BingoPlus Foundation shares hope, light and love this Christmas
***1,000+ families to receive Noche Buena Packages in time for Christmas
**FutureSmart Program still accepting applications for full college education scholarship
20 December 2022, MANILA, PHILIPPINES– The country’s pioneering remote-gaming and digital bingo game operator BingoPlus through BingoPlus Foundation in partnership with the office of Meycauayan City Councilor Mariposa Cabigquez launched a city-wide Christmas gift giving activity on Sunday and Monday.
Each of the more than a thousand beneficiaries who lined up at the Meycauayan Convention Center and Barangay Perez Covered court, composed of the elderly, women, children, LGBTQIA community and Tricycle Drivers and Operators Association members went home with happy smiles along with the “Noche buena” package and other BingoPlus merchandise they received.
Jasper Vicencio, President of BingoPlus and Trustee of BingoPlus Foundation said, “As kids, we were always reminded to do good deeds to receive a gift from Santa Claus every Christmas. In BingoPlus, we believe that being good is a plus for the community not only during this season but each and every day. Sharing what you have no matter how small will go a long way. This partnership with the local government of Meycauayan is just one of the many strong collaborations we intend to sustain. Our mission has always been to grow with the community we serve.”
Apart from the gift-giving ceremony, the beneficiaries were also treated with various performances prepared by the office of Councilor Cabigquez.
She said, “We thank the BingoPlus foundation for extending their love and support for the people of Meycauayan City. Your generosity made a lot of people happy. Our prayer is that more people get inspired to do good, so we may be able to spread kindness all throughout the year.
Besides community support, BingoPlus Foundation is also advocating for access to quality education. Its FutureSmart partnership with iACADEMY, one of the most innovative and sought-after technology, design, and business academic institutions in the country is giving ten deserving students the opportunity to build a better future with their families through a FREE 3-year college education scholarship on technology and web design courses.
Interested parties may submit their applications at email@example.com or visit www.lrwc.com.ph/news/ for information on the requirements. The names of the selected 10 scholars will be announced in January 2023.
BingoPlus Foundation to Sponsor iACADEMY Scholars
From left to right: iACADEMY Student Affairs Officer – Osas Mark Ibo, iACADEMY Scholarship Officer – Richen de Castro, iACADEMY Senior Manager – Anna Fernandez, LRWC President – Andy Tsui, BingoPlus Foundation Inc. Trustee – Jasper Vicencio, BingoPlus Foundation Inc. President – Christine Gabrieles, LRWC CFO – Wilfredo Pielago, LRWC Chief HR – Dominic Villanueva, BingoPlus VP of Branding – Felbin Soto
BingoPlus Foundation Inc., through its FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program, will be sponsoring a Php6 million scholarship to scholars of iACADEMY.
On November 2, 2022, the Foundation signed an agreement with iACADEMY to sponsor ten students for a total of Php6 million. The signing ceremony was held at the head office of Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) located in Tektite Bldg. attended by representatives from both BingoPlus Foundation Inc. and iACADEMY.
The FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program is one of the most recent Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of BingoPlus Foundation. The foundation believes that education and technology are of utmost importance in nation building and development. An educational institute that specializes in the field of information technology makes iACADEMY one of the perfect partner schools that aligns with the Foundation’s belief. Through the scholarship, the Foundation aims to help address some challenges faced by the educational sector, to provide better educational opportunities to the younger generation and to make its footprint in the building of a better society. As the President of LRWC, Andy Tsui, put it, “We wish to inspire and make dreams come true.” Jasper Vicencio, the President of BingoPlus and Trustee of BingoPlus Foundation Inc., adds, “We are truly honored to welcome iACADEMY as a new partner, and grateful to be given the opportunity to contribute to keeping students on the path towards a brighter future.”
The FutureSmart Scholarship 2022 Program will be launched in the current school year of iACADEMY with ten students of the institute as beneficiaries.
LRWC spreads cheers at Asilo de San Vicente de Paul
A short but sweet visit at Asilo de San Vicente de Paul by the CSR team of LRWC brightens the day of the children and all the staff volunteers.
Paco, Manila, August 12, 2022 – Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) is committed to giving back to the community as it reinforces its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. On August 11, 2022, staff volunteers from LRWC brought smiles and happiness to the children of Asilo de San Vicente de Paul (ASVP) with loads of presents, game prizes and donations in kind.
LRWC Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) Dominic Villanueva kicked-off the event by giving a short message citing LRWC’s aspirations and future CSR plans. He said, “We are here because we are giving back to the community. This is our way of expressing how grateful we are that even though the pandemic is not yet over, we are all thriving, we are still blessed. We are happy to have this opportunity to bring simple joys to these children and to the community of ASVP in our own little way.” Due to the ongoing health crisis, a limited number of volunteers were only allowed to join this initiative but the good news was that the Human Resources Department plans to hold a CSR activity on a monthly basis. “This is just the beginning, there’s more CSR activity to come so that more of our employees can have an opportunity to join. We will have tree planting, outreach to the home for the aged, bloodletting, and so much more, “he added.
ASVP representative Sister Heidi Villarrial also shared the orphanage’s heartfelt appreciation to LRWC for the company’s time, effort and offerings. Sister Heidi was very graceful welcoming all the volunteers and during her short talk, she enthusiastically shared the history of ASVP and how it has bested the test of time in taking care and protecting the less privilege persons. Another representative from ASVP was Melca Luzon, a successful product of the orphanage and who served as the host of the program with Gabriel Padilla who was in-charge of the sound system that kept the entire program lively.
This CSR activity was highlighted by games, performances by the ASVP children and distribution of donations such as sacks of rice, boxes of canned goods, boxes of milk, chocolate powdered drink, and other essentials like bottles of cooking oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, coffee packs, cookies and laundry detergents. Since it’s almost back to school, each child also received a schoolbag which contains t-shirt, towel, writing pads, notebook, ballpens, pencils and hygiene kit comprised of alcohol, hand soap, toothpaste and toothbrush.
The half-day program ended with a hefty lunch for everyone including some snack booths that served popcorn, hotdogs on stick, fishballs and sago’t gulaman refreshment that were enjoyed by children and adults alike. All attendees of the LRWC CSR activity at ASVP were fully vaccinated and boosted and proper health protocols were observed during the entire program.
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.
Leisure & Resorts World Foundation (LRWF) partners with Gawad Kalinga (GK) USA-Boston and adopted the residents of Ark of Noah in Bocaue, Bulacan
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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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.