Berjaya CDO GK Village: Houses of Hope for victims of Sendong


The local unit of the Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya turned over 150 houses to victims of tropical storm ”Sendong” on Friday in a new community in Cagayan de Oro now officially known as Berjaya Village. Fifty other houses donated by Berjaya Philippines were built in another part of the city. The 200 donated houses were built by Gawad Kalinga on land given by the city government. The units, 22 square meters in size built on 35 square meters of land, were given away completely for free, Berjaya Philippines said in a press statement. Roads to Berjaya Village are now being cemented through the help of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Mayor Vicente Emano said piped water will follow shortly. The village already has electricity with the posts donated by Meralco Foundation. Earlier this month, Berjaya, through its founder Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan, donated P300 million to be allocated for the next three years to build houses for the poor and the deserving through Gawad Kalinga.