October 09, 2017
DMCI Homes partners with CRIBS Foundation on new shelter for children
DMCI Homes recently donated construction and finishing materials to be used for CRIBS’ new shelter in Antipolo City.
DMCI Homes has joined
hands with CRIBS Foundation, Inc. in creating a new sanctuary for abandoned and
abused children in Antipolo City.
As part of its
“Kaakbay” corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, DMCI Homes recently
donated construction and finishing materials to be used for CRIBS’ new shelter
in Antipolo City.
CRIBS is an apostolate
established to provide temporary care to dependent, neglected, abandoned and
surrendered infants, and sexually abused girls.
organization will relocate from its original home in 15 Major S. Dizon Street,
Industrial Valley, Marikina City to C. Lawis Extension, Barangay San Luis,
Antipolo City by yearend to give a safe and loving home environment for each
The current CRIBS
shelter sits on the Marikina fault which is among the reasons that forced the
apostolate to consider a change in address according to Cristina Estrada, CRIBS
Chairman of the Board.
“Actually it’s not just
an issue of earthquake but also an issue of flooding and fire. The one that
precipitated us to look for another home was ‘Ondoy.’ The flood went through
our doorstep. We also experienced a fire that engulfed twohouses
before us,” related Estrada in an interview.
“So we said it has to
be a safe home for the babies. Second one is we realized our babies didn’t have
fresh air and they didn’t know how the sky looked like at night. They could not
see the moon. We’re happy that DMCI Homes is a part of this new shelter,” she
The new CRIBS shelter
in a 3,000 square meter-lot in Antipolo City will still feature two buildings
and connecting offices, with one structure devoted to its “New Beginnings”
program for sexually abused young girls.
CRIBS will also still
limit the number of child residents to maintain the quality of care given by
the shelter. “Twenty-seven at most. We want to maintain the quality of care
also. It’s hard to expand because the quality of care will suffer,” she said.
Jan Venturanza, DMCI
Homes AVP for Marketing, for his part, said DMCI Homes is privileged to be in
partnership with CRIBS in bringing comfort to the child residents of the
“We at DMCI Homes are
happy that in our own little way, we were able to contribute to this very noble
cause,” he shared.
Kaakbay is a DMCI Homes CSR
program which aims to support advocacies beneficial to the Filipino society.