Apl.de.ap Supports Macarons for a Cause

Blog Post Macarons for a Cause

By: Adriana Perez H

(Manila, Philippines, July 5, 2013): Apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas, launched a new partnership between The Apl.de.ap Foundation (ADAF) and Red Ribbon, in collaboration with Franklin Baker, to build new schools in The Philippines.

“With education, you can be anything. It comes from experience with me having an education that led me to be here, giving back and helping out others.” said Apl at a press conference.

The campaign is called “Macaroons for a Cause”, for every pack of macaroons purchased, which costs P50, P7 goes to ADAF.

“In every classroom, there’s going to be a music program. And we’re going to provide the same equipment that I use in my daily life, in making music”

“I’m proud of my kababayans, and I want to see the youth of the Philippines to compete against the world”, explained Apl.de.ap.

If in 2 years, 2.4 million packs of macaroons are sell, the first classroom will be built in Zamboanga, Philippines, which is reported to be a conflict city, where children grow up around violence and crime.

It is expected that 30 packages will be sell per day, however during the first day of the campaign more than 35 packages were already purchased.

For Apl.de.ap it is important to get educated to have a better future and quality of life. The Apl.de.ap Foundation has built 14 classrooms around The Philippines.

Visit any Red Ribbon store to purchase a pack of macaroons only for P50 and you will help the filipino youth to have a better future.


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Apl.de.ap at Time For Hope Fundraiser Gala

Blog Post Apl de Ap Charity Gala

By: Adriana Pérez H

MAY 19TH,2013:  Apl.de.ap attended to “Time For Hope Fundraiser Gala” benefiting This Time Foundation And The Apl.de.ap Foundation at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

During the gala, This Time Foundation honored Apl.de.ap with the “Spirit of Inspiration Award” for his dedication to rebuilding schools in his native country Philippines.

Allan Pineda aka Apl.de.ap gave an inspirational speech, where he dedicated his award to Ben Hudgens, his adopted father from Philippines, who brought Apl to United States.

“Without him, none of this would be possible for me.” -Apl

Apl.de.ap talked about The Apl.de.ap Foundation, the way he gives back to the children in Philippines. Also, it was announced, he is going to sponsor a series of surgeries in the Philippines to benefit premature babies.

“We have built 14 classrooms throughout the Philippines and a computer lab. I get to hear all the stories of transformation, they’re making…”

“One person can’t change the world, but if I help someone and you help someone, we can change the world”.

The live auction included South African Safari in Maputaland, Safari Surf in Costa Rica, a night of bowling with Apl.de.ap, among others. All the funds go to The Apl.de.ap Foundation.

To conclude the special gala, Apl.de.ap took the stage and performed “We Can Be Anything”, “Where Is The Love” and “Jump In” featuring Jessica Sanchez.  The female group “The Lylas”, also performed on stage.

Other celebrities who attended the gala were Tia Carrere, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tamlyn Tomita and Mark Dacascos.

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Apl.de.ap Foundation joins HELP.PH to raise funds

Blog Post - Apl in TaclobanThe Philippines needs your help!

HELP.PH is a major global campaign to raise funds for the Philippines led by smart and 40 other telcos around the world. The Apl.de.ap Foundation joined the movement and is raising funds to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

The Typhoon blasted the Philippines with 305 km/h winds and tsunami-like storm surges. There are thousands dead, and more than a million people lacking food, water or shelter.

Donate Now! Go to: http://help.ph

If you are in The Philippines, you can make your donations via text messages. If you are outside The Philippines, donate via International Mobile Carriers.