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Dear Family and Friends, 
  
A blessed New Year in 2015!
  
May your life continue to be a blessing to the less fortunate and a disruption to the fortunate who are still reluctant to share their blessing with others.
  
Next year would be an important milestone for the Philippines, for Gawad Kalinga and for me. I will be turning 65 on January 17...
  


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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: TONY MELOTO IN RESPONSE TO UH-CPS
It was a shock for me to hear about the negative report from University of Hawaii-Center for Philippine Studies (UH-CPS) 45 days after the event and this is the first time I've been called a "sexist," "elitist" and a person with "colonial mentality," which definitely I am not.
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Official Statement:
Gawad Kalinga in
Response to UH-CPS
The work of Gawad Kalinga is nowhere near perfect, and we simply take criticism and victories with humility. More importantly, I say let’s do as much work on-ground, even more than what we do online. It is my firm belief that our partners, volunteers, communities and the poor themselves will be the testament of our commitment to the principles of GK. Let us support and encourage each other to strengthen our resolve to end poverty. Take courage to stay the course.
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ENDING POVERTY FOR 5 MILLION FAMILIES BY 2024
“Gawad Kalinga,” translated in English means to “give care”, is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment  with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities and has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.


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