Thursday, February 24, 2011


Last month, our very own Hong Kong Team Leader JINKY SONSALLA and Vice-Team Leader LAICA MARTINEZ celebrated their birthday by sponsoring a luncheon for 160 students and teachers of Kabuyao Elementary School (KES) in Benguet. They celebrated with games, prizes, and delicious meal from Mang Inasal (spaghetti, burger, and soda). Thank you, TL Jinky and VTL Laica, for celebrating your special day at KES!

Chocolates from our Scotland PP Coordinator DOUGLAS INNESS were also distributed during this event. This is truly a fun-filled day for the students!

Thanks to our Baguio-Benguet Team Leader ADI LAPPAO for organizing the party and to our Team Leader BYD BAWAYAN and PP volunteers for making this event a success!

If you would like information about Pusong Pinoy's Birthday Blowout Program, please contact CTL Jay Martinez at or Vice-Team Leader Carol Vega at Click HERE to see other Pusong Pinoy's birthday celebrations.


SCHOOL PROFILE: Located atop Mt. Kabuyao, Tuba, Benguet, KES is approximately 7,000 meters above sea level. Because of its high altitude, the locale is considered an area of rain with temperature going as low as 3 to 16 degrees Celsius. During the summer, accessibility to water becomes a problem with the school's spring becoming the water source for the entire community. The school has one classroom for each grade level from 1 to 6 with full-time teachers mostly coming from the Tuba area. Although some students live close to the school area, others have to walk a mile or two just to attend school. The school has a mini library with very limited resources and instructional materials. Some are obsolete books and cannot be used as reference materials. KES has been a PP recipient since 2009. Click HERE to read more about KES.