Monday, August 17, 2015

The Success of Project 800

Project 800 was launched in July in celebration of Nutrition Month.  To promote awareness and importance of proper hygiene and cleanliness, Tapulanga Foundation gave out toiletries and other supplies to scholars at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City.

The foundation was blessed with donations of 800 packs of toiletries including bath soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes and toothpastes.  Our most generous contributions came from ACS Manufacturing Corporation, manufacturer and distributor of Shield soap and Unique toothpaste.

The toiletries were distributed on August 12 to all the scholars from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 10, including teachers and staff.  Before the distribution, Ms. Micmic Golez gave a short speech on the importance of proper hygiene.  TF board member, Bugsy Bongco, who spearheaded the project and the Sales Representative of ACS, Dandy Divinagracia were also present during the distribution of toiletries along with a special appearance from Unique Toothpaste's mascot.

We also want to express our gratitude to these kind-hearted people who made this project possible: Anonymous Donor, Bugsy Bongco, Arla Rose Perez, Cathy Sy, Eva Sabidong, JC Cachero, Sarah Navarro, Joy Lee, Vina Marcos-Rossuck, Dr. Joan Grace Trasmonte-Baticos, Mae Concepcion-Ravadilla, Carla Mo├▒ozca-Longa, Josette Gustilo, Trixie Ledesma-Servida, Cris Bocol, Aniceta Javelo, Dr. Julius de la Cruz, Confydent Dental Clinic of Dr. Eltton Fritz Lim and Dra. Dianne Margaret Lim, Kristine de Guzman and Atty. Jessica Hilado, Atty. Roy Santos and Atty. Fidel Valeros of PJS Law Office. 


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Building Hope for the Arriola Family

Mrs. Patricia Arriola and Mr. Jose Arriola are one of the beneficiaries of Tapulanga Foundation's Typhoon Yolanda House.  They live peacefully in a village across SFAS surrounded by fish ponds. 

It is a 1-kilometer walk or a 15-minute ride through a habal-habal, a Filipino term for a motorcycle ride with an extended backseat.  To reach their house, you will have to pass through a narrow rocky road through the sugarcane fields and fish ponds.  

Patricia and Jose have four children.  Jose works as a rice miller to support their family's needs.  Their children are recipients of educational scholarships from Tapulanga Foundation.  Their eldest, Pia Jean graduated from SFAS and is currently taking up BS Education in Carlos Hilado Memorial State College.  Her other siblings Princess Joy (Grade 9), Kaselle (Grade 8) and Prince Justin (Grade 2) are in SFAS.

Their old house was just one-bedroom so the other two siblings mostly slept at their relative's house next door. After the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda, through the assistance of Tapulanga Foundation, they were able to build a two bedroom house, where they can all now fit in.

"We are really thankful and grateful to Tapulanga Foundation for generously extending help to us.  We hope that they can help more families and children to have a better future," Mrs. Arriola added. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Special Visit of Kindness

TF Donor Ana Gonzaga-Layaoen of ABC Sunnyvale Child Care in California, asked a good friend, Mrs. Joy Pastoral, to meet her scholar AJ last July 21 at St. Francis of Assisi School in Silay City. Mrs. Pastoral brought the shirt and the toys she sent for AJ.  Mrs. Layaoen was the first donor to choose a scholar during our 60 Scholar in 30 Days Challenge campaign, which was launched last April 1, 2015. 


"The opportunity of visiting SFAS and seeing AJ, made me remember the saying, Kindness begets Kindness.  We can make a difference in the lives of others when we remember the kindness we received from other people.  Let us pay it forward," shares Mrs. Pastoral. 

"When I was growing up as a child, my mom would bring me to the orphanage and I enjoyed helping out and being around with children.  I sincerely love and enjoy giving someone the opportunity and the chance to fulfill a part of their dreams, and will continue to help others." shares Mrs. Layaoen.