Mall chain donates books to Lipa public schools
Batangas City (9 November) -- The SM Foundation together with SM City Lipa turned over recently thousands of old and new books to the different public schools in Lipa City.
The books solicited from the Children International Philippines Foundation, Haribon Foundation, Bato Balani Foundation, and SM shoppers through the "Donate A Book Program" benefitted 15 high schools and 50 elementary schools.
John Mauhay, SM City Lipa assistant mall manager and Julita Ilagan, Education Supervisor for Private Schools, Lipa City Division, and JR Macasaet from the office of Lipa City led the turn-over ceremony.
Also present during the turn-over are Virgilio Gonzales representative of Sen. Claro M. Recto Memorial School, Dr. Fernando Enriquez, principal of Sen. Ma. Kalaw Katigbak Memorial School, and Babylyn Mauhay, a teacher from Jose Obando Memorial School. (PIA Batangas) [top]