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CDC participates in GK community development project in Sacobia

Clark Freeport (19 November) -- Some members of the Clark Development Corporation family recently volunteered in the Gawad Kalinga community development project in Barangay San Vicente in Bamban, Tarlac (part of the Next Frontier area) in helping repaint some houses in the GK Village at Sitio San Martin in the said village.

CDC Vice President Frank Madlangbayan of the Operations and Technical Services said the activity was the first in a series of community activities that CDC and GK will undertake every Saturday, covering the months of November up to February next year.

Madlangbayan, who was among the participants in the CDC-GK joint community project, said that the project is part of the preparation phase for the reactivation of shelter programs in said GK communities, phasing in CDC's participation in the community works.

For just P150, the volunteers from CDC were able to repaint the houses which were built through the combined efforts of the CDC and GK several years ago.

He added that some 15 CDC employees and officers, including their families joined the CDC-GK (repainting) project. Also present during the event were CItibank employees and their families. The paints was donated by Rain or Shine Paints.

Among the objectives of the project is to show CDC's commitment in pursuing community development works as an integral part of the state-owned firm's Corporate Social Responsibility program. It is also aimed at encouraging volunteerism to bring together the entire CDC population to a common goal of sharing and caring for the less privileged sector located at the Next Frontier area.

Madlangbayan said the project is expected to drum up support from locators here and other potential corporate partners, local government units, and stakeholders, to the CDC-GK community development project. The project is also geared at improving acceptance, support and participation to the Next Frontier Development Program of CDC.

By March 2011, he said the monthly community works are expected to have gained momentum and enough corporate and community support for the holding of a GK Summit here. (PIA) [top]

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