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July 30, 2017, 3:24 PM


July 10, 2017, 10:56 PM

They are the reason why we need to go beyond borders. To get out of our secured environment and comfort zone. I am a Filipino and they are part of my family, they are my children too. Kaya lagi tayo mag-Gawad ng Kalinga at yakapin ang kasabihang Walang Iwanan.

- Jose Mari Oquiñena, GK worker


July 10, 2017, 6:54 PM

Jose Luis Oquiñena, GK ED listening to the stories of the real heroes of Kusina ng Kalinga, the volunteers. Some of them lost their homes due to the fighting, some came as far as Sultan Kudarat, and all over Mindanao to volunteer and make sure that thousands of kids gets a free hot meal everyday.

Before we left they said, "We can do more, we can cook more so we can feed more, just send us the ingredients."

- Jose Mari Oquiñena, GK worker

July 10, 2017, 4:20 PM

GK Executive Director Jose Luis Oquiñena together with ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman meeting with DepEd ARMM and Marawi officials for the expansion of the GK Kusina ng Kalinga that will feed 5,000 displaced kids from Marawi. Currently, we are serving 1,000 meals.

- Jose Mari Oquiñena, GK worker

July 9, 2017, 11:39 PM

Covered Court Evacuation Center
Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur

8:20 AM
Nobaisa put some charcoal on the stove. She is boiling water for the instant noodles for her family. They rented this charcoal stove for ₱300. The instant noodles come from the relief packs given to the evacuees. They have been here for more than a month now. Nobaisa put some plastic wrappers on the charcoal to burn it faster. She fans hard with a plastic plate. Heavy smoke fills the air. No flame, still.

Her husband, Andy, earned a living as a tricycle driver in Marawi City. When the fighting started, Andy was able to immediately evacuate his family to Saguiaran, a town beside Marawi City. With his tricycle, he came back a couple of times to rescue some relatives who were trapped inside the war zone. He asks a lot of difficult questions on terrorism, airstrikes, Martial Law, hard life in an evacuation center, source of income, etc. Despair fills the air. I sit still.

As a young couple, they left Marawi City in 2006 and moved to Metro Manila to try out their luck in the metropolis. For three years, earning a living was not easy. And it became much harder when Typhoon Ondoy striked and flooded Marikina City where they lived. They were forced to live in an evacuation center for some time. Life in the evacuation center was very difficult especially for their child. They decided to leave Metro Manila and went back home to Marawi City as soon they got the chance.

After almost eight years, with three small kids now, they find themselves again in an evacuation center. Unfortunately, going back home is not (yet) an option. They are not even sure if their house still stands.

But in spite of all these, Andy is not losing hope. He believes that Allah will help them overcome this difficulty.

8:55 AM
Nobaisa put more plastics on the charcoal stove. She continues to fan hard with a plastic plate. More smoke fills the air. No flame, still.

The least that we could do, which is to care, could be one of the things they need most right now. Let us help fan the flame of whatever hope is left in their hearts. Let our warmth be felt by providing warm meals for their kids every day. Every piece of lunchbox will definitely breathe a sense of peace in the hearts and minds of many.

In Saguiaran, Team GK is now operating a Kusina ng Kalinga, a centralized kitchen that provides daily meals for kids in the nearby evacuation centers.

We hope to feed 5,000 kids daily for a year. You, too, can help by donating ₱15 per meal.

For more details, check out: www.gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi

- Dan Bercasio, GK worker

July 9, 2017, 7:19 PM

Dumating na po ang karagdagan naming kagamitan at nakahanda na po kaming magpakain ng 5,000 bata na mga mag-aaral ng Saguiaran Elementary School at mga batang galing Marawi na nasa Temporary Learning Spaces.

Kailangan namin ang inyong tulong upang mapalaganap ang pagkalinga at pagmamahal sa kanila. Kung papaano makatulong, bisitahin ang link na ito www.gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi

- GK Kusina ng Kalinga - Marawi


July 7, 2017, 6:49 PM

July 6, 2017, 8:33 PM

Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense.

Our 9th day of serving hot and nutritious meals at Saguiaran Temporary Learning Systems. You can be a hero for just helping us raise 5,000 hot meals everyday. For just ₱15.00, these kids will experience love and care.

Tulong-tulong tayong magpawis para sa kapayapaan sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay kalinga sa mga kabataang Maranao at Kristiyano na nasa Saguiran. Tayo na't sama-sama nating harapin ang bagong pag asa!

- GK Kusina ng Kalinga - Marawi | Ian Amistoso, GK worker

July 5, 2017, 2:23 PM

Ikawalong araw nang pamamahagi ng pagmamahal at pagkalinga sa Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur kung saan tayo ay nagpapakain ng mga batang Maranao at Kristiyano na naapektuhan ng gulo sa Marawi.

You can help us raise 5,000 meals everyday for a year! Your ₱15.00/per child, per day is a big help in making them feel loved and cared for.

To know more about the campaign, check out www.gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi

The more we sweat for peace, the less we bleed in war.

- GK Kusina ng Kalinga - Marawi

July 4, 2017, 3:34 PM

Baunan Bayanihan sa Saguiaran

Sa bawat ngiting ating naibabahagi sa kanila, panibagong pag-asa at pagmamahal naman ang uukit sa kanilang mga puso at isipan. Kung paano kayo makatutulong, pindot lang kayo sa link na to: www.gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi.

- GK Kusina ng Kalinga - Marawi

June 29, 2017, 12:48 PM

Kuwentong Kalinga

"Dalawang motor ko naiwan sa Marawi, nakaharap ko mismo 'yung mga rebelde kasi pinaalis kami kasi parating na raw ang mga sundalo kaya lumikas kami. Dito kami sa Grade 1 natutulog, kapag ganitong umaga lumalabas kami kasi may klase. Kapag gabi pasok ulit at doon matulog. Isang rice cooker lang na kanin ang talagang dala ko nung umalis kami doon pero pinabuhos pa sa amin kasi iche-check daw. Pinuntahan ako ni Superintendent kung gusto ko raw tumulong sa kusina (Kusina ng Kalinga), sabi ko 'yun po ang gusto kong gawin, 'yung tumulong." - Raidah Macabiro, KnK Saguiran Volunteer

- Ian Amistoso, GK worker

June 28, 2017, 11:07 AM

Operation Walang Iwanan: Marawi

Pangatlong araw nang pagpapadama ng pagmamahal at pagkalinga sa ating mga kapatid na batang Maranao sa pamamagitan ng pagkain. Kasama natin ngayon ang Team GK Iligan at mga volunteer evacuee sa pagpapalaganap ng pag-asa para sa mga naapektuhan ng gulo sa Marawi. Kapag tayo'y nagsama-sama lahat ay kayang-kaya. :)

- Ian Amistoso, GK worker


June 27, 2017, 9:53 AM

Da a kambabaghaka! Ibig sabihin ay "Walang Iwanan!" mula sa salitang Maranao.

Samahan n'yo kami sa pagpapalaganap ng kapayapaan, pagmamahal, at kalinga sa mga kapatid nating Maranao na naapektuhan ng gulo sa Marawi. Hindi ito para ipakitang delikado rito pero upang ipakita na kapag tayo'y nagsama-sama, parating mayroong pag-asa.

Kasama namin ngayong araw ang mga District Nurse ng Lanao del Sur 1. Maraming salamat po!

- Ian Amistoso, GK worker


June 27, 2017, 1:35 AM

Around 4,500 families fled Marawi and evacuated to the neighboring town of Saguiaran to be far enough from the bullets and bombs but not quite far enough from the daily sound of gunfire and the sight of smoke rising from their now ruined city. Most of them fled with only the shirts on their backs and now face a very uncertain future for themselves especially for their children.

The violence of war in Marawi was met and matched by a mighty force of goodness in Saguiaran. This 4th class municipality opened its doors to an evacuee population that doubled the number of its citizens. They shared their water, homes, food, mosques, and whatever space is left for families to stay safe. Mayor Macmod Muti practically slept in his office these past month to oversee relief distribution. And on the feast of Eid al Fitr, teachers, nurses, and DepEd officials all showed up despite the holiday to launch the school-based feeding program that will feed up to 2,500 learners every school day until December.

Today, a thousand kids were fed because of handful of heroes showed up. What war has destroyed, caring and sharing will rebuild.

And as we left the base of operations today, these were the only words that echoed deeply in my soul: "The more we sweat for peace, the less we bleed in war!"

Let us sweat for peace together! Help us rebuild Marawi beginning with making 5,000 peace meals available for the children in Saguiaran.

Help us through: http://gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi

- Mark Lawrence Cruz, GK worker



June 26, 2017, 6:43 PM

"Mahirap ang buhay sa evacuation center lalong-lalo na sa mga bata. Kaya naming malipasan ng gutom pero kawawa ang mga maliliit namin, umiiyak sila sa gutom. Malaki ang pasalamat namin at dumating ang grupo n'yo para tugunan ang problemang ito. Dahil nandito kayo para samahan kami, alam naming makakakabangon kami sa susunod na mga panahon." - Dora Marani (tricycle driver ang asawa, may walong anak, nawalan ng bahay at hanapbuhay dahil sa gulo sa Marawi ngunit hindi pa rin nawawalan ng pag-asa na makakabangon at muling makapagsimula)


Kasama ng Saguiaran LGU, DepEd ARMM at World Food, isanlibong mainit na pananghalian ang inihahain para sa mga bata at gutom na pamilya sa araw na ito at limanlibo sa mga susunod pa na mga araw. Susundan ito ng iba't-ibang programa ng Gawad Kalinga para sa mga "bakwit" ng Marawi sa mga susunod na linggo.

- Jun Degayo, GK worker

June 26, 2017, 10:59 AM

Activating... Operation Walang Iwanan: MARAWI

Together with DepEd ARMM and the Local Government of Saguiaran (6km away from Marawi), Team GK established our first forward base of operation for relief and reconstruction. As the conflict enters its final phase of armed resolution, we salute our soldiers and honor those who risked their lives to give comfort and relief to all affected families. Let us do our share on the rebuilding.

Care and share to BUILD SOLIDARITY, SUSTAIN HOPE, and RAISE THE PEACE GENERATION!

We are organizing our Kusina ng Kalinga (5,000 meals per day for one year). You can help by donating ₱15 per meal.

You may donate online via www.gk1world.com/KalingaMarawi or through BANK DEPOSIT

• Gawad Kalinga PHP Current Account # 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills
• Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account # 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)

- Kuya Luis, GK Executive Director



How You Can Help

Help us raise funds for the relief and reconstruction of Marawi City.

You may also give through BANK DEPOSIT

  • Gawad Kalinga PHP Current Account # 3101 0977 56 BPI EDSA Greenhills
  • Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account # 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)
  • IMPORTANT:

    When giving via bank deposit, please scan the deposit slip or take note of the transaction number and email to partnerships@gawadkalinga.com with the following details:

  • Name of Donor
  • Date of Deposit, Amount, BPI Branch
  • Indicate that it's for Operation Walang Iwanan: Kalinga Marawi
  • Deposits that are unconfirmed or unidentified for one month will be given to the ongoing campaign or to the community where it is needed the most.



    Previous Efforts on Disaster Relief and Rebuilding

    Every time disasters occur, Gawad Kalinga volunteers and partners respond heroically by sharing resources, organizing relief drives, helping network to others, and even taking part in reconstruction efforts. Read about GK’s most recent disaster response efforts here:

  • Typhoon Nina/Nock-Ten(December 2016)
  • Typhoon Lawin/Haima(October 2016)
  • Typhoon Lando/Koppu(October 2015)
  • Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby (December 2014)
  • Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda (November 2013)
  • Bohol Earthquake (October 2013)
  • Typhoon Trami/Maring (August 2013)
  • Typhoon Bopha/Pablo (December 2012)
  • Habagat (August 2012)
  • Typhoon Washi/Sendong (December 2011)


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