The Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Toyota Financial Services Philippines are donating P50 million for the ongoing relief operations for families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. (Ty family foundation), an initial P25 million will be allotted for relief operations in the calamity-stricken provinces of Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Antique and Palawan.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Cell phone users across Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s three mobile brands have donated more than P1 million via text message to help the survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.”
By Riza T. Olchondra
Ayala-led Manila Water Company Inc. has launched the Manila Water Foundation to help address poor health and sanitation conditions plaguing several communities in eastern Metro Manila and nearby areas.
By Ramon Tulfo
Deputy Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima, chief of the directorial staff of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and slated to become PNP chief, is an expert in investigation and intelligence, as well as crisis management.
By Vincent Cabreza
People who were born, raised and have decided to live in Baguio City will always fight for the survival of the pine tree, which has set apart the summer capital from the rest of the country for more than 100 years.
Sixteen students with winning proposals during the Aboitiz Foundation’s 1st Scholars’ Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) Summit last Dec. 12 and 13 in Mandaue City will have the chance to implement their own projects this year.
By Frances Mangosing
A slice of bread can go a long way in feeding hungry children in conflict areas in the southern Philippines.
By Maila Ager
Officials of the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) played Santa Claus on Sunday to 167 abandoned babies and neglected and abused children from Bacolod.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Homeless no more. A call center and business outsourcing firm has turned over 18 houses to poor families in Barangay (village) Batasan Hills, Quezon City, as part of its annual “Day of Service” for the less fortunate. “The sheer force of our team—thousands of people willingly giving their time and energy, many after working a [...]
2 casino cashiers in hot water for revenue loss Two cashiers working in an online casino in Quezon City were nabbed by police at 1:30 a.m. Monday after their manager discovered a P73,000 loss in game sales. Jomarie Espinosa of Batasan Hills and Gemma Agravante of Barangay (village) Obrero, both 25, and night-shift cashiers at [...]
By Tarra Quismundo
Aiming to help provide schools what government can barely afford, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) has partnered with imaging company Epson to bring learning resources to public schools in Batangas. PBSP said it was partnering with Epson CARES [Contribution to the Advancement and Restoration of Environment and Society] to build 11 Learning Resource [...]
MALAPATAN, Sarangani – Rep. Manny Pacquiao and Alex Alcantara, Alsons Aquaculture Corporation executive vice president, shipped over five million bangus (Milkfish) fry on Monday to replenish Bangus stocks to Pangasinan, and other areas in Luzon that were severely depleted by the recent fish kill phenomenon. Pacquiao and Alcantara were joined by Governor Migs Dominguez in [...]
A more efficient registration system of patients, consultations and medical services rendered is now in place to benefit the province of Iloilo. Smart Communications Inc., the Department of Health (DoH) and representatives of regional and provincial hospitals and health units in Iloilo recently signed a covenant to implement a system called SHINE (or Secured Health [...]