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Ang Ilaw ng MASA ay Ilaw ng Pag-Asa(Masa Inc's Solar Lights of Hope)

Sunday, January 29, 2017



MASA Inc is a group of volunteers from all walks of life. Volunteers as young as 10 years old to a very strong and smart 76 years old happily sharing their precious time to help give these lights of hope to our IP communities in need. Without them, MASA inc wouldn't be this successful in so short a time. 

Young Volunteers and trainers of MASA Inc
MASA Inc Technical and Design Team leaders; Sir Ding Galang and Sir Myk Mica

We climbed mountains, walked long rough and rugged paths and terrain, battled the heat of the sun or the rain, struggled making a step on very sticky mud or slippery paths going up the site of the village. 

Climbed Moustains

We had crossed rivers and streams battling the cold and strong water current, traveled the most bumpy and rugged roads still with all smiles and a happy heart. 

crossed river
We slept on rugged and rocky floor of the tents that stood just few steps the river banks, bathed in rivers and ate with our bare hands together like one big happy family, a happy friendship that grew deep in our hearts from working together for the good of the community and our environment with thoughts that one day these solar lamps we share will produce better citizens, professionals, teachers, architects, engineers, IT experts or who knows a mayor or a president someday?

slept on hammocks and hard wooden floor
or sleep on tents near river banks

bathed on clear and unpolluted river
We had always been confident and sure our travel is safe and will always be on time with our Logistics Team leader, Lito Pastor on the wheels. 
Lito with some aleder aetas at Botolan, Zambales
The life and heart of the solar native lamp is in the circuit. It had been innovated many times for upgrades and better performance by no other than the best Technical Team leader of the group, Myk Mica.

Myk Mica assembling the native solar lamp
Sponsors and donors played the most important role in MASA Inc. It is not that easy to scout for one since we are not yet that famous or as other would say we are not yet branded like big NGOs or foundations. But we are not for branding, our aim is to help in any way we could, donations big and small when put together would already put a hope to any IP community. And who does better and more able in that field but no other than our Social and Marketing Team leader, Jeff Samuel Daquilanea.
Sir Jeff checking our trail
In the solar world dominated by mostly men, we need woman shakers and movers to empower women and prove to all that women too can be solar advocates and engineers. We are glad to have our Women Empowerment Team Leader Ria San Gabriel.
Ria and sir Jeff
And who could make the best MASA Inc videos but none other than Rolly Magpayo, a known professional photographer, videographer, editor and artist.
Sir Rolly in action
Finances are not yet that easy flowing for MASA Inc. A lot of times funds would come from our own pockets to push through a project. We are really thankful and owe a lot of gratitude to Maria Dolores Fontanilla for helping us with finances.
Dolly during Christmas gift giving party for Magata Tribe
Experiences from the past acquaintances made MASA Inc just even stronger and learned. With the help of our Sales Marketing Team leader Rob Tan, he helped and guided us with patenting our native solar lamp.
Sir Rob and Lito at 2nd AFP Climate Change Summit
These are the hard working solar advocates behind the success of MASA Inc and of course all the volunteers who were untiringly supporting the advocacy and always on call whenever they are need.

Is the food ready sir Myk?

Ready to boodle fight
Lito with boces of solar lamps for the Lumads of Bukidnon

Climb to Magata Tribe
a banca with our load
We need your help to ba able to continue this advocacy. For donations and sponsorship you may contact MASA Inc at Tel: 887 3273 or CP: 09173870895. 

You may also email us at or

You may also message us on our FB page

Please support our "DONATE A SOLAR LAMP INSPIRE A CHILD" campaign. Thank you

Saturday, January 28, 2017



MASA Inc designed a Native solar lamp using indigenous materials, recycled bottle and 
its circuit. Among the IP Communities that MASA Inc had visited, we felt the need to help the Dumagat Remontados of MAGATA Tribe to have another or extra source of income by teaching them to make these native solar lamps out the indigenous materials found in their community. Rattan, coconut shell and nito fern are abundant in the area and in the deep forest of Tanay.  

MASA Inc circuit is used to make the solar lighting work. These circuits are usually assembled in sponsored workshops by CSR's, schools and universities, cooperatives, government and private institutions. After assembly of the circuit, these are then connected to other parts in the lamp and the finished native solar lamp is donated to another IP community.

In this way, we had helped an IP community get extra source of livelihood, let CSR's and other institutions have awareness regarding renewable energy, share their extra resources to communities in need, help light up other IP communities and inspire and motivate every child or student who received the solar lamp to do their best in school since they have now their source of light at night to help light up their study nights. Who knows that with these lamps, we could inspire would be engineers, teachers, architects, IT experts and a mayor or president? Besides helping these IP communities have continuous source of light, we had helped them save 15 or more pesos a day for their gas consumption for a bottle of gas lamp. Gas lamps are hazardous to health and the environment. 

There are still thousands of IP communities that lives in darkness and in need of our help. We would like to appeal to your kind hearts to support these advocacy through donations or sponsorship. You may contact us at Tel: (632)8873273 or CP: (632)9173870895. You may email us also at or message us on our FB page.

DONATE A SOLAR LAMP INSPIRE A CHILD fund raising campaign is a continuous campaign 
for the IP communities.

Thank you sir Rolly Magpayo for this beautiful video shoot.

***MASA Inc native solar lamp has pending patent at IPO

MASA Inc (Magkasamang Adhikaing Solar Association, Inc.) is a non profit-non stock organization whose mission is to help light up IP(Indigenous People) communities all over the country that doesn't have access to local electric provider and who are less privilege to acquire a simple solar lamp. 

MASA Inc was first created as an FB group page last May 27, 2015 to give free seminars, workshops, and training about solar power set ups, information and new solar innovations. The founder, MA. TERESITA SANTILLAN saw and realized that there are more to than just giving free seminar workshops. She saw and felt that there are less privileged people who couldn't afford a solar set up, the marginalized and the IP communities in far flung and remote areas of the mountains and villages.  She then registered the group at SEC last July 9, 2015 to be able to start legitimately helping these communities. 

Nuworks 100 Solar Lights of Hope workshop

Since it's creation MASA Inc had already conducted numerous free seminars, workshops and trainings and had produced 29 TESDA certified EPAS NCII volunteers and trainers and the first Solar PV Installation NCII certified member came from MASA Inc. The first certified in the whole of Luzon and Visayas after the only certified trainer in ARRM,Mindanao. 


It had been interviewed on different radio stations and been given a Hero's award and certificates of recognition.

It had innovated circuits for small lamps, streetlights and solar power generator sets. These innovations had already been sent and used by many countries across USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. It had helped a local NGO operating globally solve its multi million dollar global and local circuit problem. 

It's solar lamps had gone to many upgrades from a simple recycled pet bottle, to jars, gas lamps to native solar lamp.


MASA Inc had helped quite a number of IP villages across the country had the simple solar lamps. It had saved them at least 15 pesos of gas and candles to aid their students in studying at night which are very hazardous to their lungs and health. Gas lamps or candles are prone to accidents of fire. 

Aetas Of  Botolan, Zambales

There are still thousands of IP communities that live in darkness and doesn't have access to electricity. 

One of the many outreach programs of MASA Inc with the IP communities
We need your help and support. Please join our campaign "DONATE A SOLAR LAMP INSPIRE A CHILD" and hoping that this simple solar lamp donated to each IP family could produce an architect, engineer, teacher, IT expert or maybe a mayor or president? 


For donations and sponsorship, you may contact us at Tel: 632- 887 3273 or CP No.: 63-917 387 0895. You may also email us at or or message us on our FB page:

Dumagats of General Nakar, Quezon Province, Philippines
Dumagat Remontados of Magata Tribe Village, Tanay

Solar Streetlights for Magata Tribe Village

Tarlac OFW Cooperative Livelihood workshop

Workshop with the AFP, MARINES and NAVIES

MASA Inc donated the Solar Power Generator Sets for the Islands of PAG-ASA Islands, Palawan

Solar Panel making workshop at DCP

Solar Panel making workshop with congressmen and women of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Friday, February 19, 2016


edad50: MAGKASAMANG ADHIKAING SOLAR ASSOCIATION(MASA),INC: MASA,INC . or Magkasamang Adhikaing Solar Association, Inc is a non-profit organization whose mission is to spread renewable energy a...