The Philippine Star

7-Eleven Foun­da­tion do­nates com­mu­nity play­ground for Bacolod kids

- Kids · Parenting · Family · 7-Eleven · Bacolod · Bacolod City · Santa Rosa · Caloocan · Dasmariñas · Pateros, Metro Manila · Malolos City

There’s more rea­son to smile for the chil­dren in Bacolod, the city of smile, as PhilSeven Foun­da­tion Inc. (PFI), the CSR arm of Philip­pine Seven Corp. (PSC), re­cently turned over a com­mu­nity play­ground to its lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

Lo­cated in Barangay Han­du­manan, one of the largest com­mu­ni­ties among the 61 barangays in Bacolod City in terms of pop­u­la­tion and land area, the newly built com­mu­nity play­ground will pro­vide real play ex­pe­ri­ence to all chil­dren 12 years old and be­low in the area.

Visayas re­gional busi­ness unit head, Fran­cis Me­d­ina said that the mod­ern-day out­door play­ground park fa­cil­ity fol­lowed the stan­dard rules and reg­u­la­tions on safety for chil­dren.

“PFI is very glad to pro­vide an­other com­mu­nity play­ground which is a venue for real play es­pe­cially in this era of com­put­ers and on­line gaming. Chil­dren need to de­velop their phys­i­cal, emo­tional, so­cial and cog­ni­tive skills through a valu­able ac­tiv­ity. At the Ev­ery­day Play Com­mu­nity Play­ground they can en­joy be­ing kids and that will be the foun­da­tion’s last­ing gift for these kids – joy­ful mem­o­ries to make them pos­i­tive and suc­cess­ful adult in the fu­ture,” says Me­d­ina.

The “Ev­ery­day Play” pro­ject is one of PFI’s long-run­ning cam­paigns which is one of the foun­da­tion’s core fo­cus ad­vo­ca­cies that be­gan in De­cem­ber 2007. Other 7-Eleven “Ev­ery­day Play” com­mu­nity play­grounds in the coun­try are lo­cated in Das­mar­iñas Cavite, Pateros, Sta. Rosa La­guna, Caloocan City, San Fer­nando Pam­panga and Malo­los City.

PFI’s other com­mu­nity projects in sev­eral parts of the coun­try in­clude, from among oth­ers, play­ground con­struc­tion, mo­bile school do­na­tion, class­room do­na­tion, feed­ing pro­grams, med­i­cal mis­sions, and dis­as­ter/re­lief op­er­a­tions.

 ??  ?? In photo dur­ing the for­mal turnover cer­e­monies are the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of PFI led by PSC HRAD head and PFI chair Vi­oly Apoli­nario, Visayas re­gional busi­ness unit head Fran­cis Me­d­ina, PFI agency head Is­raelita Le­quin, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the city of Bacolod led by Coun­cilor Ana Marie Palermo, DSSD head Pacita Tero, and Barangay Chair Ri­cardo Danoy Sr.
In photo dur­ing the for­mal turnover cer­e­monies are the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of PFI led by PSC HRAD head and PFI chair Vi­oly Apoli­nario, Visayas re­gional busi­ness unit head Fran­cis Me­d­ina, PFI agency head Is­raelita Le­quin, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the city of Bacolod led by Coun­cilor Ana Marie Palermo, DSSD head Pacita Tero, and Barangay Chair Ri­cardo Danoy Sr.

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