CLARK FREEPORT—Aeta children in communities near this Freeport will be provided holistic development education program as Clark Development Corporation (CDC), in partnership with Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc., and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) recently opened two Pagsasarili Family Care Centers in Mabalacat, Pampanga and Bamban, Tarlac.
Located in Marcos Village, Mabalacat City and in Sto. Nino, Bamban, Tarlac, the two educational facilities will be useful in delivering quality learning experience to 55 Aeta children who are currently enrolled under the ‘Pagsasarili’ educational program. More Aeta students and children are expected to join the said program.
The newly-opened facilities are two of the five ‘Pagsasarili’ Family Care centers that will rise within the expanse of CADT 025A area.
Meanwhile, CDC Chairman Atty. Edgardo Pamintuan graced the event and led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the launching of the two facilities. In his speech, Pamintuan expressed elation for the establishment of the two learning centers.
“CDC is really willing to develop this area. Ito po ay umpisa pa lang. This is, I think, one of the projects that will really go down in history. This is a momentous event,” he said.
Former CDC Chairman, currently Chairman of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., Jose P. De Jesus is also present during the event and conveyed his message of support on the creation of Pagsasarili Family Care Centers.
“It’s true that the idea of having a preschool project here under OB Montessori was initiated by yours truly. But you know, an idea, if it is not supported, will just die – a natural death,” De Jesus said.
“This idea was supported by the CDC Board (of Directors), then Bloomberry through PAGCOR, and of course our partner in the center, OB Montessori. This project involves many parents and the parenthood of this will pass on to the new Chairman of CDC. And the principal benefactor for this will continue to be CDC,” he added.
De Jesus also expressed his appreciation to those who extended help on the development of the project.
“I would like to say thank you to all those who believed in the idea and supported it not only with words but also with funds,” he said.
CDC Vice President for Admin and Finance Engr. Mariza O. Mandocdoc, CDC Vice President for Security Services Group Sheldon G. Jacaban, and CDC Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Rommel C. Narciso were also in attendance and represented CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan.
Also present during the event are Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Filipina C. Laureana and Operation Brotherhood Community Foundation, Inc. President Sara Francesca S. De Guzman, among others.
The ‘Pagsasarili’ program aims to provide early education, responsible parenting, livelihood skills training, feeding programs, and health services to Aeta kids and families in adjacent communities of this Freeport.
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September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.
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USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking
September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.
MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.
USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points.
Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.
There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.
There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.
One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.
For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.
Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.