CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Clark Development Corporation (CDC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with a private food delivery company to provide livelihood opportunities to displaced workers.
The livelihood project dubbed “Kabuhayan Assistance for Displaced Clark Freeport Zone Workers” will benefit 77 individuals.
Under the agreement, each beneficiary will receive financial assistance from Food Panda Philippines, Inc. (FPPI).
CDC Officer-in-Charge Mariza Mandocdoc said a start-up allowance amounting to P3,000, including a P500 first year insurance for each Food Panda rider to be hired, will be given once its operation commences inside the Freeport.
“It’s heartwarming for us to find a partner in Food Panda. Probably for us it’s just a signing of document or hiring, but for employees who have been displaced, that means a lot to their families and to them,” she said.
Meanwhile, FPPI Director of Finance Leopoldo De Castro thanked CDC for partnering with them in the company’s corporate social responsibility program.
“Thank you for choosing us as your partners. I think our motivation to continue such kind of advocacies is basically a result of these types of partnership. Hopefully, we’re able to roll this out in many cities,” De Castro added.
He furthered that this move is not only about business, but more on how the company wants to give opportunities to those who were hit by the ongoing pandemic.