TSL Foundation Donates to SCC’s Scholarship Program

 

As part of their support for the Saipan Chamber of Commerce’s (SCC) scholarship program, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, TanHoldings’ charitable arm, has signed up as a gold sponsor for the Chamber’s annual golf tournament.

Merlie Tolentino, Executive Director of Tan Siu Lin Foundation, presented a check amounting to $2,500 to SCC officials headed by its president Joe Guerrero. A part of the proceeds from the event will be allotted for the Chamber’s scholarship program which helps local students in pursuing higher education.

Tolentino said that they will continue to help give local students opportunities to further their education since these will help hone their knowledge, skills, and values for the future. Guerrero on the other hand, thanked TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation for the continued partnership and support, not only to SCC, but also to the rest of the NMI community.

TanHoldings Celebrates Earth Day 2022

With its purpose to raise awareness and protect the environment as part of their corporate social responsibility practices, TanHoldings virtually celebrated Earth Day last April 22, 2022. The online program aims to advocate for this year’s Earth Day theme, “Invest in our Planet”.

Speakers from various Strategic Business Units such as POI Aviation, D&Q International Distributors, and AB Risk Solutions hosted the virtual program wherein relevant videos were played to inform the audience regarding the prevalent problems the Earth is facing, specifically plastic pollution.

                                                                                                       

The highlight of the event is the launch of the “Zero Plastic, Make it a Habit” campaign, encouraging the Strategic Business Units to look at ways on how plastic consumption can be reduced in their respective units. Activities related to quarterly-themes were launched to sustain engagement within the group.

“Much is needed from us, not just as a business, but also as individuals; because every day, our choices have a direct impact on our environment. Let’s enjoy and learn from this virtual celebration and let’s be on our way to reducing plastic use across all our business units,” says Jerry Tan, CEO and President of TanHoldings.

They ended the program by asking team members to express their commitment through submitting their own environmental pledges via an online form.

Earth Day is one of the biggest celebrations honoring the birth of the environmental movement. It takes place annually on the 22nd of April.

Tan Siu Lin Foundation Aids the Northern Marianas College

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of TanHoldings, donates $3,000 to Northern Marianas College’s 17th Annual NMC Foundation Golf Tournament on March 19.

TSL Foundation keeps up to its pledge to help and sustain the workforce development in the CNMI by supporting education.

“We support the college in its efforts to enhance its programs and services for students who are working to improve their lives through education. We wish the best of luck also to all the players in this year’s tournament,” TanHoldings CEO Jerry Tan said.

NMC President Galvin Deleon Guerrero expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the involvement and generosity of organizations like the TSL Foundation for the success of NMC’s golf tournaments.

Tan Siu Lin Foundation will Officially Sponsor Pika Fest

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of TanHoldings, handed over a donation worth $5,000 to the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) to support the 18th Annual Tinian Hot Pepper Festival that will be held on March 11-13, 2022.

“Pika Fest” is one of the significant events of MVA that aims to exhibit Tinian’s culture, music, dance, food, particularly the spicy ones called the island’s pika “Donne Sali” or hot pepper.

Affirming TSL’s support and commitment to “Pika Fest,” TSL Foundation executive director Merlie Tolentino turned over the donation last Monday to the MVA Community Project Specialist Ray Villagomez.

“The Tan Siu Lin Foundation joins the Marianas Visitors Authority and the people of Tinian in celebrating the Pika Fest, which is one of the most popular events in the NMI. We hope to see Tinian residents sharing a weekend of fun and learning experience with Saipan and other off-island visitors,” Tolentino said.

Tango Theatres is a Proud Member of the 12th Toys for Tots in Guam

Tango Theatres participates in the 12th “Toys for Tots” program in Guam by being one of the local drop-off locations for the annual toy drive, spearheaded by the Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz and the Guam Chamber of Commerce.

Tango Theatres’ staff has led the turnover of the toys collected from its customers last December 7, 2021, to the representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

“Tango Theatres is privileged to be a part of bringing holiday cheer to families with children in need. We are grateful to all our donors. Their giving spirits will definitely touch the lives of each child who will receive a present this Christmas courtesy of Toys for Tots,” said Tango Theatres General Manager Kit Lanuza.

TSL Foundation Backs the Ronald McDonald House of Charities Golf Tourney

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of TanHoldings supports the inaugural of Ronald McDonald House of Charities Golf Tourney by providing cash donation to the McDonald’s Guam and Saipan.

The TSL Foundation’s donation is part of its commitment as a diamond sponsor of the gold fundraising tournament.

Marcia Ayuyu, the owner of McDonald’s Guam and Saipan extends her gratitude to the TSL Foundation for its unwavering support.

“On behalf of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, we would like to congratulate McDonald’s Guam and Saipan owners and operators Joe Ayuyu Sr. and Marcia for realizing their long-time dream of finding a way to help the Ronald McDonald House fulfill its mission,” TSL Foundation executive director Merlie Tolentino said.

AB Risk Solutions Partners with “Toys for Tots”

 

TanHoldings’ AB Risk Solutions is an official partner for “Toys for Tots” for this year’s holiday season.

“Toys for Tots” is a charitable program initiated by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and spearheaded by Associated Students of Northern Marianas College and the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, aiming to continually reach unprivileged children of the community by giving them toys during the holiday season.

Field of Heroes: We Will Never Forget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TanHoldings, together with its charitable arm, Tan Siu Lin Foundation were able to raise $20,894 from its “Field of Heroes: We Will Never Forget” event.

Proceeds of the event will be given to the Northern Marianas Humanities Council to continuously support the health and wellness being of all the CNMI community heroes and their families.

Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase!

Tango Theatres’ Marketing Manager Constance Camat chosen as National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) 2021 CinemaCon Diversity and Inclusion Scholar

Tango Theatres’ Marketing Manager Constance “Connie” Camat was recently named as one of the recipients of the prestigious National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) 2021 CinemaCon Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. This scholarship aims to build a pathway to participation in NATO for people who are currently underrepresented among the association’s volunteers. The scholarship is awarded to employees of NATO member companies in the US and the territories. Camat will be attending high-level meetings of movie industry experts at the annual CinemaCon from August 22-26, 2021, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 “This scholarship is my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain knowledge and interact with industry experts. I am looking to gain a global perspective on movie distribution and exhibition and raise awareness among filmmakers and distributors that Guam is a melting pot of cultures where their movies and products will be appreciated by a diverse community of movie enthusiasts,” said Camat.
 “Team Tango is very proud of Ms, Camat’s achievement. Her leadership qualities and her persistence have allowed Tango to broaden its audience reach thus benefitting our patrons who are always looking for new and exciting movies to watch,” General Manager Kit Lanuza said.
A strategic business unit of Tan Holdings, Tango theatres has been providing entertainment for more than 20 years to the people of Guam in its 12 cinemas located at the Micronesia Mall.

United Airlines has Recognized POI Aviation’s Teresita Blas

United Airlines has recognized POI Aviation’s Teresita Blas in their June newsletter.

She has been cited for an outstanding job as she performs her tasks in the areas of safety protocols, security and cleaning.

Incidentally, National Safety Month is celebrated in June.

Teresita has been with POI Aviation for over 10 years and has taken to heart POI’s values of professionalism, people and partnerships.

Tan Siu Lin Foundation’s Donation to Joeten Kiyu Public Library

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of TanHoldings has provided a total of 152 gift bags to Joeten Kiyu Public Library last May 25, 2021.

The purpose of this donation is to support JKPL’s free summer program, encouraging each child, youth, and adults in the CNMI to improve and practice their reading skills.

The gift bags that consist of shirts, stuffed toys, and mugs will be used as a weekly prize for children who complete a task.

JKPL library director Erlinda C. Naputi graciously extends her thanks and appreciation to the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for its generosity and support.

Truly, it is an honor for the company to be part of the continuous growth of education in the CNMI community.

2021 Marpi Cycling Classic

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation sponsored the 2021 Marpi Cycling Classic last May 30 for its employees and their families to coincide with the celebration of the World Cycling Month on June 3.

The 20 km. long race passes through the scenic route of Banzai Cliff.

Biking is one of the many ways to stay fit and healthy. The TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation are happy to see the growing community of bikers on the island.

A Little Effort Makes a Huge Impact

The TanHoldings’ executives and staff joined the celebration of 51st Earth Day by partnering up with the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) in an island-wide clean-up at Garapan, Saipan.
Almost two (2) truckloads of trash were collected in the clean-up.
Every year, the company is always looking forward to participating as volunteers for the clean-up as living on an island is a privilege, and must take part in keeping our paradise clean and green.
TanHoldings keeps up to its commitment to taking care of the environment by doing such initiatives.

Tan Siu Lin Foundation Grants Mt. Carmel Cathedral’s Wish

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of Tan Holdings handed over a Yamaha grand piano to Bishop Ryan Jimenez, Diocesan Finance Council Rev. Fr. Jason Granado, Shepherd’s Choir member Rose Soledad, and pianist Franco Mendoza last week.
Mt. Carmel Cathedral had its 30-plus-year old piano and replaced it with a brand new one.
“The piano has been on our wish list for the past several years and we would like to thank the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for granting that wish,” Bishop Jimenez said.
He also extends his gratitude to TSL Foundation and Tan Holdings for their unwavering support to the community.

POI Aviation in Action

The TanHoldings’ POI Aviation took part in sanitizing and disinfecting the facilities and vehicles of the CNMI Department of Corrections (DOC) last December 22,2020.

Team members of POI Aviation run a thorough cleaning of the facilities to ensure the safety of the Department of Correction’s employees as well as its inmates.

The TanHoldings family remains proactive in helping to build a safe and clean space for the CNMI community.

TanHoldings Cares: The Commitment Remains

TanHoldings’ CTSI Logistics, Asia Pacific Airlines, and POI Aviation remained in action in bringing vital equipment amid the global pandemic.

A shipment was carried on a chartered Asia Pacific Airlines flight from Incheon, South Korea, consisting of testing kits and 10 ultra-cold freezers that will be used as storage for the COVID-19 vaccines for the CNMI.

POI Aviation spearheaded the ground handling of the cargo while CTSI Logistics took the lead in trucking of the shipment.

As the company says, no one will be left behind. The TanHoldings family will remain steadfast in the commitment of “We will rise as one, Marianas!”

One with the Community in Rebuilding the CNMI

 

The TanHoldings Corporation has allocated funds for the recovery of sites that were destructed by typhoons. TanHoldings is with 32 other organizations who are committed in maintaining the facilities and locations around the islands of the CNMI. 

TanHoldings Corporate Business Development Vice President Alex Sablan stated in his interview that the TanHoldings Corporation is part of the Public-Private Partnership program of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers.  

Additionally, the company is also focusing on providing funds on organizations/groups who are taking initiatives in transforming the islands to a better CNMI.  

Tan Siu Lin Foundation’s Laptop Bag Donation to Public School System

Tan Siu Lin Foundation, the charitable arm of TanHoldings donated 4,887 laptop bags worth $122,175 to Public School System (PSS) for the students’ online classes.

Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada uttered that this is the perfect time to receive TSL Foundation’s donation for it will help the students to cope up for this year’s online schooling. 

“Education is one of the top priorities of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation. We can’t allow the many challenges we are experiencing right now to discourage us from educating our children and helping them achieve their goals,” TSL Foundation Executive Director Marie Tolentino said.