MANILA, Philippines - Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) launched its partnership with the Department of Education, National Competitiveness Council, and Kabisig ng Kalahi in 2013 through the program dubbed PEPSIGLA, its flagship school nutrition program, solidifying Pepsi’s commitment to education, health and nutrition in the Philippines.
DepEd Undersecretary for Special Partnerships Mario Deriquito and Kabisig ng Kalahi President Victoria Wieneke receives paintings from PCPPI President Partho Chakrabarti, SVP for HR Atty. Celerino Grecia III, and VP for Corporate Affairs and Communications Jika Dalupan, and other PCPPI employees in commemoration of PCPPI’s commitment to PEPSIGLA.
PEPSIGLA is a 6-month program supporting 90 malnourished school children in 3 public schools in Manila, Malabon and Valenzuela. The results are very encouraging, as nutritional improvements were recorded on a monthly basis. As of January 2014, over half of Pepsigla kids have improved in their nutritional status.