Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GK Alert October 22

Isabela province is in ruins
Gawad Kalinga (GK), a community-led sustainable habitat movement, disclosed on Tuesday that GK sites in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur were affected by typhoon Juan…

Inspiring Change, restoring dignity
BusinessWorld Online
The greatest damage that poverty inflicts can be invisible -- these are the moral and spiritual scars that living in squalor has inflicted on the Filipino psyche. Convinced that something had to be done, Antonio P. Meloto, chairman of the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, was moved to act…
Note: Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto received the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young. Be inspired to make a difference. Learn from his story and work for greatness to achieve for others.

Muntinlupa City, Gawad Kalinga ink housing project
Philippine Information Agency
Manila (11 October) -- The city government of Muntinlupa and the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Community Development Foundation, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to develop a new housing project in the city. The new housing project will rise in Barangay Putatan that will provide decent and affordable housing for rank-and-file employees of the city government…

Pinay Bond girl gives back to Human Nature
She volunteered to support Gawad Kalinga as early as 2007. A few days back, she visited a community in Citi Village, ParaƱaque. Rachel Grant has royal blood. Her father, Baron De Longueuil, is a descendant of Lady Ernestine Maud Bowes-Lyon, first cousin of England’s Queen Mother. But Rachel didn’t mind mingling with humble folk in Gawad Kalinga…


GK Hope Gala Ball
Malaya Business Insight
Thanks to the invitation of my dear friends, Bobby and Tessie Rodrigo, I had the opportunity to attend Gawad Kalinga’s first Hope Ball. Dubbed as the GK Hope Gala Ball, the event that evening was held at the Peninsula Manila where, under one roof, support and "building a bridge of understanding and friendship" was achieved…

Imelda Shoes, Pacquiao gloves auctioned for GK project
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao’s boxing gloves were among the items auctioned off during Friday night’s 1st Gawad Kalinga (GK) Hope Ball held at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City. The white Cleto Reyes gloves, which were autographed by Pacquiao, were among the items sold by Gawad Kalinga to raise funds for GK Villages in the impoverished province of Sulu in southern Philippines…