Special Projects

This pertains to projects and activities to address the educational needs of the direct dependents of the employees of the Zobel family and the welfare of its retired employees.  In addition, there are projects like Fun Day participated in by school children which is held in celebration of the founding chairman’s death anniversary.


  • Educational Assistance Program

    Educational Assistance Program

    Educational Assistance Program is designed to address the educational needs of the Zobel employees’ direct dependents through provision of school materials, finances and other support services.

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  • EZF Candles Shines at SM Kultura

    EZF Candles Shines at SM Kultura

    In its thrust to be in the forefront of promoting small livelihood enterprises, SM Kultura has opened its door to welcome candles of sophisticated workmanship from the women of Calatagan, Batangas, organized by the E. Zobel Foundation.

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  • Livelihood Program and Island Store

    Livelihood Program and Island Store

    EZF Livelihood Project aims to address the meager income of family beneficiaries by organizing micro-enterprise trainings to create and dispose saleable products which contribute to income sufficiency.

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  • Scholarship Assistance for Out-of-School Youths

    Scholarship Assistance for Out-of-School Youths

    Scholarship Assistance for Out-of-school Youths benefits deserving out-of-school youths who wants to be trained for vocational and technical courses to increase their chance of possible employment.

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  • Retirees Assistance Program

    Retirees Assistance Program

    Enrique Zobel Foundation's Retirees Assistance Program is a special program which intends to improve the economic and social condition of the retirees of Zobel companies through provision of social services and financial assistance in the form of monthly pensions, medical support and burial assistance.

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  • EZ Fun Day

    EZ Fun Day

    EZ Fun Day is a yearly event where schoolchildren, teachers and guests participate in a number of outdoor games and activities held in commemoration of the death anniversary of Don Enrique Zobel.

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  • Jacobo Zobel Awards (PMA Scholarship)

    Jacobo Zobel Awards (PMA Scholarship)

    Jacobo Zobel Award is a scholarship grant presented annually to graduating cadet of the Philippine Military Academy who in the judgment of the screening committee has achieved the most exemplary performance in all aspect of a cadet life – academics, leadership, conduct athletics, extra-curricular activities, character & department.

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  • EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    A. ELEMENTARY Out of the 66 elementary scholars which we assisted during the School Year 2011-2012, 15 students have graduated in March and are now promoted to first year high school***. ***Beginning this School Year 2012-2013, the K+12 model will be adopted by the Department of Education. This model involves Kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) plus another two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12). The two years extension will provide the students of in-depth specialization on the occupation/career track they wish to pursue.

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  • WHAT A FUN DAY!

    WHAT A FUN DAY!

    Amidst the scorching summer heat, over 700 elementary students, teachers and other guests trooped to the Hacienda Bigaa Open Field to partake in the E. Zobel Foundation’s 2012 Fun Day, with this year’s theme --- Fitness First, an annual celebration commemorating the 8th death anniversary of the businessman-philanthropist, Don Enrique Zobel.

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  • Enriching Lives Through ENZO Tech

    Enriching Lives Through ENZO Tech

    The Enrique Zobel Technical Training Center (ENZO Tech) recently broke ground at Calatagan, Batangas and attended by key personalities and the town’s officials.

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  • MOA SIGNING ON COMPLEMENTARY FOOD BLEND

    MOA SIGNING ON COMPLEMENTARY FOOD BLEND

    The E. Zobel Foundation, Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A, and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI-DOST) agreed to pool their efforts and resources together to establish a Food Processing Plant for Snacks and other complementary foods at Brgy. Real, Calatagan, Batangas.

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  • “GANDA MO, HANAPBUHAY KO – I” A Basic Cosmetology Training

    “GANDA MO, HANAPBUHAY KO – I” A Basic Cosmetology Training

    The E. Zobel Foundation partners with Ang-Hortaleza Foundation to give 60 unemployed women of Calatagan, Batangas a source of livelihood by undertaking a five-day basic cosmetology training entitled “Ganda Mo, Hanapbuhay Ko – I” held on April 22 – 26, 2013 at the EZF Garden.

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  • CALATAGAN NEW GENERATION OF HAT MAKERS

    CALATAGAN NEW GENERATION OF HAT MAKERS

    The E. Zobel Foundation, in its effort to promote indigenous arts and crafts among the youth, has organized a hat making training on April 16-17, 2013 at the EZF Garden attended by some high school and college students.

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  • MUSEO ENRIQUE ZOBEL

    MUSEO ENRIQUE ZOBEL

    EZF contracted the Ayala Museum to help on designing and installing the permanent exhibitions which will present the life and legacy of Enrique Zobel and Calatagan’s local history.

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  • DOST-FNRI Trains Calatagan Women  in Complementary Food Blend

    DOST-FNRI Trains Calatagan Women in Complementary Food Blend

    Following its mandate of transferring the technology of complementary food to local producers for sustainability, the Department of Science and Technology has granted the Calatagan Women’s Circle over a million worth of equipments through its supervising NGO, the E. Zobel Foundation.

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  • EZ Museum Public Opening

    EZ Museum Public Opening

    Family members, relatives, friends and other guests trooped to the EZ Mart Compound on February 23, 2013 to witness the formal opening of the Museo de Enrique Zobel , a family museum with a mix of the splendid local history.

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  • ENZOTECH HELD SIMPLE BLESSING CEREMONY

    ENZOTECH HELD SIMPLE BLESSING CEREMONY

    The Enrique Zobel Techincal Center, a newly-opened, largest vocational and technical institution in Calatagan, Batangas, had its simple blessing earlier today, March 9, 2015. Fr. Rocky Evangelista of Tuloy sa Don Bosco, a consultant of the ENZOTECH, officiated the ceremony, graced by Ms. Dee Zobel, chairman of the E. Zobel Foundation, faculty, students and other guests.

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  • APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

    APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

    The ENZOTECH and Keppel Philippines, Inc. / Keppel Batangas Shipyard signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the latter to provide apprenticeship opportunities to ENZOTECH graduates. The partnership will provide students with more knowledge and working experience at the shipyard which will eventually offer working opportunities to students in the offshore and marine industry.

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  • Empowering the Youth Through  Welding Skills Training

    Empowering the Youth Through Welding Skills Training

    30 out-of-school youth Batangueños from the four towns of Batangas, namely Nasugbu, Lian, Tuy, Calatagan (Vicariate 1) are lucky recipients of a free skills training on Welding course (Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II) at Enrique Zobel Technical Center (ENZOTECH) under the Galing Batangueño Vocational Training Program of Pondong Batangan Community Foundation (PBCFI).

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  • EnzoTech's Automotive Servicing NC II

    EnzoTech's Automotive Servicing NC II

    Seen in action are the first batch of students during the hands-on training at EnzoTech. This course is now available at EnzoTech and now accepting enrollees for the 2nd batch. Please visit the Registrar for the enrollment details and requirements. You may call 0936-9689971 or 043-4190061 and look for Ena Torres.

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  • German Visitors at EnzoTech

    German Visitors at EnzoTech

    The Enzotech management and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry team discussed the possible areas of partnership on July 21, 2015 during the international institution's exploratory visit at EnzoTech. More imminent visits and discussions will likely happen to determine the current school situation and to explore on which areas need intervention/s.

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  • GRASSROOT LIVELIHOOD PROJECT-Pananahi Project Concluding Ceremony

    GRASSROOT LIVELIHOOD PROJECT-Pananahi Project Concluding Ceremony

    The 20-day Basic Sewing Training under the Grassroot Livelihood Project (GLP) was wrapped up through a simple concluding ceremony held at EnzoTech in Calatagan, Batangas on September 11, 2015. A total of 20 graduates, 19 of whom are Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program grantees, have each received a certificate of training completion.

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  • WAY TO GO, SMAW GRADUATES!

    WAY TO GO, SMAW GRADUATES!

    Congratulations to all the 35 EnzoTech Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II (SMAW) graduates. Your competence has given you now a fair chance at life. Be more skillful, confident and ALWAYS BE A MAN OF VALUE !

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  • TESDA'S DDG ATTY. TEODORO PASCUA SPEAKS TO ENZOTECH GRADUATES

    TESDA'S DDG ATTY. TEODORO PASCUA SPEAKS TO ENZOTECH GRADUATES

    In his message to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II (SMAW) graduates, DDG Atty. Pascua reminded them to take full advantage of their newly-acquired competency and strive for excellence --- be the best in their craft. He praised the parents for supporting their brood in their quest for technical education and training.

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  • Nature's Defense Against Typhoons and Tsunami --- MANGROVES

    Nature's Defense Against Typhoons and Tsunami --- MANGROVES

    Almost a hundred mangrove propagules were planted by several volunteers at Brgy. Bagong Silang early this morning, Nov. 12, 2015.

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  • the island store ---- souvenir shop and cafe'

    the island store ---- souvenir shop and cafe'

    The E. Zobel Foundation’s social enterprise, the island store, showcases quality-laden, skillfully-prepared products made by the EZF-assisted, underprivileged individuals or groups.

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  • FUN-FILLED SENIORS' CHRISTMAS PARTY

    FUN-FILLED SENIORS' CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Nearly 30 retired employees and their living spouse/s are seen below, celebrating a pre-Christmas event with the Zobels.

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  • NEW SIGLA PACKAGING

    NEW SIGLA PACKAGING

    Change is coming! Our 30 gram Rice-Mongo Crunchies made and processed by Samahan ng ng Inang Gabay at Lakas ng Aktibong Komunidad (SIGLA) in Brgy. Real, Calatagan is now on its newest look! This will be out and available in the market SOON. For inquiries and orders, you may reach us at CP No. 0917-5777044 or Landline No. (043) 4190084

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  • Samahan ng mga Inang Gabay at Lakas ng Aktibong Komunidad (SIGLA)

    Samahan ng mga Inang Gabay at Lakas ng Aktibong Komunidad (SIGLA)

    EZF established a community-based livelihood project and worked with financially-challenged, and empowered women in Barangay Real, Calatagan who now produced complementary and snack foods for the malnourished children, particularly in Calatagan and its neighboring communities. As it promotes and supports various community and school programs envisioned to improve the quality of public education including the enhancement of nutritional status of the schoolchildren.

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  • Continuing Commitment

    Continuing Commitment

    With the aim of bringing a clearer understanding on Tom Layng Scholarship Assitance Program, EZF initiated the holding of the Annual General Assembly of TLSAP scholars. This was held yesterday, May 5, 2016 at E. Zobel Office. The three-hour assembly provided clarification, discussion and a close interaction among the members of the Scholarship Committee, the scholars and their parents.

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  • Sea G.R.A.S.S. (Growth, Reap and Sow Sustain Results) Project

    Sea G.R.A.S.S. (Growth, Reap and Sow Sustain Results) Project

    The Junior Chamber International – Makati Princess Urduja, Inc. in partnership with LGU Calatagan and the E. Zobel Foundation, Inc. organized iSea G.R.A.S.S. Project Environmental Awareness Campaign entitled Environmental Ethics: Key to Coastal Ecosystem Conservation Seminar last February 20 2016 at the Enrique Zobel Technical Center, Calatagan, Batangas.

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  • Senior Citizens Assistance Program

    Senior Citizens Assistance Program

    One of the most vulnerable sectors in the community is the elderly or the senior citizens. Although, the government is exerting efforts to provide them due benefits and privileges, the support is not enough to meet their basic needs. Various assistance to improve their social and economic conditions are necessary in order to enhance their productivity and make their lives more meaningful.

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  • RDC Tree Planting Project

    RDC Tree Planting Project

    In celebration of this year's #ArborDay2016, the E. Zobel Foundation is in full support of the Regional Development Council (RDC) CALABARZON initiative to plant indemic tree species in the Watershed area in Sito Ulupong, Brgy. Sawang in Municipality of Lobo, Batangas yesterday, June 24, 2016.

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  • ABSNET Region I Learning Visit

    ABSNET Region I Learning Visit

    Aside from establishing, maintaining and updating the directory of SWD agencies, organizations operating in their local area and dealing on the idea towards developing a network of friendly people who share information to help each other, Area Based Standards Network (ABSNET) Region I in thier aggressive move, visited EZF to know more about its best practices in management, systems and operations not to mention its programs and services.

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  • Orientation and Transition

    Orientation and Transition

    EZF’s Educational Assistance Program is conceptualized to help its employees to augment the budget for education. Before the class begins, EZF initiated the holding of the Annual General Assembly. This served as a venue for both parents and scholars to fully understand the revised rules and policies of the program.

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  • Back to School.

    Back to School.

    These are to be distributed to EZF Scholars on Friday before they go back to school. Each child enrolled in the program will be given school supplies, school uniforms, shoes and bag.

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  • WE LEARN THRU PLAY!

    WE LEARN THRU PLAY!

    Children learn best when they are thrown completely outside their comfort zones, and ‘playing’ can really help push their limits while making the entire learning phase more effective.

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  • ISANG LITRONG LIWANAG

    ISANG LITRONG LIWANAG

    Thank you A Liter of Light (Isang Litrong Liwanag) for mentoring us how to use recycled plastic bottles and locally sourced materials to illuminate our homes!

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