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 Assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers

The philanthropic pursuits of William T. Gatchalian are most evident in the area of assistance to some of the millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the Middle East. He was instrumental in the release of both Sarah Balabagan and John Aquino thus, in 2001, former President Joseph Estrada appointed Mr. Gatchalian as the Presidential Adviser on OFW Affairs with the rank of cabinet secretary.

 Outreach  in Valenzuela City

The Gatchalian family maintains various outreach and charitable programs in their home city of Valenzuela, Metro Manila. These causes range from medical missions, food/feeding programs, scholarships, calamity assistance, social amelioration activities, as well as support to the local government, police and firefighters, public schools and religious sectors.

Sherwin T. Gatchalian, the eldest among the children of William T. Gatchalian, is presently the Congressman of 1st District of the city. Rexlon T. Gatchalian, another son, is the Mayor of the city.  

 Jesus Our Life Ministries, Inc.

Jesus Our Life Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by D.H. Gatchalian (wife of William T. Gatchalian) dedicated to Christian Evangelical missions. The non-denominational ministry has three local churches in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila located in Maysan, Lawang Bato and Lingunan. The organization operates satellite churches in Novaliches, Pangasinan, Catanduanes and Palawan, as well as a Christian School, JOL Christian Academy, in Valenzuela City.

Corporate Social Responsibility 2001 - 2017

CSR Activity for 2015

In cooperation with the City Government of Valenzuela, Jesus Is Our Life Ministries, Inc. (JOLMI) and other affiliated publicly listed companies, a gift giving and feeding program entitled “Practice the Privilege of  Giving” was conducted to the chosen beneficiary of the company, Bahay Kalinga ng Valenzuela, last January 31, 2015.

Bahay Kalinga Valenzuela

Bahay Kalinga, located at R. Jacinto St., Canumay West, Valenzuela City, is a temporary shelter for street wanderers, foundling children and those recovering from any form of abuse, as determined by the city social workers.

Former Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian regarded the facility as “the symbol of the City Government’s commitment to social justice and protection.  With a better home, the Bahay Kalinga clients shall be able to pursue a better road to recovery to regain their self-worth and confidence.”

Supervised by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), the facility is in pursuance to a number of several national and international laws, among them the Article 3, Section 2 of the Presidential Decree No. 603, known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code, which states that “every child has the right to a wholesome family life that will provide him with love, care and understanding, guidance and counseling, and moral and material security. The dependent or abandoned child shall be provided with the nearest substitute for a home.”

The shelter which was formerly located at an old single-storey facility in Veinte Reales now boasts with a school-like building complete with amenities, including a cafeteria, an isolation room, a gardening area and sex-segregated sleeping quarters with a total holding capacity of about 30 people.

Psychological and physical check-up are being given to residents of the shelter to determine their physical and mental health.  They are allowed to stay in the shelter for a certain period of time, depending on the nature of their individual cases.


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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Past

CSR Activity for 2016

In its continuing support to advocacies of Jesus is Our Life, Ministries, Inc. (JOLMI), Wellex Industries, together with affiliated company, has sponsored JOLMI’s youth camp event for this year. The camp event entitled “Summer Youth Camp 2016: CODE RED, DARE TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE” happened last March 21-25, 2016 in Calatagan, Batangas. Headed by Pastor Arnel C. Laureta, the purpose of the event is to build cooperation, team work, patience and social skills among the youth during summer. Among the activities include relay, obstacle course, puzzle guess, balancing straw, etc. The Group also shared meals in a “boodle fight” and open forum including listening to the word of God at night.

On the side are the pictures taken during the event:

CSR Activity for 2017

In Wellex Industries, Inc., together with its affiliated publicly listed companies, conducted a gift giving activity entitled “Blessed to be a Blessing” at Ang Bahay Parola on December 9, 2017.

Ang Bahay Parola, is the mercy arm of Mission to the World Philippines Foundation Inc. A child welfare agency that is committed to further the development of the full potential to the Filipino street children, protect them from any form of abuse, uphold their rights, and promote their best welfare and interest.

The Company chose Ang Bahay Parola as its beneficiary for their annual corporate social responsibility because of their objectives, namely but not limited to the following:

1. To remove children of the street, and facilitate 1-3 years rehabilitation and development. And eventually restore them to their rehabilitated and adequately functioning family and or foster family.

2. To prevent children on the street from experiencing further abuse by rescue, rehabilitation, and development through Temporary Care and eventually restore them to their rehabilitated and adequately functioning family.

3. To refer abandoned street children to respective agency that can provide long term help

The Company handed out gifts and foods to the children during the event. Games were also conducted for the children’s enjoyment. At the end of the activity, the children of Ang Bahay Parola gave a presentation as a way of showing gratitude to the Company.

On the left are the pictures taken during the event.