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Korean Execs Mobilize to Help Philippine Village
Korean Execs Mobilize to Help Philippine Village

Just last month, Standard Chartered First Bank Korea and R Global Net collaborated on a unique community development project in the mountainous Northern regions of Luzon, Philippines. In all, 11 Korean bank executives, and 6 members of the leadership training company, visited the village of San Martin- donating parcels of art materials and school supplies to indigenous Aeta school children. The village of San Martin was rebuilt in a new location following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and the village and now houses 140 Aeta families. Standard Chartered Bank built a school here in 2001 as part of its educational support program, but now they are back for a different reason.

"This particular project is the culmination of a month-long cultural awareness and leadership Pioneer Program," said Richard Molnar, CEO of R Global Net, "and the real beneficiaries today are the Korean program participants who have done an incredible job today of helping indigenous people far less fortunate than themselves."

Mr. Molnar, a Canadian, went on to explain how the Koreans, who had never before set foot in the Philippines, were given just two weeks to plan and execute a community development project. The participants raised $3000 by cold-calling corporations and charities and negotiating the streets of Manila to procure supplies for the village and its children

The Korean executives also presented a check for P60,000 to Catherine Ramos, coordinator of the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples. Speaking for the Aeta people, who had lost all their possessions in the 1991 volcanic eruption, Ramos thanked the Koreans for assisting one of South East Asia's oldest ethnic groups. Then school pupils staged traditional shows to demonstrate their gratitude.

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