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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Philippines recently partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK)

by admin on Jan.23, 2011, under Volunteer Support

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Research-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Philippines recently partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK) to build a stronger and healthier community.

As part of its Orange Day celebration, around 200 GSK employees volunteered to build new homes for Barangay Pinagkaisahan residents at the Gawad Kalinga Village in Taguig City. GK founder Tony Meloto and Taguig Representative Freddie Tinga as well as GSK Philippines president and managing director Roberto Taboada led this initiative.

Orange Day is an annual event in the global GSK organization where employees devote one day for volunteering to help the community. “Our employees really look forward to Orange Day because it provides a chance for everyone to get together to make a bigger difference in the communities we serve,” shares GSK Philippines vice president for human resources Lito De Guzman. “We’re proud to partner with Gawad Kalinga this year in support of their vision to reduce poverty by transforming communities and empowering Filipinos.”

Aside from building new homes, GSK Philippines also prepared values formation activities for the GK Sibol and Sagip Kids in the form of storytelling sessions, parlor games, a film showing, and a feeding program.

Field-based GSK employees also conducted their own Orange Day activity in their respective areas, which meant the initiative simultaneously happened nationwide.

This is not the first time that GSK has engaged the GK Taguig community. The company provided support in equipping a clinic, which will provide health services such as free medicines and checkups by health professionals for five GK communities in Taguig.

Building on its core mission of improving people’s health, GSK aims to address the medical needs of residents in its partner community in line with its mission of helping more Filipinos do more, feel better, and live longer.

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Taganito Mining Corp. & Gawad Kalinga

by admin on Jan.23, 2011, under Volunteer Support

Phil Information Agency

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte, Jan. 6 (PIA) — Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) in partnership with Gawad Kalinga has opened doors to indigent residents of Barangay Taganito, Claver, Surigao del N orte and the IP tribal communities to own new homes.
Eighty families of Barangay Taganito can now reside in 40 concrete duplex-type houses built on a lot donated by the Barangay LGU. Aside from these houses, amenities like water and electricity connection which are basic to the quality way of life of the recipients were also provided.
Recipients to these housing units are families that were identified as the poorest of the poor among the residents of Barangay Taganito.
Selection process was based on the criteria set by Gawad Kalinga, the partner-NGO of TMC known for its housing project nationwide.
As practiced in several housing projects of Gawad Kalinga, recipient-families are to render 100 hours of voluntary work during the construction phase as their counterpart.
On the other hand, the IP Tribal Communities of Taganito and Urbiztondo will soon be housed in Punta Naga, Claver. Surrounded by sprawling mountains and breath taking view of the coast, the site will be filled with colored single-detached houses for the more than 120 Mamanwa families of Urbiztondo and Taganito. A common tribal hall, elementary school, health center and motor pool will also be constructed for the ease and comfort of the IPs.
According to Reynaldo dela Rosa, Sr. Development Communication Specialist of the TMC, funds used for this multi-million settlement project for the IPs in Punta Naga is sourced from the corporate funds of Taganito Mining Corporation and Taganito Mining Corporation-Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. (TMC/MGB-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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