SM Foundation raises the bar in quality of social service donations to QC

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

SM Foundation turned over yesterday the newly- renovated and refurbished Novaliches District Hospital to local officials led by Mayor Joy Belmonte, who said she is now making the newly-renovated NDH as the benchmark for all CSR (corporate social responsibility) projects to be proposed by companies operating in the city.

 

“A lot of times, the companies build facilities which appear to have no immediate benefit for QC residents but are meant only to promote their image as a socially-responsible enterprise. They dictate what they do and they borrow all our staff. But in…

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 SM Group shares the Christmas joy to its beneficiaries in Nasugbu

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Despite heavy bookings for the coming holidays in its hotels and resorts and the frenzy of Christmas shopping in its malls and smaller retail stores, the SM Group, for the 10th straight year, pursued its mission of spreading joy and merriment of the season to beneficiaries of its numerous programs in the four barangays of Nasugbu, in Batangas yesterday.

 

Dubbed Pistang Pinoy, the annual Christmas parties hosted by the group’s affiliates operating in the province of Batangas spent a whole-day of fun, games, food, prizes and contests (folk dancing, singing and more) with…

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Bill seeks to authorize PNP, NBI to go after cybercriminals

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Rep. Bernadette Herrera of the Bagong Henerasyon partylist, filed House Bill 5651 seeking to authorize the Philippine National police and the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct electronic and communications surveillance of cybercriminals engaged in human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

 

The bill seeks to empower the courts, PNP, and NBI to fight the cybercriminals using the new technologies that criminals also have. This law updates the crime-fighting capabilities of the PNP, NBI and the courts," Herrera said.

 

She said the bill cites the heads of the Departments of Information and…

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7.5 million Filipinos don’t have birth certificates

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

It is quite disturbing that 7.5 million Filipinos do not have birth certificates, about half of them children.

 

There are several implications to this: One, more children are being born in houses by midwives—many of them non-professionals who have honed their skills at administering birth through practice and quite a number of them are not aware that they have to register such births or are too lazy to do so.

 

Two, the public healthcare system has reached its point of breakdown with more indigent patients not able to get…

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Are we losing our sense of family?

 

Are we treating our elderly right?

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Filipinos are widely- known as family-centered and particularly loving and caring of their lolos and lolas, unlike the Westerners who stash their elderly to the care of staff in homes for the aged. In fact, even the young, those in junior and senior high school in Western cultures are being encouraged to leave the safety of their parental homes in favor of independence.

 

Recent years, however, showed that more Filipinos are adopting the Western practice. They, too, have learned to rid themselves of the responsibility of…

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