Our Story

The Philippines is truly a remarkable chain of islands. The beauty of the islands and the absolute unrestrained hospitality of the Filipino people are truly an experience to behold and share. The sea views and mountain vistas in such proximity were breathtaking no matter what perspective you held at that moment. Being blind I prefer to walk as much as I can, I miss many things being confined in a car. My partner and I often would walk day and night, to take in the sounds and smells, the energy of the city is palpable. My partner would describe to me the sights to match the smells and sounds we would experience on our daily strolls. We learned much on these walks, what the city had to offer, what it still needed to provide and who were the most at risk and more marginalized.

I want to return and, in some way, contribute to the hopes of a better future to those who deserve a chance to live a life they may not have thought possible. The challenge was how to develop a project that would not require annual cycles of fundraising and donating only to repeat the process in the following year. And just like that TheRainBowNavy was born, a commercial Not-For-Profit enterprise maximizing the high points of the city's robust entertainment, travel and tourism market to benefit a segment of the population so often overlooked. It's not an unproven social outreach or business model. I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel, just bring a wheel to a new city and community that could benefit from its presence. This will be a one-time ask to establish a perpetual income that the local community is the beneficiary of. With a little help from you, we can create something that will keep on giving.

Thank you for allowing me to share this brief introduction to TheRainBowNavy, our groundbreaking not-for-profit project that aims to uplift and strengthen marginalized communities in Manila, while highlighting the beauty of the Philippines and its people. We present an exciting opportunity to support the local marginalized communities by launching a modest yacht that will serve as a social and entertainment hub. With your help, we can create a sustainable source of income to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges faced by marginalized individuals on the island.

Meet Our Team

Get to know the friendly faces behind The Rainbow Navy.

Malcolm Montgomery

Our Owner and Visionary

I'm Malcolm. Where do I begin? I am a retired Teacher of visually impaired Junior High through High School Students. Being visually impaired myself I believe I had a bit of a knack for it. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lived and taught most of my adult life in the City of New Orleans. Being in the Big Easy and being blind was not always that easy but my students often made my days seem easier because their young lives were not always as easy as my younger life. I made it a habit to travel when I could, to experience as much of the world as possible. Now that I am retired I get to travel a little farther and experience cultures for longer periods. Those trips have presented me with many amazing opportunities to embrace and experience other cultures. Some of those experiences have been hard-hitting lessons and more than just subtle reminders, given my few challenges, how fortunate I truly am.



Reymark Gahol Estabillo

Future Director of restaurant operations and Chef

Hello, my name is ReyMark Estabillo, you can call me Mark. I am a 20-year-old aspiring chef hailing from San Luis, Batangas, Philippines, currently calls Bato, Leyte, home. I am a dedicated third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at Bato Institute of Science and Technology.

My journey to success hasn't been without its challenges. His father works as a simple construction worker, while his mother left the family during his last year of high school. I am the middle child in a family of three siblings. His eldest sister, 26, recently graduated from college, while his youngest sister, aged 15, continues her high school education in the province living with our father.

To pursue my education, I have had to make some sacrifices and live with his grandparents in Cebu to be closer to his college. Fortunately, I have received support from Mr. Malcolm, who assists with school expenses and even helped fund his sister's graduation. I look forward to Mr. Malcolm's project's success, which would not only aid in covering my remaining school expenses but also provide him with an opportunity to build a promising career and future.

School is the center of my life but when I have a little free time I enjoy playing volleyball and hitting the gym

Melai Verzosa

future Director of Employee Resources

Hello Rainbow Family my name is Melai Verzosa. I am 34 years old and I'm from the Philippines.Life in the Philippine is often difficult I lost my Mothers when I was just 9 years old, from asthma. When I was 13 my father was a victim of an alcohol related accident. As the eldest in my family it became my duty to help provide for my younger brothers and sisters.
Because of these challenges I only finished 1st year of high school due to financial problems. I started working in the public markets selling plastic and paper bags to provide for myself and save to send money to my siblings. 
I was fortunate to meet Mr Malcolm. He helped me, first he helped pay for my job training and then gave me a job.
Mr. Malcolm offered me a safe home and he made sure that I could get all of my important legal documents.He made it possible for me to get new clothes, medicines I needed and for the first time in my life I went to the dentist.
I am always thankful for him and his desire to help people like me and I hope I have the chance to continue with him and his new project TheRainBowNavy

Meet Our Team

Get to know the friendly faces behind The Rainbow Navy.

Affan Afandy

Future Director of Maintenance

Hello, I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Mohammad Efendi and you can call me Affan Affandy.
I am 36 year old and raised in Indonesia, specifically in Lumajang - East Java. I was born from a simple family.
My education is incomplete, I dropped out of school in second grade due to the family's unfavorable economic situation. Since I left school young, I have been working and helping out My mother, because my father died when I was still in the second grade of elementary school. Since my father's father's death, things have changed and the family's economy has also slumped. My mother used to work hard to meet her daily needs and family. We lost my Mother on 30 March 2023 at the age of 80.
I find myself alone in the world and that is not always easy but I try to survive.
I have met a few great people who truly care and have offered to help, like Mr Malcolm, he is like a father to me he helps when he can and says he wishes he was able to do more. He and his family have offered me the chance to work, a home while I go to school, finish my education and see me go to college.
I hope our project is successful and I can have a better future that I hope for.

Alvin Rosales bolo

Future Director of Hotel operations

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Leaders of the community ACKNOWLEDGE community members in need

Our Outreach Steering committee

leaders in the marginalized communities and allies coming together to identify people, projects, initiatives, and businesses serving our community that could benefit from outreach assistance to better serve our community.

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