continue reading “Kampeon ng mga batang naulila sa gobyernong Arroyo”

Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates

By Maria Aleta Nieva-Nishimori, abs-cbnNEWS.com Taking the cue from the initiative of a young Filipino boy in the Netherlands, a child rights group in Manila has organized a children’s solidarity walk for justice and peace. Executive Director Ma. Esmeralda dela Paz of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) said the “Walk for Justice, Walk for Peace” will coincide with the biggest walkathon in the Netherlands in which Kyle Baleva is one of its 45,000 participants. Continue reading “Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates”

Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates

By Maria Aleta Nieva-Nishimori, abs-cbnNEWS.com Taking the cue from the initiative of a young Filipino boy in the Netherlands, a child rights group in Manila has organized a children’s solidarity walk for justice and peace. Executive Director Ma. Esmeralda dela Paz of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) said the “Walk for Justice, Walk for Peace” will coincide with the biggest walkathon in the Netherlands in which Kyle Baleva is one of its 45,000 participants. Continue reading “Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates”

Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates

By Maria Aleta Nieva-Nishimori, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Taking the cue from the initiative of a young Filipino boy in the Netherlands, a child rights group in Manila has organized a children’s solidarity walk for justice and peace.

Executive Director Ma. Esmeralda dela Paz of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) said the “Walk for Justice, Walk for Peace” will coincide with the biggest walkathon in the Netherlands in which Kyle Baleva is one of its 45,000 participants. Continue reading “Young Pinoy inspires youth, child rights advocates”

Young Pinoy to join biggest walkathon in Holland

By Loui Galicia, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

Kyle Baleva, 12, with his father Boyen/Photo courtesy of Loui Galicia, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau.
A twelve-year-old Filipino is set to join 45,000 participants in the biggest walkathon in the world held yearly in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Kyle Baleva is now engrossed in psyching up and preparing himself physically for the Walk of the World or the Four-Day Marches that will be held from July 21 to July 24. Continue reading “Young Pinoy to join biggest walkathon in Holland”