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Philex Group Foundation Holds First Session of Home-Based Meat Processing Training Program

The Municipality of Tuba’s Barangay Camp 3 sponsored the first run of the PGFI-BSU-PCCCO Home-Based Meat Processing Training Program, as part of the barangay’s Livelihood Committee’s project. The training was held on November 13 to 14, 2014; with 50 indigent participants learning how to create marketable quality pork nuggets, pork patty, beef ball fritters, and chicken wanton lumpia.


The training program is offered by Philex Group Foundation, Inc., Benguet State University-College of Home Economic and Technology (CHET), and Philex Community Credit Cooperative; with the objective of providing the members of the mining and outlying communities of Philex Mines with opportunities for additional sources of income. To help participants be capable of starting their own small business, the training program also offered courses in product pricing, process of registering a business, packaging and labelling, and proper food handling.

The Home-Based Meat Processing Training Program is proudly taught by the operators of the Px Community Food and Marketing Inc., who are also graduates of the Foundation’s and BSU-CHET’s training program.

“The training has been very helpful. It will help provide us additional income and more nutritional food for our family. We hope that this will be expanded to more outlying communities,” commented one of the participants.

This activity is part of the Foundation’s livelihood program, which aims to help improve the socio-economic development of the members of communities. In this regard, PGFI shall be conducting follow-up visits to the 50 participants to monitor who among them proceeds with setting up their business in meat processing.


 
Globe Platinum, Habitat for Humanity hold Noah’s Ark classroom groundbreaking ceremony in Aklan

Globe Platinum customers give back to be part of a meaningful rebuilding advocacy

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom together with Habitat for Humanity held recently a groundbreaking ceremony for Noah’s Ark special classroom in Balete Elementary School, Aklan.    It is one of several projects being undertaken by Globe as a development partner for Aklan under the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR).

PHOTO CAPTION: Noah’s Ark groundbreaking activity and ceremonial burial of time capsule in Balete Elementary School, Aklan participated by (from L-R):  Habitat for Humanity CEO and Managing Director Charlie Ayco, Aklan Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo, Globe Platinum Director Kaisie Del Carmen, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto, and Balete Elementary School Principal Julio Gallardez.

 

The Noah’s Ark classroom was designed by Habitat for Humanity to double as an evacuation site during calamities.  It can house a big number of people and is equipped with two toilet and bath facilities and a kitchen to provide a safe and convenient place for people in the community.

Globe Platinum, the premium Postpaid brand, together with Globe Rewards, are funding the construction of Noah’s Ark classrooms in seven municipalities in Aklan hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda late last year. These include Libacao, Madalag, Banga, Batan, Altavas, Balete, and New Washington. Globe Platinum and Globe Rewards are making this contribution in lieu of giving gifts this holiday season.

“We always hold the utmost regard for service not just in providing the best offers, exclusive privileges and world-class customer experience to our valued clients but also in extending our support to nation-building.  We understand that most of our customers look for meaningful advocacies to support and involve themselves in. Through the Noah's Ark project, our customers will be able to give the gift of hope and inspiration to many more Filipinos ​this Christmas ​and help give them a better future,” said Kaisie del Carmen, Director for Globe Platinum.

In response, Aklan Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo, delivering a message by Governor Florencio T. Miraflores said:  “My heartfelt gratitude to Globe for involving Aklan in the continued rehabilitation program.  Even if it was over a year already, we cannot deny that many Aklanons are still struggling to regain what they have lost in the catastrophic typhoon.  Thank you for Noah’s Ark, the newest crucial project for Aklanons.  Surely, this will serve many purposes not only for the pupils but for the whole community.  Thank you for establishing corporate social responsibility advocacies to complement network development. Thank you for considering our province as primary development area.  Be assured that the provincial government of Aklan will always be willing to partner with you to better serve our investors, our tourists, and our fellow Aklanons.”

On top of the seven Noah’s Arks, Globe also committed to build 33 regular “built back better” classrooms in the identified municipalities to be funded by proceeds of Project 1 Phone, the company’s electronic waste recycling campaign, and its parent-company Ayala Corporation.

“As development partner for Aklan, it is our role to move things faster for the recovery and the rehabilitation of the province with the assistance of OPARR.  Aside from bonding us internally, Typhoon Haiyan also bonded as closer to our customers in terms of being able to look after them, providing relief in times of disaster, and keeping an eye on their needs, among others. Also, corporate social responsibility is no longer just for our CSR team. For instance, Globe Platinum is funding Noah’s Ark, Globe Prepaid is bringing livelihood activities to Aklanons while Globe Tattoo is building homes,” said Yoly Crisanto, SVP of Globe Corporate Communications.

Globe has started building 40 homes in New Washington in partnership with Gawad Kalinga and UT Global Foundation. Twenty-eight houses are also set to be constructed in Libacao.

Globe is also providing livelihood opportunities through Custom Made Crafts Center, a non-government organization involved in dye and abaca production and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme aside from the distribution of AutoloadMax retailer kits to 100 beneficiaries of the DSWD’s Pantawid Pampamilyang Pilipino Program in Malay.

 
Resorts World Manila mounts ‘Swerteng Pinoy’ art exhibit at the Newport Mall

Luck comes in many shapes and forms. Over time, each culture has developed traditions that revolve around harnessing the benefits of good fortune.

Continuing its advocacy to ‘Champion the Filipino’, premier lifestyle destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) offers a glimpse of how luck has shaped Filipino culture and tradition with its “Swerteng Pinoy” art exhibit for charity.


'Pusod' by Nemiranda

On display from December 1 to 4 at the Newport Mall ground floor, RWM shares how different regions in the country practice channeling luck through the works of relevant artists in the field of visual arts. From norms observed during auspicious occasions to practices done within the community and at home, each piece illustrates the influence of luck in various aspects of local life.

The exhibit features pieces by recognized artists from the Angono Ateliers Association including Thomas Cañas, Rico Tompong, Boy Mata, Rading Caringal, Joey Cenina, Keiye Miranda-Tuazon, Lito Balagtas, Dolpee Alcantara Jr., Edmund Castor, Ember Crisostomo, Jay Gregorio, and renowned visual artist Nemi Miranda.


All artworks are up for sale with part of the proceeds to be donated to RWM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner, Caritas Manila. The generated funds for this endeavor will benefit the social services and integrated family development programs of this church-based non-profit organization.

The pieces will also be displayed on the pages of the Swerteng Pinoy Resorts World Manila 2015 Calendar. Along with the prized works, RWM will include bits from its various CSR activities that aim to ‘Make Communities Win’. RWM strongly pursues its commitment towards achieving corporate citizenship through sustainable projects that promote Philippine tourism and the arts, social development, and environmental sustainability.

The Swerteng Pinoy Resorts World Manila 2015 Calendar will be made exclusively available to select members, VIPs, and other guests.

Visit www.rwmanila.com/csr for more information on Resorts World Manila’s CSR programs.

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ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA:

Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, outstanding performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle and leisure options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.

The premier integrated lifestyle hub is home to three superb hotel brands: the all-suite luxury MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM also offers a wide range of culinary fare.

RWM also serves as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and superlative 24/7 entertainment provided at Bar 360, located at the casino ground floor.

Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, which includes the exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, an assortment of arcade games, a soft play area for toddlers, and more exciting activities for kids of all ages.

Supplement all the thrilling excitement offered exclusively by Resorts World Manila by becoming a cardholder! Membership at RWM is free and provides an instant pass to numerous discounts, freebies, and exclusive invites to RWM events.

Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.

 
Resorts World Manila conducts medical mission to Eastern Samar towns

Over a year after super typhoon Yolanda hit, Resorts World Manila (RWM) continues to send aid to those who survived the calamity through various relief and rebuilding efforts. Recently, RWM employees went on a medical mission to calamity-stricken towns in Eastern Samar.

Composed of members of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and safety & security teams, the RWM volunteers conducted disaster preparedness trainings and donated first aid kits to the residents of Hernani, Balangkayan, Maydolong, Salcedo, and General McArthur in Eastern Samar. RWM was one of the first humanitarian groups to provide relief effort and medical assistance to these worst-hit coastal towns during the storm’s aftermath.


Over 1,700 individuals from the five municipalities received medical aid in terms of consultation, treatment, and medicine from the RWM team. The mission also trained close to 300 community volunteers on first aid and basic life support procedures complemented with a donation of 150 first aid kits which are invaluable during emergency situations.

“Being one of the first groups to respond to these affected towns after Yolanda hit, we made it our mission to come back and follow through by providing additional aid for the residents. Apart from donating time and resources, our efforts here are designed to equip the community with the technical know-how in dealing with future emergency situations,” said RWM Director for Corporate Communications Owen Cammayo. “This is all part of RWM’s commitment towards implementing sustainable rehabilitation programs for the survivors of this calamity.”


Also part of its relief and rebuilding efforts in Eastern Visayas, RWM is in the midst of a community-building project which will provide new homes for affected families in Barangay Dolores, Ormoc City, Leyte. The mission is to turnover 240 newly constructed houses with the help of partner organization Habitat for Humanity Philippines.

The adopted community will be named Sun and Moon Village as a tribute to Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s philantrophic endeavor. The renowned theater composers produced a benefit concert “Do You Hear the People Sing?” held last January at RWM’s Newport Performing Arts theater which raised Php28.8 million to make the rebuilding efforts possible.

To supplement the construction project, on-site TESDA trainings on masonry and carpentry initiated by the local beneficiary-partner cooperative are being conducted. These learning opportunities provide existing and future residents of Sun and Moon Village with the basic skills and knowledge essential to sustain the new community.

To find out more about Resorts World Manila’s Yolanda relief and rebuild initiatives and other CSR programs visit www.rwmanila.com/csr.

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ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA:

Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, outstanding performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle and leisure options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.

The premier integrated lifestyle hub is home to three superb hotel brands: the all-suite luxury MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM also offers a wide range of culinary fare.

RWM also serves as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and superlative 24/7 entertainment provided at Bar 360, located at the casino ground floor.

Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, which includes the exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, an assortment of arcade games, a soft play area for toddlers, and more exciting activities for kids of all ages.

Supplement all the thrilling excitement offered exclusively by Resorts World Manila by becoming a cardholder! Membership at RWM is free and provides an instant pass to numerous discounts, freebies, and exclusive invites to RWM events.

Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.

 
WeatherPhilippines bags Third International Award

WeatherPhilippines Foundation went home with the Yahoo! Internet for Good Award, given during Public Affairs Asia’s Gold Standard Awards held in Hongkong last December 4, 2014.


WeatherPhilippines was also nominated for the Public-Private Partnership and the Corporate Citizenship award categories.

This was the third prestigious award received by WeatherPhilippines from an international award-giving body, the first two awards coming from ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit Awards 2014, and the 4th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards respectively.

 

About the Yahoo! Gold Standard Internet for Good Award

This award is designed to recognise excellence in the use of the internet as an interactive engagement tool by the public, employees, community groups, charities or NGOs in promoting charitable, community or volunteer initiatives. It is open to the nomination of non-corporate bodies in Asia Pacific who can illustrate excellence in the innovative use of the internet for good causes.

The Gold Standard Awards recognize the relevant works on digital communications and government relations. It also acknowledges the achievements of governments, businesses and civil society organizations in finding solutions to common problems, and in communicating those solutions to a wider audience."

About WeatherPhilippines Foundation

WeatherPhilippines Foundation is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Aboitiz Group, in partnership with Union Bank and MeteoGroup- a leading global weather services organization. It is the trusted and reliable private weather information organization that aims to reduce disaster risks in the country by providing free, critical weather forecasts to the Filipino public.

PAGASA reports remain as the official data; WeatherPhilippines only seeks to complement government’s efforts in enhancing the country’s disaster resilience.

This CSR initiative of WeatherPhilippines is made possible through the financial resources of the following platinum donors:  SM Supermalls, ICTSI, Vista Land, NickelAsia, and LBC.

 

WeatherPhilippines aims to disseminate weather information among a wider network of communities through Globe Telecom, Inc., the official telecommunications partner of WeatherPhilippines.

 
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