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)