The “man in the rain”, our Chairman Dingdong Dantes speaking to the young people in Estancia, Iloilo. Salamat sa lahat ng kabataan ng Iloilo!
The rains cannot stop YPF Founding Chairman Jose Sixto “Dingdong” G. Dantes, III from fulfilling his commitment to the school children, parents and teachers of Estancia Central Elementary School to build a new four-classroom two-storey school building with good WASH facilities.Last Friday, the eve of his birthday, in a simple program at Estancia Central Elementary School located at Estancia, one of the northern Iloilo towns hard hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda almost nine months ago, Dong unveiled the billboard marker and inspected the ongoing construction of the new four-classroom two-storey school building with good WASH facilities.As YPF Founding Chairman, Dong saw the extent of damage and destruction suffered by the school during YPF’s relief operations at Estancia last November and December 2013.Dong reminded the students and teachers, “Last November, we wrote ‘Bangon Estancia’ on the wall of a damage classroom to signify our commitment to build back better”. “Today, Estancia is rising from the ruins of Yolanda through our common efforts powered by spirit of bayanihan”, he stressed.YPF successfully raised funds from its donors and supporters to finance the school building project at Estancia Central Elementary School, while its partner, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, has been managing the construction of the new school building.The new school building is expected to be finished by October this year.