Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MERALCO joins Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program

To celebrate Earth Day, MERALCO turned over used lead-acid batteries from its various sectors to the Program. Initial collection is at 21,554 kilos approximately valued at P484,000.

Present during the turnover were MERALCO officers led by North Distribution Services Head Mr. Gigi Aquino, One Meralco Foundation (OMF) President Jeffrey Tarayao and Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corp. CSR Officer Connie Deligero. PBSP was represented by Corporate Affairs Manager Jay Jaboneta, Luzon Regional Center Manager Kristine Rivadelo and Corporate Affairs Staff Bong Baylon.

Funds generated will be used to support the solar electrification of classrooms in remote areas nationwide.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

PLDT Turns Over New Balik Baterya Classrooms in Bicol

Last August 2014, PLDT has turned over 3 classrooms in Bicol as continued support to the call for better access to quality education.

Cogon Elementary School in Irosin, Sorsogon was granted 2 classrooms and Colegio de Sta. Rita in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur was given assistance for 1 classroom of their 24-classroom building.

“In line with our business of bridging people and communities here and abroad, we chose education as a major corporate social responsibility program because we acknowledge that more opportunities can be accessed by children and youth who have completed their basic education. We are happy to share that PLDT is building more classrooms nationwide,” said Ms Evelyn del Rosario, PLDT Community Relations Head.

PLDT has long been supporting the construction of new classrooms to address defective and hazardous environment that impedes learning of pupils. The sad state is that more often, teachers and students make most of the resources available and continue to hold classes in dilapidated structures. With these new classrooms, young people will now have a more conducive environment for learning.

This donation was made possible by PLDT’s funds in the Balik Baterya Program of Motolite and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). To date, PLDT, as the Program’s top donor, has turned over almost 1.5 million kilos of used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) amounting to P27 million pesos. With its ULABs, the company was able to provide 54 Learning Resource Centers or mini-libraries; construct roads, drainage systems and other facilities such as multi-purpose centers; and organize TB prevention programs. Also with the funds, PLDT was able to construct 11 new classrooms and repaired 6 classrooms nationwide.

“Thank you, PLDT, for this significant contribution to both environment and education. Your donation will surely be benefiting many generations to come. Thank you for the partnership as we work together in improving the lives of more Filipinos,” said PBSP Luzon Regional Center Manager, Ms Kristine J. Rivadelo during the turnover ceremonies in Colegio de Sta Rita last August 14.

Friday, June 20, 2014

PLDT Turns Over Classrooms in Northern Samar

Last June 4-5, PLDT turns over 2 classrooms for Palapag I Central School and 1 classroom for the Barobaybay Mission School. Both schools are in Northern Samar.

Representing PLDT is its Community Relations Head, Ms Evelyn del Rosario. Joining Ms Del Rosario is PBSP's Senior Relationship Management Officer Ms. Olive Jabido and Northern Samar Board Member Florencio Batula.

To date, PLDT's funds in the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program has built 12 classrooms and repaired 6 classrooms nationwide.

Monday, June 16, 2014

ACS Turns Over Books and Lapel Mics

Last June 10, ACS Manufacturing Corporation, represented by its PCO Mr Mark Lester V. Naredo, turned over 280 books in English, Science, Filipino, Information Technology and Math and 8 units of lapel microphones for Canlubang Elementary School.

In Canlubang Elementary School, there is 1 teacher for every 36 students. This ratio is still acceptable in DepEd standards. However, the proximity of the school in the industrial area and the dense population of the school would need teachers to strain their vocal cords in order to be understood by all students. To address the problem, the funds generated from ACS ULABs were allocated to buy 8 sets of lapel microphones.

The reference books, in turn, will aid the teachers in their preparation of lesson plans and classroom activities.

This is the 2nd year that ACS has provided assistance to the school through their Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya funds. 

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.


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.