I’m an Ayala Young Leader. This matters.
The Ayala Young Leaders Alliance (AYLA) and AYLC Secretariat would like to appeal for help regarding the death of our fellow Ayala Young Leader, Winton Ynion (AYLC 2000 Alumnus) who was found dead this morning in his apartment. Winton has no relatives taking charge of the internment or at least a mass for him.
UPDATE: The remains of Winton Ynion will be at Charity Chapel, St. John Bosco parish, Makati City (beside Walter Mart, Makati). We are in need of food (sandwiches, juice, cup cakes, etc), volunteers, prayer leaders and donors).
For monetary assistance, you can drop by at AYLC Secretariat, 10th floor, BPI Main Building cor Paseo de Roxas, Ayala Makati or deposit at (information withheld – please let me know if you want the account number).
For volunteers please get in touch with Ms. Steffi R. Borromeo (AYLC 2007) – 09275326150 or 752 1065.
Here is the news article on Winton’s death:
And a brief, dated bio on Winton (which I found online):
Winton Lou Ynion, 19, graduated cum laude from West Visayas State University and was heralded as its most outstanding graduate for the year. He was a U.P. National Writers’ Workshop Fellow for Filipino Poetry in 1999. He has published his stories in FilMag and in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Filipino.
No, I never met him (he’s a batch higher than me at AYL), but the truth is, I don’t have to in order to help. Anyone can spare a bit of money. Really. We are trying to raise enough money to give him a proper wake and burial. He has no family to do this for him. If you’d like to help, please let me know privately and I’ll give you the account details. Thank you.
UPDATE (8/18): They flew in the foster family last night from Iloilo, but the Ayala Young Leaders Alliance is still taking care of the wake/funeral arrangements, and still need financial support. It was nice to see AYL in full force last night. The wake is until Wednesday at the Charity Chapel beside Don Bosco, Makati.
MORE: For those asking about services: There are necrological services today (Tuesday, Aug. 18) at 7pm, and a mass at 9pm. The cremation is tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday).
And for those asking about the family – the niece of Winton’s foster family is now here in Manila. The ashes will be brought home to Iloilo, to be given to the rest of the family. (They are still fixing the travel papers, though.)
LAST: I’ve written a new post as a final update on Winton.