Positively Centralians FB Page Issues “No Soliciting” Notice

Positively Centralians wants to focus on alumni connections and friendships the ‘gold and silver’

The missive is addressed to Gabriel Ortigoza who posted the solicitation letter of CPU for the 110th University Celebration.

In behalf of the Positively Centralians FB page admins, Margaret Dominado writes:

Dear Gabby Gabriel Ortigoza,

It has come to my attention that your previous post was deleted and our apology for not directly informing you the reason why.

I just re-read and reviewed your current post with some of the administrators. As much as we understand it is about giving and that we take your word for it that this is a neutral piece, we firmly believe that we should avoid an impression that Positively Centralians is a venue or means for solicitation (actual or implied).

We would like to focus on alumni connections and friendships as well as transparency and accountability.

Personally, I am turned off when an alumna connects with me and then later ask for donations then emphasized on giving as the main means in which I should express my love for CPU or for Christ and that I should donate because I owe CPU of what I have become now.

I feel manipulated into a guilt trip. I want to be a cheerful giver. More so, I want to connect with the alumni and my colleagues without any ulterior motive except being friends with them in a genuine way and not on the basis of how much she or I can give to whoever or whatever.

On the other hand, we are also aware that the 2016 Global Reunion preparation is on-going and solicitation for donations and contributions for the souvenir program has started.

Positively Centralians do not want to be part of the solicitation process.

The Global Reunion 2016 has its own Facebook account in which, ironically, some of your officers and members are blocked. I do not want to name names for I have not asked their permission as of this writing.

My point is that the Global Reunion 2016 site should be used for its own purpose and so should Positively Centralian. Having said this, we are not discouraging the alumni to patronize the 2016 Global reunion.

On the same breath, we respect the feelings and position of other Centralians who wanted have more fun and connection outside of the Federation and/or prefer to directly connect with CPUAAI.

In terms of giving, we have Positively Centralian members conducting medical missions and donating thousands of dollars to rebuilding the lives of Haiyan survivors.

We have a family (the wife is a CPU alumna) who donated an entire village (30 houses) for Gawad Kalinga.

These people refused to be acknowledged in the blog for they believe this is about generosity not publicity. Positively Centralians, after all, is not about donors and their donations.

Rest assured, your current post will not be deleted as we have made clear the position of Positively Centralians about money, or donations and friendship.

In behalf of the administrators, I would like to reiterate that we consider our friends as our gold and silver.

By establishing alumni connections, friend-to-friend, we are spreading the gold and silver. Please know you are one of them. Peace and joy to you and your family.

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