Philanthropist in the Philippines

May 17,2019 17:13 PM

Philanthropy means the love of humanity. A conventional modern definition is “private initia-tives, for the public good, focusing on quality of Life”. Below are the lists of known names who are devoted to changing the country through philanthropy. The Generosity of these people is shaping a better world.

Erramon Aboitiz, Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.
Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses on education, enterprise development, environment, as well as health and well being.

Ramon Ang, San Miguel Foundation
The man behind San Miguel, Ramon Ang, is an active supporter of various causes. Most notably, in 2017, Ang gave financial aid to the families of those slain in Marawi through the San Miguel Foundation.

Jose Mari “Butch” Albert, Operation Compassion
Fila Isport life, Inc.’s Jose Marie T. Albert doubles as the president of charitable or-ganization Operation Compassion. The faith-based organization works toward “community development and reaching less fortunate children which includes feed-ing and outreach programs for the indigent and street children.”

Carmela Andal-Castro, Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation
The Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation was founded in 1988 “to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children, women, and families in the Philippines and Hawaii.” In the Philippines, Carmela Andal-Castro acts as managing director with a focus on child abuse prevention and treatment programs that benefit thousands of children, women, and youth.

Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, Philippine Development Foundation and Dado Banatao Educa-tional Foundation The founder of Tallwood Venture Capital, Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, is also the man behind the Philippine Development Foundation and Dado Banatao Educational Foundation. PhilDev works “to create an ecosystem of science and technology in the Philippines” while his scholarship foundation awards grants to Filipino students that excel in engineering and technology.

Tony Tan Caktiong, Jollibee Group Foundation
Food chain founder Tony Tan-Caktiong started Jollibee’s corporate social responsi-bility arm in December 2004. Today, its programs include community-leadership de-velopment, scholarships, feeding programs, and even relief aid during disasters.

Ramon R. del Rosario Jr., PHINMA Foundation, Inc.
Founded by Ambassador Ramon V. Del Rosario Sr., Don Filemon C. Rodriguez, Ern-esto Escaler, the PHINMA Foundation makes lives better by offering scholarships, grants, other programs.

Frederick Y. Dy, St. Luke's Foundation
Through the St. Luke's Foundation, chairman Frederick Dy makes quality healthcare and medical education accessible to everyone. The foundation is also involved with charitable, educational, social welfare, and health research programs.

John Jr., Johnson, Henry, and James Gokongwei, Gokongwei Brothers Foundation
The Gokongwei Brothers Foundation got its start in 1992 after John Jr., Johnson (deceased), Henry (deceased), and James donated shares of their stock in JG Summit Holdings. Today, it continues to build the future through education by partnering with academic institutions, offering scholarships, building learning facilities, and partnering with many other JG Summit groups.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT Smart Foundation and Makati Medical Center Foundation
o PLDT and Smart chairman Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan heads his companies’ so-cial outreach arm. Since its inception, the PLDT Smart Foundation has developed programs for education, livelihood/social entrepreneurship and microfinance, disas-ter preparedness, youth, poverty reduction and sports. In addition to that, Pangilinan also chairs the Makati Medical Center Foundation which has programs with public hospitals, surgical missions, and rescue operations.

Lucio Tan, Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation is Lucio Tan’s group’s corporate social responsibility arm. The foundation is dedicated to the “Filipino people in the fields of education, culture and sports, research, health, social welfare, and manpower development.”

Socorro Ramos, National Book Store Foundation, Inc. As the Philippines largest books and supplies store, National Bookstore uses its re-sources to uplift the lives of underprivileged children through the use of education. Some of its projects include Project Aral, Project Aklat Book Drive, Dry Library, and the Read Out Loud Challenge.

Enrique Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services Foundation
Established in 2009, Enrique Razon Jr.’s ICTSI Foundation, Inc. “undertakes com-munity projects under three development pillars: education, community welfare, and sports in coordination and/or partnership with relevant government institutions and select non-government organizations.”

Henry Sy, Henry Sy Foundation
Established in 2008 by SM Founder and Chairman Henry Sy Sr., the Henry Sy Foun-dation aids “Filipino youth and Philippine social development through grants to edu-cational institutions.”

Andrew Tan, Megaworld Foundation
Megaworld Corporation's socio-civic arm, Megaworld Foundation, was founded in 1997 based on Andrew Tan’s belief that “education is the pivotal key to alleviating poverty in the Philippines.” One of the organization’s notable initiatives supports over 400 underprivileged scholars in 21 universities.

Zenaida “Nedy” Tantoco, Tantoco-Rustia Foundation
The chairman and CEO of Rustan Commercial Corporation always takes time to support the arts through the Tantoco-Rustia Foundation. Tantoco has partnered and funded several concerts and shows including an exhibition on National Artist Ramon Valera in 2017.

Mercedes Zobel, E. Zobel Foundation, Inc.
Through her work with the Enrique Zobel Foundation, Mercedes Zobel helps disad-vantaged Filipinos. The foundation focuses on five major programs: school infra-structure development, teacher training, student health and nutrition, learning sup-port and other special projects.

You don’t have to be wealthy like this people to be a philanthropist. You just have to donate your time and clear intention with all your heart willingly to charitable causes.

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