March 14 2017
GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), the socio-civic arm of GMA Network, recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Davies Paints Philippines, Inc. for its Kapuso School Development Project.
Under the pact, Davies Paints will give paint products needed for the repainting and rehabilitation of schools built by GMAKF.
Present during the MOA signing were GMAKF Founder and Ambassador Mel C. Tiangco, GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog, GMAKF Senior Project Engineer Edgar D. Eniego, Davies Paints Vice President for Marketing Jojie D. Quintos and Marketing Communications Manager Jo Ann C. Viriña.
Tiangco briefly discussed their objective for the Kapuso School Development Project this year. “What we want to do is to go back to the schools that we have built in the previous years, check the look and integrity of the structure, and then work on those that need rehabilitation,” she explained.
“It’s our first partnership with Davies and we’re excited because it will be benefitting roughly over 100 classrooms. All of the wall and roof paints as well as the waterproofing materials to be used in the rehab project will be provided by Davies for free,” Escudero-Catibog, on the other hand, said.
Meanwhile, Quintos highlighted the similarity of their company’s advocacy with GMAKF’s. “This is a very timely partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation and we are looking forward to helping their cause to build schools because one of Davies Paint’s advocacies is to contribute and give back to the community,” Quintos added.
“We want to help the children by providing a school that is conducive to learning,” said Tiangco. “Having a partner like Davies, which feels the same way as we do in terms of helping others, is an added boost to our advocacy because we cannot do all of these on our own. So when you get help from big reputable companies such as Davies, it inspires and motivates you more,” Tiangco acknowledged.
Davies Paints is also set to manufacture and make available to the public, a paint color called “Kapuso Blue”, which is the color of GMAKF’s school buildings.