ABS-CBN Involved in Enforcement Effort Against Sellers of Pirated DVDs of ABS-CBN Content

DALY CITY, CALIFORNIA, March 22, 2017 – Six stores selling DVDs in Toronto and Montreal surrendered last March 7 and 8 over a thousand pirated DVDs of ABS-CBN content. Included in the enforcement effort were the following stores: Bulacan Fashion, Bon-Bon, Waynes Collectibles, a store at 23 Glen Watford Drive in Dragon Centre, Universe Communication Ltd. in Oriental Centre, and a store located at 6057 Victoria Avenue in Montreal, Quebec. ABS-CBN AVP and Head of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence remarked: “ABS-CBN partners with the top …

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BPI Foundation together with Philam Foundation turn over classrooms in Leyte and Palawan

BPI Foundation Inc., in partnership with Philam Foundation’s Paaralan program, has recently turned over 12 fully-furnished school classrooms in disaster-stricken and under-served areas in the Philippines. The program aims to empower and build the capacity of the youth through education. In February 2017, four classrooms were turned over to Sta. Monica Elementary School in Coron, Palawan, and Tulariquen Elementary School in Roxas, Palawan. In relocation areas in northern Tacloban, Leyte, eight more classrooms were turned over to B. Bulante Elementary School, Lucio Vivero Memorial School …

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Knowledge Channel, Rotary Club Int’l bring multimedia literacy to 100 schools

Over 200,000 students in various public schools in the islands of Luzon, Palawan, and parts of the Visayas Region will soon benefit from the proven efficiency of the modern multimedia tools that Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) has propagated for close to two decades. The project entitled “100 for 100: The Knowledge Channel Project” is a partnership between Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc., Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation, and Rotary Districts 3830 (Philippines), 3620 (South Korea), and 3500 (Taiwan). It was launched in two phases: first …

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Be a hero for Boracay this April 22 – SKYathon 2017

With Boracay’s power to attract tourists and an undersea ecosystem as delicate as any, the island needs ‘heroes’ who can share in sustaining its environmental health. Shore clean-ups initiated by the island’s various “stakeholders” happen seasonally, but its underwater life is of equal importance. This is where SKYathon, the annual beach run by leading cable and broadband provider, SKY Cable, finds a place for the ‘heroes’ of the environment to offer their help. “As the reefs continue to need care and upkeep, we are heeding …

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Donate to Operation Sagip Surigao to help earthquake victims

February 17, 2017 (Quezon City, Philippines) – A state of calamity has been declared by the Mayor of Surigao City. Relief and rescue operations are underway for the barangays that have been affected. Damage to infrastructure and properties caused by the quake will most likely reach P1 billion according to the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). As of this writing, the number of casualties stand at 8 with more than 200 injured. The earthquake affected 60 barangays, 1,790 families and 9,320 individuals. …

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MLAC Institute for Psychosocial Services, Inc. in partnership with TELUS International Philippines Community Board, hosts trauma recovery book launch and seminar

Four years have passed since the devastation brought about by Typhoon Pablo visited Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. During these years, the barangay has already seen much improvement – damages to habitations have been repaired, crops have been replanted, boulders and debris from landslides have been removed, and major infrastructures have been made operational. Although these steps have been taken to reinvigorate the barangay and to bring hope to its residents, the shadow of Typhoon Pablo is still felt. Even though local and …

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Coca-cola brings safe drinking water to Surigao

As the people of Surigao recover from the devastation wrought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao Province last Friday, the Coca-Cola System offered quick and ready assistance to the families. At least 11 towns including the provincial capital and two major bridges essential were damaged. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake. In light of this, the beverage company immediately arranged to send aid in the form of a vital resource–safe and clean drinking …

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Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: An International Leadership Summit in Inclusive Education #IAmYou

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – February 6, 2017. For the first time, educators, legislators, service providers, support groups/associations, international organizations, disabled people organizations, international and local students and parents will gather together at the SMX Convention Center Manila on February 22-24, 2017 to set the cornerstone for building an intentional and proactive community for inclusive education. The theme of this event is I Am You – Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: Putting Values into Action. Given the broad scope of inclusive education that encompasses people with disabilities, …

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KFC adds hope to over 60, 000 school kids in war-torn Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Continuing its global commitment to ending hunger, KFC Philippines through its Add Hope initiative donated PHP6, 798,811.61 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The money raised will fund WFP’s School Meals Program, which provides hot, nutritious lunch meals to thousands of children from conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, enabling them to perform better in school. Every child deserves a chance for a better tomorrow. Don’t let hunger stop them from making their dreams come true. Take part in adding hope to …

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ABS-CBN starts airing PH Anti-Drug Advocacy

ABS-CBN has started airing their own version of Anti-Drug Advocacy initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte. The 1-minute-ad shows Kapamilya teen stars Sharlene San Pedro, Bailey May, Alexa Ilacad, Nash Aguas, Miles Ocampo, Kristel Fulgar, Ylona Garcia and Jairus Aquino calling to say no to drugs. Our President Rodrigo Duterte spoke at the end of the ad saying, “Iwasan mo ang droga. ‘Wag mong subukan. Masisira ang buhay mo at sa huli, ang bayan mo.” Press statement on ABS-CBN’s anti-drug advocacy ads.…

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