UNICEF Auction for Action Goes Online on May 25th

If you want to collect beautiful art pieces and also help children in the Philippines and in the world is just a click away.UNICEF Philippines is launching it first online auction entitled AUCTION FOR ACTION for the benefit of children's programs in the Philippines and worldwide (www.ebay.ph/unicef goes live on May 25 2011). This unique auction in partnership with Ayala Malls, Ebay.ph and Cibo brings together the works of reputable artists in art, design, furniture, fashion, jewelry and photography along with exciting experential packages.

Featured artists are Manny Baldemor, Michael Cacnio, Celesetina, Seb Chua, kenneth Cobonpue, Araceli Limaco, Dans, Kristine Dee, Janina Dizon, Tom Esperon, Acessory Lab, ito Kish,E. Billy Mondonedo, Roman Orlina, Debbie Palao, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Benji Reyes, Popo San Pascual, Vito Selma, Paul Syjuco, Ricky Toledo, and chito Vijandre of FIRMA/Felicity, Reg Yuson, and UNICEF Special Advocate for children, Ms. Daphne Osena Paez.

Galerie Joaquin artists such as JOvan Benito, Jomar Delluba, Hamzah Marbella, Dominic Rubio and Juveal Sanso are also participating.

Experiential packages include dinner by Chef Tonyboy Escalante of Antonio's and dugout experience with the Philippine Football team or Azkals on July 3 at the world cup qualifier in Manila.
UNICEF country representative Vanessa Tobin shares "This is a firts for UNICEF Philippines. Our partnership with acclaimed artists via online auction, helps us engage the public in a new and interesting way, As well as raising important funds for our work, we will be able to raise awareness of important issues affecting children in the most disadvantaged communities in the Philippines and worldwide."

"I know a lot of people recognize UNICEF valuable work in children's rights, but few realize that UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions to support its work on the ground, I've helped them educate moms all over the the country on maternal health, mortality and breastfeeding. This time I want to help UNICEF raise awareness and funds for all their other goals: providing children with health care, access to safe water and sanitation, education, and protection from violence, abuse and exploitation," said UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Osena Paez, Celebrity Host and also a UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Bianca Gonzalez adds," I've been working with UNICEF since 2007 and I'm very excited to be part of this unique fundraising auction. Whilst online auctions are quite new to the Philippines, its very source and the best thing is you can participate anywhere in the country.

Here are some of the artworks to be auctioned and also a brief message from Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF Country Representative and Bianca Gonzalez, UNICEF Special Advocate for Children.

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