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.
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