Monday, March 31, 2014

Nestle and its Truckers Extend Assistance to Ilocos Norte Public Elementary Schools

After 7 collection events and 3  public schools, Nestle-Supply Chain Management and its truckers now goes North to provide assistance to another 3 schools.

The recipient schools in Ilocos Norte are Parang Elementary Elementary School in Bacarra, Cabisuculan-Columbia ES in Vintar and Piddig Central ES in Piddig. All of the 3 schools each received a learning resource corner package and 45 school chairs.

The donations were made to support the USAID Basa Pilipinas Program and the Pres. Corazon Aquino School Desks Project.

Gracing the event hosted by Parang ES are Nestle's Gilbert Javier, PBSP Group Director for Finance and Admin Maria Lourdes G. Arroyo, BASA Pilipinas La Union Team Leader Adelia Licos and DepEd - Ilocos Norte Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cecilia P. Aribuabo.

The truckers represented in the event were TRI-BAR Warehousing and Distribution System, Inc., MSA Lorry Hauling Services, WF Agro-Freight Services, Inland Corporation and Fast Services Corp. Owner Ms. Cherry Lynn Domingo-Trinidad delivered the message on behalf of the truckers during the programme.

PLDT Formally Turns Over 6 Reading Corners in La Union

PLDT, led by its Head for Community Relations Ms. Evelyn del Rosario formally turned over 6 reading corners to priority public elementary schools, namely: Sto. Tomas Central School, Cabaruan Integrated School, Aringay Central School, Sengngat Elementary School, Rimos Elementary School and Mangaan Elementary School.

The reading corners were donated in support to the USAID-funded Basa Pilipinas Program,  of which PBSP is a member of the implementing team. Among PBSP’s tasks is to support the establishment of partnerships with the business and private sector to promote increased awareness around reading, specifically to support the establishment of reading corners in target public schools. This is to leverage the trainings for the school heads that will in turn be provided by BASA Pilipinas to enhance the school’s initiatives in improving reading skills and comprehension of school children.

Joining PLDT in the turnover ceremonies are PBSP's Luzon Regional Center Manager Ms. Kristine Rivadelo, BASA Pilipinas La Union Team Leader Ms. Adelia Licos and DepEd La Union Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Rowena Banzon.



Monday, October 14, 2013

New Companies Ink Support to the Motolite-PBSP Baterya Program

Three companies recently signed up to support Project LEAP: Draka Philippines, Inc., Pulp Specialties Philippines, Inc. and Pricon Microelectronics, Inc.

Thank you so much for choosing to entrust your ULABs to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program!

Nestle and Truckers Support CDO Collection Event

Last August 8, 2013, Nestle truckers participated in their first Mindanao collection event held in Transpecial, Inc. Compound, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

Participating truckers are Transpecial, Inc., Fast Cargo Logistics Corporation and SKMTI.

Since 2009, Nestle and its truckers have been supporting the country's public education system through its support to the Balik Baterya's Project LEAP or the Learning Enhancement Assistance Package. Past projects included donation of textbooks and storybooks, conduct of reading camp, provision of supplementary feeding and support to the Pres. Corazon Aquino School Desk Project.

To date, Nestle and its truckers have turned over a total of 28 tons of used lead-acid batteries amounting to almost P750K.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Northern Cement Corporation Joins Roster of Donors

Last July 31, Northern Cement Corporation formalized its support to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program through signing of the Memorandum of Agreement and turnover of their used lead-acid batteries (ULABs).

The company turned over almost 13 tons of ULABs and funds will be used to implement education projects for the public elementary schools within their community relations areas in Sison, Pangasinan.

Signing the MOA is Northern Cement Corporation's Plant Manager Mr. Emeterio Asuncion, with his team of officers that include Mr. Oliver Gorrospe, General Manager, Mr. Bernard Narciza, Pollution Control Officer and Ms. Marylyn Ramil.

Incorporated in 1969, the cement plant produces an annual average of 1 million tons of cement per year and caters mostly to the infrastructure requirements of Luzon. Northern Cement Corporation is owned by PBSP member company San Miguel Corporation.





Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trans-Asia and Atlas Metals Pool Funds for Story Books





With funds generated from their used lead-acid battery donation to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program, Trans-Asia Philippines and Atlas Metals donated story books to FVR Phase 2 Elementary School in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

The school's reading profile in English shows that 32% of Grade 2 pupils and 25% of Grade 3 are considered frustrated readers. Frustrated readers can read but cannot fully understand what they are reading.

Thus, this story book donation can complement the school’s existing “Drop Everything and Read” which is done every last Friday of the month. It will also support the reading remedial classes of the school for those pupils who are frustrated readers.

For this project,  employee volunteers were also be engaged in conducting story book reading during the project turn over as well as in covering the books.

Joining the turnover ceremony are Trans-Asia employees headed by Plant Manager Engr. Rafael Ponce, PBSP staff led by Luzon Regional Program Coordinator Mr. PaneiloTunac and Motolite's CSR Officer, Ms. Connie Deligero.

Monday, July 22, 2013

PLDT Turns Over 16 LRCs in Apalit, Pampanga

MVP and Ms. del Rosario with the School Principals

PBSP Executive Director Rafael Lopa with DepEd Apalit District Supervisor Ms. Lou Vasquez
PLDT, through its ComRel Unit headed by Ms Evelyn del Rosario, recently turned over 16 learning resource corners to all of the 15 public elementary schools of Apalit, Pampanga and to Blue Ridge School of Apalit, Inc. The donation of these LRCs are expected to benefit at least 11,000 pupils.

This project can complement the school's existing "Drop Everything and Read" initiative which is done every last Friday of the month and DepEd's "Every Child a Reader Program" which was designed to equip elementary pupils in public schools with strategic reading and writing skills to make them independent young readers and writers. On the school level, it will support the reading remedial classes of the schools for those pupils who are frustrated readers.

The turnover of the LRCs were part of the celebration of the birthday of PLDT Chairman Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan in Apalit, Pampanga.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nestle Truckers Turn Over Balik Baterya Schooldesks


Last January 25, Nestle staff and their truckers, together with Motolite representatives, turned over 164 school desks to Goa National High School Camarines Sur. The donation aims to help the school address their current shortage of about 400 chairs for the growing population of this central high school.
Goa National High School is the 3rd adopted school of the Nestle Supply Chain Management team.
To date, Nestle and its truckers has donated P620K worth of ULABs since they joined the Program in 2009.

BEFORE 2012 ENDED...


CHEVRON Adopts 5 San Pascual Schools for Learning Resource Corner

 Five public elementary schools in San Pascual, Batangas were granted with learning resource corners by Chevron Philippines, Inc.

Last November 8, 2012, External Affairs Coordinator for Batangas Terminal Mr. Jonathan Cristobal, turned over to each of the 5 schools the following items for their learning resource corners: 2 shelves, 295 storybooks and 48 reading books.

The 5 schools are Bayanan Elementary School, Gelerang Kawayan Elementary School, Mataas na Lupa Elementary School, Sambat Elementary School and Sto. Nino Elementary School. These schools are within the 1-3 km radius of the plant and the types of books that were given are aimed to respond to the pupils’ reading problem. Latest data PBSP got show that about 70% of the students who were tested for the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (Phil-IRI) are frustrated readers for English. 

This donation of Balik Baterya learning resource corners also complements Chevron’s MyLibrary Project.


SMYPC PET and Caps Plant Provides Learning Resource Corner for Day Care Center

Last October 11, employee volunteers of SMYPC PET and Caps Plant in Canlubang made little children of the Locomotive Day Care Center, also in Canlubang, very happy with their newly-painted classroom and their Balik Baterya learning resource corner.

The center has 57 pupils and one teacher and with very limited resources in teaching. Their teacher, Ms Felicidad Sabio, shared that for 2 shifts, managing the classes was challenging because these are kids aged 3-5 years old.

Thus, to be able to assist the school, the funds from the plant’s ULABs purchased a shelf, various educational toys and 1 reading book for each of the 57 pupils. PBSP has also provided additional toys and mats from a toy campaign that PBSP supported last year.

 With these donations, the day care center has become a better learning environment for these kids.

 
EKPI Adopts Calamba School for Textbooks Donation

Edward Keller Philippines, Inc., represented by its  VP and Country HR Ms. Emerenciana Earnshaw, turned over 165 textbooks in Math and Science to Mapagong Elementary School in Calamba City, Laguna last October 9.

Mapagong Elementary School (Mapagong ES) remains to be one of the most depressed and deprived public schools in Laguna. The school currently has 361 students and 8 teachers. From their inventory of books submitted, it is very significant to note that the school has just one copy of Mathematics book for Grade 3 and five copies of Mathematics books for Grade 5 and English books for Grade 6.

This may very well be the reason why the 2011-2012 MPS in Math and English are way below 75% at 44.88% and 50.21%, respectively. Mapagong ES’s poor performance is attributed to the lack of educational materials particularly textbooks for their pupils.
 
This is the second donation of EKPI to the Program. Earlier in 2010, their funds were pooled with other companies to be able to purchase 660 textbooks for Mindanao.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SOHBI KOHGEI Phils., Inc. Turns Over Books


Last 28 September 2012, a team of employees of Sohbi Kohgei, Phils., Inc. (SKPI), headed by its Admin Head, Mr. Archie A. Arcaina, turned over seventy six (76) units of Developing Reading Power books to Bugtong na Pulo Elementary School in Lipa City, Batangas.

Bugtong na Pulo ES is one of the schools near the vicinity of the Lima Technology Center where the plant of SKPI is located. It has a school population of 855 students from Kinder to Grade Six and 22 teaching staff. The donation of books aims to enhance the reading skills and comprehension of the students in preparation for higher grade levels.

During the school visit, employee volunteers from SKPI also assisted in covering the books donated.

Funds were generated from the 870 kilos of used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) SKPI has donated to support the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program.



Saturday, August 11, 2012

PEZA-MEZ Recognizes Balik Baterya Donors, Turns Over LRCs

Last July 5, PEZA- Mactan Economic Zone, with Administrator Sansaluna Pinagayao, hosted a recognition event for its Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program supporters. Seventeen (17) locators were given plaques of recognition whose pooled donations reached already almost P1M.

Its 17 locators honored were Accuform, Inc., Cebu Chip Connection, Cebu Iwakami Corp., Cebu Logitem, Inc., Euro CB (Phils.), Inc., Halsangz Plating Cebu Corp., HPOI Corporation, Ina Micro Opto Corp., KGS Phils. Corp., Lexmark International Phils., Inc., MSM Cebu, Inc., Olympus Optical Products Phils., Inc., Pacific Aeronautical, Inc., Philippines Light-Leather, Inc., Philippine Tonan Corporation, Taiyo Yuden Phils., Inc. and Toa Kiko Cebu Corporation.

After the recognition event, turnover of learning resource centers were held last July 6 and 9. The turnover events were participated in  by PEZA-MEZ employees, headed by Division Chief of Engineering and CSR Team Leader Rolando Patalinjug, and representatives from the donor locators.

The initial 10 beneficiary schools are Babag I ES, Kalawisan ES, Gun-ob ES, Mactan Air Base ES, Pusok ES, Ibo ES, Soong ES, Bangkal ES, Pajac ES all in Lapu Lapu City and Ibabao ES in the Municipality of Cordova.

Salamat, PEZA-MEZ!

SECOND QUARTER 2012 ACTIVITIES


QPL HOLDS 3rd COLLECTION ACTIVITY; ENGAGES MAUBAN LGU
Quezon Power (Philippines) Ltd. Co.  affirms its commitment to our campaign on proper recycling of used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) by holding its 3rd ULAB collection activity last May 15, 2012.
The plant was able to return and donate 2.16 tons of ULABs. It has also engaged its LGU and an additional 190 kilos were donated.
A
round 7 households brought also their ULABs and these were sold at P26.35/kilo.
For its first batch of ULABs, the funds were able to support QPL Community Relations’ potable water system project for one of its adopted school, Cagsiay I Elementary School.

MAGSAYSAY TURNS OVER SECOND BATCH OF ULABS

Magsaysay Group of Companies, represented by its SHES Manager Wendell  dela Cruz, recently turned over another batch of ULABs to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program. The Group initially donated 620 kilos. The funds will be pooled to implement a schools assistance project in Tondo, Manila.

This is one of the Group’s corporate social responsibility projects that aim to promote proper disposal of hazardous wastes. With the funds generated, the Group also wants to contribute in improving access to quality basic education.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

UGC Balik Baterya Donates Educational Set for Bagong Silang ES


Using funds generated from their donated 1,030 kilos of used lead-acid batteries  to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program, Union Galvasteel Corporation - Calamba Plant was able to provide educational materials for Bagong Silang ES consisting of 32” LCD TV, DVD player and various e-learning CDs.

Bagong Silang ES is the plant’s adopted school since 2002. 

The e-learning CDs donated concentrated on Science and Health topics so that the pupils can be helped in this subject. Last year, the school’s relatively low Mean Percentage Score is brought by its low average in English and Science. 

This donation addresses the school’s difficulty in supplying the necessary learning materials which will contribute to better comprehension of the students. It can also help the teachers manage the classes whenever a colleague gets sick or is unable to get to the school during onset of heavy rains.

Plant Manager Mr. Arthur M. Florendo and other UGC executives turned over the donation to Bagong Silang ES School Principal Mr. Raul M. Volante last May 12, 2012.

MKADC Donates Additional Books to Kilangi ES


In 2010, Mt. Kitanglad Agri-Development  turned over its first Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya donation consisting of 54 textbooks, mostly in English. 

Earlier this year, the company had used their funds again to purchase additional textbooks for their adopted school, Kilangi Elementary School in Valencia City.

From the inventory of books submitted, the school only has one copy each of the Science and Mathematics books for Grades 4 and 5. For both subjects, it has a book-pupil ratio of 1:4 in the Grade 6 level. Thus, from their donation of 738 kilos of ULABs, at  least 31 books in Science and Math were provided.

MKADC’s Mr. Gabby Deygabi turned over the books to the school’s Head Teacher I Ms. Helen Lumbay.