For her record-making and record-breaking achievement at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Hidilyn Diaz, the first ever Filipino to win a gold medal at the quadrennial summer games, is considered a modern-day hero.
Located in Lapu-Lapu City, the center is located at Allegiant Regional Care Hospital (ARC) and is being managed by Smile Train’s long-time partner, Mabuhay Deseret Foundation. With this, free cleft care services including surgery, nutrition support, orthodontic and dental treatment, and speech therapy will be even more accessible to the local community and for patients in nearby provinces.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of challenges to schooling and learning, yet it did not demotivate the Aboitiz Technical Vocational scholars to finish their education.
The Aboitiz Foundation Technical Vocational (TechVoc) Program currently supports two technical vocational educational institutions: the Banilad Center for Professional Development in Cebu, and the Dualtech Training Center in Laguna.
The Northern Cebu Archeological Project, a joint initiative of the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) and Aboitiz Foundation, in collaboration with the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu aims to establish a protocol and methodology for systematic archaeological studies in Cebu.
The Aboitiz Group and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) renewed their agreement for the ship management of M/V Amazing Grace, the country’s only humanitarian vessel. The Aboitiz Group has been supporting the ship management of M/V Amazing Grace since 2017.
The Aboitiz Group, through its corporate social responsibility arm Aboitiz Foundation and food unit Pilmico, assists farmers in Iligan to be efficient ‘agri-preneurs’ and create a more sustainable livelihood.
Launched at the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame on July 5, Pulis Magiting X Pilipinong Magiting recognizes uniformed personnel who demonstrate the virtue of “kagitingan”—courage or valor—in the performance of their role, or even beyond the call of duty. Each awardee is chosen based on how they have shown a clear love of the country and their local communities, by serving with integrity, honesty, and honor.
In keeping with its disaster response advocacy and in the spirit of bayanihan, BDO Foundation continued to mount relief operations and provide aid for underserved sectors of society affected by disasters and the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Inspired by the community pantries, the Primary Group of Builders (PGB) launched two Soup Kitchen events in Liloan, Cebu last May 7 and Mandaue City last June 8, 2021. The heavy soup meals contained rice, meat, and vegetables and served some 550 community members. The Soup Kitchens alleviate hunger and malnutrition brought by loss of jobs and income.
Despite logistical constraints caused by COVID-19, BDO Foundation has successfully renovated four rural health units in three provinces for the benefit of more than 114,000 people. The corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank rehabilitated Rural Health Unit San Enrique in Negros Occidental, Jiabong Rural Health Unit and Pinabacdao Rural Health Unit and Birthing Facility in Western Samar, and RHU Cataingan and Birthing Clinic in Masbate.