Tuesday, June 14, 2016

April 1, 2011 Meet & Greet Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordin...

Galing Foundation, Inc. Acknowledgement of Support from Donors and Partn...

Galing Foundation, Inc. Annual Report 2010 by Arjho Turner, Dir. Mindana...

Galing Foundation, Inc. Annual Report 2010 by Arjho Turner, Dir. Mindana...

The BMAD (Buy Me a Dictionary) Project by Bernard Turner

GFI Box Nos. 126-130 for Datu Wali Mission in Mindanao

GFI ships its 125th box of educational resource materials to benefit Min...

GFI Mindanao Mission Trip in May 2010

PHCG Atlanta Receives A Briefing From GFI Mindanao Outreach Director On ...


Dec. 4, 2009: Galing Foundation, Inc. presentation by Arjho C. Turner at...

Arjho C. Turner, GFI Director for Mindanao Outreach speaks at the openin...

Galing Foundation, Inc. June 6, 2009 Shipment



Message LNHS YLA 2011 Awardee, Vanessa Dale Romarate.MPG

Blaan Culture and Identity Presentation at Georgia Archives Part 1

Blaan Culture and Identity Presentation at Georgia Archives Part 2


MES Before and after1.MPG

Maligo Elementary School Teacher's Message.MPG

A message of gratitude to GFI donors and supporters

The value of educational resources received by children and

PHCG Donato awards Delta Air Lines on behalf of Sarangani Province, Phil...

GFI Mindanao Year 2009 Hightlights

LNHS Principal's Message of Gratitude to Galing Foundation, Inc.'s Donor...

Dr. Joel Aquinio on GFI Mindanao Pilot Science Workshop

Blaan Dance at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta on behalf of Galing Foundation, Inc.

 Arjho is the GFI Mindanao Outreach Director and a half-Blaan herself. The GFI Mindanao Outreach Schools in South Cotabatao and Sarangani Province are predominantly Blaans and some are Tbolis. 

Sharing Blaan Culture at AT&T 2016

Sharing Blaan Culture at AT&T

Mini exhibition of cultural materials from South Cotabato and Sarangani Province as focused GFI MIndanao Outreach areas. Books on weaving was also featured to highlight its relevance on the weaving culture of the Blaans. Photos of students from Lamlifew Integrated School were also featured.

Sharing the story line of the Blaan dance shared during the event. 

Arjho sharing a Blaan dance using the Faglung music of her later grandmother Lumbey Julie (Aunt of her Mom). You Tube video courtesy of German ethnomusicologist Hans Brandeis.

American-Indians fascinated by the cultural materials shared.

Blouses and bead works done by Blaans from Lamlifew, a community where Lamlifew Integrated School is located and a recipient of GFI LDERA Program from 2013 to 2017. 

Arjho and daughter Hannah. 
Arjho, GFI Mindanao Outreach Director, with daughter Hannah joined by Fil-Am community leaders in Atlanta along with Philippines Honorary Consul General Ray Donato and the event organizers from Filipino American Communications Employees (FACES) of AT&T. 

 Arjho is an active cultural advocate focused on sharing the both the Blaan and Tboli Indigenous Peoples Groups of the Philippines. Being half-Blaan herself, she does more on the Blaan cultural advocacy. The recipient schools of GFI Mindanao outreach since 2008 are predominantly Blaans and some are Tbolis too in the province of South Cotabato and Sarangani Province.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Books Turned Over to Kiahe Integrated School

Sulong Karunungan Program staff under the office of Sarangani Provincial Governor Steve Chiongbian-Solon turned over some educational resources to Kiahe Integrated School Head Teacher Rennie Quiachon. The school is located in far flung Barangay Kinam, Malapatan, Sarangani Province.

Books for Kiahe Integrated School

May 31, 2015

"Thank you to Ms. Arjho and to the Galing Foundation Inc. for donating books, art materials and school supplies to Kiahe Integrated School. The school head also wishes to extend his gratefulness for choosing his school as your recipient. Thank You very much! #SulongKarunungan" - John Oliver Tablazon

Kiahe Integrated School is located in Kinam, Malapatan, Sarangani Province.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3 boxes (#287,288,289) for Maligo Elementary School and Maligo Public Library

GFI Volunteer Hannah helped putting the address label and served as box model too.
These are GFI Boxes 287, 288, 289.

Kids would truly enjoy these books

Some educational resources

Some materials that are great for Maligo Public Library

More educational resources and some supplies

GFI Volunteer Hannah helped in sorting out books

Hannah got fascinated by the donation from an educator in Atlanta.

GFI volunteer Immanuel helped in organizing the educational resource materials

Thank you to members of Cross Culture Church, Ms. Mona Le Pecinkas and Ms. Raquel Rockyrim for your donations.

Maligo ES Best in English Awardees

Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach Best in English Awardees for Maligo Elementary School SY 2015-2016 are as follows:

Grade 1  -  Eapryl Rose G. Sagrado

Grade 2  -  Jaswen Ashley C. Espinosa

Grade 3  -  Jelian T. Rosas

Grade 4  -  Gloe Joann L. Paman

Grade 5  -  Jhamy C. Pabia

Grade 6  -  Mayzie Claire M. Luyao
The awarding was done during the Recognition Day/Closing Exercises of the school held last March 30, 2016. GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles was the invited Guest Speaker and she also did the awarding of the medals as well as the recipient of the Youth Leadership Award, Mayzie Claire M. Luyao.
Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator, served as Guest Speaker
The Awardees with their proud parents.
Jocelyn Robles with Maligo Elementary School Teaching Force

Maligo ES Youth Leadership Awardee SY 2015-2016

The Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI) Youth Leadership Awardee for Maligo Elementary School is Claire M. Luyao. The award was handed over by GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator Jocelyn Robles in time for the Closing Exercises of the school held last March 30, 2016.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Youth Leadership Awardee for Lamlifew Integrated School

"Ang saya ng bata, guro at ang punongguro sa award./Happy student, teacher and School Principal for the award." - Ireneo Caya, School Principal

YLA awardee Aizel Praise and her father

Essay on "Our School Library" 

Best in English Awardees SY 2015-2016 for Lamlifew Integrated School

Best in English Awardees SY 2015-2016: I - Princess Keith A. Bago, II- Evangeline T. Bago, III- Obed J. Pandato, IV- Blessed Faith M. Tococon, V- Renna Grace S. Ayao, VI- Licel Anne M. Dayadas  

The topic for the Best in English essay is all about "My Teacher". 

YLA Trophy and Best in English Medals for Lamlifew Integrated School

"So much excited and they keep on asking me about the medal and trophy, but I said, wait until April 2, 2016 for the proclamation and awarding. Parents are excited too. The previous medals and trophies were properly kept as their souvenir by the parents..." - Ireneo Caya, Principal shared this message via Facebook upon seeing the look of the 2016 Youth Leadership Award (YLA) and Best in English Award medals

Lamlifew Integrated School Best in English Awardees SY 2015-2016

"Galing Foundation, Inc. Leadership And Best in English Awardees through Madam Arjho Carino Turner. Thank you very for this awards, until next year! Congratulations to all awardees from from Grade I to grade seven. Keep up the good work! We are so proud of you all! Lamlifew IP Integrated School Teaching Force." - Ireneo Caya, School Principal

Best in English awardees: I - Princess Keith A. Bago, II - Evangeline T. Bago, III-  Obed J. Pandato, IV - Blessed Faith M. Tococon, V - Renna Grace S. Ayao, VI - Licel Anne M. Dayadas, VII - Jessa Mae B. Yanan
"It's really our honor and privilege to receive this awards not for the school alone but to the deserving pupils and students. Malaki na itong kasiyahan na maibigay sa mga bata at mga magulang. Until next year." - Ireneo Caya, Principal
"Maraming salamat po! Pagpalain po kayo ng Poong Maykapal! Mabuhay po tayong lahat para sa IP children." - Ireneo Caya, Principal
Awardees with their Best in English medals each engraved with their name.
 Photo credits: Ireneo Caya, School Principal

Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School Graduation

Graduates of Amado M. Quirit Sr. National High School in their traditional clothing and accessories last April 2, 2016. Majority of the students belong to the Blaan Indigenous Peoples group of the Philippines. They were joined by the school principal, invited personalities and honored guest speaker from DepEd Schools Division in Sarangani Province, Mr. Romy Martin.

The Graduates of School Year  2015-2016

Graduation speaker Romy Martin (Right), School Principal Maam Cecil Duero (2nd from Right) and guests
Photo credits: Romy Martin, DepEd Sarangani

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lamlifew Integrated School Closing Exercises

April 2, 2016

Lamlifew Integrated School...uniquely proud of the dominant Blaan Indigenous Peoples culture in their community. 34 graduates (16 boys and 18 girls) along with teaching force in their beautiful Blaan clothing and accessories made by community members too. The school is also transitioning to the new K-12 program and these graduates will start Grade 7 in their community so that they do not need to travel far for high school.

Lamlifew Integrated School is one of the 2013-2017 GFI recipient schools for books and educational resource donations from supporters in Atlanta.

Thank you Sir Ireneo Caya for the photos.

Meet and Greet with Carilyn Salanio-Martin

December 5, 2015

"Meeting with Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI) officials and Fil-Am community in Altanta, Georgia yesterday. This was the final business meeting in my 3-week Networking and Rail Tour around USA. Thanks to dear friend Bai Arjho Carino Turner for arranging and accommodating. Looking forward to fruitful development partnership between ECPC and GFI." - Carilyn Salanio-Martin, 2015 CSP/IREX Fellow on Environmental Issues

Meet and Greet with Carilyn Dianco Salanio Martin from Sarangani Province. Thank you to all Fil-Am community leaders, Ms. Didi Boado O'Connor, Ms. Eleanor Mae Pascual, Mr. Winnie Alfelor and wife Marilyn Alfelor, Ms. Gigi Peters for welcoming her and learning about her environmental advocacies.

Gigi Pepito Peters, Arjho Carino Turner, Winnie Alfelor, Didi Boado O'Connor, Marilyn Alfelor and Eleanor Mae Pascual

Reading is more fun!

Students at Lamlifew Integrated School in Datal Tampal, Malungon, Sarangani Province enjoyed reading and browsing over the books turned over to their school back in November 2015.

Photo credits to Sir Ireneo Caya, Lamlifew Integrated School Principal.