Manila 2019

25 May 2019 at Canva

do_action is the annual event where the local WordPress community comes together to give back by building websites for a select number of non-profit organisations. All of the sites are built for FREE on WordPress by our community. We also offer thorough WordPress training to all non-profits on the day of the event.

Charities / Non-Profits

Asian Music for Peoples Peace and Progress: A Village in the MakingThere are musicians across Asia who write and perform songs that are rooted in people’s struggles. People’s Music is the broad term we use to refer to the songs expressed by these musicians; songs that speak about the hopes and aspirations of peoples and communities who are struggling against forces of oppression and marginalization.These songs articulate the stories of peoples and communities; amplifying their calls for change and transformation to the way societies and economies are organized; these songs advocate for alternatives and just solutions to issues and problems facing societies.Across the region, purveyors of peoples music have come together both as a movement of artists and as part of bigger movements for social change. In Thailand, groups like the legendary Caravan, who has been around for decades and continue to voice out the people’s opposition to repressive regimes is one the leading proponents of the song for life movement. In the Philippines, there is the experience of Musika, a collective of artists who pushed the idea and practice of what came to be known as Musikang Bayan. In Indonesia we hear the voice of Emha and his Gamelan Ensemble leading efforts to organize and strengthen peoples’ resilience to natural disasters like the tsunami and earthquake disasters that hit that country.There is a growing consciousness as well among peoples across Asia, as both a response and a challenge to the efforts of government to build regional communities- to likewise build bridges that will unite these communities of artists into one village– A village of people’s music and art.


Gelacio I. Yason Foundation – Family Farm School (GIYF-FFS) — Website
GIYF-FFS, whose vision is to “Create sustainable communities through holistic education”, is a pioneering institution in the province of Oriental Mindoro. We implement an integrated rural education program through Family Farm School system, an international movement present in 45 countries. We are the only high school in the region that has a strong community development component in our program.GIYF-FFS provides relevant education which address the holistic formation of students. Its overall goal is to stimulate and promote rural development with particular considerations for addressing the needs of our local community, where among them are some of the poorest of the poor families. The school’s innovative approach, an alternative mode of secondary education centers on the inter-personal development of young people and their families of through responsive means of rural development such that they are empowered and are able to contribute towards sustainable development.


A network of all DRR organizations in the Philippines and is the representative for CSO network in the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.


We are a collective of women rights advocates, activists, feminists, indigenous women, putting our hearts, minds and energies together to support and to act in solidarity with the struggle of the indigenous women. We believe that indigenous women are among the least heard, but mostly affected by the increasing poverty, hunger and devastation of the
environment and depletion of natural resources. We are part of the struggles against all and different forms of discrimination, violence and marginalization of indigenous women. We aspire for a nation of societies where women with their multiple identities are able to exercise their rights, and enjoy their freedoms from poverty, violence, powerlessness and injustices. We work for transformative changes in indigenous women’s lives within social movements and peoples’ struggles; and towards indigenous women’s economic, political, social and cultural empowerment. Our energies are devoted to amplifying their voices, recognizing and profiling their leaderships, providing platforms for their actions and
advocacies, and linking solidarity work among other women, among peoples, and among societies.



Thank you to all who signed up to participate. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on May 25th!

Who can participate?

Each of these websites will be built by a team of 5-7 people in the following roles:

  • Project managers
  • UX UI Designers
  • Content Creators
  • Social Network / Community Managers
  • Developers (2 or 3) per team.
  • QA / quality assurance

So, if you reside in the general Manila area, and have some experience in making websites with WordPress, or simply have an interest in WordPress, you can participate.


What do the participants get?

You have the opportunity to work as a team, learn from each other, share knowledge and skills.
Help local organizations obtain a website designed by experts.
We will have fun and make new friends while we do it! Food and snacks for the whole day and awesome WordPress swags will be given away.

Thank you to all who signed up to participate. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on May 25th!

Special Thanks to ff. Tech Communities for their Support