Basud Elementary School receives school building from SM Foundation

Due to the Philippines’ large population, several schools throughout the country, particularly in far-flung areas, have to deal with providing students with the proper education that they need to advance in life despite being cramped together in small, and sometimes dilapidated rooms or school buildings.  .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 15th, 2021

Daet students receive 1st SM school building in 2020

Pupils and teachers of Mantagbac Elementary School in Daet, Camarines Norte were all smiles as they received a two-story, four-classroom school building from SM Prime, through SM Foundation, last Jan. 31......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Zamboanga school receives Christmas gift from SM

Christmas came early for the students and teachers of Zamboanga Central School-SPED Center (ZCS-SC) as they received a two-story, four-classroom school building from SM Prime, through SM Foundation (SMFI), last December 5 in Zamboanga City. This SM school building is complete with armchairs (some are designed for left-handed students), teacher’s tables and chairs, wall fans, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 27th, 2019

New school building opens doors to Balanga pupils

In time for the opening of school year 2019-2020, SM Prime through SM Foundation turned over a fully furnished two-story, four-classroom school building to the Balanga Elementary School in Balanga City, the capital of Bataan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

SM Foundation to turn over new building to Jugan Elementary School in Consolacion

SM Foundation to turn over new building to Jugan Elementary School in Consolacion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

Mariwasa donates products for public school buildings

Siam Ceramics Inc. donated tiles and sanitary wares to the 2020 Kapuso School Development Program of the GMA Kapuso Foundation for the building and rebuilding of selected public schools all over the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Sagip Kapamilya treks to provinces to help typhoon ‘Rolly’ survivors

ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya has gone to different provinces hit by Typhoon Rolly to bring comfort to families through food and relief packs. Through the support of donors and partners, 1,000 food packs have been brought to Brgy. Puro and Penaranda in Legazpi, Albay while 533 families received relief bags in Brgy. Gapo in Camalig, Albay. Sagip Kapamilya has also visited Brgy. Travesia in Guinobatan, Albay to distribute food packs to 265 families that evacuated at Travesia Elementary School and to turnover medicine to the Barangay Health Center. One of the survivors in Guinobatan, farmer Solomon Octavo, shared the difficulties they are facing as floodwater and lahar from the Mayon Volcano buried his entire house and farmland. “Magmula noong lumaki ako, ngayon lang ako nakaranas ng ganitong nangyari. Ang sinalba lang namin, buhay namin,” he shared in an interview with ABS-CBN News. (Growing up, I have never experienced anything like this. The only thing we could save was our own lives.) Aside from areas in the Bicol Region including Catanduanes, Sagip Kapamilya has also conducted relief operations in Southern Tagalog, which also suffered tremendous damage due to the typhoon. In Aurora, 494 families were given food packs while 1,990 individuals received hot meals to nourish them while they remained at Dingalan National High School and Mega evacuation centers. Even before the landfall of Rolly, Sagip Kapamilya was already there to provide food to evacuees. It is also bound for Batangas and Oriental Mindoro. As families are expected to stay longer in evacuation centers while they rebuild their homes, more donations are needed to support them. Jen Santos, ABS-CBN Foundation’s director for operations told ABS-CBN News that so far, many have shown interest to help and donate. “Marami talaga ang nagpapaabot (ng donasyon)… marami talaga ang nagpapaabot [at nagsabi] na ‘kami rin, gusto naming tumulong, paano kami makakatulong?” (So many have donated and many said they want to help, asking us how they could provide assistance.) Meanwhile, she said they are also missing the presence of ABS-CBN Regional, which had its last day last August 31 due to the nonrenewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise to broadcast. Santos said that it is usually the staff from the regional stations that are first to respond to affected areas to distribute relief goods......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

The New Unsung Heroes

           Last October 1, 2020, Friday, the Schools Division of Catanduanes, through the enabling leadership of Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Danilo Despi, had conducted a Division Press Briefing at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Gabaldon Building, Virac Pilot Elementary School, San Roque, Virac, Catanduanes.            Participated in by the Schools Division Superintendent, Assistant Division […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

GMA Kapuso Foundation project uplifts school children& rsquo;s spirit

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) pushes ahead with its project “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan” to provide school supplies as well as anti-COVID kits for needy students from public elementary schools in time for the opening of classes this October......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Kapuso Foundation provides school supplies, anti-COVID kits to students

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) pushes ahead with its project “Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan,” providing school supplies as well as anti-COVID kits for public elementary school students in time for the opening of classes this October. Through the help of multi-sector partners, GMAKF aims to help 80,000 incoming kinder and grade 1 pupils from the top 25 poorest provinces across the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Del Monte Foundation Inc. and CBE Team up For Better Education

The Del Monte Foundation, Inc. (DMFI) in partnership with the Coalition for Better Education (CBE), aims to train more teachers to equip students with better education quality when classes open on August 24, 2020. DMFI, a non-profit organization that spearheads Del Monte Philippines’ efforts on the development of different communities. 21 public elementary school teachers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

PBA: TNT reaches out to fire and COVID-19 affected families in Mandaluyong

The flagship TNT KaTropa have stepped up in the time of great need. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents in Mandaluyong were hit with a doubly whammy as a fire recently hit the area. Partnering with councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas of the city LGU and Michele Gumabao's "Your 200 pesos" program, the KaTropa held an outreach to help those affected not just by the fire but of the coronavirus as well.         View this post on Instagram                   Thank you Coach Mark, Coach Bong, Jjay, Kib, Gryann and Migs for participating in today's outreach for the families affected by the Mandaluyong fire and the #COVID19 pandemic! We partnered with Hon. Charisse Abalos-Vargas of the city's LGU, PLDT SMART Foundation and Michele Gumabao's "Your 200 Pesos" fundraising drive to provide face shields, masks, groceries and packed meals for over 300 families at the relief center in Nueve de Febrero Elementary School. A post shared by TNT Katropa ( on Jun 18, 2020 at 3:56am PDT Face shields, face masks, groceries, and packed meals were distributed to over 300 families at the Nueve de Febrero Elementary School. Present to help out were head coach Bong Ravena, active consultant Mark Dickel, and players Jjay Alejandro, Kib Montalbo, and Gryann Mendoza.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Tarabucan Central Elementary School a recipient of the two-storey building

Tarabucan Central Elementary School is now the recipient of the new P18.6 million two-storey, six-classroom school building built by the Department of Public Works and Highways -Samar First District Engineering Office......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what he’ll do now. “This is what I do for a living,” Edelman said earlier this week, as the realization hit that sports were going on hiatus because of the coronavirus. “This is my income.” Thousands of workers would have staffed the 450 NBA and NHL games that will not be played over the next month in response to the pandemic. And then there are the more than 300 spring training and regular-season baseball games, 130 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tournament games, 50 or so Major League Soccer matches, all international golf and tennis tournaments, and who-knows-how-many high school, small college and other entertainment events canceled or postponed because of the global health crisis. The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the pandemic — assuming only a month shutdown — is impossible to calculate but will reach the billions, easily. Tickets aren’t being sold, so teams and leagues and organizing bodies lose money. Fans aren’t going to events that aren’t happening, so taxi drivers and ride-share operators have no one to ferry to and from those places. Hotel rooms will be empty. Beers and hot dogs aren’t being sold, so concessionaires and vendors lose money. Wait staff and bartenders aren’t getting tips. Without those tips, their babysitters aren’t getting paid. The trickle-down effect sprawls in countless directions. Some teams are trying to help. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, within minutes of the NBA shutdown announcement, said he wanted to find a way to help workers who will lose money because games won’t be played. By Friday, he had his plan: “We will pay them as if the games happened,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, have made similar commitments to workers at not just NBA events but also the building’s minor-league hockey games. The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were among the earliest NBA franchises to reveal they’re working on how they’ll take care of arena staffs. So have the NHL’s Washington Capitals, among others, and the ownership group for Detroit's Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers on Friday said they were setting up a $1 million fund “to cover one month's wages for our part-time staff for games, concerts and events that they would have otherwise worked." “Our teams, our cities and the leagues in which we operate are a family, and we are committed to looking out for one another,” New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris said. There were many more significant gifts revealed later Friday. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans said he would “cover the salaries” for workers at the team’s arena for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged $100,000 for workers there, the San Jose Sharks said part-time arena workers would get paid for all games not played and Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said he was giving $100,000 to workers in that club’s arena -- a donation matched by his teammates and followed by another pledge from the team’s ownership group. “This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. At Chicago Blackhawks hockey games alone, about 1,500 workers are in or outside the building on event nights: guest services, concessions, parking, security, box office and so on. “The per game payroll is more than $250,000,” said Courtney Greve Hack, a spokeswoman for the United Center. If that’s the NHL norm — no official numbers are available — then workers around the league would stand to lose more than $60 million if hockey does not return this season. “I get it,” said Chris Lee, who owns a coffee and smoothies franchise in Arizona that draws 70% of its annual revenue sales at spring training and Arizona Coyotes hockey games. “But this is going to be really tough.” Lee was packing up cups that won’t be used when baseball announced Thursday that spring training was ending about two weeks early. He and his staff — one full-timer, 14 part-time employees — aren’t sure what comes next. The enormity of the numbers stacks up quickly. The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it's trying to help 4,000 workers in that city. Extrapolate that across other Canadian and U.S. pro sports cities, and those teams could be looking at 100,000 workers feeling some sort of pinch — not counting the impact at college and other levels. Cavaliers star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 to help the workers in Cleveland address what he described as their “sudden life shift.” On Friday, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks made a $100,000 pledge on behalf of his family “It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier," Antetokounmpo wrote on Twitter. The NCAA men’s Division I tournament generates about $900 million annually through television and marketing rights alone. In Albany, New York, which was scheduled to host men’s tournament games for the first time in 17 years, organizers estimated the economic loss from the three-day event to be about $3 million. Bars and restaurants bought tons of additional stock and perishables to prep for crowds that won't arrive. It’ll probably take a few years before the NCAA can bring the tournament back to many of the cities slated to host games next week. “It’s incredibly disheartening. There’s no question about that,” said Mark Bardack, president of public relations and management firm Ed Lewi and Associates, which had worked for more than a year on the planning of the tournament in Albany. “To have it all disappear, though obviously no one’s fault.” Some arena workers, many not wanting to be identified because of workplace policies about speaking to reporters, said they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They’re not alone, of course: A study last fall by the American Payroll Association said 74% of workers in the U.S. would “experience financial difficulty” if their usual payday was delayed by as little as one week. In Philadelphia, Rodney Thompson works on commission selling popcorn and beer at 76ers basketball games, Flyers hockey games and Phillies baseball games. They’re all on hold. "The more I sell, the more I make,” the 56-year-old said. “The less I sell, the less I make. It would hurt me, financially. I would have no income coming in. ... I make pretty good money. But if there's no fans, there's no work.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington, AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, David Brandt in Scottsdale, Arizona, Josh Dubow in San Francisco, Stephen Hawkins in Dallas and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia, and Associated Press Writers Matthew Carlson and Tim Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report. ___ The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

Inserto receives Alumni Achievement Award

The Villamor High School Alumni Foundation Inc. (VHSAFI) of Sta. Ana, Manila, presents to Manuel “Manny” Inserto, vice president for Business Operations and treasurer of Bangko ng Kabuhayan, formerly Banco Rodriguez, the first Rural Bank in the Philippines since 1952, the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award, for his exemplary accomplishments in his chosen field of endeavor, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Children’s Joy Foundation, nagpaabot ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng Taal Volcano eruption

HANNAH JANE SANCHO   AGAD na nagpadala ng tulong ang mga volunteers ng Children’s Joy Foundation Inc., katuwang ang Sonshine Philippines Movement at Sonshine Media Network International sa mga nasalanta at pansamantalang nakatira sa Sto. Tomas North Central Elementary school. Daan-daan ang pumila sa mga balde na naglalaman ng mga relief goods gaya ng bigas, […] The post Children’s Joy Foundation, nagpaabot ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng Taal Volcano eruption appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

New coach Jeff Napa searching for building block in CEU s post-Diouf era

Not only will Centro Escolar University have a new coach at the helm, it will also have a new foundation as it tries to continue its contention. The Scorpions have hired Jeff Napa, one of the tried and tested head coaches still available, to be their new mentor beginning in the oncoming 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup. Coach Jeff last called the shots for Colegio de San Juan de Letran from 2016 to 2018 and led them to one playoff berth. More importantly, however, he laid the groundwork for the Knights' championship in the most recent season of the NCAA by having recruited the likes of Larry Muyang, Bonbon Batiller, and Fran Yu. While his contract was not renewed by the Intramuros-based school after three years, he stayed on as consultant and remained a factor in the development of Muyang, Jeo Ambohot, and Jerrick Balanza. Of course, the 38-year-old, who has won three championships in the UAAP Jrs. as shot-caller of Nazareth School of National University, is nothing but grateful for the golden opportunity to once more call the shots in the collegiate ranks. "Very thankful ako sa CEU. Very excited din ako kasi kakaibang challenge naman," he said. Now in pink and purple, coach Jeff will be tasked to ensure that the Scorpions' sting remains as potent as ever despite the exits of former tactician Derrick Pumaren as well as Senegalese double-double machine Malick Diouf. For his part, the product of National U is nothing but looking forward to proving his worth anew. "Up to the challenge naman ako na ituloy yung winning culture nila," he said. For now, coach Jeff has started the search for a brand new big man to build around - especially as he had made a name for himself as a so-called "big man whisperer." CEU has no leads just yet, but the school has long had a rich history of dominant big men from the likes of Rod Ebondo to Diouf. Helping out Napa in his new post will be longtime lieutenant Chico Manabat. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

Enes Kanter seeks to open school in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter plans to open a charter school in the metro area that focuses on serving low-income minority students and those from immigrant families with limited English-speaking abilities. Kanter, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics, notified Oklahoma City Public Schools of his intention to open the Enes Kanter School for Exceptional Learning, according to a letter first obtained by The Frontier. He and a group of “civic-minded individuals” from the city will submit a charter school application to the school district on Tuesday, The Oklahoman reported. The Oklahoma City School Board will then consider the application in a vote. Kanter and his associates have not selected a location for the school, but noted that they want to pick a site where “the need is high,” according to the letter. The school would be designed mostly for under-served minority and immigrant students from fourth through 12th grade. Kanter played for the Thunder from 2014 to 2017 before he was traded to the New York Knicks. “Despite playing for other teams, I continue to return to Oklahoma City to host my annual basketball summer camps and to support programs that serve the OKC children,” Kanter wrote. “Through my foundation, my philanthropic activities extend to all of the cities where I have played for: Utah, Portland, New York, and Boston.” The school would offer a syllabus that highlights reading, writing, math and science skills with an emphasis on physical, emotional and mental health education. It would embed “rich sports and arts activities in students’ daily schedule.” Kanter would not be the first NBA player to open a school. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gained recognition for opening the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. James’ school opened in 2018 as an elementary school to serve at-risk children. He has also faced challenges beyond the court. As a native of Turkey, Kanter missed a game last year in Toronto shortly after joining the Portland Trailblazers because he felt like his life might be in danger if he left the United States. As a result of his criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kanter had been labeled a terrorist by his native country. His passport was revoked and Turkey reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest with Interpol......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Zamboanga school has new building

The Zamboanga Central School-SPED Center is the recipient of a two-story, four-classroom school building donated by SM Prime, through SM Foundation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Bugtong Elementary School gets new 4-classroom building

DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) has completed the construction of a two-storey, four-classroom school building in Bugtong Elementary School, Calbayog City......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

DPWH builds classrooms for elementary schools in Leyte

Three elementary schools will benefit school building projects in Leyte towns, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019