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LCF Attends the Third Integrity Summit

The League of Corporate Foundations was invited to the 3rd Integrity Summit organized by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines. With the theme Building a Nation with Integrity, the summit, held on Sept. 19 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, couldn’t have been more appropriately timed, in light of the ongoing pork barrel scam.

Delivering the keynote speech was no less than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable Maria Lourdes Sereno, who talked about The Constitution’s Framework for Addressing Misuse of Public Funds, that included The Powers of the Commission on Audit, The Powers of the Ombudsman, and The Role of the Judiciary in holding accountable public servants and private individuals who steal from government coffers.

Other names in the distinguished list of guest speakers included the Chairperson of the Commission on Audit, Ms. Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan; Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales; Senator Franklin Drilon; and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

The Summit also featured Best Practices in Integrity – companies that rated Advanced in the Integrity Validation period of June to August 2013 - that included the Shell Companies in the Philippines and Meralco, whose foundations are long-standing members of the League of Corporate Foundations.

To learn more about the Integrity Summit and Integrity Initiative, visit the official website at

A Prayer for Teachers

The prayer, for the 2013 National Teachers' Month celebration, may be said on the following dates:

October 4, 2013, 10:05 A.M.  - anticipated prayer for offices and schools (since there are no offices and classes on Saturdays)
October 5, 2013, 10:05 A.M. - for the public in general

Click here to view prayer in different language versions

LCF Introduces New Trustees, Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs


The League of Corporate Foundations welcomes new members to its Board of Trustees for the year 2013-2014. Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista (President & CEO of the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.) and Mr. Chito Maniago (Executive Director of CEMEX Philippines Foundation and Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of CEMEX Philippines) were elected into the Board during the LCF General Assembly held August 29, 2013 at the JVR Foundation Function Room. Completing the list is Mr. Jeffrey Tarayao (President of One Meralco Foundation, Inc.) who was re-elected into his 2nd term as an LCF Trustee.


The LCF Board of Trustees for 2013-2014 as are follows:

  • Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista
  • Mr. Augusto P. I. Carpio III (EVP and COO of Aboitiz Foundation)
  • Ms. Monette Iturralde-Hamlin (President, TeamAsia)
  • Ms. Natalie Christine Jorge (Executive Director, Bato-Balani Foundation, Inc.)
  • Mr. Chito Maniago
  • Ms. Esther Santos (President, SMART-PLDT Foundation, Inc.)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Tarayao

A new set of Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs were also introduced to the membership during the said GA, holding a two-year from 2013-2015. The newly-elected committee chairs and vice-chairs are:

Arts and Culture

Chair: Margarita Villanueva (Lopez Group Foundation, Inc.)

Vice-chair: for election


Chair: Rina Lopez-Bautista

Vice-Chair: Neurita Chan (UCPB-CIIF Foundation)

Enterprise Development

Chair: Ken Reston (San Miguel Foundation)

Vice-Chair: Joanna La’O (Jollibee Group Foundation)


Chair: Diane Figueroa (BPI Foundation)

Vice-Chair: Ronald Allan Altamirano (TeaM Energy Foundation)


Chair: Jennifer Rodriguez (San Miguel Foundation)

Vice-Chair: Emmy Lou Belen (TELUS Philippines)

LCF Members Collaborate to Help Victims of Typhoon Maring

Members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) worked hand-in-hand to distribute a total of 1,007 boxes of bananas to families in areas affected by the recent Typhoon Maring.

The premium grade Cavendish bananas were generously donated by LCF member Antonio O. Floiredo (AOF) Foundation all the way from their plantation in Davao and were voluntarily air-lifted by another member, PAL Foundation. Estimated at around 70 pieces per box, a total of almost 70,500 bananas were shipped to Manila.

The distribution effort ignited when Mr. Russel Barrizo of AOF requested for LCF Secretariat’s assistance in inviting other members to aid in the allocation of the bananas. There was an immediate outpour of support from LCF members and in less than a week, all of the bananas were successfully distribute to areas such as Laguna, Marikina, Caloocan, Cavite and more.


LCF members who assisted in the distribution are AMY Foundation, Andres Soriano Foundation, Ang-Hortaleza Foundation, MFI Foundation, One Meralco Foundation, Petron Foundation, PHINMA Foundation, Roxas Foundation and San Miguel Foundation.

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LCF Welcomes New Member, East West Seed Foundation, Inc.


The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) welcomes East West Seed Foundation, Inc. as the League’s 77th member. Represented by Executive Director, Dr. Roberto Acosta, they were officially inducted into LCF during its 3rd General Assembly held on August 29 at the JVR Foundation Function Rooms.

(L-R) Ms. Monette Hamlin (TeamAsia President and LCF Trustee), Ms. Ching Jorge (Bato-Balani Foundation Executive Director and LCF Trustee) and Ms. Camille Buenaventura (San Miguel Foundation Executive Director and LCF Trustee Vice-Chair) with Dr. Roberto Acosta (East West Seed Foundation Executive Director) and foundation staff.


East West Seed Foundation’s goal is to provide proper nutrition to every Filipino through an increase in vegetable consumption and to empower the Filipino farmers economically and socially. These goals are realized through educational programs among the youth and agricultural advisory services for Filipino farmers.

The GA also offered a learning session for the thirty-four (34) member organizations that attended, where LCF invited three guests to discuss updates from their respective organizations. The learning session started with Atty. Thyrza F. Marbas, Senior Associate of SGV & Co’s Tax Services Division, where she gave details on the taxation of non-stock, non-profit entities for the learning benefit of our members.

(L-R) Dr. Edel Carag, Ms. Monette Hamlin, Ms. Hazel Antonio, Atty. Thyrza Marbas, Ms. Ching Jorge and Ms. Camille Buenaventura.

She was then followed by Ms. Hazel Antonio of Philippine Rice Research Institute who shared their latest program on the National Year of Rice Campaign which she directs. Finally, Dr. Edel B. Carag, Chief of the Department of Education’s Literacy Division, talked about the department’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) program.

To view more pictures of the event, visit

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