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A World Without Borders: U.S. Marine Visits Philippine Village Named After His Father
[Date Created: August 17, 2014]


U.S. Marine Capt. Sean McCool visits the USN Commander Willie McCool Gawad Kalinga village in the Philippines, named after his father, William C. McCool, for the first time, April 29.

Gawad Kalinga means “give care” in Tagalog. The village is part of the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement. McCool’s grandmother, Atilana Rambayon, donated her land to the foundation that provide 21 homes to famliies in need. McCool, from Anacortes, Washington, is a combat engineer with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in the Philippines for Exercise Balikatan 2015, Balikatan is an annual interoperability exercise with the U.S. military and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.





Gawad Kalinga is not a charity, rather, it's a nation-building movement that aims to end poverty by building empowered and sustainable communities. Various countries all over the world are doing their share in making the Gawad Kalinga vision a reality. Like Capt. Sean McCool, you too can be a part of our global army of nation builders!

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