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NPC Ladies Foundation, Inc. opens Christmas Village, sends warm greetings to the public

Christmas is just around the corner and the Christmas spirit is even more felt at NPC today as the NPC Ladies Foundation, Inc. led by Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez opens the Christmas Village collection.

The Christmas Village collection, composed of more than a thousand pieces, is a personal collection of Amb. Benavidez who extended her Christmas greetings to NPC employees, guests and friends.

“This collection has always been with us wherever we are – in Brunei, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Filipino communities always look forward to visiting our home for this,” Ambassador Gee shared.

She also said that the Foundation has also been mirroring the resurgence and resilience theme of NPC’s Photo contest and 2017 Annual Report. Resurgence is seen in the Foundation’s classroom project in Marawi City that paves the way for the rising of a new face of the city after the siege. Resilience is shown in the other programs of the Foundation that supports the less fortunate like the deaf-mute children who handmade the 6 ft Christmas tree of the village out of sea shells and seeds.

Employees took their selfies and groupies with the displays right after the opening. The Christmas Village is becoming an attraction at NPC among guests since its display during the Christmas season last year.

NPC LFI holds groundbreaking of its classroom project in Marawi City

The NPC Ladies Foundation Inc., on Wednesday holds the groundbreaking ceremony of its classroom project in Amai Pakpak Central School (APCES) in Barangay Buadi, Marawi City.

The groundbreaking ceremony was led by LFI’s Secretary Ms. Eloida Leona, Ms. Ana Lucina Bathan and Ms. Rosanna Abiog together with the Foundation members in Mindanao Generation and the teachers and students of APCES led by its Principal Ms. Pinamili S. Diron.

In her message delivered by Ms. Leona, Foundation President Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez expressed her gratitude to the Napocor family for sharing their time, talent and resources in making the project a reality. She also extended her appreciation to the school saying, “we thank the Principal for allowing this area in the school grounds to be used for this purpose. We all have a stake in doing the best we can for the education and well-being of our children.”

Following the timetable for the construction of the classroom by Green Builders and Enterprises, the NPC Ladies Foundation, Inc. expects its completion and turnover before the end of the year.

(Photos by Mr. Ronald Allan Salazar)

3rd Quarter Blood Donation drive a success – NPC LFI

The NPC Ladies Foundation Inc. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 has conducted another successful blood donation drive in partnership with the Philippine Blood Center of the Department of Health.

A total of 76 donors passed the screening, 8 of whom were qualified for the Apheresis or the procedure that allows donation of individual blood components like platelets and plasma.

The Foundation led by Ambassador Virginia ‘Gee’ Benavidez profusely gave thanks to the donors who unselfishly gave time and the gift of life to the future beneficiaries of their blood.

Blood donation may lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack. This is because it reduces the blood's viscosity. It has many other benefits which include having lower risk of cancer that are linked to high iron levels, weight loss and a healthy heart and liver.

NPC LFI gears up for its 3rd and 4th quarter programs

To ensure that they will end the year with a bang, the NPC Ladies Foundation Inc on Friday, August 31 met again to strategize on their upcoming programs for the rest of 2018.

Among the Foundation’s programs in the pipeline are the Blood Letting Drive on September 25, fund raising activities for the last quarter and its participation for the upcoming anniversary celebration of NPC.

The meeting also allowed the ladies to update each other on the ongoing programs such as the classroom donation for the school children in Marawi and holding of a mid-year raffle draw.

As started by Foundation President Ambassador Virginia ‘Gee’ Benavidez, the group’s monthly meeting is also a celebration of life as it remembers and prays for the birthday celebrants.

Batch 2 Participants on the Seminar on Protocols learn about social graces

Batch 2 participants of the Seminar on Protocols conducted by the NPC Ladies Foundation Inc President Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez attend the second session on Friday, August 17, 2018.