ASEZ WAO Wows Crowds With a Cheer at “Battle for Manila Bay”

With a loud cheer containing Mother’s warmth, 400 volunteers of Save the Earth from A to Z – We Are One (ASEZ WAO) surprised fellow participants of the “Battle for Manila Bay” cleanup event. 5,000 participants from different groups and agencies joined the “Battle for Manila Bay” to jumpstart the iconic bay’s rehabilitation.

ASEZ WAO, Brightening the “Battle for Manila Bay”

ASEZ WAO’s heartfelt cheer took place during the keynote speech of Roy Cimatu, secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. When Sec. Cimatu paused at a key point in his speech, ASEZ WAO volunteers echoed the goal of “Battle for Manila Bay” with a loud chant. “Save Manila Bay! We love you! (3x)”

Sec. Cimatu looked at the volunteers, stunned but touched. “Thank you,” he said. “That was unscripted!” he commented in Filipino as he turned back to the audience.

Caught off-guard by ASEZ WAO’s sudden cheer, some cameramen asked the volunteers in bright green vests to repeat the chant. The ASEZ WAO members even approached the stage later in the program.

Later, all participating groups picked trash from the shoreline during the “Battle for Manila Bay” clean-up drive. ASEZ WAO volunteers picked up literally any garbage they saw, reaching between large rocks and into canals. Some volunteers even retrieved a wallet that had fallen into a canal and turned it over to the police.

“Battle for Manila Bay” Far From ASEZ WAO’S First Cleanup

Fellow participants and even the hosts of the “Battle for Manila Bay” opening program noticed the passionate volunteers. “I was so emotional, actually. It was so amazing to see a lot of our guests from ASEZ WAO,” said host Antoinette Taus. She was surprised and moved to hear that ASEZ WAO has long been spearheading environmental initiatives.

“It’s a very overwhelming deed, in fact, that you guys are doing this… out of your compassion to help,” said another host. He was later shown around the ASEZ WAO panel exhibit along the baywalk.

ASEZ WAO’s participation in the “Battle for Manila Bay” wasn’t their only volunteer activity that day. 150 university student volunteers of ASEZ led a “Mother’s Street” cleanup drive in Caloocan City that same morning.

ASEZ WAO stands for “Save the Earth from A to ZWe Are One.” It comprises young adult volunteers from the multi-awarded World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG). This organization aims to awaken young adults’ passion and embrace the world with Mother’s love, from the beginning to the end.

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  1. I believe every effort of ASEZ WAO members will not be in vain but successful to change the whole world. Way to go!! 🙂

  2. It’s not easy, but they’re doing it very easily. because there is the power of Heavenly mother who transforms everything into love.

  3. Usually, people are liable to be selfish. But ASEZ WAO volunteers are so special from others. They brighten the world and make people happy. I support the activites of ASEZ WAO-!!

  4. That’s really beautiful activities, “Save the Earth from A to Z”. I can feel ‘the Love of Mother’ through your activities!!!

  5. The reason ASEZ WAO is now able to deliver such a wonderful great job is because they have heart of Mother!
    Great Job!! Beautiful deeds!

  6. How beautuful and pleasant are the feet of the members of ASEZ WAO, the young adults, who’re voluntarily doing volunteer service in Mother’s Street cleanup campaign. The important thing we pay attention to is that they’ve done it “CONTINUALLY” so far, not just a one-time event. Whoever is inspired by them can participate in the cleanup drive. Shall we, you and I? ?

  7. ASEZ all around the world are doing many wonderful work through the love of God the Mother~ they are bringing a change and hope to so many people in the world^^~??

  8. ASEZ group all around the world are doing many wonderful jobs through the love of our God the Mother^^~ they are bringing a change and hope to many people worldwide^^~??

  9. ASEZ WAO(We Are One), an international volunteer group consisting of young adult workers of WMSCOG, change the world for better.

  10. It is always difficult to try first. ASEZ WAO did it! Clean up environment, Volunteer something helpful for the Earth. I wanna participate in activites like what ASEZ WHO’s doing.

  11. Even the DENR in the Philippines posted a video of the cheer. XD How cute and amazing~ It’s a copy and shadow of Mother’s love shocking the world. 🙂

  12. As an animal lover, thank you for the ASEZ.
    The sea and land animals will also thank you. Your actions seem like the light of life at a time when all life is becoming extinct.

  13. ASEZ WAO stand for “Save the Earth from A to Z – We Are One” I love this meaning. I want to join if my country hold on the like this event. I’d like to applauded to young adult volunteers of World Mission Society Church of God’s members.

  14. Environmental problems are serious around the world. Hiwever, I’m very happy to read the activities of volunteer group of young peolple. How wonderful they are! 🙂

  15. It is really awesome! Nowadays, actually many people are not interested in environmental problems.
    However, ASEZ WAO’s members are waking up the world!
    They always do their best in everything with Mother’s love from the beginning to the end.

  16. Whenever I hear these good new from ASEZ WAO, I feel proud of being the members of WMSCOG.
    Everyone can become the helpful people for society in the Church of God.

  17. I know ASEZ WAO are active anywhere in the world.
    They always try to practice the teachings of heavenly mothers, thereby making the world brighter.
    I look forward to more activities in the Philippines in the future.

  18. I’ve been to Manila Bay before. There was a lot of garbage deep into the sand. It was a place that really needed cleaning. I thought it was possible when many people were cleaning together. But ASEZ did this! I think it is a beautiful and wonderful service organization! We are looking forward to a young ASEZ who practices God’s love!

  19. I am very supportive of seeing articles about environmental cleanup and volunteer activities of ASEZ from all over the world.
    You who use youth and enthusiasm in good way are beautiful.

  20. So many people participated in the clean-up drive. I believe that the Earth will be saved if there are more people like ASEZ WAO.

  21. The world change slowly good place by volunteer communities. Among them ASEZ is remarkable achievement about environment protection movement. They are belong to World Mission Society Church of God. They follow the God the Mother’s teaching.