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THE VALUE OF PERSEVERANCE

STORIES FROM OUR SCHOLARS At a time like this, graduation ceremonies never fail to amaze and inspire us. It is never an end but a sign that you have completed a big step in life. This day is a momentous day for all of the graduates, knowing somehow that these students came from a different […]

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Tales from 3 Protected Areas in the Cuyo Group of Islands

Human pressure on marine systems is intensifying, and the establishment of marine sanctuaries is one of the most effective tools for the protection and management of coastal, marine and fishery resources. For most fishing villages that have set aside for protection and conservation a portion of their marine resource, the hope that there will still […]

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A decade of health mission

 ASF just recently conducted its 10th Annual Health Caravan in Municipality of Agutaya as part of their 100th year Celebration and in Island-Barangay Manamoc, Cuyo in Palawan last April 26-29, 2016. The medical team comprises 21 doctors with specialties in Dental, Pediatrics, Opthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB- Gynecology, Radiology and Dermatology. […]

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Small steps to big dreams

“Masaya ako dito. Natuto akong makipag-usap sa salitang Ingles at makisama sa iba’t-ibang tao. Pinakamahalagang bagay na natutunan ko ay ‘yung humingi ng tulong sa Diyos at magtiwala sa kanyang kaparaanan. (I am happy to be here. I learned to communicate in English and to deal with different types of people. The most important thing […]

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Building Children’s Dreams One Classroom at a Time

Gusto kong maging isang guro paglaki ko. Tuturan kong magsulat at magbasa yung mahihirap na batang katulad ko. (When I grow up, I want to be a teacher. I’ll teach poor kids to read and write.)”, says Mary Grace Arabis, a 10 year-old Grade 4 student in Algeciras Elementary School.

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CommUNITY for Quality Education in Small Islands

With the combined donations from the community and partners of Manamoc National High School (MNHS) in Barangay Manamoc, Cuyo, Palawan, 31 Senior High School students are now honing their skills in their newly constructed Home Economics Building.

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Enhancing Access to Basic Health Services for Small Islands

This year’s Annual Health Caravan provided 2,533 medical services to 2,115 individuals. A team of 14 doctors from Manila(with specialties in skin diseases, ENT, eye care, OB Gyne, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine) volunteered for the caravan.

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Light for Younger Generation

Andres Soriano Foundation provided the library in Manamoc Elementary and High Schools with solar lamps which the students can bring home to help them study at night.

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Reaching Out to Island Communities: Rebuilding Lives After Yolanda

Charity’s family was one of the close to 1,500 families who were rendered homeless after the typhoon. With the assistance from ASF under its Typhoon Yolanda Rehabilitation Program, Charity and others like her have managed to literally rebuild their lives.

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Stewards of Marine Environment

Years ago, fisher folk in Brgy Manamoc used cyanide and blast fishing methods to catch fish. The result: declining fish harvests. Through this ASF program, fishermen have been taught and trained in developing and institutionalizing resource management plans that would help protect and rehabilitate their coastal resource area.

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Fighting the Big C

For four years now, Ms. Guerrero has been painstakingly following her daily regimen of oral chemotherapy maintenance medicine given through the Cancer Institute at UP-PGH. Over the years, ASF have assisted countless indigent patients through in- and out-patient services at the Andres Soriano Jr. Cancer Center.

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