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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Foundation turns-over 2-storey classroom building to Talon-Talon Elementary School
By Emmanuel D. Taghoy

ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 26 (PIA) – A two-storey building with 14 classrooms was turned-over yesterday by the Foundation to Talon-Talon Elementary School, this city.

Allan Pineda, better known as Apl de Ap of the Grammy Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas and founder of Foundation together with some of its partners attended the event.

Pineda’s foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of Filipino children through education, technology and music.

Pineda said education is “the only ticket to a better life”. He encouraged the pupils of Talon-Talon Elementary School to use the classrooms for learning and building of their dreams.

“Learn. Dream big and believe in yourselves. You have the power to change your lives and change other people’s lives,” he urged.

More than 600 pupils of Talon-Talon Elementary School will benefit from the school building project. The program was launched last 2013 through the "Macaroons for a Cause" advocacy of Red Ribbon Bakeshop that hopes to address classroom shortage in the provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula region.

Vice Mayor Cesar S. Iturralde, who represented Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar in the turn-over ceremony expressed the city’s gratitude for the educational assistance extended by the Foundation and furthered that it was in line with the mayor’s flagship program on education.

The project is a collaborative effort of the Foundation, Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Habitat for Humanity Philippines and Franklin Baker Philippines.