Magsaysay Awardees Digital Collection | Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga

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2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership from the Philippines.

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Citation of Gawad Kalinga as Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership

In electing the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation and its family of donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes their harnessing the faith and…

Response of Gawad Kalinga to their Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership

Gawad Kalinga's, as represented by its founder Antonio Meloto, acceptance speech at the Ramon Magsaysay Award Presentation Ceremony held in Manila on 31 August 2006.

Once in a Lifetime

An article entitled "Once in A Lifetime" written by Zhao Song, a visiting Chinese student turned Gawad Kalinga volunteer, published in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine on 29 July 2007.

Gawad Kalinga 2005 Calendar

Calendar pages featuring the Gawad Kalinga villages all over the Philippines in 2005.

GK777: Building 700,000 Homes in 7,000 Communities in 7 Years

A Gawad Kalinga flyer featuring the GK777 project capped as "Building 700,000 Homes in 7,000 Communities in 7 Years."

Ugnayan

Cover and preliminary pages of issues of Ugnayan, the official news magazine of Gawad Kalinga.

This is the Best Time to be a Filipino

An article entitled "This is the best time to be a Filipino" written by Ma. Ceres Doyo for the Philippine Daily Inquirer published on 16 April 2006.

CDC, Gawad Kalinga Build Homes for Aetas in Clark

An article entitled "CDC, Gawad Kalinga build homes for Aetas in Clark" written by Lino Sanchez for Manila Bulletin published on 15 April 2006.

GK: From Housing Units to Way of Life

An article entitled "GK: From housing units to way of life" written by Ma. Ceres Doyo for the Philippine Daily Inquirer published on 19 January 2009.

Bayan-Anihan: A Word from the DA

An article entitled "Bayan-Anihan: A word from the DA" written by former Department of Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap published in the Philippine Star on 19 April 2009.

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Official citation of Antonio Meloto, Gawad Kalinga founder, as Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership from the Philippines in 2006.
In electing the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation and its family of donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes their harnessing the faith and generosity of Filipinos the world over to confront poverty in their homeland and to provide every Filipino the dignity of a decent home and neighborhood; and in electing Antonio Meloto to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his inspiring Filipinos to believe with pride that theirs can be a nation without slums.

In electing the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation and its family of donors, volunteers, and beneficiaries to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes their harnessing the faith and generosity of Filipinos the world over to confront poverty in their homeland and to provide every Filipino the dignity of a decent home and neighborhood; and in electing Antonio Meloto to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his inspiring Filipinos to believe with pride that theirs can be a nation without slums.

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RESPONSE of Antonio Meloto
Ramon Magsaysay Award Presentation Ceremonies
31 August 2006, Manila, Philippines
The Honorable Chief Justice, Chairman and Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation,
distinguished guests, fellow Awardees and dear friends.
It is a great honor for me to receive this award in behalf of our countrymen who have not given up hope for
our country and have not stopped caring for our people.
We face the challenge of bringing our nation out of poverty from 400 years of feudalism that has rendered
70% of our people landless–depriving them of dignity, security and the motivation to aspire for a better
quality of life. We also face the challenge of liberating our people from the slave mentality borne out of our
colonial past, and of restoring their self-respect and confidence to succeed and live with dignity in our own
country and anywhere in the world.
We have produced many great men and women who love this country. They have sacrificed their lives to
liberate our people from our enslavement to the past. But it has taken us a while to get our act together. We
looked for solutions from government, we relied on great leaders and felt the frustration when they were
unable to solve our problems, particularly poverty and corruption, which are massive and widespread. We
did not have the confidence to look for solutions in ourselves nor the perseverance to bring out the best in
one another. We did not have the boldness to demand heroism from ourselves as Filipinos nor the passion
to inspire heroism in others.
This award is a celebration of ordinary Filipinos who have found their strength, their voice and their power
because they have decided to stop blaming one another and decided instead to work together. Gawad
Kalinga is a concrete, everyday expression of people power on the ground. This country is being
transformed community after community, town after town, through multi-sectoral cooperation–following
the path of peace. It is the bayanihan spirit that is moving Filipinos all over the world to re-connect with
their motherland and help the towns and provinces where they come from.
Today this award honors the faith and the sacrifice of members of Couples for Christ who started this
movement and have lovingly served the GK communities as caretaker teams. We also honor the residents
of the Gawad Kalinga communities coming from the poorest of the poor who have regained their dignity–
are moving from beneficiaries to benefactors and are helping themselves and one another.
We thank our partners from universities and schools, from civic and religious organizations, from NGOs
and from corporations who have transcended business rivalry to build our nation. We thank government,
both national and local, for proving to us that they can rise above partisanship for the greater good. We
thank Filipinos abroad who have not stopped loving our country and have given us their continuing and
invaluable support. We thank non-Filipinos who believe in Gawad Kalinga and see it as a model to help
reduce poverty and resolve conflict.
I thank the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation for honoring the sacrifice of ordinary Filipinos and for
recognizing Gawad Kalinga as a viable template and a vehicle of hope for other developing countries like
the Philippines.
I thank my family for loving me–for sharing my love for my country, and my poor countrymen, and my
passion for Gawad Kalinga.
I thank God for His beautiful plan that I was born a Filipino

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