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                                                                                                             Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata


03  April  2006                   

Arlene S. de Castro, Philippine Cabinet Spouses Foundation Inc. (PCSFI) adviser and wife of Vice President and Housing and Urban Development and Coordinating Council (HUDCC) concurrent chairman Noli “Kabayan” de Castro, led the MOA signing and Ground-breaking ceremony for the “Cabinet Spouses 2006 GK Village” in Barangay Tabun, Mabalacat, Pampanga last week.

The Philippine Cabinet Spouses Foundation Inc., led by Mrs Arlene S de Castro (VP’s Lady and PCSFI Adviser) and Atty Ma Charito P Cruz (PCSFI President) take part in the ground-breaking event of their housing project in cooperation with Gawad Kalinga in Barangay Tabun, Mabalacat, Pampanga last 28 March 2006. ( Fm left: Atty Cruz, Mrs Panganiban,  Mrs Favila, Mayor Morales, Mrs Gonzales, Mrs Pangandaman, Mrs. Mendoza, Mrs. De Castro, and Mr Meloto of GK)

Under the said joint housing project between PCSFI and
GK, 50 houses would be constructed for families displaced by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. In partnership with the Department of National Defense headed by Secretary Avelino Cruz, another 10 houses would be erected for soldiers under the Kawal Kalinga project.

De Castro said the project has already raised an initial fund of P1.5 million to start the construction of houses. The amount was formally given to GK during a check turnover ceremony on the same occasion.

The PCSFI members (fm left) Mrs Gonzales, Mrs Pangandaman, Mrs. Favila, Mrs. Mendoza, Atty. Cruz, Mrs. De Castro, and  Mrs. Panaganiban turn-over the check to Gawad Kalinga Pampanga Head Nick Pineda, Project Director Lito Bolus, and GK Executive National Director Mr Tony Meloto, as Mabalacat Mayor Marino Morales looks on. 

The MOA signing and Ground-breaking event for the
“Cabinet Spouses 2006 GK Village” was graced by Mabalacat Mayor Marino P Morales, GK Executive National Director Antonio P Meloto, and PCSFI members Atty. Ma. Charito P. Cruz, Mrs. Soledad L. Mendoza, Mrs. Bai Yasmin P. Pangandaman, Mrs. Madelina Y. Panganiban, Mrs. Alice A. Favila and Dr. Pacita P. Gonzalez.

The Philippine Cabinet Spouses Foundation Inc.,(PCSFI) a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of  spouses of the members of the Philippine Cabinet is presently engaged in various socio-civic projects aimed at reaching out to the marginalized members of society.                                                                                             HOME | back-to-top

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