News Release

LDSC Donates Educational Equipment, Supplies to Malaban Elementary School

As part of its ongoing operations to support children's education, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated necessary educational equipment and school supplies to the Malaban Elementary School (MES) in Biñan City, Laguna, on November 23, 2021. Through its humanitarian arm, Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC), the donation included a duplicator machine, 10,000 reams of bond paper, and ink.

Ms. Roan A. Segales, Principal of MES, presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Church during the handover ceremony. In her speech, she said, “God uses people to bless the lives of the needy. We thank the Church and LDSC for this donation. May you continue to help public schools like MES and upgrade the lives of many Filipino children, especially in our city.”

Segales indicated that the donations would cater to the needs of almost 3,000 MES students who are "living in the poorest barangay (village) in the city". The duplicator will help in the printing and photocopying of learning modules utilized by the learners and teachers.

Captain Dennis Salandanan, Barangay Chairman of Malaban, also expressed his gratitude for the donations. He said, “Nagpapasalamat po ako dahil sa inyong donasyon ay maraming mga mag-aaral sa MES ang matutulungan. Pagpalain po kayo ng Diyos! (Thank you for your donation. This will help many students in MES. May God bless you!)”

Bishop Glenn Tompong, local congregational leader of Biñan Ward (congregation) and an alumnus of MES, thanked LDSC for the donation. He shared, “I’m so happy that the students from MES will be blessed by this donation. I also thank my former MES teachers who, despite the difficulty of teaching us poor kids, gave us the best education. I had a lot of opportunities in life because of what I have learned in that school."

"We should follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ who went about doing good and helping others. When we serve others, we also serve our God," taught Bishop Tompong as he emphasized the Church's commitment to helping the community and its citizens.

Attending the handover ceremony were Mr. Ferdie Olivete from the Office of Mayor Arman Dimaguila; Captain Dennis Dimaranan, Barangay Captain in Malaban; Ms. Aina T. Dimaguila, Adopt-A-School Program Coordinator; Ms. Maria Chrisanta Bay and Ms. Gerlie Bunag, BE-Vice Coordinators; Ms. Leonora Ogania, Senior Education Specialist; President Sherwin C. Nones and President Davies Les, San Gabriel Philippines Stake Presidency members; Bishop Cancel, GMA Ward bishop; Elder Artagnan Orobia, Philippines Cavite Mission Counselor, and his wife; Kennedy Miñoza, Francia Dalo, Jhasz Alvarado, and Carlit Miranda, Cavite Communication Council members; Jomell Villanueva, Welfare and Self-Reliance Manager; Elder Dell and Sister Deni Hil, LDSC missionaries; and, other local Church leaders and members.

Latter-day Saint Charities

Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Charities (LDSC) is an application of the admonition of Jesus Christ to help others in need. Jesus Christ taught His followers to give meat to the hungry and drink to those who thirst. His gospel includes taking in the stranger, loving neighbors as self, and visiting those who are sick or imprisoned. He taught that we love and care for each other, visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions, and lift those whose hands hang down and whose knees are feeble.

Unique in its support structure, LDSC has access to the resources of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which include food production and processing, donated used clothing, employment and social services, and the ability to purchase goods locally in many parts of the world. We sponsor relief and development projects in 179 countries.

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