Sponsors' Testimony

Graduates, are you R.E.A.D.Y.?

cl-atayde-2019Ang tanong ko sa ating graduates, handa na ba kayo sa pagharap nyo sa inyong kinabukasan? Are you ready to overcome any hardships that you may encounter? Ready ba kayong tanggapin na mahirap ito, pero i-oovercome nyo? Ngayon, pagdating ng panahon na kaya na ninyo, handang handa ba kayong tumulong sa pamilya?

-- Ms. Carmen Linda Atayde, Executive Director | SM Foundation, Inc.

When Vision Meets Passion

good-gov-2019“Good governance and responsible citizenship’: this is the tagline I use for my advocacy.”

- Jesus P. Estanislao


The Spaniards came to colonize the Philippines thinking of gold and spices. Christianization of the native was an important goal but not an urgent one. The Spanish colonizers wanted to get rich first.


This bit of history was cited by Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, in a forum on “Good Governance and Its Sustainability: Towards Dream Philippines”, last April 10, at Whitewoods Convention and Leisure Hotel in Silang Cavite.

SM Foundation helps new batch of 50 Dualtech scholars

sm-fdn-2019After witnessing the graduation of its second batch of scholars, SM Foundation has given scholarship to another set of 50 scholars from Aurora, Cebu, Bohol, Bukidnon, and Davao del Norte.


During the get-together with the 3rd batch of scholars and some graduates, Ms. Carmel Linda Atayde, Executive Director of SM Foundation listened to the stories of scholars from many provinces who are mostly from Mindanao. These youth who have nearly forgotten to dream but upon learning the opportunities at Dualtech Center and the assistance given by SM Foundation were inspired to hold on to their aspirations and strive to be better individuals for their families in the provinces.

Opportunities for Franke Scholars

franke-scholarsOpportunity knocks in many ways, shapes, and forms. Opportunity also knocks at different times.


Alan Torriliza believed that his life was already set by his early thirties. The Occidental Mindoro native was working as a Senior Team Leader of the warehouse logistics division at Franke, the world’s leading industry for residential kitchen and housing equipment. He is married with five beautiful children, and with a steady income and a peaceful family life.