Gawad Kalinga announces the global movie premiere of Paraiso in Toronto

Released on = May 2, 2007, 1:42 pm

Press Release Author = Gawad Kalinga/ANCOP International Canada

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = GK hopes to build a 'Paradise' for all with stories brought
to life in feature film debut

Press Release Body = Toronto, ON - May 2, 2007 - Just in time for the celebration of
Asian Heritage Month in Canada, non-profit organization Gawad Kalinga (GK) brings
Filipino culture, inspiration and resiliency to the silver screen with the movie
premiere of Paraiso: Tatlong Kwento ng Pagasa (Paradise: Three Stories of Hope),
highlighting a powerful trilogy of faith and hope. This Filipino produced and
developed film reveals the extraordinary stories of three ordinary people whose
lives are forever touched by GK's tremendous strides to "give care" by offering land
to the landless, home to the homeless and food to the hungry. On Sunday, May 27,
2007, Paraiso debuts at the RBC Theatre in Mississauga's Living Arts Centre.

Celebrated Filipino actors such as Cesar Montano, Maricel Soriano and Michael V., in
addition to top entertainment executives and producers like Butch Jimenez, Robert
Arevalo, Ricky Davao, Carmi Martin, Lilia Dizon and Bobby Barreiro waived their fees
and volunteered their time and talent to bring Paraiso to life. This trilogy
captures the spirit of GK with every scene and creates hope for the future through
images of heroism and grassroots momentum towards "rebuilding a nation by rebuilding
each other".

"The compelling stories that unfold in Paraiso will impart viewers with the essence
of GK's continuous efforts and endeavours here in Canada to impact the lives of the
poor in the Philippines and beyond," said Ricky Cuenca, President and CEO of ANCOP
International Canada. "This film also brings poignant images to the forefront that
will inspire everyone to take action and hopefully give of themselves through
contributing to GK."

General admission tickets are available at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga
(905-306-6000) and they cost $25 for showings at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. The Red
Carpet event begins at 6:30 PM with a cocktail followed by the film screening at
8:30 PM. Tickets for the exclusive formal attire affair are $200, with all proceeds
going to GK's charitable efforts abroad. For more information on Red Carpet tickets,
call 905-564-8539 x 226.

Gawad Kalinga invites you to the Toronto premiere of Paraiso

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2007

Time: 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, Red Carpet viewing 8:30 PM

Location: RBC Theatre in the Living Arts Centre

4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8 905-306-6000

Tickets: $25 - general admission; $200 - Red Carpet tickets, includes
cocktails and movie

Info: Cheryll San Juan, or 416-731-5322

About GK: ANCOP International Canada is a registered non-profit charity organization
in Canada involved with a project called Gawad Kalinga. Gawad Kalinga, or GK,
translated into English means 'to give care'. It is a charitable initiative created
to improve the lives of the poor in the Philippines and abroad by transforming their
qualities of life and communities. GK builds the impoverished homes and equips them
with education and livelihood to sustain their communities as well as offers them
spiritual support and hope for a more positive future. GK's development program
includes four key components: Shelter-transforming shanties into decent 200 sq ft
homes; Education - giving street children a chance to go to school; Health - access
to cure and sickness prevention; and Livelihood - setting people up to be productive
members of society. Each GK Village is composed of a cluster of 50 to 100 homes,
with access to clean water, electricity and a landscaped environment. A GK home is a
modest and equates to the size of a typical Canadian garage, but to many poor people
it is a step change in living comfort, and a gift of hope. For more information,
lease visit and or call the offices in
Mississauga, Ontario at 905-564-8539.


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Contact Details = For more information: ANCOP International Canada Offices and GK @

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