NATIONAL FLAG DAY:  May 28 to June 12

NATIONAL FLAG DAY: May 28 to June 12

Wednesday morning last week witnessed a  handful of workers set up a huge Philippine flag on the front wall of our First Balfour office in Sucat.  I commended  our Admin head, Mr. Yanga, for an early display of nationalistic fervor. He smiled and shared that  our company is joining the whole country celebrate  the National Flag Day period which starts May 28.

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OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

“Q”, as in Quinapaguian, is one of the small islands in the coastal  municipality of Mercedes  of the  tourism-friendly province of Camarines Norte.

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DREAM CATCHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF METRO MANILA

DREAM CATCHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF METRO MANILA

Walking from my parked vehicle towards the Kanin Club along the EDSA Central Avenue in Mandaluyong City, a flurry of colorful movement caught my attention to my right.  It originated from one of the tents set up on the grounds of the Greenfield District Central Park.   

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CAROLING FROM IRIGA CITY SINGING AMBASSADORS

CAROLING FROM IRIGA CITY SINGING AMBASSADORS

Caroling is a Christmas tradition here in the Philippines which consists of groups of people, usually kids,  going from house to house singing Christmas carols to spread the holiday spirit.

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TREE PLANTING AT MT. MAKILING

TREE PLANTING AT MT. MAKILING

“Giving back to nature.”

These were the words of our HR Head Caloy Salonga when he addressed the 100+ First Balfour employees, family and friends that participated in the company tree planting last August 17. 

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ACIL  DYARYO DRIVE 2013

ACIL DYARYO DRIVE 2013

“Thanks for your support! Wr nbr 2 n dyaryo drive n nbr 1 in 1st yr!”

This was the text I got Tuesday morning from Popi Gorospe, a co-parent at the Ateneo de Manila  High School and one of our hard-working class parent officers  for Section 1A of which my son Marcel and her son Mio belong.  I immediately texted back  – “Wow. That is great news.”

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