PLDT promotes meals safety for communities within the Marikina watershed – The Manila Occasions
PLDT, in partnership with the Philippine Enterprise for Social Progress (PBSP), has launched a challenge that adopts the Meals At all times In The Residence precept for Marikina Watershed communities.
The pilot associate of the challenge is the Nagkakaisang Samahang Magsasaka sa Barangay Calawis (Nasamasabaca), based mostly in Sitio Binayoyo, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo Metropolis.
The challenge goals to supply a steady supply of wholesome meals to the group to assist guarantee meals safety, particularly in these tough occasions. By adopting a 500 sq. meter plot of land for gardening, the challenge will assist guarantee an ample provide of greens to group members.
As well as, the challenge contains the set up of a vermicompost set up with 5 bins to assist the communal backyard.
Based on Katherine Diaz De Rivera, PLDT Group Relations Supervisor, PLDT’s partnership with the PBSP has opened up numerous alternatives for development.
“These packages embody nationwide instructional interventions, well being and hygiene packages and livelihoods initiatives which have confirmed to be crucial, particularly throughout this pandemic. This yr we now have embraced the precept of religion, which we hope will assist communities within the Marikina watershed have an ample provide of meals within the occasion of an emergency, ”she mentioned.
“Nasamasabaca is one in every of our seven associate farmer organizations within the area, all of whom labored tougher after Storm Ulysses broken their crops final November. Thanks, PLDT, ”mentioned Kristine Rivadelo, OIC Director of Operations of the PBSP.
The challenge additionally supported start-up capital by offering the group with the mandatory gardening instruments and agricultural inputs, together with vegetable seeds / vegetation and fertilizers.
The proceeds of this system are used to assist numerous company social accountability initiatives of various corporations and firms.