Eveready announces its partnership with GMA 7 Kapuso Foundation in the rehabilitation efforts and rebuilding of the lives of the affected families of typhoon Yolanda, as they donated flashlights and batteries. “Eveready believes in the Filipino resiliency and we hope that our products will give hope to the people affected by Typhoon as they start to rebuild their lives. In our own little way, we want to know the people of Tacloban, Leyte and other places affected by Yolanda that Eveready will be here to support them” said Jojo Emata, Brand Manager of Everady. Photo shows Jojo Emata and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager of GMA Kapuso Foundation during a simple turnover ceremony.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Typhoon Yolanda left the country with almost 6,000 people dead, more than 2 million families affected and P34 million worth of properties destroyed. But despite the devastation it caused, Typhoon Yolanda did not break the Filipino spirit. If for anything, it has revealed just how truly resilient Filipinos are. Just as important, this calamity has also displayed the emphatic nature of humanity. The outpouring support from around the Philippines and all over the world gave the victims encouragement and strength to rebuild their homes, their families and their lives.
SYKES is one with the rest of the world in responding to Visayas’ call for help. Days after the storm has passed, the call center quickly organized a donation drive and reached out to different organizations for relief efforts. Some of the employees even took it upon themselves to volunteer in the repacking and delivery of the relief goods. The SYKES site in Cebu also set up a feeding program for the Yolanda victims. SYKES maybe a global company but the bayanihan spirit is evident. Seeing employees donate not just food and water, but also their time and effort is truly moving.
But so much more is needed to be done. One has to look beyond the immediate needs of the people in Leyte, Samar and Tacloban and start thinking long-term. That is why SYKES employees voluntarily given their team building funds to help. SYKES, as a company has also pooled together funds to donate. SYKES has raised nearly 2 million pesos for the victims. These funds will be used in rebuilding efforts of the affected areas – from the reconstruction of schools and clinics to initiating livelihood projects. SYKES is committed to helping the typhoon victims recover and be back on their feet.
In a company gathering, Mike Henderson, the Senior Vice-President of the APAC region, personally thanked the employees. “To every SYKESer here, thank you. Thank you for supporting not just the company, our clients or your fellow SYKESers. Thank you for extending your support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Thank you for the donations---cash and material needs. Thank you for your spirit of volunteerism. Thank you for contributing your team building funds and some from their own personal pockets. This is the essence of support. Again, thank you. “
Friday, December 20, 2013
ENERGIZER Philippines, Inc. has donated P2M worth of its products to several foundations and NGOs, as part of their rescue and rehabilitation efforts to the affected families and individuals that were devastated during the wrath of typhoon Yolanda over the Visayas Region recently. Present during one of the simple turnover ceremony were Lady Reyes and Marivic Calixto, Operations Manager, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. “We at Energizer Philippines are one with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. of its rehabilitation programs. We hope that our Energizer flashlights and batteries will go a long way to help rebuild the lives of the people affected by Typhoon Yolanda” said Lady Reyes of Energizer Philippines, Inc.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Christmas season is all about the spirit of giving. And give is what the American Eye Center, the country’s leading eye care center, will do this Yuletide season.
In line with its support of Filipinos working abroad, the American Eye Center is giving eligible OFWs the ultimate gift with its Pamaskong Handog OFW Privilege Card through its Shangri-La and Greenbelt branches. With the OFW Privilege Card, kababayans can now secure eye health for themselves and for their dependents from anywhere in the world through discounts on diagnostics and treatments.