Pepsi Philippines pens partnership for longer-term livelihood in support of PWDs
September 21, 2019

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019, MANILA PHILIPPINES For 27 years, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) all over the country are being empowered toward economic independence   and   self-reliance   thanks   to   the   livelihood   opportunities   provided   by   Bigay   Buhay Multipurpose  Cooperative  (BBMC).  As  the  first  organization  in  the  Philippines  established  by  and  for PWDs, BBMC has dedicated itself to helping build a community where people with and without disabilities can work and live together meaningfully.


BBMC  enlists  the  help  of  various  community  partners  in  extending  these  holistic  programs  and opportunities to the sector. This year, the organization has found its first corporate partner in Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), giving the PWDs bigger, profitable, and more long-term opportunities in their continued development and empowerment.


"As  part  of  our  commitment  to  running  a  sustainable  business,  we're  determined  to  drive  inclusive, holistic growth in all the communities that surround us," said Monique Castro, PCPPI Senior Manager for Corporate Affairs and Communications. "Through this partnership, we will be working with BBMC not as just a beneficiary but as part of our business ecosystem.”


(L-R: PCPPI Senior Vice President for Human Resources, Vivian A. Cheong; Center for Inclusive Humanitarian and Development Managing Director and Founder, Richard D. Arceno; PCPPI Corporate Affairs and Communications Senior Manager, Monique G. Castro; and Bigay Buhay Multipurpose Cooperative Chairman, Alsee Bello)