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)
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.
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LCF Holds CSR Expo 2013 Press Launch and Inducts New Member at the General Membership Meeting
101 participants gathered at the Society Lounge, Atrium Building, Makati as the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) held its CSR Expo 2013 Press Launch and General Membership Meeting on June 5, 2013. The event was well-attended by partakers from 35 LCF member organizations, 3 non-member groups and 30 media personnel.
Photo above (L-R): CSR Expo Press Launch Host, Mr. Chito Maniago (Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Cemex Philippines and Executive Director, Cemex Foundation); Mr. Armin Bauer; Hon. Cynthia Villar; Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka
The two-part activity commenced with the press launch where the 2013 CSR Expo, entitled “Isang Bansa. Isang Bukas. Sabay sa pag-unlad.”, was revealed to the press. LCF invited three distinguished speakers to impart their knowledge on the Expo theme of Inclusive Growth. Hon. Cynthia Villar (Senator-elect of the Republic of the Philippines and President, Villar Foundation) shared her foundation’s advocacy of overcoming poverty by providing people with jobs and livelihood, also emphasizing the need for a united effort, not just individual acts, coming from more organizations to achieve economic growth. Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka (Country Director, United Nations Development Programme) explained that for our country to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth, there must be a “participation, commitment and collective efforts” from all sectors including private/public, media, academe, and both present and future generations. Finally, Mr. Armin Bauer (Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank), stressed that growth never trickles down, does not happen automatically and “has to be made inclusive.”
The General Membership Meeting took place in the afternoon of the same day, where the new member, GT-Metro Foundation, Inc., was introduced and inducted into LCF. GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as the family foundation of Dr. George S.K. Ty, Metrobank Group Chairman, on October 7, 2009.
Photo above: (first row) LCF Board of Trustees Mr. Augusto Carpio III, Ms. Natalie Chrstine Jorge, Ms. Monette Iturralde-Hamlin and Mr. Jeffrey Tarayao. (second row) GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. representatives Mr. Rojinino Enriquez and Ms. Joyce Talag together with Ms. Marievic Mariano and Mr. Likha delos Reyes of Metrobank Foundation, Inc.
With healthcare being one of its major advocacies, GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. engages in both local and national programs such as Health Equity through Access to Life Services (HEALS) and Salamin para sa Maliwanag na Bukas projects that promote and respond to the basic health needs of the society, particularly the disadvantaged sectors. The foundation also engages in projects that promote environmental protection as a key to achieving sustainable development. GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. was represented by Ms. Joyce Talag, Senior Program Officer, and Mr. Rojiniño Enriquez, Program Coordinator.