Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tony Meloto is an Ilonggo

Antonio "Tony" Meloto, the driving force behind the widely-successful Gawad Kalinga housing project, is an Ilonggo. He is originally from Bacolod City and Barangay Fundidor, Molo, Iloilo City (I read it here). Several months back, Meloto received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership for his work at Gawad Kalinga citing him “for harnessing the faith and generosity of Filipinos the world over to confront poverty in the Philippines and provide every family the dignity of a decent home and neighborhood” (read the full citation here).

Edwin Trompeta, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism-Region 6 announced that they will embark on a short-term rehabilitation and marketing program for Guimaras to reverse the oil spill's negative impact on the island's tourism industry. Starting next month, DOT will organize mountain bike races, kayaking and tours to mango plantations to highlight the fact that "there's more to Guimaras than just beaches." (read more here.)

1 comment:

GK said...

Tony Meloto launched his new book “Builder of Dreams” saying it was a result of his journey in life, inspired by the good deeds and patriotism of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.