Thursday, October 25, 2012

The BIG Task of Parenthood

The parents of the high school scholars of Tapulanga Foundation stopped for half a day from work  last October 20, 2012 to have some time of reflection, prayer and inputs on parenting.

This was facilitated by SFAS teachers and Campus Ministry directors, Sir Jomar Eguid and Sir Leonard Guinabo who talked about parenting.  Some parents were given the chance to share their experiences as parents as well.

One of the touching moments that made them cry was when the parents read the letters from their sons and daughters.

PERFECT ! It’s realization time.  The recollection made us realize how to become a good parents , good models to our child. It made me think about the things I haven’t done to my children.  – Mrs. Roxanne Artillo
I appreciate so much the effort of the teachers that encouraged us parents to become better parents .  – Mr. Noel Delos Santos
I don't regret that I attended the Parents Recollection. It reminded me of my great responsibility as a parent. I’ve also realized my “ kakulangan” to my children.  - Mrs. Hazel Bacaoco

Friday, October 12, 2012

A "Changing" Seminar for the Benefit of TF

St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City faculty and staff, together with other students, faculty, parents, businessmen and professionals from Negros, attended an "inspiring" seminar entitled "I Change: Winning Disciplines for Change" by Francis J. Kong at the University of St. La Salle Bacolod last September 22, 2012. 
Tapulanga Foundation, Inc. was one of the seminar's beneficiaries, together with the Kalipay Foundation Scholarship Fund and One La Salle Scholarship Fund. Other speakers were Alex Lacson (Faith in the Filipino), Yeng Remulla (On Starting Something) and Lois Yasay (Starting a Passion Revolution) who were also applauded for their inspiring sharing. The crowd was given the task to make a survey of the things, traits or habits that they want to change and they want to achieve. It was an avenue in gaining tips and techniques establishing DISCIPLINE within Filipinos. Francis J. Kong emphasized that “good people do not retire, they refire” which inspired all especially the SFAS attendees.

“To attain success, I learned that I need to have more patience in life, be strong and do my best in everything I do.” – Ms. Elena Coja, Grade 1 Adviser

“I learned that discipline is the best factor to change.  I especially like the three do’s: just do it, do it yourself and do business honorably.” – Ms. Maricel Navigar, Assistant Vice Principal and Preschool In-Charge

“I learned to have a positive outlook towards life no matter how hard it is.
 – Ms. Rosemarie Iglesia, Grade 3 Adviser

“I learned that I have to develop more character and aim high. Most of all, I learned that I don’t have to stop learning.” – Ms. Leda Ibugan, Grade 2 Adviser

“I learned that discipline is the road to success.” – Ms. May Santillan, School Librarian

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sharing Hope 2012 MD - Thank You for your support!

Our heartful thanks to our guests last week at Sharing Hope 2012.  We had about 130 guests at Kahler Hall in Columbia, Maryland.  Our event started promptly at 5pm and we ended the silent auction shortly before 8 pm and picked the winners of our raffle.  Marcella Glasgow won the iPad, Bryan Teague won the Microsoft Surface tablet (to be delivered when it comes out in a few weeks), and Cindy Kolodziejski won the Google Nexus table.

We couldn't have done this without everyone's support including those who weren't able to join us that evening but still sent in their generous donations and bought raffle tickets.  We hope many of you will join us again next year.  Together with all the pledges we received, we raised more than $17,000.  Thank you for these blessings to support our programs in the Philippines.

Thanks to Mari Abello for the wonderful pictures from the event.

Here's a video we showed at the event showing students in their various activities at SFAS.

And here's a video taken during our presentation.

North Star (from Fort Washington) provided the catering and the desserts were made by Margie Abello and Chrissy Jardeleza.

Our menu for the evening was Lechon (Roast Suckling Pig), Pork and Chicken barbecue, Chicken Adobo, Lumpia Shanghai (pork), Vegeteble Springrolls, Bijon and Sotanghon noodles, Mongo (Beans) with Spinach (vegetarian), Beef Caldereta (with carrots, red peppers, peas and potatoes), Fried Plantains, Mango Pastel, Pili Squares, Cassava Cake, Leche Flan, Meringue, Fried Rice and White Rice.

Thank you to our sponsors, Akubo, Teresa Hoffman MD & Associates, Design Essentials, Susan Clack, LB Hand Therapy, Randy and Renee Reyes, Law office of Ria P. Rochvarg, and Law office of Katherine Taylor.

Thank you to all our silent auction donors --- Margie Abello, Mari Abello and Lisa Kornerup, Jack and Madeleine Castro, Susan Clack, Clyde’s Restaurant, Coventry School for Dogs, Midge Crystle, Custom Media Options, Melinda Derrick, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Karen Gerald, Ramon and Marianne deGuzman, Ging and Michael Graham, Pat Hiban, David Hobby, John Hossli, Neal and Virginia Jarvis, Leelyn’s Restaurant, Maryann Laing, MD Dermatology of Maryland, Robert McAllister, Kathy Miller, Jackie Panowicz, Percworks, Scott and Judy Pelletier, Pub Dog, Jose Raymundo, Joanie Reisfeld, Lia Ridout, Faith Riggs, Alvin and Babsie Sanico, Sarah Sauder, Steve and Becky Sauder, Molly Scheufele, Frankie Schwenk, Joanne Serelis, Aaron and Meghan Sommers, Bob and Sue Strauss, Michelle Taylor, and Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.