Habitat for Humanity Philippines: BayaniJuan sa Calauan

Early January of this year, our flag carrier–Philippine Airlines–and Habitat for Humanity Philippines have forged a partnership which will enable both parties to create joint initiatives to expand the reach of their corporate social responsibility, advocacies, programs and services.[1]

“Habitat provides simple, decent and affordable shelter to beneficiaries who belong to the bottom thirty percent (30%) of the Philippine income distribution within the context of building or transforming communities. Our partnership with PAL will enable us to fulfill our mission in areas where shelter is needed most”, HFHP CEO and Managing Director Charlie Ayco said.


Last May 27, Philippine Airlines joined ‘BayaniJuan sa Calauan’ project that was held at Humanity Ville, Site 2, Brgy. Dayap, Calauan, Laguna. The Juan Build Program is the housing ministry’s flagship volunteer activity where interested individuals and groups are given the opportunity to build homes in select Habitat Philippines communities.[2] Apart from the housing project, PAL also initiated a Kids Workshop for the benefit of the children of the housing beneficiaries. The program was a half-day event wherein every volunteer is expected to contribute to the community by painting different houses within the area.

It was a fun and exhilirating experience not just for the volunteers but also for the community that was given a one of a kind opportunity to start and create their future. Most of the housing beneficiaries were informal settlers in Metro Manila that were given hope to live in a decent, durable shelter that are built using innovative technologies that allow the structures to withstand disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes.[3]


If you wish to be a volunteer who would like to participate in Habitat Philippines’ builds, visit Habitat for Humanity Philippines’ website at http://www.habitat.org.ph and email them at info@habitat.org.ph for general inquiries, or you can contact HFHP Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat.org.ph

You can also contact HFHP Regional Offices through these details:[4]

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – Cebu
3rd Floor KINA Bldg., national Highway, Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014
Contact No.: 032-236-3516

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – Tacloban
Lot nos. 16, 17 and 18, Block 10 Beta Bayview Homes San Jose, Tacloban City

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – Bohol
3rd Floor SUM Bldg., San Jose St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol 6300

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – CDO
5th Floor H. Building Pueblo, Cagayan De Oro City
Contact No.: 088-852-0206

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – Davao
2nd Floor Quattrain Building, Mc Arthur Highway, Matina, Davao City
Contact No.: 082-285-2714

Habitat for Humanity Philippines – ARMM (Gen San)
ECA Bldg., North 20, National Highway, General Santos City

Together, let us envision “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” [5] “After all, every juan has a role to do in everyday nation building project.” – HFHP

References:

[1] http://www.habitat.org.ph/news-and-events/latest-news/225-philippine-airlines-official-carrier-of-habitat-for-humanity

[2] http://www.habitat.org.ph/volunteer

[3] http://www.habitat.org.ph/what-we-build/we-build-homes

[4] http://www.habitat.org.ph/contact-us

[5] http://www.habitat.org.ph/about-us/mission-vision
“Disclaimer: I do not own most of the photos for this blog post. Photos were gathered from the volunteers that participated in this activity. The video, on the other hand, is mine”

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