SOS Children's Villages is a private, non-political, non-denominational organization that provides long-term family-based care to children in need. With the support of our friends and partners, we work to ensure that each child will grow up in a loving home. In 1949, Hermann Gmeiner founded the first SOS Children's Village in Tyrol, Austria. He was a child welfare worker, and he saw how children suffered and were left orphaned as a result of World War II. He pioneered the family-based approach to helping children who have lost parental care. Today, we are located in 134 countries and territories around the world. Our 571 SOS Children's Villages are home to most of the approximately 86,000 children and young adults in our family-based care program. We also work in the communities to provide support and intervention to families at risk of breaking down. More than 467,000 people participate in our family strengthening programs. In the Philippines, the first SOS Children's Village was founded on May 1,... More
Meralco is the largest private sector electric distribution utility company in the Philippines covering 36 cities and 75 municipalities, including Metro Manila. It serves 6.5 million customers in a franchise area covering 9,685 km2, that includes the core of the country's industrial, commercial, and population centers. Now on its 115th year in service, Meralco is committed to being the total energy solutions provider of choice to the over 6.5 million Filipinos it serves.
JMCC INDUSTRIES INC., established by Filipino en gineers and entrepreneurs in 1997, to service the engineering, steel fabrication and installation requirements of the local industry. Driven by the expertise of the founders, the company's objective is to excel in the fields of Pressure Vessels, Process Piping, Materials handling / Steel structures and Boiler Systems.
Namana Crafts, operated by GT Artesania, is a social enterprise based in Quezon City that continuously searches for and collaborates with differently-skilled artisans living in underprivileged communities across the Philippines. Together carefully crafting eco-ethical products, opportunities, progress and sustainability is created. The main existence of this social enterprise is not just aiming to help differently skilled Filipino artisans' across the country discover their full potential and cultivate their uniqueness for them to translate their creativity into its best art form but also to provide a multi sector experience for these Filipino Artisans that focuses on developing right price strategies that are sustainable for the long term. Wanting the partner communities to overcome marginalization to eventually create better futures for their families and be a spark to their respective districts as well.
The craze that has taken Japan by storm is now here in the Philippines as Hallohallo Entertainment (HHE) in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation bring us MNL48 -- the Philippine adaptation of the phenomenal Japanese pop group AKB48. With HHE spearheading this new project and the Kapamilya network as the media outlet, MNL48 is on its way to becoming the next big thing on Philippine television. “We're very excited for this partnership and with ABS-CBN as the home for our new project, we're very positive that this will be one of our biggest milestones yet." said Mr. Paulo Kurosawa, HHE's President. As co-producers of this new talent show, HHE and ABS-CBN will showcase a new flavor of entertainment to the Filipino audience as MNL48 will be patterned after the original AKB48 concept. The Asian invasion of this show that originated from Japan has now reached overseas including Jakarta, Bangkok, Taipei and now, Manila.