Progress Abounds for St. Martin de Porres

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There has been extraordinary progress on multiple projects at SMDP during the start of 2014. Construction has begun on the Girls’ Village. Pillars for the first house are already being …

St. Martin de Porres Honored with Award

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On January 30, 2014 St. Martin de Porres was handed over the Salamat Po Award for best NGO (Non Govermental Organisation) of Field Office III by the DSWD Department of …

Mia Martin becomes JDVSF Board Member

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JDVSF is honoured to welcome Mia Martin as a new Board Member. She was appointed on November 21, 2013 and will serve as our company secretary. Mia is a partner …

New School Bolsters Children’s Future

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SMDP has established a new school to accommodate the growing children’s village which has exceeded the capacity of the local school in nearby Bustos. The new building is nearly completed …

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Exciting Outlook for 2014

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The JDVSF has had many successes over the last year and has many wonderful opportunities on the horizon. There have been exciting developments on our buildings. Construction on the Girl’s …

December Visit from Down Under

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Students from St. Aloysius College, a Jesuit school in Sydney, Australia, visited SMDP in December. The students were there as part of St. Aloysius’ three-week intensive service-immersion experience. Under the …

Solar energy for St. Martin de Porres

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The bright sun in the Philippines will be put to work at St. Martin de Porres (SMDP). To reduce an expensive power bill, solar cells converting sunlight into electricity will …

Groundbreaking set for Girls’ Village

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Construction will begin for the Girls’ Village in November, 2013. This will become the centre for vocational training and housing for girls advancing to high school and college. The construction …

London Fundraiser April 2013

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Nearly 90 people gathered at Morton’s in London on Thursday, 25 April to celebrate the accomplishments of the John D.V. Salvador Foundation and to raise money for more progress in …

Future Site of the Girls’ Village

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To accomodate the continued growth of the Children’s Village at St. Martin de Porres (SMDP), the JDVSF will support the construction of a Girls’ Village, which will become the centre …

Progress Continues at Tondo Halfway House

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The structure continues to take shape in Tondon, and major milestones continue to be accomplished. A few recent updates from October and November include: Agreement has been achieved with Meralco, …

Floods in Philippines Impact SMDP

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In the Philippines, heavy rains and floods claimed the lives of more than 60 people in early August. The worst flooding in the Philippines since 2009 also affected St. Martin …

Progress Update on Tondo Halfway House

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The halfway house in Tondo, Manila is closer to completion. In July, the ground and first floors were built. The construction crew has already started working on the second floor, …