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Gawad Kalinga builds villages

Monday, 26 March, 2012 Written by Gigi Munoz-David
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SM Prime Holdings Inc. and Gawad Kalinga recently partnered to build 300 homes in SM-GK Villages in Cagayan de Oro City and Dasmariñas, Cavite.

SM Prime Holdings president Henry Sy was joined by GK executive director Luis Oquiñena signed the agreement over 200 houses in Cagayan de Oro for the victims of typhoon Sendong, and 100 for Dasmariñas folks for grassroots development.

“The partnership will not only build homes, but also highlight programs on infrastructure, community building, health, food sufficiency, child and youth development, environment consciousness, and social responsibility,” Sy said.

This will be the second and third SM-GK Villages lined up by the joint project.

The first SM-GK Village was built in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City in time for the celebration of SM City North EDSA’s 25th Anniversary, whose “Breaking the Poverty Chain” campaign received the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation’s Asia Community Award.

Also involved in  the project are SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia, vice president for operations Glenn Ang, SM Prime vice president Ryan San Juan, GK partnerships manager Tito Cajulis and GK executive assistant Anela Reyes.

(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on /2012/March/27)

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