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Remembering FrancisM Run 2014

Tara, takbo tayo!

Join us for the Remembering FrancisM Run 2014 on March 30, 2014 at the Quirino Grandstand.

Dubbed as “Isang Umaga, Isang Takbo, Isang Alaala: OneLove” the run aims to promote Filipino pride, personal integrity and commitment to positive change through a healthy and active lifestyle.

The run is a non-competitive event featuring distances from 3.0 kM to 16.0 kM. Proceeds shall be donated to the Francis Magalona Foundation, which provides personal development programs and services to public high school students, parents, and OFW’s worldwide.

Please refer to the poster for more details:


Race Route


Dog Tag Medals

16k Finisher Shirt

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Born To Be A Hero Character Development Program

The Francis Magalona Foundation continues to grow its advocacy of Finding Meaning in the Filipino through the Born To Be a Hero Character Development Program.


Born To Be A Hero is the Philippines’ first online-based Character Development program which aids public high school students in making better life decisions. Supported by the Department of Education-NCR and The OneCORE, the program is designed to adapt character development and values education to the digital environment of the youth. This provides a fun, interesting and interactive way to equip oneself with real-life skills not taught in school but are equally important for success.
As of January 2013, we have already equipped over 300,000 public high schools in Makati, Marikina and Quezon City with skills and tools for a successful life.

FMF is looking for 1000 people to pledge PhP 500.00 a month for one year for the scholarship of 500,000 public high school students. We invite the friends and supporters of FrancisM and his family to support and join this cause. 

For your donation, you may get in touch with Nimfa Plantilla at 436-4143 or 0922 894 4143 or email us at getintouch@francismfoundation.com
Maraming salamat, Kababayan!

Born To Be A Hero at Kalumpang National High School, Marikina

Over 200 students, faculty and staff of Kalumpang National High School in Marikina City participated in the Born To Be A Hero Talk last February 17, 2012.

The Born To Be a Hero program empowers the youth to harness their inner greatness and realize their potential. It features Coach Pia of the OneCORE Success Center. She discusses the importance of becoming a better person in all aspects of your life. Skills and tools are given to both teachers and students to help them become more aware of who they are, create opportunities for themselves and take concrete actions towards the life they envision for themselves and their loved ones. The program utilizes the music of FrancisM-familiar and iconic to the youth-as a tool to convey the message of Filipino Pride, personal integrity and commitment to positive change.

Coach Auee discussing the Five Aspects of a Balanced Life

In the coming weeks, the Francis Magalona Foundation in partnership with the OneCORE Success Center and the Department of Education will be going to various public high schools in Marikina City.

For more information send us an email at getintouch@francismfoundation.com


Born To Be A Hero in Barangka, Marikina

Last Wednesday, February 8, 2012 the Francis Magalona Foundation headed by Pia Magalona, wife of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona and their partner, the OneCORE Success Center headed by Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, one of the country’s leading life transitions and relationship expert gave the Born To Be A Hero Introductory Talk to 1st and 2nd year student leaders of the Barangka National High School.

Student Leaders of Barangka National High School Marikina City

Pia Magalona shares the meaning and context behind FrancisM's music and together everyone sings along to Kaleidoscope World!

Coach Pia discussing what it means to be your own hero.

A participant filling up her hero passbook worksheet.

We would like to thank the Principal of Barangka National High School, Ms. Malou and the office of the DepEd Marikina Division for allowing us the opportunity to share our message of hope with everyone.

AAA for Born To Be A Hero

Last Jan 21, the Francis Magalona Foundation in partnership with the OneCORE Success Center conducted a Born To Be A Hero Talk at the Ateneo Alumni Association’s (AAA) Speaker’s Bureau entitled Positivity: Motivating a New You. Over a hundred persons-Ateneo alumni, students and guests participated.

Coach Pia shared tips on how to improve and make the most out of 2012. She discussed the the 5 Aspects of Life which are key to maintaining balance. This was followed by a sharing of the stories behind FrancisM’s hit songs Mga Kababayan and Kaleidoscope World by Pia Magalona, FMF President.



Happy New Year! FMF Merchandise Launch

Find Meaning in the Filipino!

It’s not just an idea – it’s a way of life.

Shirts – Button Pins – Lanyard – Sticker

Available in all FMCC Outlets beginning January 9, 2012!

Catch the Magalona’s launch FrancisM Clothing Co.’ Find Meaning in the Filipino Merchandise for the benefit of the Francis Magalona Foundation’s Born To Be A Hero Character Development and Values Education Program for Public High School Students.


December 30, 2011, 4pm

3 Stars & A Sun, Ground Floor, SM Fairview


Take a photo of yourself and your friends wearing any of the merchandise and email it to getintouch@francismfoundation.com and be featured on the FMF Website.


For Me, A Filipino Christmas is…

For me, a Filipino Christmas is a special get together of family members and relatives, with or without gift giving. – Hans Estoesta via Facebook

For me, a Filipino Christmas is family. – April Carantes via Facebook

For me, a Filipino Christmas is having putobumbong and bibingka on every dining table… :) - Linkinbizkit Cairo via Facebook
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OneCORE and TheMags at the Mano Amiga Academy Born To Be A Hero Christmas Party

Christmas Cheer at Mano Amiga Academy

The Francis Magalona Foundation supports its partner the OneCORE Success Center in making the Filipino the best s/he can be!

Last December 17, OneCORE celebrated Christmas with the Grade 1 and 2  students of Mano Amiga Academy in Taguig City. Since July of 2011, the OneCORE Success Center has been conducting the Born To Be A Hero Program for the Grade 1 and 2 students of Mano Amiga Academy in Taguig City. more »


Born To Be A Hero Success!

Last November 26, the Francis Magalona Foundation presented The OneCORE Success Center’s BORN TO BE A HERO program for the general public and invited guests. more »


The Mags Give Back – Christmas Caroling

This Holiday Season invite the Magalonas into your homes and offices!

For a sizeable donation, the family of the late Master Rapper FrancisM, will go caroling at your Christmas parties and company events.

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