Phoenix publishing house and Ricoh Philippines collaborate to aid Luzon Mission schools
Under the Alagang Phoenix initiative, Phoenix Publishing House Inc. has partnered with Ricoh Philippines, a technology and imaging company in donating several multifunction printers & projectors to select mission schools in Luzon.
Phoenix Publishing House, Inc., one of the leading publishing companies in the Philippines, has been revolutionizing the textbook industry for the past 60 years by providing best-in-class reading and instructional materials. The company has been an advocate of Filipino-authored textbooks and local publishing with their vision of providing quality instructional materials for Filipinos and by Filipinos.
Alagang Phoenix was born out of the company’s firm commitment to continuously improving the quality of Philippine education and the quality of life of our educators. Alagang Phoenix conducts training and workshops for the academe to promote their development and learnings with the latest trends in the global education system translating to the ultimate goal of success for the students.
Ricoh is undertaking a range of initiatives in keeping with its sustainability message, which is Driving Sustainability for Our Future. The message conveys their determination to create new value to resolve social issues and help materialize a sustainable society through business. Ricoh pursues such sustainability through a Three Ps Balance-Prosperity (economic activities), People (society), and Planet (environment). The company aims to resolve social issues through business, reinforce its operational underpinnings, and contribute to society. This will help to Ricoh contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)* agreed to by the international community. Ricoh Philippines has been an active advocate of environmental protection and conservation through its Eco-Action Campaign. It is an annual global initiative where the company holds corporate social responsibility programs with a particular focus on the environment. Ricoh Philippines also gives back to society with its Adopt-a-School program where Ricoh donates Multifunction Printers to less fortunate schools in the country.
Ricoh Philippines’ partnership with Alagang Phoenix is an opportunity to develop the disadvantaged communities thru education by supporting mission schools from different dioceses in Luzon.
Held at the Alegria Lounge at the headquarters of Phoenix Publishing House, the turnover ceremony of Ricoh multifunction printers and projectors were graced by the representatives of the recipient schools namely Rev. Fr. Elmer Jose Dizon, superintendent of the Archdiocese of San Fernando Educational System, Msgr. Mauel Bravo Jr., superintendent of the Archdiocesan of Lingayen Dagupan Catholic Schools, Rev. Fr. Alain Manalo, superintendent the Diocese of Imus Catholic Educational System, Inc., and the Msgr. Michael Feliciano Veneracion, superintendent of Cabanatuan Catholic Educational System (CACES).
The executives of Phoenix Publishing House led by its President, Lynda R. Sibal & Penny Sibal-Balbin, Executive Vice President said, “We are truly grateful to Ricoh Philippines for their donation of Multifunction Printers, these relevant devices will be of great value to the recipients and will help modernize their documentation system to lessen the burden of the teachers in their manual printing, scanning & document reproduction”.
Rev. Fr. Alain Manalo, the superintendent of the Diocese of Imus, Cavite said that some schools “need to go to the next town to have material photocopied” and that he was very appreciative of the donation of Ricoh multifunction printers (MFP) and projectors as this would go a long way in improving the quality of education in these schools. The other superintendents were amazed by the MFP’s features and say that the schools’ teaching and testing materials will be greatly enhanced.
Eric Sulit, President, and CEO of Ricoh Philippines, mentioned that “We have found through the Alagang Phoenix initiatives that we share common goals and aspirations—the betterment of society through the activities of the businesses that we run. It is also for this reason that this partnership is very close to my heart. And I hope that with this joint program we may make some impact on our youth and on our country.”
Ricoh multifunction printers will help the schools with their scanning and printing needs. The projectors will also aid the teachers with their visual presentations and be more engaging with their students.