June 9, 2017
JG Summit Petrochemicals Group (JGSPG) held the Balik Eskwela 2017 to its three (3) host schools: Pinamucan Ibaba Elementary School on May 26, 2017, Simlong Elementary School on May 29, 2017 and Pinamucan Proper Elementary School on June 1, 2017. This is an annual event which grants school supplies to the students of the said schools. This year we were able to donate a total of 11,916 notebooks, 171 coloring books, 1,437 crayons, 1,437 rulers, 1,289 pencils, 2,019 pens and 2,016 erasers.
Mr. Redentor Ilagan, father to Maegan Ilagan, a kinder student from Pinamucan Ibaba Elementary School expressed, “Malaking tipid na po sa amin, ang mga bigay ninyo po sa mga bata ma’am, thank you po” (The school supplies your company donated is big savings (help) for us parents. Thank you.).
Aside from the students, faculty members also received various school/teaching supplies: Bond paper, colored paper, manila paper, cartolina, chalk, markers, white board markers, pens, glue guns, glue sticks, glue, ink printers and organizer baskets. These items are useful for their daily classroom operations. The Principal of Simlong Elementary School, Mrs. Elizabeth Arellano mentioned in her speech, “Napakaswerte po ng ating paaralan at isa sa mga ating stakeholders ay di nagsasawang tumulong sa atin, ang JG Summit Petrochemicals Group. Mula po sa amin dito sa eskwelahan at mga magulang ng mga estudyante ng Simlong Elementary School, maraming salamat po” (Our school is very fortunate to have a stakeholder such as JG Summit Petrochemicals Group who never fails to support us. From all of us teachers and parents of Simlong Elementary School, thank you very much).
Our Education Advocacy programs will continuously give assistance to its host communities to help them succeed and make their lives better.