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PMPC is one of the partner institutions of Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) in creating a community building and development model by providing innovative and sustainable solutions to address poverty housing that can be replicated nationwide. In one of its activities with HFHP in 2012, the Company’s employees took part in the “Juan Builds” program at Bistekville I, Payatas, Quezon City rendering physical but fulfilling labor and putting to practice Panasonic’s continuing commitment to serve society.
In FY2012, PMPC conducted the Panasonic Global Eco Learning Programs in 16 various locations in the Philippines reaching out to a total of 6,625 school children (and their respective school teachers). Discussing topics such as the "Causes and Effects of Global Warming" as well as the available environmental technologies to help in mitigating global warming's harmful effects to Mother Earth, PMPC staff enthusiastically promoted environmental awareness and education. The said activities also served as venues in promoting and implementing Panasonic's "Eco Picture Diary" contests.
In the wake of natural calamities - like typhoons and earthquakes - PMPC shares its resources to victims by providing flashlights and batteries through selected government and non-government institutions. Just recently, PMPC donated some cash and more than PhP1M worth of Panasonic batteries to the Department of Social Welfare and Development in response to the said agency’s rehabilitation and social welfare development programs for the victims of Typhoon Pablo in Visayas and Mindanao.
PMPC supported the first-ever simultaneous nationwide PhilHealth-Department of Health Run (PhilHealth-DOH Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection) held in 18 sites on February 17, 2013. The event, which participated in also by some runners from PMPC was organized to bring universal health care a reality and emphasize the point of unity and oneness in aim and spirit. Proceeds of the event will be used to support national and regional institutions promoting the protection of mothers and children in the country.
The "Munting Handog, Laking Tuwa ang Dulot" (Lit. A Modest Gift, Brings Great Joy) project held annually is truly a unique activity as it promotes not only volunteerism among employees but also the spirit of the ancestral trait of "bayanihan." "Bayanihan" is a Filipino word from the word "bayan" meaning town, nation, or community in general, and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation. In FY2012, one of the beneficiaries was the Boy Scouts of the Philippines – Taytay I Chapter receiving cash donations for the purchase of tents for their jamboree, and some school supplies.