Rice Subsidy for Senior Citizens

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Rice for senior citizen clients and community members in Metro Manila branches. Rice distribution project for senior citizens in 9 TSPI branches in the National Capital Region was made possible with the heartfelt support from the Wholistic Transformation Resource Center Foundation, Inc. (WTRC), a long-time partner of TSPI. A total of 75 sacks of rice (50 kg. per sack) were delivered in TSPI head office last May. They were distributed in three-kilogram pack per beneficiary by the branch staff. During … Continue reading “Rice Subsidy for Senior Citizens”

Mental Health

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Mental Health Awareness Webinar for Employees TSPI has always been holistic in taking care of both employees and clients. To help employees adapt better to the “new normal”, TSPI produced the “Think Talk”, a Mental Health Awareness Program.  It is a four-week webinar series, which was conducted in October to create awareness about the importance of one’s overall well-being. The practical mental health principles were aligned with biblical principles. All TSPI employees participated in the webinar. “Think Talk” messages and … Continue reading “Mental Health”

TSPI Activity

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All TSPI employees were oriented and certified on Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocol Water.org, TSPI’s partner in advocating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program, initiated the development of Safety Protocol for Work (SPW) among microfinance institutions (MFIs).  In this process, the guidelines issued by Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which are relevant to MFI operation were consolidated.  TSPI customized the SPW into COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol for … Continue reading “TSPI Activity”


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IN CELEBRATION of its 10th anniversary, the TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBA), held its Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting with a special theme, honoring God’s faithfulness for the past 10 years.  The theme, “Sampung Taon ng Pagpapala ng Diyos sa MBA,” paved the way for the AGM and other activities last May 31 at TSPI’s Engr. Padilla Hall in Makati City.  A thanksgiving mass was offered to commence the general assembly. SAMPUNG TAON NG PAGPAPALA Recognizing its role … Continue reading “CELEBRATING A DECADE OF FAITHFULNESS”


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IN DASMARIÑAS, Cavite, scraps of fabric have spawned communities of hardworking rag makers and families with added income. At the helm of this movement is husband-and-wife team Ranie and Haydee Villaruz, who found a fortune in basahang bilog (round rags). In May 2016, TSPI’s Enterprise Development Services (EDS) was thinking up new community-driven projects when the idea of affordable, easy-to-produce rags from factories’ scrap materials came into the picture. “We wanted something productive for our nanays (mothers) and their families … Continue reading “FROM RAGS TO RICHES”


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SATURDAY, 3:30 AM—a time when everyone sleeps soundly after a tiring workweek. But not for TSPI employees who were up to join Walk for Life at the Quirino Grandstand.   Organized by Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, Walk for Life was a demonstration of people who believe that life is a gift from God, and that we are called to protect and preserve it. Tulay sa Pag-unlad, Inc. (TSPI) Executive Director Eduardo Mendoza led the organization in participating in this event.  … Continue reading “TSPI WALKS FOR LIFE”


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WHEN TYPHOON Glenda tore through Calabarzon in 2014, the province of Quezon was among the heaviest hit. Nanay Gina Mernilo, a mother of three from the town of Macalelon, said the water system in their barangay was one of the casualties, and it made things very difficult for the already struggling community. “Since then, we had to buy water,” she said.  “And for three pesos per container and five containers a day, that’s around P450 a month, which is too … Continue reading “WITH WATER, HOPE FLOWS”


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THE SERENE waters of Tayabas Bay would sometimes peek in between the coconut trees dotting the horizon in Catanauan, Quezon. A six-hour drive from Manila, the first-class municipality stands on gently rolling hills, so fertile that almost every household depends on the land for sustenance, from copra production to rice farming. But for farmer Tatay Fortunato Mendoza, a TSPI Programang Pang-agrikultura (TPP) client since 2012, harnessing the richness of the soil is far from easy.  For one, his community’s experience … Continue reading “EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES”


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WE USUALLY have a stereotype of a typical small town Filipino farmer—hardworking, skillful, and yet poor.  He tills the soil, sows the seeds of food staples, and provides not only for his family but for a hungry nation in need of sustenance.  And the cycle goes on, leaving the small farmer, content with just providing enough food for his family but not exactly earning the income required to uplift his way of living. What he doesn’t realize is that he … Continue reading “THE FARMER IS A BUSINESSMAN”