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AF holds General Assembly and 50th Anniversary celebration

After two years of holding the General Assembly online, the Association of Foundations (AF) held its 50th General Assembly and Founding Anniversary on 14 October 2022 using a hybrid format. Highlights of the General Assembly included the business meeting, presentation of Doing Good Index 2022 by Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society Chief Executive Dr.(…)

AF@50: Largest Philippine NGO network celebrates its 50th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE 06 October 2022 AF@50: Largest Philippine NGO network celebrates its 50th Anniversary The Association of Foundations (AF), the country’s most extensive network of non-government organizations (NGOs) and foundations with 217 members on its roster, is celebrating its 50th founding anniversary vis-à-vis its 50th General Assembly on October 14, 2022, at Novotel Manila Araneta(…)

AF, Mahintana, and South Cotabato LGU partner for CSO Academy

The Association of Foundations (AF), Mahintana Foundation, and the Provincial Government of South Cotabato formalized their partnership for the establishment of the CSO Academy that will build the capacities of local CSOs to effectively participate in local governance processes. The Provincial Government of South Cotabato under the leadership of Gov. Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. has(…)

AF participates in CAPS partners’ workshop

The Association of Foundations (AF) participated in a virtual meeting and workshop hosted by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) on April 21 for their partner organizations based in 18 economies covered by the Doing Good Index (DGI) Study. The virtual event was an opportunity for the partners to share updates from their(…)

Celebrating the Women of the Cleft Community: Inspiring Stories and Messages from Smilemakers and Beneficiaries

From the day-to-day work of Smile Train and that of its partners and advocates, women have been instrumental in driving the organization’s cause.  In commemoration of this year’s National Women’s Month and the International Women’s Day theme, #BreaktheBias, Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, celebrates its women who empower others to go against bias(…)

Batangas farmers celebrate Harvest day with Aboitiz Foundation

The Taal volcano eruption in 2020 has inflicted significant damage to livelihood and displaced families in Batangas. To help the communities get back on their feet, Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of the Aboitiz group, partnered with the Batangas Provincial Cooperative Livelihood and Enterprise Development Office (PCLEDO), AgriCarePH and Jewelmer to create(…)

Protecting children from child labor through Project AGAKKA

Out of the total population of 31 million, more than 800,000 Filipino children are already working between the ages 5 to 17 according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). To address the significant number of working children,  the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  initiated Project AGAKKA (Alalay para sa Ginikanan Alang sa Kalambuan sa(…)

Aboitiz Group help Rebuild Cebu through “Project Banca”

To help restore their means of livelihood, Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. together with Cebu-based Aboitiz business units namely AboitizLand, Inc. and Visayan Electric, partnered with the local government units of Liloan and Talisay City, Cebu for the provision of 60 motorized fishing boats to 60 selected fishermen living in the coastal areas to help them recover(…)

Security Bank Foundation donates keychain microscopes for Science class students in Bataan

BALANGA CITY, BATAAN – Security Bank Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, Security Bank Foundation, Inc., (SBFI), has expanded its distance learning support interventions for its classrooms project beneficiary schools by donating keychain microscopes called “Makeroscopes”. Invented by Filipino engineer Jeremy De Leon, Makeroscopes are single-lens keychain microscopes that are attached to a mobile device’s(…)

Students and teachers of Sto. Tomas NHS receive new online learning gadgets

Students and teachers of Sto. Tomas National High School receive tablets and laptops for online learning from Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. on March 14, 2022.  “I am very thankful that we [have] stakeholders who are very generous to help us in our undertakings, especially in this time(…)

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