LRWC’s BingoPlus kicks-off 2022 by sending relief to
‘Odette’ victims in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Staff volunteers from BingoPlus were all smiling behind their masks as they ready the relief packages to families ravaged by Typhoon Odette in Sitio Mar Beach in Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, 08 January 2022 – Leisure & Resort World Corporation (LRWC) joined relief efforts for Typhoon Odette victims in Sitio Mar Beach in Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, on the first week of the year 2022.
Spearheaded by BingoPlus, the newest gaming arm of the Retail Group of LRWC, around 600 families were given relief packages loaded with food and hygiene essentials. According to the residents, BingoPlus was the first to distribute aid to the affected families in their area since the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. While donations in cash and in kind were pouring in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao, nothing has reach yet to the Cebuano citizens in Sitio Mar Beach in Barangay Marigondon that is why they were very grateful to the BingoPlus team.
This much needed help extended to the typhoon-stricken families in the Visayas region is part of the corporate citizenship initiatives of LRWC. By mobilizing employee-volunteers, LRWC brought the spirit of bayanihan to calamity victims as its Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR efforts aim to spark hope and kindness during difficult times like this.
Volunteers who lend their time in sourcing, packing, shipping, and distributing the relief packages were staff from the Cebu branch of BingoPlus. This relief operation was made possible in cooperation with One Race for Filipino Services (ORFFS).
LRWC donates tables to fire-hit market vendors in Teresa, Rizal
Truck load of tables for donation. Representatives from LRWC are all smiles as they partner with the Rotary Club of Teresa last August 30, 2021, to donate tables to the market vendors affected by the fire in Teresa Public Market in Rizal.
Teresa, Rizal, 16 September 2021 – Leisure & Resort World Corporation (LRWC) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Teresa organized “Handog Lamesa Para sa Manininda ng Teresa,” last August 30, 2021, in time for the celebration of the National Heroes Day.
Led by LRWC’s Retail Group, volunteers from AB Leisure Exponent, Inc. (ABLE) and Total Gamezone Xtreme, Inc. (TGXI) headed by its president, Resty Bundoc, turned over tables to stall owners whose business enclosures in Teresa Public Market were razed by fire night of August 11, 2021. Each of the fifty (50) market vendors who are members of the Teresa Public Market Vendors Association were given tables so they can get their livelihoods back and recover from the temporary setback brought by the fire. Tarpaulins with provision for their stall names were also handed over so they can jumpstart with ease with their business resumption.
“It is our privilege to partner with the Rotary Club of Teresa for this meaningful and relevant initiative. This is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. And though we are still in the midst of a pandemic, it is during times like this that we have to go out of our way and reach out to those who are in need,” shared by Resty Bundoc.
Also present during the turnover event were the Rotary Club of Teresa president, Leilani Bundoc and Teresa Public Market Vendors Association president, Edgar San Nicolas. Among the volunteers from the Retail group were the ABLE Area Managers and Branch Managers from Gamezone and Bingo Boutique. Proper physical distancing and health protocols were observed during the table donation activity.
First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC) and Leisure & Resorts World Foundation Inc. (LRWFI) teamed with BVR Sandroots to foster camaraderie
Santa Ana, Cagayan, 10 June 2018 – The recently concluded Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open presented by Ceza (Cagayan Economic Zone Authority) and First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC) was a sure hit to all the beach volleyball enthusiasts and the locals. But on top of the fun moments, it was more of a fruitful experience to aspiring children and the indigenous tribe in the community who participated.
During the two-day sporting event, the volunteered ball boys were several Aetas from three (3) different communities in Cagayan who were given financial support and food subsidies by CEZA. Earlier this year, they lost their source of livelihood following the closure of the Nangaramoan Beach for rehabilitation.
On the culmination day, BVR Sandroots together with Leisure & Resorts World Foundation Inc. trooped 80 children of different ages to the beach to teach them the basics of beach volleyball. Lead by coaches Vhyl Verayo and Jason Gabales among others, they also shared some high intensity training to spark their interests to get into the sport. The two-hour fun-filled training aimed to plant a seed in each kids wellbeing apart from having it as their last hurrah before the summer season completely comes to an end.
L-R: Mylene De Mesa/ LRWC CorpCom; Regina Benitez/ LRWC CSR Head; Clarita Zarraga/ LRWC Independent Director; Etienne Marsot and Clara De Coha/French Interns of GK Ark of Noah Community; Maricel Villanueva/ GK USA Executive Director; Cesar Santos/ GK Ark of Noah Project Director
Bulacan, 16 September 2017 – Leisure & Resorts World Foundation (LRWF) in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) USA-Boston has adopted the residents of Ark of Noah in Bocaue, Bulacan. GK USA-Boston has committed to build homes for 78 families in the community. This community relocated from temporary shelters along the railroad tracks of Bocaue to a lot donated by a generous local doctor. Ark of Noah residents organized and mobilized efforts to seek help from Gawad Kalinga Development Foundation Inc..
The long wait is over, almost 40 Ark of Noah residents have already moved in to their permanent GK homes. A major problem of the community is the flow of water during monsoon rains, especially during typhoons because of the lack of a drainage system; flooding from knee-high to waist deep is a normal occurrence. LRWF readily addressed the issue and partly sponsored the drainage system for flood prevention based on the estimate and recommendations of the Bocaue Municipal Engineering Team.
The LRWF and GK-USA Boston partnership is committed to homes and community building of GK Ark of Noah as well as promoting activities to empower the residents and be productive contributors of their local economy.
LEISURE & RESORTS WORLD FOUNDATION INC.
We are on top of our game and we aspire for a more progressive society, therefore it is our responsibility to give back and serve our community and fellowmen. Together with our Board of Directors, shareholders and employees, we now legitimize our philanthropic efforts for the greater benefit of many.
We are guided by our philosophy – “Live responsibly and work with our community.”
The birth of LRWFI on January of this year solidifies our commitment to the community we operate in. We aim to teach and create more livelihood programs so families can put more food on the table; to bridge and narrow the gap for students to gain access to better education; to promote health & wellness programs to benefit those afflicted with poor health; and to safeguard our environment and boost its sustainability.
OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ENDEAVORS
Our employees and volunteers from all our Subsidiaries nationwide takes a sense of fulfillment and joy in their meaningful philanthropic experiences as they reach out to the less fortunate communities we operate in.
LRWC in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Foundation, Inc. (GK)
LRWC in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Foundation Inc. (GK) heed the call for nation building particularly in the community of Sta. Rita, Marcos Alvarez, Las Pinas. Fostering the Filipino tradition of the “bayanihan spirit,” and volunteerism among our employee volunteers together with the GK neighborhood, we join hands in molding the holistic development of qualified and selected families at GK Sta. Rita Compound. The GK Program includes shelter, health, education and livelihood forums for the housing candidates geared towards an integrated, and sustainable community development.
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Medical & Dental Missions in cooperation with Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, Inc.
LRWC provides supplemental medical/dental missions and feeding programs to our less fortunate brothers and sisters to compliment the government’s basic healthcare program. LRWC conducted five (5) medical/dental missions in the highlands of Negros Occidental particularly in Brgy. San Fernando, Talisay; Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia; Brgy. Guimbala-on, Silay; and Brgy. San Isidro, EB Magalona.
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Health and Wellness Efforts
We also work together in partnerships with local government units in distribution of additional medical supplies to the community. LRWC donated a substantial amount of vitamins and maintenance medicines for the children and elders of the City of Manila in partnership with the KABAKA Foundation Inc..
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Children’s Welfare Activities
Pahampang Pinoy (Palarong Pinoy)
LRWC gives high priority to children’s primary education. From time to time, a children’s activity is prepared by LRWC like in the summer of 2015. A special Pahampang Pinoy (Palarong Pinoy) and a complimentary Haircut was offered for the children of Brgy. Sitio Nagpana, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. The children were taught how to play and enjoy the Filipino traditional children’s games namely Tumbang preso, Patintero, and Palo Sebo.
MEDICAL MISSIONS 2012
Silay, Negros Occidental. August 12, 2012. Leisure and Resorts World (LRWC), in cooperation with the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation (BBB), held a Medical and Dental Outreach for the people of Silay at the Silay Civic Center and Covered Court.
23 Doctors; 6 Dentists; and 68 Medical Volunteers served 484 Medical and 204 Dental Patients during this half day Medical Outreach.
A Feeding Program for the children of Silay was also held simultaneously as part of the day’s activities. A healthy serving of rice porridge were distributed to children aged 2-8 years old. Another highlight of the day was the Cervical Cancer Prevention Forum with a Short Film Showing which was presented by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – Bacolod.
Patients eagerly waited for their turn to register, be screened and be checked up by our kind-hearted Doctor Volunteers from General Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-Gyne and Dentists. A special lane for the Senior Citizens was in place to ensure that the old townsfolks were given priority.
After patients were checked up, they were led to the pharmacy section where they can get the medicines and vitamins that were prescribed to them. They were assisted by our equally patient and caring Medical and Civic Volunteers who directed the smooth flow of the outreach program.
This medical outreach is a 5-leg mission for the 3rd District of Negros Occidental (Silay, Talisay, Murcia, EB Magalona and Victoria) initiated by LRWC in partnership with the BBB Foundation.