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!

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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.