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Sample of a geo-tagged photo. With barcode, GPS time, and
exact location (photo from Romel Cirineo, ALKFI-IT Department)


L-R: Engr. Samuel Belamide (Geo-mapping and
Governance Specialist, Department of AgriculturePhilippine Rural Development Program) Miko Aliño
(ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s
BayaNiJuan) and Joseph Pacon (GIS Data Specialist,
DA-PRPD) taking photos of the BNJ Clinic as part of
the recent geo-tagging training for ALKFI

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya
Foundation, Inc. is next to use
the Department of AgriculturePhilippine Rural Development
Program’s (DA-PRDP) Applied Geotagging Tool for better monitoring
of its development projects.
The technology is an innovative use of geotagging, pioneered to improve transparency in
government infrastructure projects to avoid fraud
and corruption especially in remote areas with
the use of Global Positioning System (GPS).
Users need to have GPS-enabled phones and
internet connection in order to upload the
captured photos to Google then the data will
be embedded to Google Earth. Right now,
DA-PRDP is sharing this procedure to different
agencies to help in project managements and
development programs.
The good thing about geo-tagging is that, one
does not need to be an engineer to do it.

With the use of the technology, Local
Government Units and citizens can now monitor
the before, during, and after of different
projects in different areas.
But according to Engr. Samuel Belamide, the
Geo-mapping and Governance Specialist of
DA-PRPD, geo-tagging does not end after
project completion. “Geo-tagging does not stop
after a project has been completed or only until
the operation and maintenance,” he said. “It
can also be used in impact evaluation. So after
three years, what is the impact of this particular
project? We can also know that using geotagging.”
DA-PRDP’s Applied Geo-tagging tool is a great
assistance to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya
Foundation, Inc.’s projects and programs.
It is cost-efficient and for easy reference.
Because of the technology used, it will allow
project managers, agencies, donors and
partners, to verify and monitor the changes
and developments of the projects being
done in the community without travelling to
the site or going to the exact location of the

It will also provide important information of the
projects such as dates, locations, and be able to
get rid of forged data.
The next goal of ALKFI is to use geo-tagging
in the communities of Samar and Tacloban to
monitor the reconstruction and rehabilitation
efforts being done, to train the residents of
BNJ who will be the front liners to help in
supervising the progress in the community of
BayaNiJuan sa Southville 7 may it be about
the projects or the residents, and to administer
the ongoing rehabilitation of different esteros
under Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig, through its
Information Technology Department.
ALKFI is also looking forward to more possibilities
to use geo-tagging to its other programs.
To know more about the Applied Geo-tagging
Tool of the Department of Agriculture, visit
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation,
Inc. commits to make a significant impact in
the strategic areas of child care, environment,
education and disaster management by leveraging
the power and reach of media and partnering
with concerned sectors of society. Visit to know more about ALKFI.


ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya renews
license to operate
By: Ana Terrese M. Junio

Communications &
Publicity Division
Susan B. Afan
Jenie C. Chan
Editorial Consultant
Jason L. Parafina
Laura R. Aguila
Contributing Writers
Ana M. Junio
Althea Cahayag
Caress Banson
Freda Dador
Sherwin Hinlo
Brent Orpilla
Rino Ramos
One Kapamilya Newsline is published by
Communications & Publicity Division, ABSCBN
Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. No part of this
newsletter may be reproduced in any manner without
the permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed
in this material are the writers and are not necessarily
endorsed by the publisher. The publisher reserves
the right to accept or reject editorial or advertising
material. Publisher assumes no responsibility for
unsolicited material.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (ALKFI), Inc. is once
again granted license to operate by the Department of Social Welfare
and Development. The license is a testimony that ALKFI has been able to
satisfactorily comply with the requirements to operate as a social welfare
and development agency. In light with Section 23 of Republic Act 4343
or an Act to Regulate the Practice of Social Work and the Operation of
Social Work Agencies in the Philippines and for Other Purposes, ALKFI can
continue to implement residential and community-based programs and
services for children, youth, women, older persons, persons with disabilities,
families, communities and victims of disasters nationwide. The license
to operate covers ALKFI’s six programs namely; Bantay Bata 163, Bantay
Kalikasan, Bayanijuan, Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig, Programa Genio and
Sagip Kapamilya.
True to its values of truth, service and common good, ALKFI is
committed to be a staunch and sincere partner of the government and other
organizations to be in the service of the Filipino people.

Foundation, Inc. Managing Director Clarissa Ocampo and
DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman present the foundation’s
renewed license to operate as a social welfare and
development agency.

Visit or like the Facebook page
abscbnfoundationkapamilya to know more about its programs.

Thank you to the following…

Tomas Morato, QC • 376-6458

Amici restaurant provided

snacks for the guests, resource
persons and staff of Kapamilya
Konek for 4 episodes. The show
airs Sundays 5-6pm over DZMM


Living Space Home
Furnishings donated

P68,450 to ALKFI General
Fund. They have conducted
a Trade-In Trade-Up event
wherein ALKFI has become
their beneficiary.

Sales & Marketing Head Paul Mercado received a
check donation from Anne Dorothy Young, owner
of Living Space Home Furnishings

Global Link made ALKFI its beneficiary on their two
separate Philconstruct events in Visayas and Mindanao.
Thank you for your continuous support in ALKFI’s


Bantay Bata 163,
Beneficiary of Real Estate
Hub Expo 2014
Bantay Bata 163 is teh official beneficiary of Real Estate Hub Expo
2014 last September 5-7. Bantay Bata set a booth where shoppers can
avail of merchandise and to know more about the program.
Thank you, Real Estate Hub for helping us create a happier and better
world for children!

In photo: (From Left to Right) Mr. Julius Topacio (Real Estate Hub Expo Program Director),
Mr. Winston Gaw (Real Estate Hub, CEO), Dr. Mary Gaw So (Real Estate Hub, President), and
Ms. Margaret Gaw (Real Estate Hub, Chairman) in Bantay Bata 163’s booth during the Real
Estate Hub Expo 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Dr. Mary Gaw So (Real Estate Hub, President), turned-over a check to BB163’s
Resource Mobilization Manager, Caress Banson at the Bantay Bata 163 office.

A Big Hug and Thank you to the following…
Made For You
Marketing Group

organized a bazaar for the benefit
of Bantay Bata 163. This is the
5th time that Bantay Bata is the
beneficiary of their bazaar.

Hanabishi donated

an air conditioner
for Bantay Bata’s
Bicol office. Mr. Ronn Villanueva, Marketing Representative of
Hanabishi, personally handed over the donation to Bantay Bata
163’s Resource Mobilization Manager, Ms. Caress Banson.



(l-r): Alvin Modino, Gawad Kalinga; Susan Afan, Chief Marketing Officer- ALKFI; Ryan Norcio, scholar; Arllan Hibero,
scholar; Raymart Amigo, scholar; Marjun Libanan, scholar; Vanessa Gluda, Supervising Social Worker - After Care Unit
Bantay Bata 163

Bruno Mars’ Scholars Pass Qualifying
Exam in Don Bosco TVET Center
Unaware of what life may bring after the havoc caused by the Super Typhoon
Yolanda in 2013 and Typhoon Glenda last July, a blessing awaits as a new chapter of
their lives begin.
Arllan Hibero (17), Ryan Norcio (18), Marjun Libanan (19), and Raymart Amigo
(17), became scholars of pop singer Bruno Mars, in partnership with ALKFI-Bantay
Bata 163’s Bantay Edukasyon. Recently, they passed the qualifying exam in Don Bosco
Tondo TVET Center where they will undergo a 15-month training for vocational courses
in automotive, electrical and housekeeping.
The scholars came from impoverished families in Jipapad, Eastern Samar where
their families try to make ends meet every day by farming.
The four boys are truly grateful for the opportunity to have a fresh start. They
look forward to supporting their families after finishing their studies.

The Pandayan Bookshop,

a coin bank donor of
Bantay Bata 163 for more than 10 years donated 50 stuffed toys to be used as game
prizes on October 18 during the Araw ng mga Bata event in Bantay Bata Laguna.
Pandayan Bookshop Representative, Mary Grace Siscar, Resource
Mobilization Officer & Caress Banson, Resource Mobilization Manager

Big hug and thank you, Pandayan Bookshop for your love and support and for
these plushies that the kids will truly love!


EDC Brings Student
Smiles To Bayanijuan
By: Gerbs R. De Castro (EDC-Head Office)

Last July 11, 2014, eight employees from the
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) “LIFE Hour”
Volunteer Group, in collaboration with ABS-CBN
Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s Programa Genio,
went to faraway Laguna to distribute various school
supplies to Kinder and Grade 1 students of Dayap
Elementary School-Annex located inside BayaniJuan
(BnJ) compound in the area of Calauan.
A simple turnover ceremony ensued as Dayap
Elementary School Principal Ms. Regina Ramirez
and Programa Genio Education Coordinator for BnJ
Calauan Schools Ms. Arletta Alora enthusiastically
received the items from Dan Balan, Eliza Bordeos,
Gerbs De Castro, Fay De Los Reyes, Jacklyn Elazegui,
Suzette Labao, Blanche Salvador, and Kristine

In addition, various reference books and extra
school supplies were also donated to the school.
Big thanks to ALKFI’s Sales & Marketing
Specialist, Wilma De Lara, for her invaluable
assistance and to EDC Employee-Volunteers and
donors who have gone through the ropes to make
this undertaking a success.
The EDC “LIFE Hour” Volunteer Group is a
group composed of EDC employees dedicated and
committed to provide assistance to drive social

A total of 100 Kinder and 265 Grade 1 pupils were
given bags with school supplies such as pencils, pad
papers, notebooks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, box of
crayons, scissors, and ruler.

Epson Philippines Corporation in partnership with Programa Genio, ABS-CBN
Lingkod Kapamilya’s educational advocacy arm, distributed Epson’s Gift of Brightness
Technology Package to three of ALKFI’s adopted schools located in Laguna and Bulacan.
Close to 4,000 students will benefit from the donated equipment for journalism classes
and other activities requiring special creative print-outs and presentations.

Turnover to Dayap Elementary School Annex: (L-R) ITC Coordinator
Leovy B. Tabisaura, Programa Genio Supervisor Brent Orpilla,
students from the Journalism club and School Principal Regina

Epson Gift of Brightness Technology Package:
1 lcd projector • 1 L-series printer with one year supply of colored
ink • 1 M-series printer with 1 year supply of black ink • 1 dot
matrix printer with one year supply of black ribbon • 1 scanner •
1 label printer

Turnover program in Santo Tomas Elementary School Annex in
Calauan, Laguna. (Foreground L-R) Principal Jo Evangelista a
student of the Journalism Club and Brent Orpilla of Programa Genio

Turnover program in Taliptip Elementary School: (L-R) Principal
Charito Laggui, Programa Genio Program Director Maricar Estole
with the students and select PTA officers



Fil-Am organization donates ETV package to Sinait Elementary School
By: Althea Cahayag

Sinait Elementary School in Tarlac received
Educational Television (ETV) Video Library
Package under ALKFI’s Programa Genio’s “Adopt
Your Hometown School Project”.
The donation was made possible through
the generosity of Filipino-Americans based in
United States – Wendy Abon-Thrower, EARL
(Jade) and JEAN (Jerich), in honor of their
mother Edwina Abon, who is an alumna of Sinait
Elementary School, and Designer/Stylist Mr. Boy
Lizaso who was present to hand-over the ETV
Package. Mr. Lizaso is also a long time donor of
Programa Genio.
In January 2015, the family of Wendy Abon-

Thrower will visit the Philippines to formally
turn-over the said donation
Sinait Elementary School Head Teacher
II Rowel Agustin expressed gratitude through
sharing the importance of ETV package in the
learning process. “The children are able to
visualize what the teachers teach because of ETV
package. Video presentations or moving images
are a lot better to use during classes than still
pictures,” he enthused.
The ETV Learning package consists
of 31 Volumes of DVD materials in Science
(Sineskwela), Math (MathTinik), English (Epol/
Apol), Values Education (Hiraya Manawari), and

History (Bayani), Teacher Training video Episode
Guide CD, one unit of 32 inch TV and one unit of
DVD Player.
“The experience of joy and their
gratefulness, their smile, when I experienced, that
became my passion of raising money. Everything
is about for children and kids,” says the donor
representative, Boy Lizaso.
Programa Genio is the educational arm
of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation,
Inc. It envisions to bring out the genius in every
child through partnership with Department of
Education and intervention in identified public

JP Morgan in Taliptip Elementary School

The grade 2 students of Taliptip Elementary School received new
sets of school kits from JP Morgan Chase & Co. as the firm partnered with
ALKFI’s Programa Genio.

The children definitely enjoyed playing games such as Dr. Kwak-Kwak
and open-the-basket with the employees and listening to the story-telling
as well.

A total of one hundred fifty (150) employee-volunteers joined the
activity where they also conducted school clean-up drive and soup kitchen
for the students.

Thank you, JP Morgan Chase & Co. for your unwavering





supports KBPIP
Sony Philippines, Inc. donated the following:
4 units of 32 inch Sony LED Bravia TV, 4 units
of Sony DVD Players, 8 units of Sony digital
cybershot cameras.
These gadgets will be used by
Area Managers and Relocation
Unit Officers for KBPIP projects like
estero monitoring, information,
education and communication
projects, seminars and workshops
and others.

L-R: Mike Rubio - KBPIP Program Director, Mr. Alvin G. De Vera - Sony Brand &
Customer Comm. Director, and Rino E. Ramos - KBPIP Senior Mktg. Officer

Textbooks 2 Teach for ALKFI
Last year a total of P4.8M worth of
textbooks were donated by St. Mary’s
Publishing Corp. to Programa Genio adopted
schools located in Bulacan and Laguna.
This year, another batch of textbooks
worth P2.7M was donated to Kapit Bisig
Para sa Ilog Pasig Program intended for
distribution to public elementary schools in
Paco, Pandacan and the province of Samar.
Two in a row for SMPC and a third one
is in the making. As what Jerry V. Catabijan
(SMPC Pres.) usually quips, “3R’s of
Education is essential when rightfully shared
and delivered to the end users”.

Jerry Vicente Catabijan, President of St. Mary’s Publishing
Corporation hands over textbooks to Rino E. Ramos, KBPIP
Senior Mktg. Officer

Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic is
indeed valuable and a necessity for every
pupil who has access and possession of these
kind of educational materials.

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY • Continuous assistance
provided thru student immersions at our Estero areas in
Paco and Pandacan | DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY • Volunteer
work thru clean-up and dredging operations conducted at
Estero de pao and Santibañez | CHERRY MOBILE (Cosmic
Technologies Inc.) • Conducted electronic trainings for the
River warriors | J.P. MORGAN • Employee engagement activity
thru clean-up and construction of trash bins at Estero de
Pandacan | ACCENTURE PHILIPPINES • Provided funding
for the vetiver grass propagation and other estero projects |
SONY PHILIPPINES, CORP. • Donated 8 units of cyber shot
digicams plus 4 units of 32 inch Sony Bravia LED and 4 units
of DVD players | STI ACADEMIC CENTER Ortigas-Cainta • 3
College scholarships for Munting Mutya and NSTP assistance
for surveys | UNILEVER PHILIPPINES • Provided grocery packs
for Munting Mutya and reloc operations | ELJAN SPORTS •
Provided 20 units of life vests for estero de santibanez boating
their hot spring resort in Pansol, Laguna for RW teambuilding
MAPECON • Pest control services at ALKFI, Sagip warehouse,
Childrens Village, estero areas | BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY
• Provided various plants i.e. Ornamental, fruit bearing trees,
vegetables, herbal | DIAR’S ASSISTANCE, INC. • Provided
cleaning assistance at the Paco market, future partner for
manpower placement of RW





Estero de Paco

Estero de San Miguel

Estero de Aviles

Esteros in Manila remain untouched by Typhoon Mario

(l-r): Estero de Concordia, Estero de Sampaloc, Estero de Valenci and Estero de Santibañez

Releasing around 10 inches of raindrops that drowned
most of the cities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces,
Typhoon Mario now joins the roster of the worst
typhoons together with Ondoy and Yolanda. Within the
24-hour period of September 19, Typhoon Mario caused
massive flooding displacing at least 37,000 residents
from their homes.
Such was not the case in the esteros of Manila. The residents living
nearby remained unruffled recognizing the lush and unclogged waterways
that surround them. ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s Kapit Bisig para sa
Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) and notable partners endeavored to rehabilitate these
esteros connected to the Pasig River. The strategy is to clean the river’s
tributaries to genuinely revive the entire river system.
Two years ago, residents from Estero de Paco were also spared from the
flood brought by habagat in August 2012 – a notable feat after the estero
was ravaged by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. The clogged-free estero prevented
waters from overflowing; instead it just went straight into the streams. As
stated by MMDA Manila Flood Control Head Alexander Mohammad, “The
perennial flooding of Estero de Paco catchment decreased. The flooding

problem was solved. Hopefully all the esteros will be like Estero de Paco.”
“Noong araw kasi kahit konting ulan, may [baha] na kaagad sa amin.
Hindi kagaya ngayon na medyo kampante na kami kasi alam naming
kahit umulan, may ilog na siyang pagdadaanan ng tubig,” shared by Loren
Aguilar, resident, Brgy. 735 Paco Manila.
“Kaya napakalaking bagay nang nalinis ang estero. Dahil nung dumating
ang bagyo, praise God nga po at hindi na kami napasama sa baha,”
Guillerma Muñoz, resident, Brgy. 686 Paco Manila said.
KBPIP is the non-government partner of the Pasig River Rehabilitation
Commission, transforming 17 tributaries of the Pasig River from dangerous,
flood-prone slums into green parks in the city. PRRC is the lead agency in
rehabilitating the Pasig River and its tributaries. Esteros de Paco, Pandacan,
Concordia and Santibañez are under the management of KBPIP.
The success of this project affirms that the dream of having flood-free
Metro Manila can be achieved.
Visit to know more about Pasig River and
estero rehabilitation.


Habitat for Humanity has pledged to rebuild houses in Southville 7 that were destroyed
by Typhoon Glenda last July. Charlie Ayco, Managing Director and CEO of Habitat for
Humanity Philippines, said they will reconstruct 130 housing units, including those in
Zonta Ville (43), SMC Ville (78) and Site 2 (9). The reconstruction project will also cover
the reinforcement of partially-damaged houses. Adopting the concrete interlocking
blocks (CIB) technology, Habitat for Humanity is expected to finish its reconstruction by
the end of this year.

BNJ Football
Local clubs in Laguna, including our very
own Bayanijuan FC, trooped to the MML
Athletic Field on Sunday (September 14)
for the 2nd Bayanijuan Football Festival.
Among the participating clubs were
Canossa Academy (Calamba), Mabuhay FC
(Cabuyao), Calamba Puppies, Dona Jovita
(Calamba) and Word of Life FC (Calauan).
Sanctioned by the Laguna Football
Association, the 2nd Bayanijuan Football
Festival had teams taking part in Under-10,
Under-12, Under-14, Under-17 Girls and
Under-17 Boys categories. Bayanijuan
FC won 3rd place in the Under-17 Boys,
while Mabuhay FC and the Canossa
Academy took the second and first places,

Mabuhay FC (Under-17 Boys) – BNJ1

Zonta Club of Makati & Environs Foundation, Inc.
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Canossa Academy Calamba
(Under-17 Boys) – BNJ2

Bayanijuan FC (Under-17 Boys) – BNJ3

ZONTA, an international organization which espouses the
advancement of women donated 400,000php for ALKFI’s
BayaNiJuan sa Southville 7. (l-r) Chona Lopez, District Chair for
PR and Communication, Ms. Gina Lopez, President- ALKFI, Olga
Severino Martel, Past President and Current Chairman of BNJ

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