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Toyota breaks ground for world-class Technical School in Laguna

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Lowering of the Time Capsule: (from left) Mitsui & Co. Ltd. executive managing officer Shintaro Ambe, Former DFA Secretary Domingo Siazon, Jr., Toyota Technical School chairman of the board of advisers Washington Sycip, TMP Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty, TESDA deputy director general Teodoro Pascua, former president Fidel V. Ramos, Toyota Motor Corporation Japan honorary chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe, Sen. Edgardo Angara, PCOO secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., TMP vice chairman Alfred V. Ty and PEZA director general Lilia De Lima

TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (TMP) held a groundbreaking ceremony last September 6, 2012 for the establishment of a world-class Technical School at the Toyota Special Economic Zone in Santa Rosa, Laguna which will open in 2013. 

The Technical School is envisioned to occupy a 10-hectare property producing globally-competent, highly-skilled automotive technicians for the Toyota Family both in the Philippines and abroad.  In the long-term, the Technical School shall eventually become a regional human resources development hub for global Toyota. 

TMP Chairman George S.K. Ty expressed his desire to give back to the country fueled by his appreciation for the 24 years of fruitful partnership he has had with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and for the many opportunities that he has been endowed with in the Philippines. 

The Technical School serves as a concrete manifestation of giving back to the society. In his message during the event, TMP Chairman Ty remarked, “I believe that we need to empower our youth through quality education.  It is my hope that through the graduates of this school, I will be able to give back what this country so willingly provided me.” 

For his part, TMC honorary chairman Shoichiro Toyoda praised the Filipino workforce in his special message during the festivities.  Toyoda expressed confidence in the establishment of the school saying, “I am optimistic about the long-term benefits that global Toyota will reap from this School.  I am happy and proud that this school can support and give added value to the Toyota brand.” 

TMP president Michinobu Sugata highlighted in his speech during the Groundbreaking Ceremony that, “Toyota’s presence in the country has gained a new dimension.  Our responsibility to help bring progress to the nation goes beyond our business contributions.  Through this school, we are leveraging our technical, financial and human resources in order to catalyze national development.” 

The Technical School is a testament to Toyota’s continued contribution to the further development of the Philippine society through education, in addition to the many other philanthropic projects of Toyota. 

For more information, please log on to http://csr.toyota.com.ph

 
LCF Members Respond to Disaster

 In response to the recent monsoon rains and heavy floods, the members League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) have responded in kind through relief operations, donations, and services:

  1. ABS-CBN Foundation providing relief through Sagip Kapamilya
  2. Aboitiz Foundation is doing simulataneous relief ops with other Aboitiz business units in Luzon and Metro Manila:

Business Unit

Areas

Aboitiz Foundation

Marikina City; Fairview, Quezon City; Muntinlupa City; Pasig City; Makati City; Malabon City

Aboitiz Power Renewables - Makban

Bay, Laguna

Aboitiz – Therma Marine - Navotas

Navotas City

City Savings Bank

Calamba; Dagupan

Subic Enerzone

Subic; Olongapo

Pilmico Foods Corp - Tarlac

Capas, Tarlac

TOTAL AMOUNT as of August 10

PhP 2,976,000.00


3. AES Philippines will be holding relief operations in the provinces of Tarlac, Zambales and Pampanga.

4. The Andres Soriano Foundation is donating P25,000 to Corporate Network for Disaster Response for its on-going relief operations.

5. Globe Telecom, through its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program, Globe Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom) is conducting simultaneous relief operations in the following areas:

  • Concepcion Integrated School, Concepcion, Marikina
  • Mother of Divine Providence Parish, Payatas, Quezon City
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Fairview, Quezon City 

Employee-volunteers from Globe Telecom and partner-organizations will be distributing ready-to-eat food, canned goods, rice, assorted clothes and drinking water to an estimated 5,300 families temporarily seeking shelter at these evacuation centers. Meanwhile, Globe has maintained Libreng Tawag operations in the following areas: 

 

  • Victory Liner bus station, Cubao, Quezon City 
  • Victory Liner bus station, Pasay City 
  • Concepcion Integrated School, Concepcion, Marikina 
  • Bagong Silangan Elementary School, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City 

 


Affected residents can make free five-minute local calls to any network, send text messages to all networks or make a two-minute international call at the Globe Libreng Tawag facilities. 

As of 11am, August 8, 2012, Globe service in Metro Manila and outlying areas within Luzon are normal, save for isolated service interruptions in areas submerged in floodwaters or affected by loss of commercial power. Less than 1% of the Globe infrastructure in the Greater Manila Area was affected by flooding, as the company has implemented projects to boost network resiliency and redundancy.

Identified critical service areas still flooded include Navotas, Malabon, Valenzuela, and Zambales. Globe is currently working at full service restoration in these areas. 

Globe field engineers and network teams are on alert and have been working 24/7 to ensure subscribers get uninterrupted voice or data services.   

FOR REFERENCE: 
Yoly Crisanto 
Head, Corporate Communications 
Globe Telecom

6. Jollibee Foundation Coinbanks Now Accepting Funds for Flood-Affected Families

Jollibee Foundation and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), the country's largest fast food chain, is partnering with the public in providing assistance to the thousands affected by flooding in Metro Manila and Luzon.

Those who want to donate cash can drop by at any JFC stores  such as Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon and Mang Inasal and use the Jollibee Foundation coinbanks found on the counters for this purpose. The fund campaign will continue as needed.

JFC and the Jollibee Foundation is also providing relief assistance through rice donations as well as Jollibee and Chowking products to families in evacuation centers, in coordination with GMA Kapuso Foundation, ABS-CBN Foundation and other relief agencies, and will continue to do so as necessary to help those in need.

Those who want to help may send their deposits through this bank account:

Metrobank Peso Savings Account

Account Name: Jollibee Foundation

Account Number: 473-7-47301404-8

For donations to be properly acknowledged, donors may either fax the bank transaction slip at +63.2.688.7038 or send a scanned copy of the bank transaction slip to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with their name, address and contact number.

Also, JF coinbanks found in all Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon and Mang Inasal stores nationwide are available for customers who wish to donate for the victims of the massive flooding.

JFI have also donated to the following organizations:

  1. 50* sacks of rice and Jollibee & Greenwich food products – GMA Kapuso Foundation
  2. 25* sacks of rice and Chowking & Greenwich food products – ABS-CBN Foundation
  3. 10* sacs of rice – Red Cross Philippines
  4. 10* sacks of rice – St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Bautista Pangasinan

*50kilos/sack

7. Metrobank Foundation Group Chairman, Dr. George SK Ty has allocated Php 3M to be coursed through Non-government Organizations that are involved in immediate disaster relief. MBFI Executive Director Nicanor Torres has initially turned over part of the funds to the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya (Php 500,000) and to GMA’s Kapuso Foundation (Php 500,000). Next to receive financial assistance is the Philippine Red Cross (Php 1,000,000), the TV5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation (Php 500,000) and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (Php 500,000).

Further, pursuant to the calls that we receive, Metrobank Foundation is accepting cash donations where the public can send in their help. Donations may be deposited at any Metrobank branch:

MBFI Calamity Fund Account number: 066-3-72154086-4

Donors may fax deposit slips to 8185656. Currently, MBFI cannot accommodate in-kind donations.

8. MFI Foundation receives relief operation volunteers. Volunteers may coordinate with Ms. Foy Dablo at direct line 631-3833 or thru email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

9. One Meralco Foundation is accepting donations to help families affected by the heavy rains. You may donate canned goods, water, crackers/biscuits or cash to our office in Meralco Center Ortigas. Call Rainier at 0908-8980562 or Reggie at 0939-9371324. You can also deposit your cash donations to One Meralco Foundation, Inc. (Banco de Oro Savings account number, 4630144474).

10. Pilipinas Shell Foundation donated to the victims of the recent calamity via CASH DONATION to the following foundations:
  • GMA Kapuso Foundation – P1 M
  • ABS-CBN Foundation – P1 M
  • TV 5 Alagang Kapatid Foundation – P1 M


11.  Phinma Heroes of Phinma Foundation has been volunteering in various relief efforts.

12.  RFM Foundation is providing relief through ONE for Luzon project of for the flood victims in Luzon.

13.  McDonald's stores open in Metro Manila also accept donations in kind (canned goods, noodles, rice, blankets, clothes) in partnership with Sagip Kapamilya.

14. Tan Yan Kee Foundation has ongoing relief operations.

15. Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation has donated this afternoon Php 500k to the City of Government of Santa Rosa, Laguna.

(updated as of 17 August 2012)

 
A Run for Education

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(From L – R: Pharmarex Trade Sales & Marketing Manager Ramil Bernardo, Mrs. Myra B. Lee, AMY Foundation President Francis T. Lee and Pharmarex Marketing Manager Viktor Oliveros.)

 

Runners and enthusiasts from all over the Metro Manila trooped as early as 4:30am at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground last 27 May 2012 to join the “Cortal SQR Run & Fly Away from Pain”. This fun run was spearheaded by Pharmarex from AMY Group of Companies, which aims to raise funds for the benefit of AMY Foundation's scholars and its various projects. The event which has three (3) categories: 5k, 10k and 15k was well attended by more than 1,200 participants.

Since 2003, AMY Foundation is funding education of underprivileged but deserving students by way of giving scholarship. The Foundation also done projects concerning the environment, livelihood, volunteerism, and the like. More than 1,000 street children and elementary students had been recipients of “Balik Eskuwela Project”, Feeding Programs and Christmas Parties for the Street Children.

Currently, AMY Foundation has more than 100 graduates and close to 100 existing scholars enrolled in different universities, nationwide.

 
Globe Telecom, PCCED, and DILG introduce use of ICT for Good Governance

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(From left to right: Clement Camposano, Chairman, PCCED, Undersecretary Austere Panadero, DILG, Rob I. Nazal, Globe Corporate Social Responsibility Head, and Reynald Trillana, Executive Director, PCCED.)

 

The Department of Local Government (DILG) expressed support for the democracy and good governance programs of Globe Telecom for 2012. The leading telecom company recently inked a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED) to work together in the next two years to strengthen the barangay justice system and train community leaders in monitoring the development projects of the municipality by using information and communications technology (ICT) in establishing peaceful, orderly, and progressive communities. 

In a courtesy call to DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero by Globe Telecom and PCCED, Panadero said his office will endorse the partnership program to be implemented by Globe and PCCED. “Technology can pave the way for good governance initiatives such as these. Let’s also explore other ways in which we can use technology for other DILG-led projects.” 

Through its corporate social responsibility arm, Globe Bridging Communities, the telecom company will bring Barangay Rule of Law Seminars (BRLS) to Northern, Central and Southern Luzon and in the Visayas which will  develop barangay leaders to act as conflict mediators and uphold the barangay justice system in their respective communities. Globe will also support the training of barangay leaders and their constituents in the participatory budgeting process which PCCED will implement in the city of Gubat, Sorsogon and the roll-out of Project Citizen in Batangas to develop active citizenship among the youth and enhance their democratic skills and attitudes.

According to Rob I. Nazal, head of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility, “Globe is committed to finding innovative solutions to practical problems and recognizes the importance of training barangay officials, representatives, and the general population to be more involved in the government policy-making. We are happy to partner with organizations like PCCED in promoting good governance, accountability and transparency in the barangay level.”

Other projects under the i-Lead program of Globe Bridging Communities which promote accountability, transparency, and participation in good governance include “Sagot ka ni Kap!,” a program which provides barangays their very own mobile emergency hotline number and outfits barangay tanods (Community Watch Volunteers) with relevant equipment and personal accident insurance.

 
Jollibee Foundation Scales Up its School Feeding Program

Jollibee Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC), scales up its Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program for school year 2012-2013 covering more than a thousand schools this June. This means more than 40,000 public school pupils will be assured of daily lunch, which will help encourage the pupils to attend school everyday. 

To support the scaling up process, the Foundation gathered all its partners nationwide for a two-day summit dubbed as “Soar High Together.” The event was attended by more than 400 supporters composed of local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), academe and private sector who have joined hands with the Foundation in a common pursuit of reducing hunger among public school pupils. 

Soaring High Together 

The 2012 Busog, Lusog, Talino Summit serves to thank all the BLT partners who participated in developing and expanding the program over the last five years. “This Summit is a way to recognize and honor all of you, our partners for joining Jollibee Foundation in its journey the past years. It also serves as a moment to galvanize our commitment to the cause we have embraced – to bring a brighter future to our children through education and food security,” Jollibee Foods Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Tan Caktiong said in his message. The summit also served as a venue to share best practices, discuss common challenges and strengthen the BLT Community of Practice (CoP). A fellowship dinner gathering on April 26 marked the occasion followed by a whole day learning workshop on April 27. 

Over the years, BLT has become a platform for communities to unite against hunger in schools as leaders found ways and means to generate needed resources. Mayors John Bagasao of Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya, Marivic Belena of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija and Roger Panganiban of Padre Burgos, Quezon have taken the lead in integrating BLT in their respective education agenda making it possible to cover all public elementary schools in their districts. 

With the continued success of BLT in many of the schools that participated on the program, and with the support of all partners, public school pupils nowadays have a better chance to continue and finish their studies. 

The Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program is an initiative that addresses hunger among Grades 1 and 2 pupils and helps them to stay in school and learn better. Since 2007, BLT has been providing daily lunch to undernourished public school pupils for 136 days or eight (8) months during the school year (July-March).

For more information about the BLT School Feeding Program, you may logon to www.jollibeefoundation.org.

 
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