Alabang, Muntinlupa City
07 February 2014
Highlighting their important role in the community, President Benigno S. Aquino III personally expressed his gratitude to the staff and social workers of Elsie Gaches Village (EGV), when he graced its 50th anniversary celebration held in Muntinlupa City.
In his speech, President Aquino mentioned that an institution like the EGV deserves to receive support from the government. Assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, P21 million had been allotted for them from 2010-2013. For this year, it has been increased to P26.4 million to further widen their services.
“Nananatiling bukas ang pinto ng mga pasilidad tulad ng EGV. May makapansin man o wala, maging laman man ng headline o hindi nariyan kayo. Buong bayan po ang nagpupugay sa ipinamalas niyong sipag at dedikasyon sa pagtulong sa kapwa,” President Aquino said.
Founded by American couple Samuel and Elsie Gaches on February 1964, EGV is a residential care facility that shelters and provides rehabilitation services to abandoned and neglected children with special needs.