List of Schools That Breaking Point Has Visited: Part 2

Posted by Jeff | Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here is the second part of the list of high schools that Breaking Point Foundation has visited from 2003 to 2005

2005 Don Quintin Paredes High School, Bagong Silang High School, San Francisco High School, Batasan Hills National High School, Novaliches High School.

January 2004Fort Bonifacio High School, Mayamot National High School, Novaliches High School, Sumulong Memorial High School

2003, 2002 and 2001 (NCR, Rizal) Southridge Private High School, Lorenzo Ruiz High School, Morning Dew Montessori, Bantay Bata 163, Q.C.; Miriam College (High School); Santolan High School; Roosevelt College San Mateo; Roosevelt College Marikina

Alternative Teaching Tools For High School Students

Posted by Jeff | Friday, November 21, 2008

Teaching high school students probably is one of the most difficult and challenging responsibilities. As our group travel to different high schools and present our program to them, we experience a brief moment of that challenge when our volunteers talk to students, and sometimes in our country, reaching up to 60 to 70 in a classroom.

As I browse through the internet, I cam across this online education site called Brightstorm. They have educational video products that is fun to watch and listen to. The teachers in their videos are veteran and well experienced high school teachers and are very competent, making their educational video professional but very fun at the same time. The illustrations they use are very simple and effective, but I particularly am impressed by the flexibility and effectiveness that an on site take or shot, for the history courses which I got to view (Sign up for a free brightstorm acocunt), can provide. It is like bringing the students to a field trip and making education not limited within the classroom.

I think this method is a very effective way and I would highly consider it for parents who can afford the cost which is actually not much compared to the value of the education that can be given to their teenager. Remember, education does not cost- it pays.


Here is the a partial list of schools that Breaking Point Foundation has been to. Most schools from 1999 to 2001 were with international and local volunteers mixed together but the international volunteers did most of the large group presentations.

January 2001(Baguio) Baguio City National High School; Pines City National High School (Main and Bonifacio, Doña Aurora Magsaysay, Roxas, Sto. Thomas, Quezon Hill, Pacday, Pinsao Annex); Irisan National High School; Brent; University of Baguio High School; Baguio Colleges Foundation High School

January 2000 (Marikina, Pasig, Cainta) Rizal High School Main; Antipolo National High School; Marikina High School (Main, Sta. Elena); Roosevelt College Cainta; Parang High School

January 1999 (Rizal, Marikina) Rizal State College; Marikina Institute of Science and Technology; Sumulong Memorial High School; Roosevelt College Marikina; Antipolo National High School

Looking for Auto Body Shops?

Posted by Jeff | Friday, November 21, 2008

A web site that calls itself auto body shops city of industry is This web site provides services for vehicle owners and the services they offer are auto body repair and point to auto body shops in the area of your selection. They are composed of teams of collision repair experts who pair consumers with local auto body shops. Visit their site now.

Breaking Point is gearing up for another summer activity as plans for another summer youth camp ,in cooperation with youth ministries from different parts of the Metro Manila, are being drawn up. The youth ministries who will be involved are JIVE Youth Ministry of Makati City, Sold Out Ministries from Masinag, Antipolo and Santolan Pasig, youth ministry of Bethel BC and FTBC.

The theme for the 2009 summer camp is Counter Strike and the tentative dates are April 14-17 and 21-24. More information to come soon.

Alex and Nat's Operation Mojo

Posted by Jeff | Thursday, November 20, 2008

To all families out there, have you heard of Nat and Alex? Well, this Saturday, November 22, you can chat live with these two boys from the Naked Brother Band. Yes, you can chat with Nat and Alex Wolff. This part of their new premiere entitled “Operation Mojo.”

What does that mean exactly? Well, Nat has lost his Mojo and the Band is going into some Dudification of sorts. Having said this, did you know that there are three things that you can do to help Nat get his mojo back? First, you can help by watching and sharing Nat’s YouTube videos to at least five friends. The second thing you could do to help is subscribe to their YouTube channel. And the third way is by making it your homepage. Pretty easy, right?

This event is surely going to be exciting for kids who regularly tune in to them and even for those who haven’t seen them yet. Nat and Alex Wolff’s site is where kids get to have clean fun and get to enjoy video and audio entertainment, interactive games and activities and even chatting sessions with other kids online. For many parents, this is a great relief to know that all of these are done within a safe environment and are closely monitored by adults. This web site of Nat and Alex does not just put a smile on the kids’ faces but on their parents as well.



Breaking Point Foundation (Phils.), Inc., an affiliate of The Breaking Point Foundation in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A., is a locally based NGO that addresses the problem of drug abuse among young people. It has teams of Crisis Intervention and Prevention Specialists and Presenters who are “meeting people at their breaking points” through unique presentations. Using athletic skill, humor, drama and audience participation, Breaking Point’s team members provide large group presentations followed by small group interaction as well as a variety of workshop programs. Breaking Point’s programs are designed to prevent suicide and substance abuse.

This group travels all over the Philippines each year presenting their programs to high school students. Mr. Jeffrey Aspacio, the director of Breaking Point Philippines, leads them. Civic-minded persons and organizations support the group and they offer their program free of charge.

Doctors, nurses, teachers, students, housewives, engineers, architects, and people from all walks of life are trained and join this group and stand in front of the youth of our area to discourage the youth from getting lost in the drug culture.

Our Philosophy

We believe that to effectively prevent violence and substance abuse among youth we have to address the root of the problem - the problem of the heart of man. Breaking Point is committed to making the youth understand this root cause and teaching them how to have a “change of heart”. This, we believe, is the most effective way of prevention. That even if unlawful substances are very much available around youth, once they’ve experienced this “change of heart”, they will have the power to say no to these negative influences.

Assess and Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Jeff | Sunday, November 09, 2008

How is a person’s success determined? Emotional Intelligence and how a person deals with other people are the biggest factors in determining a person’s success in life and being able to assess and develop it is crucial. A great tool for assessment and development of a person’s emotional intelligence is the 360 defree feedback system. Visit their site to find out more about their services.

Press Release:

The rules for work are changing. People are being judged differently: not just by how intelligent they are or by their training and expertise, but also by how well they handle themselves and each other.

The new rules predict who is most likely to become a star performer in their field of work and are crucial to their marketability for future jobs.

These rules have little to do with what we were told was important in school: academic abilities are largely irrelevant to this new standard. The new measure: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) takes for granted having enough intellectual ability to do our jobs. Emotional Intelligence focuses instead on personal qualities or emotional competencies based on

Self Awareness - Managing Emotions - Self Motivation - Managing Relationships - Emotion Coaching.
One of the most effective ways to develop Emotional Intelligence is to use the Appraisal360 Emotional Intelligence tool monitor real life behaviour. Appraisal360 specialise in providing online 360 degree feedback (multi-rater feedback) tools to support companies with the development of their staff.

Appraisal360 Emotional Intelligence uses a structured competency based questionnaire focussed around the definitions of Emotional Intelligence. Firstly, the user fills in the questionnaire with their self -perceptions. Then six people who know that person, boss, colleagues etc, are asked to fill in the same questionnaire with their perceptions of that person. The system compiles an easy to understand report which highlights strengths and weaknesses and areas where the user's self perception differs from other people's perception of them. It also comes with a set of learning materials to help turn the report into action. A matching support and mentoring service is also available. By using this tool you can help your staff develop their Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.

Breaking Point Foundation Philippines is in the process of planning another missions trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan and the target dates are any two days between January 12 to 16, 2009. Volunteers will be raising their own support and we hope that on our return there, we would be able to present the Breaking Point program to a bigger number of students. Coordination with our Palawan partners are on going.

Finding Information About an Unknown Number?

Posted by Jeff | Monday, November 03, 2008 is a web site that breaks down area codes National Phone Numbers and makes them available by state, county and city. They also provide Reverse Phone Number Lookup services, that if you have ever received a call from an unfamiliar number, you can now find information on that phone number. Visit this web site now.

Below are three articles or blog entries about the Stages of the Counselling Process found in Breaking Point Foundation's official web site:

1) Four Stages in the Counseling Process by Girard Egan

2) Six Stages of the Counseling Process by Lawrence Brammer

3) A Biblical Counseling Process

If you are researching about the stages of the counselling process you can try any of these articles.

Have You Heard?

Posted by Jeff | Sunday, November 02, 2008

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