Good Samaritan

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Good Samaritan Corner   The Joy of Serving in the Midst of the Pandemic! – by Ma. Cristina Oribello, TSPI HR Specialist*   A lot of changes occurred in the midst of the pandemic, such as closure of businesses, loss of jobs and overall decline of the economy.  During this time, I learned and strive to deepen my relationship with Christ and to spread the Good News. It is for this reason and through the prompting of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading “Good Samaritan”

Calamansi Farmers

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CALAMANSI FARMERS CROSS THE BRIDGE TO PROGRESS  “Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng tumulong sa amin. Tunay po na tulay kayo sa pag-unlad ng mga magsasakang tulad naming. Kayo po ang nagbigay sa amin ng lakas ng loob at tumulong para kami ay magkaroon ng pagkakaisa, pagkakaunawaan at pagbibigayan. Maraming salamat po sa TSPI. “ (Thanks to all who helped us. Indeed you are the bridge to progress for farmers like us. You gave us the confidence and support that … Continue reading “Calamansi Farmers”

TSPI Cares

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Caring for TSPI family during COVID-19 Pandemic This first issue of TSPI Newsletter highlights how TSPI cares for its clients, employees and their families amidst the prolonged COVID-19 quarantine period through its contingency program. TSPI is more than grateful for how God has sustained its operations, with a strong UGNAYAN – combined and determined efforts of the field personnel, Support Groups, Senior Management and the Board of Trustees. TSPI is also one with its partners consisting of private and non-government … Continue reading “TSPI Cares”

Urban Gulayan

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TSPI URBAN GULAYAN!   TSPI supports the urban agriculture project of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), which aims to ensure the availability and accessibility of safe and fresh vegetables in the urban areas. The project is under the DA’s “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat Kontra sa Covid-19” (ALPAS sa COVID-19) Program.  The project partnership was formed and represented by none other than DA Honorable Secretary William D. Dar along with BPI Director George Y. Culaste and … Continue reading “Urban Gulayan”


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Nanay Salve Calvario’s life story is not for the faint of heart. The trials she faced from a very young age until a few years ago are among the most devastating experiences anyone can possibly encounter in their lifetime. But those painful experiences just made Nanay Salve stronger and even more determined to succeed in life. Early on in her interview, Nanay Salve broke down when she recalled her mother’s suicide when she was only four years old. That tragedy … Continue reading “FROM ASHES AND HEARTBREAKS TO FASHIONABLE BAGS”


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There is a wealth of wisdom to gain from listening to 46 year old RTW manufacturer Rowena Samson Albia. As she shares the highs and lows of her entrepreneurial journey, one can’t help but notice and admire her exceptionally high level of determination, diligence and self-discipline. These three values are among her strongest assets and biggest factors that contributed to her success. Nanay Rowena took up a vocational sewing course in Novaliches Traning Center way back in 1990. From 1991 … Continue reading “OF CLOTHING, DISCIPLINE AND FAMILY”


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Wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, entrepreneur and friend – these are all the roles that Nanay Delia Natavio Herrera plays in life. While she is seriously committed to each of her roles, she quickly pointed out which matters to her the most. “Family first ako,” Nanay Delia proudly says over the noise of her seven grandchildren who are chattering and running around in her general merchandise store. The 51 year old retail store owner is among the pioneer batch of TSPI … Continue reading “A MOTHER’S LEGACY”


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Standing roughly five feet tall, Nanay Maria De Vera Campanero’s petite frame belies the greatness of her wisdom as an entrepreneur and depth of her commitment to her mask making business. The 57 year old wife of Tatay Lucio, who works as a security guard for a tire company in Santolan, and mother of two did not hesitate to share the reason why she put up her mask business. “Ang nagtulak sa akin na magnegosyo ay kahirapan na rin po, … Continue reading “SEWING MASKS, SOWING HOPE”