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Advocacy-driven growth pushed in Alfamart 6th Anniversary

Alfamart celebrates 6th Anniversary

As Alfamart Philippines, the first and only Super Minimart chain in the country, celebrated its 6th year of operating in the Philippines, they have opened almost 900 stores across Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and South Luzon. Despite the formidable and expansive numbers that they have achieved in such a short time, Alfamart nevertheless remains focused on its advocacy-and-service-driven culture. “We couldn’t have achieved the success that we now enjoy if we weren’t rooted in our advocacies of community development and service,” Alfamart Philippines COO Harvey Ong said. Since Alfamart opened their first store in Trece Martires, Cavite in 2014, they have been establishing new Super Minimarts non-stop. According to Ong, the motivation for their rapid expansion was so they could bring daily needs closer to the communities that they serve. “From our first store in Trece Martires, we saw how having a neighborhood Super Minimart encouraged growth in the community,” ...

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AFP and PNP Frontliners Equipped by Metrobank

Metrobank donates PPE to AFP and PNP Frontliners

The AFP and PNP frontliners are the recipients of another batch of donations made by Metrobank through its corporate social responsibility arm Metrobank Foundation, Inc (MBFI). The donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth Php2.2 million will benefit more than 12,000 deployed AFP and PNP personnel tasked to ensure peace and order during the period of enhanced community quarantine. Gloves and N95 masks delivered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police is very timely as these PPEs are very much needed. These are usually no longer recommended to be worn several times to avoid contamination. Having more supplies ensures that the AFP and PNP frontliners gets to use new ones every day. MBFI is also set to donate PPEs to PNP General Hospital and Victoriano Luna General Hospital. The AFP and PNP institutions are valued institutional partners of MBFI in the implementation of its CSR programs ...

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Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Donate PPEs

Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings donated PPES for hospitals in Manila

The Ty Family-led companies Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Inc through the Metrobank Foundation and GT Foundation released Php8 million funds for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). This support initiative will directly aid the fight against COVID-19 and for the benefit of healthcare frontliners. Php5 million worth of PPEs, which include hazardous material suits, face shields, N95 masks, gloves, and shoe covers, were donated to two (2) COVID-19 Referral Centers namely the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and Lung Center of the Philippines. The hospitals will be receiving 1000 sets of PPEs each. Another 2000 sets were donated to the City Government of Manila, through the Office of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. The donation aims to cater to six (6) District Hospitals in the city namely Justice Abad Santos Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo, Sta. Ana Hospital, Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical ...

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Universal Robina Corporation Extends Support to Provinces

Universal Robina Corporation donates products to several hospitals

Universal Robina Corporation has extended its efforts to support the communities in other areas of the country. This is to help mitigate the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the Philippines. URC Sugar and Renewables Division (URC SURE) is donating relief goods as well as sanitation and hygiene products to various checkpoints and Disaster Relief and Rescue Management offices in Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Batangas Province, Panay island and Tuguegarao City. URC, along with the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF), has donated cases of Great Taste Coffee, Nissin Noodles, Vitasoy Milk, Magic Crackers and other food products to local government units. These donations have so far reached policemen, soldiers and barangay officials manning checkpoints, in some cities in Metro Manila as well as Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas, and Pampanga. URC and GBF have also been distributing snacks, biscuits, candies, soymilk and instant coffee to several hospitals and checkpoints. These include the Philippine ...

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PPEs and Medical Supplies Donation by SM

PPEs and medical supplies distributed by SM

Through SM Foundation, PPEs and medical supplies donation by SM were distributed to over 50 hospitals nationwide. The donation worth over Php170 Million towards the fight against COVID 19, surpassed the company’s initial allocation of Php100 Million to help ensure: Healthcare workers in hospitals nationwide are armed with personal protective equipment; testing is made more widely available; providing ICU-grade ventilators to help hospitals manage patients with severe cases. Among the hospitals that received PPE donations as of March 27, 2020, are the following designated COVID Hospitals: the University of the Philippines PGH, Lung Center of the Philippines and Jose N Rodriguez Memorial Hospital. Major government hospitals are Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), National Kidney and Transplant Institute, San Lazaro Hospital, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, National Children’s Hospital, and Rizal Medical Center also received donations from SM. Other hospitals recipient of the ...

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Cool Uniqlo 2020 Spring-Summer Collection

Uniqlo 2020 Spring-Summer Collection Press Preview at SM Aura

The Uniqlo 2020 Spring-Summer Collection was recently launched at SM Aura. I have always been a fan of this clothing brand ever since it entered the Philippine retail scene. So I welcomed the opportunity to attend the event. The timing couldn’t be more perfect because summer is fast approaching in the country. At first glance, I’m already drawn to the clothes. The colors are easy to the eyes against the harsh sunlight. They look comfortable to wear, which is what I want when the sun is up. Livable Cities Uniqlo’s LifeWear embodies its enduring commitment to keeping people comfortable and making life better and that’s very visible in the Uniqlo 2020 Spring-Summer collection. It’s making urban living more comfortable and convenient over the long term. I can attest to the fact that all my clothes from this brand are comfortable to wear. And the clothes are of good quality that ...

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