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  • PLDT-Smart Releases P2M for Birthing Clinics

    STA. RITA — The PLDT-Smart Foundation has released some P2 million to the Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) to finance the establishment of 12 satellite birthing clinics in Pampanga. KDF president Benigno Ricafort told Sun.Star Pampanga that a balance of P1.5 million will be released before the end of the year.

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  • CineFilipino: We Can Never Have too Many Indie Fests

    With the recent launch of the CineFilipino Film Festival, the question begs to be answered: Is there room for yet another local digital fest - that is, aside from Cinemalaya, Cinema One, Sineng Pambansa and Cinemanila? Tony Gloria, CineFilipino consultant, remains optimistic. In an e-mail interview, he told the Inquirer: “There should be more festivals.” Gloria recalled that, as a judge at the first Cinemalaya eight years ago, he had been impressed by the ingenuity of Filipino filmmakers. “I was amazed by the number of scripts submitted. I saw a lot of really good material.”

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  • New Indie Film Fest Ups Grant to P1.5M

    (Manila Times, 08/26/2012) Every Filipino has a story to tell. New independent film festival, CineFilipino, seeks to discover and support the best and brightest Filipino filmmakers to give these stories a chance to come alive in the silver screen. PLDT-Smart Foundation, MediaQuest, Studio 5 and Unitel Entertainment officially launched CineFilipino last week at the Cinema 1 of Ali Mall Araneta Center, Quezon City.

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  • PLDT, Smart CSR Efforts Foster Nation Building

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07/09/2012) An out-of-the-box education program that features lots of intense classroom work but no homework and no books. A new flood monitoring program that promises to rewrite the rules of disaster preparedness. A program that allows a patient in Mindanao to be operated on by a specialist in Makati via mobile Internet.

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  • Young Role Models Help Launch P1M Youth Challenge

    PLDT KaAsenso, PLDT-Smart Foundation, The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSP-AC),and RFM Foundation recently launched Project Pagsulong, the P1 million youth challenge for budding and aspiring young Filipino entreprenuers with brilliant business ideas that could help alleviate poverty in the country.

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