We’re looking back to those grateful smiles that welcomed us despite the misfortunes that were lashed out into them by “Habagat”.
What we have here is a reminder of the past by which our strength and unity were tested through by the acts of nature. It was hard and devastating, and despite all that, we did not compound in the failures we saw that day, we rose from it with hopes in our hearts.
To our brothers and sisters in Barangay Bigaa, we hope and pray you are doing great.
March 30, 2015 marks the Graduation Day of the Kindergarten Class at the F. Limcaoco Foundation, Inc. in Cabuyao City, Laguna. Graduate student Vivien Mae G. Jaupico of K- Cassiel (morning class) was awarded Most Behaved, Most Obedient and Most friendly. Her parents, Mr. Bienvindo Jaupico and Mrs. Ivy Jaupico stood tall and proud throughout the ceremony.
The family presently rents a space in a modest house together with other families along the railroad tracks behind the Cabuyao Central Public School at Juan Luna St, Brgy. 2, Cabuyao City. Vivien’s father Mang Bien works as a laborer in a local carnival touring around Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. He also sidelines as a tricycle driver during slow days in the carnival. To supplement income, he has resorted into goat raising. On the other hand, Vivien’s mother Ate Ivy is a fulltime housewife.
All of the three girls in the family went to F. Limcaoco Foundation’s Kindergarten School. Allaiza Mae, now eight years old, graduated in 2011. She is now a Grade 4 student at the Cabuyao Central School. Vivian Mae, now seven years old, graduated in 2013, and is now in Grade of the same school of her sister Allaiza.
According to the couple, they learned through a cousin who shared with them about the F. Limcaoco Foundation’s Kindergarten School that is well known in Cabuyao for providing high standard of education with emphasis in Math and English to deserving students. Three times availing of the scholarship grant for their daughters, to their delight, they were only asked to shoulder the books of their young students which amounted to P1, 300 per school year per child.
All told, indeed the F. Limcaoco Foundation made a difference in this family’s life.
Limcaoco Foundation recognizes this women’s month as the month of mothers!
Women’s International Month or Women’s History Month highlights the contribution of women to events in history, and realizes women’s undying efforts to be recognized as an individual who knows her strength, worthy of confidence.
This annual celebration for women reminds us that every woman despite of her color, race, physical appearance, and economic status shall be addressed with respect and be given her inalienable rights to be free.
It was indeed a long journey endured by women of all ages to be recognized in the space they are living in. And that no matter how many times a woman stumbles, she never fails to stand up again and claim back her grace.
We also value this month as the month of all mothers. While the world appreciates the contributions of women in the history of mankind, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the significant role of mothers in molding the future. They may not be as iconic and prominent like Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, and Oprah Winfrey; in fact, they are just plain women in simple clothes, with no personal effects to show off. We are talking about the women who own less in life, but are capable of giving off more efforts just to support their children’s needs. They are mothers and housewives day and night. The role that they play is way too great to be left unnoticed.
From our humble place in Laguna to the four corners of the globe, we want to echo our deepest thanks and praise to all the women, and to all the mothers of our future generation.
We dedicate this month of March to all our mothers. Limcaoco Foundation salutes you all!
They were homey, cheerful and loved by our children, and their visit to us was indeed a memorable one. Here is a picture of the past that we kept to preserve the memories of smiles and happiness that we shared on that day.
This flashback Friday, the Cabuyao Children’s Center intends to go back to the time when these Japanese visitors set their foot on our doorstep. Thank you OfficeBusters Japan, your day with us will always be remembered!
To know more about Limcaoco Foundation projects and charity affairs, visit our website at https://limcaocofoundation.wordpress.com.
Last October, 2012, was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mottainai Reading Center in the Paaralang Sentral ng Cabuyao, sponsored by Office Busters Japan and our foundation. Top management of both sponsors, as well as the teachers, administration, and local government officials attended.
Mrs. Josefina K. Limcaoco, Mr. Kotaro Adachi, Mr. Masayoshi Kumagai, and Mr. Felix K. Limcaoco, sit in attendance.
A ceremonial time capsule was buried at the site.
A simple blessing. The gentle rain shower was looked upon as a sign of good luck.
Gamely posing for pictures.
The Reading Center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. Our storytelling sessions and remedial reading lessons will be held here.
Mottainai means “no wasted resources” in Japanese.
LICA, being one of our sponsors, encourages their employees to volunteer. The HR department brought some of the employees around Cabuyao to visit our projects so that they how to get involved.
After the groundbreaking ceremony, the Paaralang Sentral ng Cabuyao (Cabuyao Central School) treated the representatives of Office Busters Japan and the Limcaoco Foundation to an Appreciation Ceremony.
Responses from Office Busters Japan and the Limcaoco Foundation.
Mr. Masayoshi Kumagai, Director of Office Busters Japan, explains the meaning of Mottainai, and Mr. Kotaro Adachi ably translates.
Mr. Felix K. Limcaoco gives the history and idea behind the Limcaoco Foundation.
Signing the Memorandum of Agreement…..
….and enjoying our meal!
We’re proud and happy to partner with Office Busters Japan!
Thank you also to Vice-Mayor Mel Gecolea for always being there to support us.