Philam Foundation Turns Over Classrooms to Public School Beneficiaries

Philam Foundation ended January on a high note with the turnover of six completed classrooms for three schools in Marinduque, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya. This is part of the Foundation’s Philam Paaralan program, its seven-year-old program that aims to empower the Filipino youth by building classrooms in calamity-stricken and under-served areas around the country.

The series of turnovers was kicked off in January 22 with the one-storey two-classroom building in Aurora Sevilla Sotto Libtangin Elementary School (ASSLES) in Gasan, Marinduque, as the result of the partnership with AY Foundation, Inc. The event was graced by RCBC Savings Bank Boac Branch Manager, Mr.  Rodney Pelaez, representing the AY Foundation. Guests were warmly welcomed by the teachers, parents and students with a traditional ceremony called “Putong” (literally means “Crown”), performed locally as a way of honoring, welcoming and praying for the long blessed life of their guests.

A week later, two more turnover ceremonies for two single storey two-classroom buildings were held in Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya respectively.

Kiangan, Ifugao was the site of the first turnover, where the classroom building in Duit Elementary School  was built in partnership with LBC Hari ng Padala Foundation, Inc. and in coordination with the Office of the Vice President’s Angat-Buhay program. Hon. Leni Robredo, the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, together with Kiangan’s mayor, Hon. Josel Guyguyon, led the ceremonies.

In Nueva Vizcaya, the school building was turned over to Bintawan South Elementary School, an awardee of “The Most Eco-friendly and Child-friendly School in 2018” for the region. The school was built through the partnership between the Foundation and Mr Tito Yuchengco, who made the donation in honor of his father, the late former Amb Alfonso Yuchengco.

The turnover in both areas was concluded with a Philam Saving Awareness and Values Education Session (Philam SAVES) conducted by Philam Life Financial Advisors from Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao. Philam SAVES is the Foundation’s financial literacy program for students and their teachers and parents.

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