Ms. Carmela “Mel” Tiangco (right), GMAKF executive vice president and chief operating officer joins school and municipality officials in the ribbon-cutting ceremonies of Sulangan National High School in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Guiuan, Eastern Samar – Mariwasa, the country’s leading tile maker, once again joins GMA Foundation Kapuso in the inauguration of several high school and elementary school classrooms in Brgy. Sulangan of the said typhoon-hit town.
A total of five (5) rehabilitated classrooms and two (2) new classrooms were turned over in Sulangan National High School and six (6) restored classroom plus (2) new classrooms were also turned over in Sulangan Central Elementary School, all of which have a toilet inside the classroom where Mariwasa tiles were installed.
The ceremony was attended by GMA Kapuso Foundation, INC. (GMAKF) executive vice president and chief operating officer Ms. Carmela “Mel” Tiangco, together with several school and municipality officials and representatives of Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. (MSC).
In November last year, supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated vast parts of the Visayas area which left tens of thousands of people severely affected. Guiuan, a coastal town situated at the southern tip of Samar island, bore the brunt of the typhoon as it was the place where Yolanda first made landfall. The storm completely levelled the whole town damaging houses and buildings and leaving more than a hundred people dead or missing.
At the same month, MSC partnered with GMAKF and donated P1,000,000.00 worth of relief goods and in-kind products for rehabilitation use to help fellow Filipinos alleviate their suffering caused by the disaster.
MSC and GMAKF are long time partners in uplifting the lives of our countrymen in need as part of the former’s corporate social responsibility and the latter’s mission and long-standing initiative as a socio-civic foundation.