GAWAD Kalinga (GK) USA directors and area coordinators pose Nov. 3 at Houston, Texas Crowne Plaza after their orientation prior to their 2017 National Conference Nov. 4. Dr. Jose Raffinan Jr., US Chair of the board and Maricel Villanueva, GK-USA executive director (4th & 5th fr. L) are GK overall executive director Jose Oquinena ( 7th fr. L)lead the productive gathering that reported on the various projects undertaken over the past year that benefitted the poorest of the poor in PH. Theme was “Building Solidarity, Sustaining Hope.”


John Jarin, head of Miami GK (in Barong, seated) with his wife Maane, and medical student Ralph Antonio at the Houston Hope Ball on Nov 4 at the Texas Crowne Plaza.




GK advocates at the 9th annual Texas GK Hope Ball, “Heroes of Poverty Eradication” all smiles on Nov. 4 at the successful fundraiser that raised money for young GK Hope Ambassador Scholarship awardees. From left are Dr. Didoy Feliciano, Gerry Balbin, GK-USA board chair, Dr. Jose Raffinan Jr, Chicago Area coordinator Jun de Guia, GK media director Anong Santos, GK advocate Teddy Amoloza of Illinois Wesleyan University, GK-USA executive director Maricel Villanueva, Miami area GK coordinators Marianne and Dr. John Jarin and former GK-USA coordinator Tony Olaes.





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