Kapuso Foundation turns over first bridge in CamSur
GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), GMA Network’s socio-civic arm, bridge which it constructed for the residents of Barangay Iraya in Buhi, Camarines Sur on October 20.
The hanging bridge which is part of GMAKF’s initiative titled,
project, replaces a typhoon-damaged bridge in Iraya and provides safe passage for residents, especially children who walk to and from the local school. Prior to the construction of the Iraya
residents and students ran the risk of falling into the tributary of Buhi lake every time they crossed a makeshift bridge of scraggly steel cables, and later on, slippery bamboo.
Turnover ceremonies were led by GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog. “We are grateful to our generous donors (from the private sector and the general public) and to our partners, for construction project,” EscuderoCatibog acknowledged.
Present at the GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Iraya bridge inauguration were Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning Yosuke Nishi, D. M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI) First Vice President for International Business Development Ronaldo R. Elepaño, Jr., and Republic Cement President Renato Sunico. Also on hand were the Commanding General of the AFP’s Southern Luzon Command, Major General Benjamin Madrigal, the assistant division commander of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division, Brig. General Chad Isleta, DPWH and DepEd Regional heads.
During the turn-over ceremonies, first row from left: DMCI FVP for International Business Development Ronaldo Elepaño, Jr., MMPC Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning Yosuke Nishi, GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog, and Republic Cement President Renato Sunico; Second row, from left: Buhi Municipal Councilor Myrna Imperial (center) and AFP Southern Luzon Commander Major General Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. together with other AFP and LGU representatives