Friday, May 8, 2020

Tapulanga Foundation Extends Help to Scholars' Families during COVID-19

As our country was greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines and lockdowns were strictly implemented by our government over cities and provinces to help control the spread of the virus. With this, many of our fellow citizens lost their livelihoods and were in distress about the situation.

Through the help of our very generous and committed donors, Tapulanga Foundation was able to extend help to 118 families of scholars by giving groceries and rice (to many, at least 2 to 3 weeks in a row) since March 31 until today.

Our grocery package consisted of 10 cans of sardines, 2 cans of beef loaf or sausage, a dozen eggs, and 10 packs of noodles with 3 - 5 kilos of rice. In the first few weeks of the quarantine, we included laundry and bath soap and a pack of Fita cookies.

Words cannot express how thankful these families are to everyone who extended financial help during the quarantine period. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, and God bless and reward you!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tapulanga Foundation Gives Back: Christmas Giving Program 2019

December 2019 was indeed a significant month for Tapulanga Foundation Inc. as they share their blessings to every scholar and neighboring communities through their traditional gift-giving program. Scholars from Preschool up to College received their Christmas gifts, a simple yet a memorable experience that goes a long way!

Last December 7, the Grade 10 scholars celebrated their Christmas party at Campuestuhan Highland Resort in Talisay City, jam-packed with a whole lot of fun and excitement!

On December 12, TF once again visited and spread love to over a hundred recipients of Jose D. Cuaycong Elementary School. Every student received their toys and Noche Buena pack while 8 teachers received their Spaghetti Packs, just in time for the Christmas season!


The next day, December 13, scholars and teachers of Locsin Genealogy Foundation Preschool received their Christmas treat of Spaghetti Packs, perfect for a Filipino Christmas!

On December 15 – 21, a week-long Christmas giving program was held at McDonald’s – Silay for Preschool to Grade 9 scholars, receiving gifts and Spaghetti packs from their respective donors – and not to mention a McDonald’s meal too! On the same week, Grades 11, 12 and College scholars had their Christmas party and gift giving program at 28 Garden CafĂ©, December 20.


On the 22nd and 23rd of December, Hacienda Tinihaban and Lonoy recipients, together with their neighbouring communities also received Christmas blessings from Tapulanga Foundation.

It was indeed a busy December, but seeing the smiles on their faces makes all the hard work paid off.  
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who gave a helping hand and made this program possible and a success. To God be all the Glory!

Check out the full album on these links:

Grade 10 Christmas Giving Program
Jose D. Cuaycong Elementary School Christmas Giving Program
Preschool Scholars Christmas Giving Program
Grades 1 and 2 Christmas Giving Program
Grades 3 and 4 Christmas Giving Program
Grades 5 and 6 Christmas Giving Program
Grades 7,8 and 9 Christmas Giving Program
Grades 11,12 and College Scholars Christmas Giving Program

Monday, December 9, 2019


On Thanksgiving Day, November 28 (Eastern Standard Time), thru live streaming in Facebook, Friends of Tapulanga held its raffle draw of Sharing Hope Raffle 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City right after the flag ceremony.  200 tickets were sold to US citizens with 5 raffle prizes. Proceeds of the raffle will go to the scholarship program of the school.

Congratulations to the following winners:

(1st prize) 11-inch Apple iPad Pro – Meghan Sommers
(2nd prize) Alexa Echo (3rd generation) Bob Strauss
(3rd prize) Apple AirPods wireless headphones Phil Siegrist
(4th prize)  Google nest home mini Robert Graham
(5th prize) Fitbit Inspire Madeleine Castro

A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets to support Friends of Tapulanga! To God be all the glory!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Last November 21, 2019, Tapulanga Foundation hosted a group screening for FROZEN 2 movie at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City, Philippines. There were a total of 292 students from Pre-school to grade 3, grades 5 and 6, together with their advisers and school and Tapulanga staff.  While watching the movie, everyone enjoyed a snack treat of popcorn and juice!

You can view photos on this link.

On November 24, an official BLOCK SCREENING for the movie FROZEN 2 was again hosted by the foundation, filling up a 325-seat cinema with guests and scholars from grades 9 and 10 with teachers and staff. This was a fundraising activity benefiting the foundation’s healthcare program. Thanks to three generous sponsors, Taters popcorn was given for free to all during the movie.

You can view photos on this link.

We are so thankful to all the donors who generously sponsored the scholars to watch Frozen 2 movie.  To many of the scholars, this was their first time to watch a movie in a cinema!

A big thank you as well goes to all those who supported the fundraiser by watching the movie! To God be all the Glory!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Raffle for a Cause 2019

Last September 16 to October 15, Tapulanga Foundation held a “RAFFLE FOR A CAUSE” fundraising activity for the benefit of the foundation’s college scholarship program. For SY 2019 – 2020, we have 6 college scholars studying in different colleges and universities in Bacolod City.
A total of 300 tickets were sold. Drawing of winners were done last by four students at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City right after the flag ceremony, with the students, teachers and staff as the audience.

Congratulations to the following winners:
1st prize of 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro – Ms. Arlyn Navarra
2nd prize of Bose Soundlink Revolve – Dr. Cora Barba
3rd prize of Fitbit Inspire HR – Mrs. Jhay Montelibano
4th prize of a pair of Apple Airpods – Mr. Luis Alfonso Kilayko

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who supported by buying raffle tickets.  To God be all the Glory!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

After 1 year in the Philippines, with 6 amazing months in Tapulanga Foundation and St. Francis of Assisi School, it's time for us to go home.

We have been able to discover this beautiful country and its people.

During this time, we had lots of great experiences. We were able to celebrate the sports fest at school, we saw how the grade 10 students had their graduation and how the new school year started.

Because of this, we want to thank Tapulanga, the staff and of course Ms. Micmic for all the opportunities they gave to us and the hours we laughed together.

We want to thank the St. Francis of Assisi School, the teachers and students, for the love they gave to us during the hours we spent together and great conversations we had.

And we want to thank everyone else who helped us to make this year so great!

It was such a great honor for us to meet everyone!
No "goodbyes" just "see you soon!"


Annelie and Franzi

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


The new school year just began on July 1st. While everybody was quite busy during the first week to arrange everything this second week of school, the daily school life is already implemented.

When I first came back to school I saw that some things changed while others still stayed the same. But I will start at the beginning and just tell something about my first day back at the school.

Before I arrived Ms. Micmic and Ms. Leda informed me that I will be able to assist in grade 6 which is the same class as the one I had last year. So in the morning I was happy to join the students in English, Math and Science. During my lunch break, I already recognized the first major change. The school started now to be a plastic free school! So while everyone got their lunch, they had to use some plates and cups which are reusable. When I bought a snack, I didn't receive it in a plastic bag, instead they covered it with a banana leaf.

After my snack, I went to kindergarten where I did the story telling and played with the kids.

And this was the time I saw the second change. All the class rooms got repainted and some of them got re-organized as well. And not only the classrooms got a new look, but also the library where they started to donate some of those hundreds of books and they opened a reading area.

 In this area, the children now have the chance to have some time off of the stressful school day so they can just take their time and read some books.

Last but not least, they also started to build some new classrooms for the students.

All in all, it was a really nice start back to school.

Until next time,

Annelie & Franzi