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Press Release: Isang Litrong Liwanag = 1 Liter of Light

IsangLitrongLiwanagShows How Human-Powered Solutions Can
Revolutionize our Approach to Climate Change
MANILA – JULY 22 – IsangLitrongLiwanag(1 Liter of Light), the story of the first grassroots solar lighting program in the world, will make its national debut in a special screening at the Cinemalaya film festival on Thursday, July 26, at 3:30pm in the Dream Theatre.
Directed by Ms. Joy Aquino, the documentary follows the first efforts of the MyShelter Foundation and its volunteers as they bring the green revolution to the bottom 99% in the Philippines and around the world.
Empowering local entrepreneurs and marginalized groups like prison detainees and trash pickers, IsangLitrongLiwanag shows how simple technologies powered by human hands can immediately address the access to energy gap, one of the most critical issues facing the planet today.
In a world where over one billion people currently lack access to or cannot afford electricity, there are few solutions that reach the underprivileged communities that need them most. Using discarded plastic bottles, water, and a bit of bleach, 1 Liter of Light has given hope to thousands by lighting up their homes with low-cost, zero-carbon emission solar bottle bulbs. What started out as an initiative with one carpenter and one set of tools in San Pedro, Laguna, is now a global movement, with youth groups and volunteers replicating the project in at least ten countries around the world.
IsangLitrongLiwanag will inspire audiences by sharing the story of how a developing country can share its gift of knowledge with the rest of the world and revolutionize the way Filipinos think about solutions to climate change.

Bike to Light, 30 Nov. 2011

Join the lighting project of the MyShelter Foundation (MF)!

On November 30, MF hopes to achieve a world record of 10,000 solar bulbs to be installed around Metro Manila.  To top it off, its Liter of Light program will be presented during the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Durban South Africa.  This is to create awareness how our beautiful country, Philippines, is lighting up communities using community built green lighting.  

Deliver 10,000 Bottle Lights to Filipino Homes

Join hundreds of bikers to help bring 10,000 solar bottle bulbs from Camp Aguinaldo to the historical Pinaglabanan Shrine, where they will be distributed amongst volunteers and installed in 30 communities.


Be part of the documentary that will be shot on this day which snippets will be shown in Durban South Aftrica on December 6, 2011 on the Climate Change Convention where Liter of Light is invited to speak to 500 world leaders ! Help make this BIG for the Philippines who is leading the way in community built solar lighting.
This Bonifacio Day, Commemorate History. Make History. Be a part of a New Revolution!

Where     Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City to Pinaglabanan Shrine, San Juan. View Bike Route

6AM       Registration opens. Participants to pick up bottle bulb, t-shirt and messenger bag from designated area.

7AM        Program starts

7:45AM   Deployment of bikers

9AM    Estimated arrival at San Juan Symbolic turnover of lights to community  representatives

For more information please e-mail

Let There Be Light: Isang Litrong Liwanag Green Revolution

Light is a symbol of …
freedom from ignorance
positive affirmation
clear thinking
new things
Divine power
clearing up of things
… and the list goes on. 
Let there be light is an English translation from a phrase written in Hebrew language. It is a verse taken from the Book of Genesis.
Three months ago, I received an invitation for the launching of A Thousand Points of Light, a campaign of the Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light) Project of MyShelter Foundation which aims to bring sustainable and green lighting technology to 1,000 homes in Payatas.   But for some reason I was unable to attend.
What started out as a small project has gone into a viral campaign and has spread across the globe-from Asia to South America.
The Isang Litrong Liwanag aims to set a world record on November 30 by lighting up 10,000 homes from 30 communities in 17 cities in one day. It may sound impossible, but there’s no letting up in its campaign.  To top it off, Isang Litrong Liwanag has launched its much improved Web site and released a music video performed by local rock artists. 

It is a song that portrays the basic realities of a typical Filipino family, from darkness to light, metaphorically speaking.   To kick off this Green Revolution, two running events are slated to happen in Cagayan De Oro (HalloweenFun Run) and Manila (Adobo Run After Dark).  So if you’re joining any of this runs, you’re already helping out families who don’t have access to electricity. 
MyShelter Foundation Executive Director Illac Diaz believes that with the use of simple technology coupled with ingenuity and groundbreaking efforts, it’s the Filipino’s story that should come out and be known to the world.  Isang Litrong Liwanag lights not only Filipino lives but also of the world.  Truly Filipino Green Revolution has come!

Isang Litrong Liwanag’s Solar Bulb Technology

Halloween Fun Run CDO, 28 Oct. 2011

The running community is truly alive in Cagayan De Oro City (CDO)!
Calling all Cagayanon runners, both elites and enthusiasts, to join the upcoming trick or treat fun run. And wear your best costume for the event.
Your support will go a long, long way since a part of the registration fee will go to the Isang Litrong Liwanag (1 Liter of Light) project of the MyShelter Foundation.   
Truly, the popularity of running as a sport in the country has crossed the seas all the way to the south and is spreading like wildfire.  

Halloween Fun Run CDO poster retrieved from

For details, email or like their Facebook page at

“Apil na!”