Pictures paint a thousand words… and they could touch a thousand hearts, too!

This is now the vision of 12,000-member Discover Panay Island (DPI) Facebook group as they train their foresights on photography with a cause with the wonders of social networks, online media and arts.

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DPI founder Hawili Hurom who is based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wants the DPI members here and abroad to give something back to their hometown by helping fellow Ilonggos in need especially for the youth’s brighter future.

Thus, the birth of DPI’s Bulig sa Kabataan kag Katigulangan, a planned outreach program that aims to give books and school supplies, donate old clothes and conduct medical missions and feeding activities to prospective beneficiaries.

By sharing a little contribution and pooling resources, Hawili said DPI could ultimately set up a library for kids with donated books and magazines and framed photos of scenic spots of Panay Island and Guimaras.

He explains DPI could organize a “Photowalk for a Cause” where amateur photography enthusiasts shelling out a minimal participation fee for fund raising will be taught by professional photographers.

Interested parties and partners may check out and get connected with Discover Panay Island group on Facebook.

DPI member Herald Alfred Tupas Garcia said they want to start-up a project “Out of the Box” which focuses on art talks and sessions for teens and kids. They aim to share skills with the most minimal resources through donations of art materials such as old books, bottles, papers and pens to be transformed into artsy crafts during “Do-it-yourself” workshops. For those who want to donate and volunteer, they may contact email

Herald stresses they are bringing arts closer to the youth particularly those may have not found opportunities to develop their love and passion for arts.

Babykenneth Servidad who is based in Hong Kong encourages fellows to get in touch with her via email or FB so they could meet up and gather donations she will send home.