After two decades of partnership, GMA Network Inc. and Habitat for Humanity Philippines signed a two-year contact anew, tasking the network to promote public awareness about the group’s projects.
“We signed a contract with Habitat because we believe in their objectives to provide low-cost shelter for Filipinos. Outside publicity, we may also volunteer in other ways,” GMA chair Felipe Gozon said in an interview after the contract signing.
“With GMA Network, we will have an aide in the nationwide campaign of our flagship project named I Build,” anew president Charlie Ayco said in a separate interview.
Habitat builds houses, classrooms and community centers for poor Filipinos.
The organization plans to build at least 6,000 houses this year under its flagship project, Ayco added. Most of the beneficiaries are residents of Cagayan de Oro who were hit by Typhoon Sendong.
Among its “I Build” ambassadors were Kapuso anchor Arnold Clavio and Kapuso Host Chris Tiu.
Habitat for Humanity Youth Build is scheduled to construct 200 homes in Barangay Tanza, Navotas City, on May 12. It aims to bring at least 2,000 youth volunteers to the site.
By 2020, the organization together with the whole housing sector aims to build at least 720,000 houses or 20 percent of the country’s 3.6 million houseless families. —VS,