Pag-ibig adopts a school-A A +A
Sunday, September 1, 2013
A SCHOOL in the mountain barangay of Tabunan, Cebu City recently received assistance from officers and employees of Pag-ibig Fund.
Led by Victoria de la Peña, Pag-ibig Fund vice president for Visayas operation and Rio Teves, south branch department manager turned over more than P40,000 worth of school supplies, musical instruments and several sports and office equipment to 355 students and 14 teachers of the Tabunan Integrated School (TIS).
The turnover was part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility agenda, an initiative in partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).
Pag-ibig said that the turnover of donated items was one of the activities the institution has organized for the school as part of its commitment to adopt the school as its community beneficiary.
Michelle Pador, who teaches Makabayan subject to grades 4, 5 and 6 pupils for the past five years, shared that since she started teaching, the school was never given any major assistance.
She said it might be because of the distance of the school that discouraged companies and other donors from providing assistance.
The school is located about 50 kilometers away from Cebu City proper and is closest to Mt. Manunggal.
Pag-ibig started supporting the school when it provided painting materials in 2012. The funds used for the paints were taken from the P500 contributions of all Pag-ibig employees.
For this year, Pag-ibig employees contributed funds for the purchase of an oven and other kitchen utensils that will be used for the school’s Home Economics class.
Pag-ibig also plans to distribute slippers and a sewing machine for the school’s technical vocational program.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 02, 2013.