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CSR 101 for the New bloods

On February 5, 2014 (Wednesday) at the Executive Dining Room of the UCPB Building in Makati City, 16 participants from five (5) new members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) gathered for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 101 orientation. These five new bloods are MediCard Foundation, Inc., NetSuite, Inc., PhilSeven Foundation, Inc., United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc. and WeatherPhilippines Foundation.

LCF was very happy to receive such a big group as it is the first CSRI event of the year and one of the biggest CSR 101 orientations it has conducted.

The very accommodating Resource Speakers who took time off from their very busy schedules were Ms.  Carmen Linda Atayde, Executive Director for Education of SM Foundation and Mr. Roderick “Ricky” De Castro, Executive Director of TeaM Energy Foundation. Ms. Atayde discussed  what CSR is all about while Mr. De Castro presented his company’s CSR Story.


CSR 101 is a membership benefit for all members of LCF. Although it is primarily for new members to learn the basic concepts and principles of CSR; and best practices, it is also open to existing LCF members with new staff.


Kicking Off Year of the Horse

Members assembled, all dressed in red, as the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) held its first General Assembly for 2014 on the eve of Chinese New Year, January 30, at the OML hall of the Energy Development Corporation.

The event gathered a total of 110 attendees including distinguished guests from partner associations and 97 participants from 46 LCF member organizations.

Business matters were presented as part of the Membership Meeting, along with a short audio-visual presentation on the League’s activities and achievements over the previous year. LCF also welcomed 5 new member organizations to the group namely MediCard Foundation, Inc., NetSuite (Philippines), Inc., PhilSeven Foundation, Inc., United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc., and WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. Read more about LCF’s new members in this article: From 77 to 82!

(L-R): Ms. Monette Hamlin (LCF Secretary and President of TeamAsia), Mr. Butch Meily (President of Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation), Ms. Karen Smith (Private Sector Focal Point of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs) and Ms. Esther Santos (LCF Trustee and President of PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc.)

The second part of the GA featured a learning session which provided members with the latest information on Typhoon Yolanda efforts. The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) President, Mr. Butch Meily, gave an update and the list of priority areas for reconstruction and rehabilitation. The second speaker, Ms. Karen Smith, Private Sector Focal Point of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (UN OCHA), presented organized systems which the private sector and other humanitarian groups may use to be able to work effectively and efficiently during emergencies such as the Yolanda disaster.

From 77 to 82!

Five new member organizations were inducted into the League of Corporate Foundations during its first General Assembly held on January 30, 2014 at the OML Hall, Energy Development Corporation. With this addition, LCF now has eighty-two (82) organizations as part of its roster of members.

MediCard Foundation, Inc.

Executive Director, Mr. Voltaire Victoria, introduces MediCard Foundation Inc. to the LCF Members

MediCard Foundation, Inc. is the CSR arm of MediCard Philippines, Inc. The foundation offers various health-related programs and outreach activities to benefit and enrich the lives of fellow people. At the General Assembly to represent MediCard Foundation, Inc. were Mr. Luis Montoya (President), Mr. Voltaire Victoria, Ph.D (Executive Director) and Mr. Bryan Vergara (Staff).

Learn more about MediCard Foundation, Inc. by visiting their website here.


NetSuite (Philippines), Inc.

Ms. Rhoda Navarro of NetSuite, Inc.

Ms. Rhoda Navarro, Global Employee Engagement Specialist, presented an overview of NetSuite (Philippines), Inc. and the projects organized by its corporate citizenship arm. The group supports various social enterprises across the country and the globe by providing donations, pro bono programs and social solutions through programs such as SuiteVolunteer and SuiteImpact Team.

Learn more about NetSuite, Inc. by visiting their website here.


PhilSeven Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Vicente Paterno, Board Chairman of Philippine Seven Corporation and PhilSeven Foundation, Inc.

PhiliSeven Foundation, Inc. (PFI) is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), the official owner of the nationwide chain of 7-Eleven stores. Programs and services offered by the foundation starts at home, where they provide quality education, nutrition and healthcare services to children and poor families in areas that are served by 7-Eleven stores. Board Chairman, Mr. Vicente Paterno, gave a brief presentation during the General Assembly. Accompanying Mr. Paterno at the Assembly were Ms. Violeta Apolinario (PSC HR and Admin Division Manager and PFI Mancom Chairperson), Ms. Liwayway T. Fernandez (PSC Operations Division Manager and PFI Board of Trustee), Mr. Lawrence M. De Leon (PSC Finance Division Manager and PFI Treasurer) and Ms. Israelita F. Lequin – (PFI Agency Head).

Learn more about PhilSeven Foundation, Inc. by visiting their website here


United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Layle Ancheta gives a brief introduction to United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc.

United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc. (UBF) is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the pharmaceutical company UNILAB. UBF focuses on the healthcare of senior citizens and achieves to provide them with a community wherein they are valued, respected and able to experience the joy of ageing. UBF’s attendees at the LCF GA were Mr. Lamberto Lara (Executive Director), Ms. Marissa Cayabyab (Finance and Admin Assistance Manager), Ms. Layle Ancheta (CSR and External Communications Officer), Mr. Carlos Gonzaga (Internal Communications and Special Projects Officer), Mr. Mike Ubiernas (Project Specialist) and Ms. Chandra Garcia (Admin Assistant).

Learn more about United Bayanihan Foundation, Inc. by visiting their website here


WeatherPhilippines Foundation

Mr. Celso Caballero III represents Weather Philippine Foundation in its induction as new LCF member

The WeatherPhilippine Foundation (WPF) is a non-profit organization founded by Aboitiz Foundation Inc., Unionbank and Europe’s weather service provider mminternational (formerly known as Meteomedia).WPF delivers critical and accurate yet easy-to-understand weather forecasts to the Filipino community through their state of the art  Automated Weather Stations (AWS). WPF hopes to aid in the improvement of nationwide disaster preparedness through the service that the foundation offers. Mr. Celso Caballero III (General Manager) and Ms. Kaye Rosario (Sustainability Officer) represented WPF during its induction at the LCF GA.

Learn more about WeatherPhilippines Foundation by visiting their website here.

View more pictures of the LCF General Assembly by visiting LCF's Official Facebook page.

LCF Acquires DSWD Certification

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) awarded the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) its Certificate of Registration at a ceremony held on January 13, 2014.

LCF Director Ms. Helen Oranda (right) shakes hand with DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman


Executive Director Ms. Helen Orande represented LCF at the ceremony held at the DSWD Main Office in Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City. Coincidentally, JVR Foundation, which is a member of LCF, was also awarded that day and was represented by Executive Director Ms. Gina Bulanhagui.

The certificate was awarded by DSWD Secretary Ms. Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.

New Board Officers Appointed for 2013-2014

Members of the LCF Board of Trustees have elected among themselves the new officers for 2013-2014.

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