Friday, August 11, 2017

Tapulanga Foundation Scholars of School Year 2017-2018

This school year, Tapulanga Foundation had a total of 469 scholars sent to St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City from Daycare to Grade 10.

Grade 1 Scholars

Grade 2 Scholars

Grade 3 Scholars

Grade 4

Grade 5 Scholars

Grade 6 Scholars

Grade 7 Scholars

Grade 8 Scholars

Grade 9 Scholars

Grade 9 Scholars

Grade 10 Scholars

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Silay Summer Workshop '17

This 2017 marks the 7th year of Tapulanga Foundation's Silay Summer Workshop!  And with this we have launched the Badminton and Watercolor Painting classes!  The workshops and classes started last April 17 to May 13, 2017.  For 20 days, children had fun of learning on their chosen sports or class.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Feed the Hungry Inc., Washington D. C. Chapter visits St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City

Last February 15, 2017 members of Feed the Hungry, Inc. Washington DC chapter visited and distributed set of hygiene kit to more than 400 scholars of Tapulanga Foundation, Inc., Serenaded by Swedish saxophonist Mr. Anders Paulsson.  Hygiene kit includes: toothbrush, toothpaste, bath soap, hand towel and a pair of socks.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Eat. Share. Love. 2016

Tapulanga Foundation held its 8th benefit dinner entitled Eat. Share. Love. 2016 last November 18 at Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City.  This was by far the most attended with more than 300 people.

The sumptuous buffet menu included the following:  Vietnamese spring rolls, chorizo empanaditas, mixed seafood chowder, Greek salad with feta cheese, olives, walnuts and honey-balsamic dressing, pasta felix, chicken relleno, beef yakiniku, roast porkloin with mango-pineapple sauce, mixed vegetables, rice and one round of soda.  Desserts included swiss chocoloate cake with caramel crunch, blueberry cheesecake and sansrival.

During the program, Pre-Kindergarten entertained everyone with a cute dance number. Scholars of the Silay Summer Workshop 2016 Guitar class with their teacher Mr. Junjun Davo performed Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head and a modern song Love Yourself by Justin Beiber while the Hip Hop Dance class danced.

The main event of the night was the silent auction with more than 200 donated items ranging from gift certificates (hotels, salon, spas and restaurants) to kitchenwares, shoes, toys, locally crafted and imported bags, paintings and home decors.

Proceeds of this event will go to the Senior High School Scholarship program of Tapulanga Foundation and the Sports Program of St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City.

To those who supported this great cause, to all sponsors and to those who attended, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  

The Sugarland Hotel
Dynamic Builders Construction
Tinihaban Agricultural Corporation

Hawaiian Philippine Company

The Mercantile Insurance
Orix Metro Leasing & Finance Corporation
Copy Paste Prints Express
Mr. Roberto Abello
Southern Auto Mart & Trading Corp.

Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc.
PJL Auto Center
Standard Insurance
Datalink Technologies, Inc.
Hon. Alfredo B. Benitez
MetroClick Photobooth

Kenny Rogers
Miles Abello

Aldrtz Corporation
Chez Rose

Silent Auction donors
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tapulanga Foundation's First Senior High School Scholars

Tapulanga Foundation awarded its first Senior High School scholarship to 18 scholar graduates of St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City last March 2016. 
Sydney Bañola 
University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos, Bacolod City
"Senior high school is exciting for me because I encounter people with different personalities and I am challenged to face different problems in school." by Sydney Bañola

Jonel Mahinay - Silay Institute

(L-R) Jasper Ferreras, Angelico Abo and Oliver Boiser
La Consolacion College - Bacolod
 "It's been so much fun because it is an opportunity for us to show the talents we have and most especially we meet new friends." by Jasper Ferreras

(L-R) Reymart Navaritte, Micah Rinell Ramirez and Michael Varela
 Riverside College, Bacolod City
"I have learned to be independent and I have been given the opportunity to share my talent in singing." by Micah Rinell Ramirez

Top (L-R) Nicole Varela, Danilo Villanueva, Jr., Alondra Sadio
Bottom (L-R) Miguel Eusala, Glend Intor, Christian Salvacion, Aaron Gonzales, 
Agazelen Belgira, Alyza Gentolio and Marlyn Bernasol
Liceo de La Salle, Bacolod City
"What I like the most in Liceo is that they have a lot of nice places there where I can can spend my vacant time like the huge coliseum, the covered courts, the grandstand, the forum, and the canteens. I also like the way of they teach where teacher use the projector for the students to understand the lessons well." by Christian James Salvacion

"At first, it's so hard to adjust with the new culture but when I found my new friends, they helped me to adopt the new environment and culture." by Danilo Villanueva, Jr.

"Studying at Liceo is a great oppurtunity and experience for a scholar like me.  My happiest experience so far is enjoying the Liceo Olympics last December 12-16. It was a week of friendship and memorable things." by Glend Entor

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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Coory and the Bactong Families Meet

Last October 31, TF donors Damian and Lisa Coory visited St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City (SFAS) and met their scholar, CJ. The Coory's used to sponsor the Bactong brothers, CJ and Casey, when they were in grade school, as their mother taught in SFAS. The Bactong brothers transferred to another school when their mother left SFAS to teach in the public school. Their father joined the SFAS faculty last school year and upon CJ's request, he transferred back to SFAS as 10th grade scholar with the Coory's support once again.

The Coory and the Bactong family with Ms. Micmic Golez, Executive Director of TF.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Scholar's First Ever Birthday Celebration

For the first time, Maezy, a TF scholar, was able to celebrate her 5th birthday with a cake and balloons last October 28, 2016.  All from the generosity of her TF sponsor, Rina Yan.  The family feasted with pork barbeque, sotanghon noodles with vegetables and fried chicken!  And of course, she received dolls and a kitchen set as gifts.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Christmas Giving Program 2016

Tapulanga Foundation, Inc., has once again spread the love through the Christmas Giving Program to every scholars and the neighboring communities last December 2016.  A week-long giving program started last December 17 as Grade 10 scholars were treated to a whole-day of fun at the Campuestohan Highland Resort in Talisay City.  
26 Grade 10 Tapulanga scholars at Campuestuhan
On December 19, the preschoolers had fun and received gifts from their respective sponsors at the SFAS Edgardo Ledesma Hall.  They were treated to play to a pop-up balloon and snacks.

The next day, December 20, the foundation went to Jose Cuaycong Elementary School and distributed gifts to more than 200 students and 8 teachers.  Each students got a toy and a noche buena pack. At the same day, about 70 Hda. Lonoy residents also received their gift packs.

Students from Jose Cuaycong Elementary School

Hda. Lonoy gift recipients
On December 21, the main event wherein the Grade 1 to Grade 9 scholars of St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City gathered at the covered court and received their gifts, had fun and snacks.  The grade 1 to 3 scholars were also treated to play to the pop up balloon while the grade 4 to 9 scholars got the chance to take home a photo bookmark from the photobooth by MetroClick.  Faculty and staff of SFAS and Tapulanga Foundation also received gift packages with ham.

SFAS Faculty and Staff and Tapulanga Scholars during the Gift Giving, December 21, 2016

And on December 23, total of 21 College and Grade 11 scholars were treated to lunch at Chicken House Silay while Hda. Tinihaban recipients gathered at the Our Lady of Nativity Chapel, each received a spaghetti gift pack.
Lunch at Chicken House Silay for College and Grade 11 Tapulanga scholars

Hda. Tinihaban gift recipients

View photos on the links below.

December 17 Grade 10 at Campuestohan
December 19 Preschool's Gift Giving
December 20 Jose Cuaycong Elementary Gift Giving
December 21 Grade 1 to 9 Gift Giving
December 23 College and Grade 11

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Tapulanga Foundation is now DSWD Accredited NGO!

Last Janaury 9, 2017, Tapulanga Foundation, Inc. received its certificate of Registration and Licences to Operate from DSWD office in Brgy. Daro, Dumaguete City.  Ms. Genalyn A. Nemes received the certificate. To God be the Glory!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Susan Benin-Presto Meets Her Scholars!

Last October 20, TF donor Susan Benin-Presto from the USA visited St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City with her mother, Lydia Benin, her brother (and TF Vice President), Joey Benin and sister-in-law, Bing Ledesma-Benin. She met her scholars, Kenneth Amaro, Kinder and Keith Sotis, Grade 2 and had a short chat with them.  

Ms. Susan with her two scholars, Keith and Kenneth

Top (L-R) Bing Benin, Susan Benin Presto, Lydia Benin and Joey Benin
Bottom (L-R) Keith Sotis and Kenneth Amaro

Joey, Bing, Lydia, Susan and Ms. Mic
Thank you so much Ms. Susan and family for taking time in meeting your scholars and visiting the school!

"I want to thank the Tapulanga Foundation again for giving me a chance to sponsor kids such as Kenneth and Keith. Visiting them and the school is one of the great memories that I will treasure. Seeing the smile on the kids' faces is just an expression of the joy in studying at St Francis. I felt very welcome and it felt like everyone appreciated our visit. It was good to know from Micmic that kids have to pass a test in order to be admitted at St Francis and it really proved that all the kids enjoy learning by their gestures. It was examinations day when we visited so most of the kids were so focused on their tests but they all greeted us with a smile and a "Good morning Miss/visitors" greeting!

I've sponsored kids from different organizations but this was the first time I've visited the kids at St Francis through the Tapulanga Foundation - I no longer see my financial support but rather I see an established bond with Kenneth and Keith which I will have the opportunity to expand my relationship with them and receive God's grace. My visit also gave me assurance of the the Tapulanga Foundation's financial stewardship. I believe that Kenneth and Keith are going to get a good education! Thanks again to Micmic, Gen and to the teachers...may you be blessed and may you continue to be a blessing!" - Mrs. Susan Presto

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Toiletries for Tapulanga Scholars!

A BIG THANK YOU to Leah, Joseph and Coby Castillo, Letlet Estacio, Marjorie Defensor Lopez, Mano Morales, Irma Escalona, Belle Cohen and Gia De la Pena for donating toiletries to the Grade 9 and 10 scholars last October 19, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City. 

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ms. Joann Miraflores Visits SFAS

Last October 10, Ms. Joanne Miraflores visited St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City and met the scholars of her cousin, Mrs. Ana Gonzaga-Layaoen.  Her daughter, Monica, came with her and she brought gifts to the scholars from Ms. Ana.

From left to right (bottom): Khrys Rhyn, Monica (Ms. Joann's daughter), Zoe, Ms. Joann and AJ

Scholars of Ms. Ana: Khrys Rhyn with his mother, Marechris, Zoe and AJ

Thank you so much Ms. Ana Gonzaga-Layaoen for your thoughtfulness and thank you Ms. Joann for sharing your time with the children.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Birthday Celebrations in One Day!

Last October 5, TF donors Ana Gonzaga-Layaoen and Rina Yan sponsored birthday treats for their scholars, Alvin Secapore and Alrhie John Coja.

TF donor Ana Gonzaga-Layaoen has been very thoughtful and generous as this is her second year to treat her scholar, Alvin, on his birthday.  This year, she treated the whole family to lunch at Chicken Deli at The District Ayala in Talisay City. Alvin also received a red race car toy on top of his birthday cake.

Alrhie is one of Ms. Rina Yan's scholars and on his birthday, his family was treated to lunch at Mang Inasal in Silay City. He also received gifts and a birthday cake.

A BIG thank you to Ms. Ana and Ms. Rina for having such a BIG heart!  You both made Alvin and Alrhie very happy on their birthday!

More photos here.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mrs. Mitos Gloudemans Visits SFAS

Last September 30, Mrs. Mitos Bayog-Gloudemans with husband, Tony, and good friend, Atty. Connie Rivera, visited St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City for the first time and met her scholar, Ruel Badian, Jr., a Pre-Kindergarten student.  Mitos chose Ruel to be her scholar during the 60 Scholars Challenge last summer.

"Our visit to your school and meeting Ruel was very emotionally rewarding. Hope that it won't be too long for us to visit him again." Tony and Mitos Gloudemans

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Medical Mission 2016

December 21, 2016

Tapulanga Foundation, Inc. has once again held its annual Medical Mission to the children of Hacienda Tinihaban and its neighboring communities.  The venue was a the Our Lady of the Nativity Chapel in Hacienda Tinihaban, Silay City. 

Thank you to our volunteer physicians, Dra. Jo-an Ledesma-Millonado (president of Tapulanga Foundation) and Dr. Julius de la Cruz and volunteer nurse Ms. Aerial Guadalupe with school nurse Ms. Marissa Guadalupe.

Total of 81 children have received free medical check up and medicines.