For the year 2012 PFI partners with two more cities in NCR. Parañaque and Pasay City were chosen as beneficiary for the “Balik-Eskwela” Project, a total of 1,000 Grade 1 and 2 students in Parañaque City and 1,000 day care students in Pasay City received school bags and school materials which they can use for the whole school year.
The said project was done in coordination with both the LGU’s Office of the Mayor and its Social Welfare Department. The event was held last June 30, 2012 at Parañaque Sports Complex attended by Parañaque City Mayor Jun Bernabe, Councilors Benjo Bernabe and Rico Golez and Pque. Social Welfare Head Mr. Dean Calleja. 7-Eleven Division Managers and PFI Board of Trustees, Ms. Liwayway Fernandez, Ms. Violeta Apolinario and Mr. Francis Medina. A number of employee-volunteers came from Finance and HR.
P’que. City Mayor Jun Bernabe gave his speech and formally accepted the partnership with PhilSeven Foundation, Inc. in support of their welfare programs particularly on education, and health and nutrition programs for children. He also mentioned that he is also looking forward to seeing more 7-Eleven stores in Parañaque since this is where the 2nd store was built and learned that it is still operational at present.
July 27, 2012 when the event happened in Malibay Gym attended by Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto, Congresswoman Imelda Calixto-Rubiano and Pasay DWSD Head Ms. Rosalinda Orrubia together with Ms. Violeta Apolinario and employee volunteers from HR and PSC Council.
Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto and Congresswoman Imelda Calixto-Rubiano both expressed their gratitude for choosing Pasay City as a beneficiary of PFI for its “Balik-Eskwela” project.
The “Balik-Eskwela” Project was meant to augment the local governments’ welfare project in providing basic school supplies to indigent students and serve as immediate help for their schooling.