Enabling brighter futures: Torre Lorenzo turns over child development center to Pindasan, Davao de Oro

Posted April 26, 2023

By: Torre Lorenzo

Baybay Pindasan Child Development Center Mural

In a continuing effort to enable communities, Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) recently turned over a daycare center in Barangay Pindasan, Mabini, Davao de Oro. The company aims to provide a conducive learning environment for the children of the community where its flagship hospitality development, Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort is located.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Turnover of Baybay Pindasan Daycare Center

The turnover ceremony was led by TLDC CEO Tomas Lorenzo (4th from left) and TLDC COO Cathy Casares-Ko (3rd from left). The ribbon cutting was graced by Mabini Mayor Emerson Luego (rightmost), Barangay Pindasan Councilor Janel Andigan (2nd from left), and Child Development Worker Mia Prado (leftmost). 

Students of Baybay Pindasan Day Care Center together with TLDC Executives, Mabini Mayor and Brgy, Pindasan Councilor

“When we first saw the daycare center, we felt that there were things that we could do to improve it, to make it more conducive for learning.  After all, that is what we do with the study spaces we have in our residential condominiums," says TLDC COO Cathy Casares-Ko.

TLDC sought the assistance of Ms. Corazon Aguinaldo-Lim and Ms. Karen Ann Vera who volunteered their expertise in selecting the appropriate educational materials and toys for the facility and by conducting a teacher’s training and sharing session for child development workers of Mabini, Davao de Oro.

Ms. Emma Dula spoke on behalf of the parents: “We’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Torre Lorenzo for initiating this and giving its full support for this project. Our children will have a spacious and safe classroom where they can learn.” 

TLDC ensures that it gives back and contributes to the progress and development of the communities where it operates. In 2022, TLDC turned over an ambulance unit in the Municipality of Mabini in Davao de Oro.

Torre Lorenzo has various community development programs in place that focus on providing livelihood, supporting access to education and health services, and protecting the environment. In Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort, 70% of the employees are from the nearby town of Mabini, while the rest are from other municipalities of Davao de Oro providing equal employment opportunities to residents.

“As Torre Lorenzo grows, Mabini will also grow with us. We are here for the long-haul and be assured that we will continue support the community’s growth and development,” says TLDC CEO Tomas Lorenzo.