Award-winning actress-singer, Glaiza De Castro is formally named as Ambassadress of Goodwill to represent the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc., (PCCAI), owner and operator of Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center in its humanitarian and charitable missions, last July 19, 2017 held at the Universal Towers Building in Quezon Avenue.
Glaiza De Castro is one of the prominent faces on TV and movie screens. Her prowess in singing and acting has been showcased in local TV shows, movies and concerts.
“We are much honored to have Ms. Glaiza De Castro to represent the PCCAI in its charitable and humanitarian activities,” said PCCAI President and Chairman Emeritus, Dr. James G. Dy. “We hope to inspire the youth of today to actively participate in humanitarian missions that would help shape this nation for the next generations.”
In her years as a performer, she has not only proven herself worthy of recognition because of her talents but also because she has a heart for helping out. In 2016, Glaiza De Castro was a part of U.N. Women’s Safe Cities Program, a program that aims to increase awareness and stop street harassment and sexual violence against women in public spaces. Also in the same year, Glaiza De Castro established the “Glaiza De Castro Foundation”to support children with special needs. To date, more than 600 children benefited from this organization.
In line with this appointment, a signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between PCCAI and Ms. Glaiza De Castro will be held to celebrate the first of many collaborations. The event will also be attended by the President and Chairman Emeritus of PCCAI, Dr. James G. Dy and Chairman of the Board of PCCAI Dr. Benito Goyokpin, Members of the PCCAI Board of Directors and media representatives.
PCCAI owns and operates the Chinese General Hospital & Medical Center, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, Chinese Cemetery, Charity Clinic in Binondo, and the Home for the Aged, all dedicated to charitable works. It traces its roots far as early as 1877, before the Philippine Revolution and is recognized as the oldest charitable association in the country today.