Gawad Kalinga - updates

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Rappler Talk: Why this Frenchman is farming in Bulacan

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Why ditch a life of glamor for farming in Bulacan?

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Providing medical services for relocated informal settlers

Aug 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Only around three small operational medical facilities exist in Towerville San Jose Del Monte Bulacan

TOWERVILLE. JCI Manila and other partner groups help renovate one of the three medical facilities in Towerville, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Photo courtesy of Robin Garcia

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

Bayani Brew: Tea for everyday heroes

Jan 20, 2016 - 11:52 AM

When business meets social good entrepreneurs can make a big difference

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES. Social entrepreneurs combine good business with social good. Image courtesy of the Social Business Summit 2016 organizers

'Business of kindness': Solution to poverty?

Jan 17, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Don t be afraid to love your people Love keeps on coming back says Human Nature s Dylan Wilk

GOOD BUSINESS. The 2016 Gawad Kalinga Social Business Summit argues that 'business of kindness' and social entrepreneurship are solutions to poverty. Photo by Janica Mae Regalo

Gawad Kalinga to hold 3rd Global Social Business Summit

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Gawad Kalinga s 3rd Global Social Business Summit aims to bring together people from different sectors to collaborate on solutions to global problems

Lawyers share holiday spirit

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:17 AM

The Philippine Bar Association brings Christmas cheer to children living in a Gk community

Farmers, mothers can now dream – thanks to peanut spreads

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

First Harvest works directly with peanut farmers in Bulacan helping them secure planting materials and commit to purchasing their produce

Asia needs to help the poor more, say philanthropists

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:15 AM

In my assessment a lot of countries save for Singapore have failed in being able to provide housing for the poor which is a shame as it creates good foundation for a country says billionaire Vincent Tan

POOLING IDEAS. Some of Asia's tycoons get together on the final day of the 15th Forbes Global CEO Conference to discuss ways to improve development on the philanthropic front. (From left) Vincent Tan, Dr. Tahir,, Rohan Narayana Murty, Laurence Lien, and Dr. Binod K. Chaudhary. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

People over profit

Oct 04, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Social enterprises bring opportunities for sustainability to people long marginalized in the name of profit making

Bayani Brew: Helping farming communities become 'agripreneurs'

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:00 PM

By providing end to end services social enterprise Bayani Brew is able to help farming communities maximize their potential and achieve inclusive growth

Despite SONA 2015 snub, small businesses still gov't priority

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:30 AM

With its remaining time the Aquino administration plans to use APEC and new laws as a platform to push the growth of micro small and medium enterprises in the country

GoNegosyo turns 10: Entrepreneurship a way to get ahead

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The organization helped change Filipinos mindset and inspired them to have a career as entrepreneurs GoNegosyo s executive director says

Go Negosyo marks 10 years of the revolution it helped start. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

Australia to hand over 1,533 shelters to Haiyan-affected families

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Press release: In partnership with three humanitarian organizations the Australian government continues Yolanda recovery work in Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte

Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore, in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines in November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

'Superhots' spicing up PH chili industry

Jul 11, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Superhots enter as the newcomer with the nuclear heat that has taken over the world Like fruits that are turned into wine chilies are differentiated by variety origin and harvest time

BUDDING VENTURE. Martin Nunga and the Anatalio sisters Auie (not in photo) and Alyssa, the young social entrepreneurs behind the hit Hot Papa chili salsa at the Second Chili Festival. Photos by Shadz Loresco/Rappler

A summer of sacred cows

Jun 18, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Awards and headlines can make you forget that the public will respect you more if you also recognize that as a human being you are capable of erring But that is really difficult for public personae to accept these days

Gawad Kalinga: Time for an independent assessment

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:49 AM

For GK Meloto and his defenders there is an easy way to resolve our doubts: answer the questions we have asked

Beyond Tony Meloto’s words

May 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

GK has attracted some of the best and the brightest of our students and enticed them to work with the poor beyond their college years

FULL STATEMENT: Tony Meloto on 'sexist' speech controversy

May 26, 2015 - 2:58 PM

Gawad Kalinga s founder responds to accusations made about the controversial speech he gave at the University of Hawaii in April

SEXIST SPEECH. Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto is slammed by the University of Hawaii's Center for Philippine Studies for his speech that strayed from the center's 40th anniversary theme and for the alleged sexist remarks he made during the speech. Screengrab from YouTube

GK's Meloto responds: 'My speech drew enthusiastic response'

May 26, 2015 - 11:16 AM

Contrary to the allegation that he is sexist Meloto says he has honored and taken care of women in the past 20 years

SEXIST SPEECH. Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto is slammed by the University of Hawaii's Center for Philippine Studies for his speech that strayed from the center's 40th anniversary theme and for the alleged sexist remarks he made during the speech. Screengrab from YouTube

Make 'cappuccino' kids? GK's Tony Meloto slammed for 'sexist' remarks

May 25, 2015 - 5:39 PM

At the Center for Philippine Studies at the University of Hawaii Gawad Kalinga s founder speaks negatively about the poor and the women in the Philippines

SEXIST SPEECH. Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto is slammed by the University of Hawaii's Center for Philippine Studies for his speech that strayed from the center's 40th anniversary theme and for the alleged sexist remarks he made during the speech. Screengrab from YouTube

Inspiring quotes from the Collaborative Carnival conference

Apr 10, 2015 - 9:50 AM

We have gathered the best quotes from the CollabCarnival conference on collaboration pursuing your passions succeeding as an entrepreneur and everything in between for your reading pleasure

Berjaya’s Tan provides housing for Typhoon Sendong survivors

Jan 25, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Tycoon and philanthropist Vincent Tan says that investing in a country is also about creating a sustainable community

Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

Goodbye Gutom: Ending hunger through bayanihan

Nov 30, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Standing on the spirit of bayanihan Goodbye Gutom aims to end hunger among the urban street dwellers in the Philippines

Hunger ends where caring begins

Nov 29, 2014 - 1:18 PM

As families try to recover financially their children’s meals in school give parents of Alang Alang Central School in Leyte some breathing room

The genius of the poor: 'Ditch the shirt and tie!'

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Simply by being here among the people and showing a genuine interest in their lives seems to have sent a powerful message to this community that they matter

Iverson to conduct basketball clinic for adults in PH visit

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:38 PM

This won’t be just an ordinary basketball clinic I’ll be sharing with them not just my knowledge in basketball but also a part of myself says Allen Iverson

COACH AI. Allen Iverson, seen here encouraging the Denver crowd to cheer on, will hold a basketball clinic for adults in his Manila visit. File photo by Rick Giase/EPA


Oct 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

From the everyday things like treating everyone equally to problems with government policy netizens gave their two cents on what needs to be done to eliminate poverty

Want to start a farm? 3 tips from Kiko Pangilinan

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan says only a strong private public partnership can sustain growth in the agricultural sector

FARMER-CENTERED. Secretary Francis Pangilinan says the problem with Philippine agriculture is the lack of respect for farmers. File photo from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization

IN PHOTOS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:51 PM

A recap of Gawad Kalinga s Social Business Summit 2014 in photos

Nation building through tourism, design and new media

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:15 PM

How can tourism design and online media help build a nation?

'We need prosperity to sustain peace'

Oct 04, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says achieving peace is not the end but the first step

PEACE AND PROSPERITY. AFP chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr says it is both peace and prosperity that establishes the groundwork for economic development in the country. File photo

In entrepreneurship, 'responsibility key to sustainability'

Oct 03, 2014 - 12:31 PM

There is a paradox to not paying taxes By being irresponsible to community and country you are being irresponsible to yourself says Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima

PAYING TAXES. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares encourage social entrepreneurs to contribute in nation-building through taxpaying. Photos by Linh Do/Gawad Kalinga

How to #EndPoverty? Develop state universities

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:28 PM

In the Philippines about 200 higher education institutions already offer programs on entrepreneurship

POWER OF EDUCATION. Senator Pia Cayetano, CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, and TESDA Director-General Joel Villanueva talk about why social entrepreneurship also involves the young. Photos by Linh Do/Gawad Kalinga

Social entrepreneurship: Ending poverty from the bottom up

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:09 PM

What is important for a social enterprise is that we build a sustainable enterprise something that will last explains Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto

‘Walang iwanan’ economy: Bridging markets, communities

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The Go Negosyo Act enacted last July encourages the creation of micro small and medium enterprises in the Philippines

BRIDGES. During the 2014 Social Business Summit, Senator Bam Aquino talks about connecting businesses and communities in the Philippines through social entrepreneurship. Photo by Linh Do/Gawad Kalinga

HIGHLIGHTS: #EndPoverty: Social Business Summit 2014

Oct 02, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Join the EndPoverty conversation and see your tweets in the live blog below Follow Rappler s live updates from Gawad Kalinga’s Social Business Summit in Angat Bulacan from October 2 4

Social Business Summit: Building sustainable communities

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:45 AM

Gawad Kalinga Founder Tony Meloto says building places of convergence is as important as building back better

DEVASTATED. This aerial photo shows uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar 3 days after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck on November 8. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Ted Aljibe

Gawad Kalinga's Social Business Summit October 2-4

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Gawad Kalinga holds its 2nd Social Business Summit at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Bulacan Philippines

Involving the community against hunger in Kusina ng Kalinga

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:24 PM

By fostering a more personal approach in the fight against hunger a sustainable future is within reach

#TalkThursday: Building homes and nation-building after Haiyan

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Rappler talks to Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto about the NGO s efforts to aid in rehabilitation after Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda

Iverson to face college stars, PBA legends in November

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:58 PM

The former NBA MVP will come to the Philippines as a coach of the Ball Up team and will hold crossover clinics

COACH AI. The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly grooming Allen Iverson to be a coach. File photo by Tom Mihalek/EPA

GK builds more than 1,500 homes for Yolanda survivors

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:06 PM

But the work is far from over Gawad Kalinga still needs help to raise the remaining 3 000 homes for Typhoon Yolanda victims

COMPLETE. Typhoon survivors say hello their new homes. All photos from Gawad Kalinga

Finding your middle ground in the quest for relevance

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:00 AM

Making a career choice is never easy Though there are trade offs look to find the middle ground that makes you happy in whatever you do

Feeling jaded, I volunteered after Haiyan

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Working in the Rappler office in Manila and being miles away from the heart of the devastation made photos just photos Without knowing it I eventually lost the tight feeling in my throat whenever I read a survivor’s story or watched a video of a destroyed town

Despite needing much more, the locals of the GK Albuera Village acted like our presence was enough. Photo by Paul Garcia

Keeping libraries alive

May 21, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Young leaders in Manila are building libraries where they are most needed: communities where books are still the lifeblood of learning

British ambassador opens home for kids' football training

May 08, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Kids from underprivileged communities in Metro Manila will be playing for 11 foreign posts in a tournament called the Ambassador s Cup on May 10