Trafigura Foundation and HBI: An Video

On June 2014, the Haligi ng Bata, Inc. (HBI) and the Trafigura Foundation jointly visited – for the first time – the San Agustin Elementary School and the San Agustin community in San Fernando, La Union – the sites of the 3-Year School and Community Development Project locally implemented by HBI and funded by Trafigura.

Joining them in this field visit is Peter and Geraldine Carney –  the husband and wife team behind Exposure Media Productions Philippines. Working with Trafigura, Exposure PH gave a face and portrayed the story of the project’s aims, its stakeholders, and what the project has done and will do for the improvement of the lives of the San Agustin students.

Please take a moment to know the visual story of the San Agustin School and Community Development Project by watching this:

Aside from documenting the San Agustin School and Community Development Project, Exposure PH and Trafigura also told the story of another development project in Cebu with another development organization Eau et Vie. Take a gander at their story here:

To know more about Exposure Media Productions Philippines, please visit their website – To get in touch with them, shoot them an e-mail at Exposure PH is also on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

HBI would like to thank Exposure PH for sharing with us the finished videos and for bearing with our bare land trip accommodation during their visit.

(Article’s featured photo taken by Exposure PH) 

A New Hope Rises in Barangay Castro, Sudipen, La Union

One of the many areas of operation of Haligi ng Bata, Incorporated is the Barangay Castro, located in the sleepy town of Sudipen, La Union Farming is the number 1 source of income of Barangay Castro residents. With 92 sponsored children and families, HBI has been operating their Child Sponsorship Program here since the late 1990s.

The lands of Castro are fertile for planting tobacco, rice & other vegetation, only problem is that most of the farmers do not own their farming lands. They get a meager share of the harvested crops – too meager that they cannot fulfill the needs of the family. We are going to stop here and will let the video tell you the rest about Barangay Castro & the Castro Elementary School.