MANILA, Philippines–Thirty families in Mandaluyong City celebrated a merrier Christmas last year as they look forward to the completion of their new homes with the help of listed property developer Century Properties Group Inc., Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc. and the city government of Mandaluyong.

On Dec. 6, the said institutions officially started the construction of the soon to rise GK-Century Properties Village on Hinahon Street, Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City.

Century Properties donated P5 million to GK to build 30 housing units on a property donated by the Mandaluyong city government, for the benefit of the informal settler families of Hinahon.

The ceremony was led by Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos, Menchi Abalos, the Mandaluyong City Council, Century Properties officials and the GK team.

In his speech, Mayor Abalos thanked Century Properties and GK for providing the beneficiaries a shelter they can now call their own. He also added that the project serves as an early Christmas gift to the families in Hinahon who have long been dreaming of a permanent home.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | January 3, 2015