Nov 28, 2007

You're Invited!

Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap Book Fair
at Market Market Play Area
on December 15 (Saturday) from 10 a.m-8 p.m.

Here's what's in store for everyone...

book fair starting at 10 a.m.
storytelling with celebrities and other fun activities for kids from 1 - 4 p.m.
turnover of book donations 4-6 p.m.
evening program (cocktails, bands, press night) 6 - 8 p.m.

We also encourage you to bring your book donations at the event.

Let's celebrate the season of giving and sharing together. Bring your kids, friends, and family along! We hope to see you there!

Nov 19, 2007


This Christmas, celebrate the spirit of giving not only with your family and friends but also with those in need. Make your presents more meaningful and lasting by making donations to AHON Foundation. Give your loved ones AHON Christmas Cards and make others happier.

AHON Christmas cards are available in three (3) designs corresponding to donations made at P100, P300 and P500. Proceeds of the Christmas Cards will go directly to the purchase of books for public elementary school libraries. For every purchase of AHON Christmas Cards, you and your loved one will be opening the doors to reading and learning for public school students in the country.

Donations may be made through:

Metrobank Account Number: 266-3-26651748-4
Account Name:

Fax copies of your Deposit Slip to 683-0268 or 683-0272 or email at along with your name and address and we will personally deliver your purchased cards to your doorstep.

Alternatively, you may also purchase AHON Christmas Cards at the following locations:

- Filway Marketing Office at 3rd Floor, Topy’s Place, Industria cor Economia Sts.( Street beside Monark along E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Libis), Bagumbayan, Quezon City. Look for Cecille Bautista or Donna Odra
- Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. Look for Allan Quijano and contact him 0917-8575642
- 242 It. Artiaga St., San Juan, Metro Manila. Look for Sarsi Sy.
- Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Office, Ateneo School of Government, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Look for Harvey Keh.

With your help, we can make Christmas truly merry for many students.

For more information, contact us at (tel) 683-0262 loc 106/109, (mobile) 0917-3277159 or (email)

Nov 16, 2007

isang milyong aklat at manila standard today

Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap was featured yesterday at Emil Jurado's column To The Point at Manila Standard Today. Please visit to see the article.

Nov 13, 2007

AHON Adopts Payatas B Annex Elementary School

AHON Foundation continues to spread its mission to more schools. AHON recently tied up with the community of Payatas B Annex Elementary School (PB-AES) to develop the school’s library. PB-AES will be AHON’s 9th adopted library since the organization started less than 2 years ago.

The new PB-AES library is expected to benefit 1200 students. Furthermore, the library will also support the strengthening community of Gawad Kalinga - Ateneo Blue Eagle Village where the school is situated in.

Join us as we witness the transformation of Payatas B Annex Elem School Library on Dec. 12, 2007.

Nov 12, 2007

For the Love of Reading

Though noticeably deficient in suitable tables, chairs and updated and well-conditioned books, students from Lucas Pascual Memorial Elementary School (LPMES) have always been eager to visiting their simple library. As Mrs. Balbanita Gomez (school librarian) reveals to AHON, “Kahit luma na, pinagtyatyagaan pa rin nila. Natutuwa na sila sa mga libro na meron dito.”

Such was the enthusiasm the students showed for reading that AHON Foundation decided to make LPMES its 8th adopted library. Initially, the task of developing LPMES’ library seemed daunting for the school’s humble community. They feared that reviving their library might entail much more resources that they can ever afford to raise. Fortunately, the community was able to prove itself wrong. Through the cooperation, innovation and hardwork exerted by volunteer parents and teachers, students of LPMES now enjoy a well-lit and colorful library furnished with the new books by donated by AHON Foundation.

The community’s resourcefulness proved vital in the transformation. Parents and volunteers alike worked everyday to refurbish old tables, chairs and shelves. Teachers and the school’s librarian used their creativity in decorating the room. The result is a library, completely evolved from its old state, that is conducive for reading and learning for the students.

“We are glad to witness the community come together to build this library,” affirms Mr. Hector Tagaysay, Chairman of AHON Foundation, during the library’s inauguration last Oct. 4. “To the students, we urge you to read these books that your parents and teachers have worked so hard for to bring to you. Huwag kayong matakot na maluma siya sa pagkagamit dahil sa ganung paraan naming makikita na minahal at pinahalagaan niyo ang mga aral at impormasyong nakuha niyo sa mga librong ito.” And indeed, it seemed the students appreciated their new books and their new library. Bright smiles lighted the room as the rustling of turned pages are heard during the library's opening.

Today, LPMES students no longer content themselves with a handful outdated books. They now enjoy good books whose information and stories can satisfy their eager young minds.

When Dreams Come True

It was not too long ago when Mr. Angelito Valderama, a parent from San Bartolome Elementary School (SBES) in Quezon City, was listening to the radio to Mr. Harvey Keh (Executive Director of AHON Foundation) talk about AHON’s mission of transforming lives through developing libraries in public elementary schools in the country. Mr. Valderama shares, “Nangarap po ako na sana mapalad din ang San Bartolome na masama sa ganitong magandang proyekto. Di ko lubos akalain na matutupad ito nang dumating ang AHON sa ating paaralan. (I had hoped that San Bartolome may be so fortunate as to be included in AHON’s projects. I could hardly believe that my wish came true when AHON came to our school). He further continues, “Isa itong napakagandang regalo na siyang aming aalagan para sa aming mga anak (This is truly a wonderful gift that we will take care of for our children)

Indeed, such was the appreciation, enthusiasm and support showed by the parents and the rest of the SBES community for their new library. Wherein in the past SBES students had to content themselves with a mostly outdated collection of books scattered in different areas given their small library, SBES now boasts of a bigger and better library housing entirely new sets of books donated by AHON Foundation.

The goal of SBES’ library design was to encourage the students to come to the library and make reading as their habit. As such, the staircase and hallways leading to the library were painted brightly to entice the students’ curious minds. Meanwhile, the kiddie mural designs inside the library fuel the students’ creative imagination spurred by stories and information they read from their new books.

Just as Mr. Valderama's wish came true for him, the students' dreams for their own future is now one step closer to coming true through the power of reading .

- Launched last September 25, San Bartolome Elementary School is AHON’s 7th adopted library, benefiting more than 2000 students. -

A New Beginning for Batasan Hills Elementary School

A year ago, Batasan Hills Elementary School (BHES) had few resources to offer to its students. It suffered from lack of adequate classrooms and school facilities and its’ students academic performance was 3rd to the last among Quezon City’s public elementary schools. But today, Batasan Hills fortune has seemed to turn.

With an active school community led by BHES’ school officials and parents, and a supportive local government, the students now has much to look forward to. New classrooms are currently underway, student training has been intesified, and facilities have been upgraded. Of the latter, perhaps the most invaluable token BHES has received of late is a revived library filled with new books donated by AHON Foundation.

Launched last September 20, the inauguration of this new AHON adopted marked a new beginning for the students of BHES. The new library provides an opportunity for increased learning for the students. As Harvey Keh, Executive Director of AHON puts it,
"You (the students) may not necessarily be able to travel around the world to see all that there is. But through books, you may be able to experience and learn infinite things, and journey through time and space."

BHES may have been in need of much in the past but it has gained so much now. Its library has been transformed to an educational playpen as colorful tables and shelves fill the room with every nook and cranny lined with books. Indeed, learning has been made easy, accessible and enjoyable for the students of BHES. It is hoped that through BHES new library, students will be engaged more in the enriching process of reading and learning.

Batasan Hills Elem. School is the 6th adopted library of AHON Foundation. It is expeted to benefit more than 5000 students.

Nov 9, 2007


Neither strong wind nor rain can stop the GSIS Village community from building a library for their school.

The dedication of the teachers, parents and other community members of GSIS Village Elementary School (GSISVES) paved off as they launched their new library on September 13, 2007. Their library renovation project, which started during this school year’s stormiest season yet, gathered together members of GSISVES’ GPTCA, faculty, students and baranggay (Brgy. Sangandaan) to work together for a common cause. The community, led by principal Dr. Lourdes Abalos, worked through holidays, class suspensions and weekends to finish their library. The result is a completely engaging library, lined with colorful shelves, new tables, and playful room decorations and toys donated by the GSISVES community.

In his message to the community, Mr. Maghacot stressed to the students the vital role of reading. He cites knowledge gained from books as treasures that can empower the students to achieve more in life. He mentioned how fortunate the students of GSIS ES are for being beneficiaries of these treasures and for being surrounded by a community who values their well-being.

The inauguration, held at the GSISVES AVR was attended by Mr. Pacific Maghacot Jr. (Asst. City Administrator for General Affairs for QC) Atty. Vicki Luanzon (Special Asst. Sec to the Mayor), Dr. Meleda Polita (Dep-Ed QC Asst. District Superintendent), Mr. Hector O. Tagaysay (Chairman of AHON Foundation) and Mr. Lewis Edwards (Chairman of ABC Foundation)

GSISVES’s new library benefits more than 2000 students. It is AHON’s fifth adopted library and AHON’s first in Quezon City. AHON Foundation hopes to continue to open doors for learning for students as it stretches its reach to more cities and regions in the country.


Starting November 12, you can already bring your book donations to these Pizza Hut Bistro, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen branches!


  • Gateway
  • Insular
  • Robinson's Galleria
  • Trinoma
  • Mall of Asia
  • SM Southmall
  • Eastwood
  • Glorietta
  • Tomas Morato
  • E. Rodriguez
  • Glorietta
  • Eastwood
  • Trinoma
  • Araneta Coliseum
  • SM Southmall
  • E. Rodriguez

Sharing your books has never been easier. What are you waiting for? Bring your books to any of these drop-off points nearest you!

Nov 6, 2007

isang milyong aklat update

Dear Friends,
It has been almost 4 months since we started Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap and we were already able to raise around 200,000 reading materials.
The response to our project has been overwhelming – we’ve been receiving inquiries and getting donations from different parts of the country and the world! Thank you for inspiring us through your support and encouraging words.
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But we know we can do even better!
Our goal is to raise
One million books for over 200 public schools by March 2008 (since we’d be sorting and distributing the books from April to July 2008).
You can help by donating books,
  • Drop them off at boxes at Pizza Hut branches (for complete list, visit Invite your family, friends, neighbors, officemates, classmates and even acquaintances to donate books and take time to drop them off at these branches.
  • Organize book drives in your own office, community, or school.
  • We are still looking for volunteers who can help us pick up books from these branches. We would be glad to have you on board!
and participating.
  • We are going to have an Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap Day at:
    • Market Market Kids Zone on December 8
  • Bring your book donations there and enjoy the mini – bookfair, lots of kiddie activities, and storytelling with our celebrity endorsers. It’s going to be a fun-filled event and we hope to see you there :)
Make Isang Milyong Aklat your
Christmas outreach activity!
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Remember that by donating books or sharing your time with us, you are making a kid smile through your gift.
Let us work together to help
build a million dreams
Thank you very much!

Isang Milyong Aklat, Isang Milyong Pangarap Team
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For more information, contact us at:
683-0262 loc 109/
Please help us spread the good news by passing this on to your friends.