The Tapulanga Foundation has started for the past four years ago, giving college scholarship grants to graduates of St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City, Negros Occidental, and two of them have graduated while seven are still in college, a press release from the foundation said.
This year is an extra special one as the foundation celebrates 10 blessed years and to share this blessing, Tapulanga Foundation granted college scholarship grants to seven students from Class of 2011. The foundation has usually given to only one or two students per year, so this is by far the biggest number of grantees, the press release said.
The A Gift of Hope - Manila College Scholarship Grant is given by the Tapulanga Foundation, through the efforts of the Manila board members headed by Dr. Jo-an Ledesma-Millonado, who organized a benefit dinner on February 26. The funds raised during the dinner went to two college scholarship grants, the press release added.*
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The Philippine Coast Guard in Bacolod City led a mangrove-planting activity in Brgy. Balaring in Silay City, Negros Occidental, recently to commemorate its 35th founding anniversary, a press release from the group said yesterday.
The planting of 2,000 mangroves seedlings on a 1,900-square meter sea shore area was led by PCG head Lt. Commander Godofredo Vagilidad Jr. and Brgy. Balaring officials headed by Brgy CaptainCarmeloMillen.
The mangrove planting was also participated in by other non-government organizations like the Ikaw Ako foundation of Silay, Petron, Seaoil Phils. Inc., Kooll Company Inc., Valvina Shipping and Whale Shipping Company and volunter organizations (602 PCGA Squadron,602.4 Division- SeagullsandVMACagers- PCGADivision, the press release added.*
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kids slated today
GMA’s Amazing Cooking Kids will get a taste of the delectably rich gastronomic culture of Asia today, a press release from GMA-7 television network said.
With Chef Judge GB Barlao, the Amazing Dozen will take a trip to Makan Sutra in Manila to experience different Asian dishes.
Later, they will go to the Kiddie Kitchen where Carmina Villaroel poses their next challenge: prepare, cook and plate an Asian dish within one hour.
One of the kids decides to cook Japanese, another Vietnamese, still others cook Korean, Chinese and Thai. The kids instantly turn into serious young chefs as they chop, mince and stir-fry until the clock winds down to zero, the press release said.
Among the 12 amazing dishes served to the judges, whose plate will be picked as the Most Amazing Asian Dish?
After the cook-off, only 11 will advance to the next round, the press release said.*
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