Metro Pacific Investments Foundation Inc. (MPIF), the corporate social responsibility arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), recently distributed 50 bicycles to members of the Aeta Community in Sapang Uwak, Porac, Pampanga.
Through a partnership with Neo Zigma Cycle Corporation and Interval Gear Events Management (IGEM), MPIF mobilized the fifth leg of its Puhunang Pangkabuhayan program for alternative livelihood, with the help of the Pinatubo Eco-Adventure and Cultural Enclave Katutubong Anak ng Mount Pinatubo (PEACE KAMP) and Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc.
“We are extremely grateful that cycling events similarly organized by Neo Zigma, are able to elevate social consciousness specially for indigenous communities who have been part of our beneficiaries,” said MPIF President Melody del Rosario.
PEACE KAMP, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, was created to address the lack of opportunity and poverty confronting the Aetas of Sapang Uwak, who like other rural communities, are impacted by the effects of and fallout from insurgency, volcano eruptions, and neglect.
Puhunang Pangkabuhayan is aligned with Gabay Kabuhayan, one of the MVP Group’s Gabay Advocacies for a Sustainable Philippines.