Both Typhoon Rolly and Ulysses have made this year extremely difficult for many people in the Philippines, especially those in Rizal, Cagayan Valley, and Bicol region. Yet, many people came together and pulled their resources to help.
For one, the Angelo King Foundation, Inc. (AKFI), represented by its president Teddy Kingsu, donated ₱1 million to their long-time beneficiary, Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, for typhoon relief efforts. Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran is a leading resource organization that advocates the proactive and sustainable participation of the Tsinoy community in local and national development.
Another ₱1 million was donated by AKFI to the Kaisa Kontra Kontra program, which aims to provide medical aid, including masks and protective equipment, for local frontliners all over the country. Kaisa Kontra Kontra will deliver to four separate barangays in Camarines Norte, as well as Rizal and Cagayan Valley.
Other beneficiaries of AKFI’s typhoon relief include TXTFire volunteer fire brigade, GMA Kapuso Foundation, and Philippine Jaycees. Philippine Jaycees provides opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, social responsibility and fellowship necessary to create positive change.
The Angelo King Foundation was founded by Kingsu’s uncle and family patriarch, Angelo King, on September 20, 1978. Since its launch, it has donated numerous funds to various educational, medical, and charity organizations across the country.
AKFI has contributed to the development of school buildings, homes for the aged, orphanages, women’s homes, children’s feeding centers, drug rehabilitation centers, cultural centers and other institutions that needed financial aid.
AKFI also has charity efforts in China. The foundation donated a civic center building to Kingsu’s ancestral Say-Phi Village in the Fujian province, an endowment fund for writers at the Beijing University, and financed the monumental scholarly project, “Overseas Chinese Encyclopedia.”