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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.

 

 
Intern at LCF!

Greetings from the League of Corporate Foundations!

LCF will organize the 12th annual CSR Expo at the SMX Convention Center on July 4 – 5, 2013. Entitled “Isang Bansa. Isang Bukas. Sabay sa Pag-unlad.”, the Expo will provide avenues to share best practices, highlight notable CSR initiatives, learn about new trends and ideas, and network with CSR practitioners and experts.

In line with this, we are looking for three (3) interns who can work from May 1 to August 30, 2013

The interns shall:
1. Assist the LCF Secretariat, through administrative and logistical support, in some activities related to the LCF CSR Expo 2013.

2. Provide support and assistance in documenting sessions during the expo.

3. Assist in coordination activities with members and partners, particularly in doing phone calls, sending and following up on email and fax messages sent.

Minimum requirements:
1. 3rd or 4th year College working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business; Behavioral or Social Sciences. Fresh graduate are also welcome to apply.

2. Very good written and verbal communication skills in English

3. Must be a team player

Submit the following:
- CV
- Cover Letter addressed to Executive Director, League of Corporate Foundations

Send the documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Subject of email in this format: [Last name] Intern Applicant 

Thank you!

 
LCF CSRI Conducts Workshop on Communicating Your CSR: Doing it Good and Telling it Well

A total of 15 participants who were Corporate Social Responsibility practitioners and communicators from 13 corporations and organizations in the Philippines attended the Communicating Your CSR: Doing it Good and Telling it Well workshop held on 21 February 2013 in Via Condotti, Best Western Plus Antel Hotel Makati Avenue, Makati City. The event was organized by the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute of the League of Corporate Foundations.

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The participants were welcomed by Ms. Kristella Gutierrez, Program Assistant; Ms. Jasmine Galindo, Communications Officer; Ms. Liza Revita-Agullo, Program Manager; and Ms. Helen O. Orande Executive Director of LCF.

The two respected and experienced resource speaker of the workshop were Mr. Chito Manigao, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, CEMEX Philippines and Asia; and Ms. Maria Montserrat Iturralde-Hamlin or Monette Hamlin, President of TeamAsia. They also served as the moderators of the workshop. The two resource persons are also active member of LCF, Mr. Maniago is the Chairperson for Communications Team while Ms. Hamlin is the Trustee and Public Affairs Director.

There were two (2) additional resource speakers from the media industry, Mr. Paul Vincent Mercado, Cluster Head, Education, Airtime Marketing, Business Development and Production Services of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.; and Jaylord Asayo, TV5 News Reporter.

The workshop programme consisted of five (5) modules and two (2) activities. During the sessions, the participants listened to the presentations/lectures of the resource speakers. They were also asked questions so they can better their programs and spread information about their organization.

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Towards the end, resource speakers summarized the workshop and also shared what they learned from the group. In turn, the participants told the group what they have learned because of the workshop. Ms. Orande gave the Closing Remarks; and along with Ms. Revita-Agullo, distributed the gifts and Certificates of Appreciation to the speakers and Certificate of Participation to the participants.

 
LCF Holds General Assembly, Inducts New Member

Forty-six member organizations gathered during the League of Corporate Foundations’ (LCF) General Assembly held on February 15, 2013 at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel.

Opening the afternoon’s activity was a learning session, where representatives from selected government offices discussed regulatory updates from their respective agencies: Mr. Rex Paul Ricoter, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Taxpayer Assistance Services Technical Assistant, discussed the taxability of corporate foundations; Ms. Leonora Tandoc, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Monitoring and Audit Division Head presented updates on filing and documentary requirements for foundations for 2013; the final speaker, Mr. Sigfred Briones, Pag-IBIG Fund Appraisal Department Manager III, discussed available housing assistance through their Institutional Loan and their End-User Financing Programs.

(Photo above: LCF Board of Trustees (BoT) with Learning session guests speakers. (Clockwise left to right) Ms. Monette Iturralde-Hamlin, Trustee; Mr. Ricky De Castro, LCF Treasurer; Mr. Sonny Carpio, LCF Chairperson; Ms. Natalie Jorge, LCF Secretary; Mr. Rex Paul Ricoter, Bureau of Internal Revenue Taxpayer Assistance Services Technical Assistant; Ms. Leonora Tandoc, Securities and Exchange Commisision Monitoring and Audit Division Head; Mr. Sigfred Briones, Pag-IBIG Fund Appraisal Department Manager III)

Following the learning session was the induction of the new LCF member, Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHG). TIHG implements their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs through Resorts World Manila (RWM), a gaming hub located in Pasay City. Within a year of operations, TIHG has launched its flagship CSR Program, Up With People, which encourages young participants from different sectors to engage in community service, and promotes arts and culture among them through several musical shows. They have also partnered with other organizations such as Philippine Christian Foundation, Gawad Kalinga-Baseco and Bukas Palad to create nation building activities, focusing on the impoverished communities around Metro Manila. TIHG was represented by Ms. Joji Silva, Assistant Director of CSR.

(Photo above: Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. Induction. Ms. Joji Silva (center) with LCF Trustees)

Leading the business matters for the organization, LCF Chairperson, Mr. Sonny Carpio, introduced revisions to the LCF Vision, Mission, Goals and Key Result Areas, for the information of the members. Highlights of activities from 2012 were also presented to the members, as well as upcoming events for the year.

 
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