World-class Children’s Playground Opens in Silay Today
A world-class environmentally-friendly children’s playground is set to open today, Thursday, September 7, 2017 after the 10 am turn-over program at the Silay City Public Plaza.
The children’s playground is a donation of the Super Lucky Beagler, Inc. (SLBI) as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, in partnership with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The 400-square meter play area called “Hampangan” with an assembly of high-end children’s play equipment will be formally inaugurated, blessed and turned over to Silay City government through Mayor Mark Golez by PCSO Chairman Jose Jorge E. Corpuz and SLBI Director Dino E. Jalandoni.
The play equipment imported from Denmark with the brand Kompab is ISO 14001 certified in compliance with the highest environmental standards. The slides and other equipment use non-toxic materials that will not fade, crack or corrode. It is designed for safety of children and usable in all weathers.
Hampangan has a section for Filipino games such as Tubiganay, Sipa, Piko, Tumba Patis, and others as the SLBI and PCSO would like to ensure that indigenous local games will be appreciated and learned by the younger generation. There is also a designated story-telling area.
SLBI and PCSO have implemented numerous CSR programs in the province since 2011. Among its beneficiary- partners were the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City and the Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Memorial Hospital, both recipients of medical equipments; scholarship grants for technical-vocational courses in TESDA in Talisay City for qualified beneficiaries from different cities and municipalities in Negros Occidental. In 2016, 163 families who were fire victims in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City received aid, while kindergarten pupils of the Magsaysay Primary School in Barangay Damutan in Hinobaan were beneficiaries of a two-classroom building. SLBI also partners with non-government organizations for construction of classrooms, feeding programs for children, and livelihood projects.*