The founder fo Berjaya Group, Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan, recently paid a avisit to the Philippines witha generous donation of 100 million pesos to Gawad Kalinga (GK) for various projects, in line with Berjaya Group’s social commitment to the community, and praised the country for its vibrant economy and the Filipino people’s effort to help their countrymen rise from poverty.
“The Phillippines is undoubtedly now realizing its economic potentials as a result of its positive economic and investment climate, ” he said in a speech delivered at the GK Bayanihan Expo event held at the SMX Arena last October 6, with the Berjaya Group’s turnover of a cheque worth P100 million to GK founder and the chairman Tony Meleto, as witnessed by Tan and Vice President Jejomar C. Binary. Berjaya Philippines’ Head Paul Soo and GK’s Executive Director Jose Luis Oquinena signed the deed of donation as thousands of GK volunteers and several government officials cheered and applauded the generous donation.
The donation is first in a three-part donation of the same amount for more two years, with a total of P300 million in 3 years, the biggest to be made by any company in the Phillippines. The Berjaya Group is also one of the first companies to heed the call for donations to help the victims of Typhoon Sending rebuild their lives, starting with a decent home to live in. he received an astounding applause and standing from the event’s attendees for his overwhelming act.