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!!!  

PLATINUM SPONSORS
The Sugarland Hotel
Dynamic Builders Construction
Tinihaban Agricultural Corporation

GOLD SPONSORS
Hawaiian Philippine Company

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

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

OTHER DONORS
Trinkets
Kenny Rogers
Miles Abello

DOOR PRIZES
Soybe's
Aldrtz Corporation
Chez Rose
Merczi

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


Please visit our website, www.tapulanga.org to learn more about the foundation's activities, news and events.