Ayala Coop kicks off “Be Juan Para Sa Kalusugan” program for zero hunger in Pampanga and Bataan

The Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative, in partnership with Ayala Foundation launched the “Be Juan Para Sa Kalusugan” project at the Laus Events Place in San Fernando, Pampanga.
(L-R): Dina Orosa, General Manager, Ayala Coop; Ruel Maranan, President, Ayala Foundation; Lisset Laus-Velasco, Chairperson & CEO, LausGroup of Companies; Hon. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, Congressman, 2
nd District of Pampanga; and Ms. Tess Laus, Director, LausGroup of Companies

As part of its initiatives to promote health and wellness, the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Ayala Coop) is launching “Be Juan Para sa Kalusugan,” which seeks to provide nutritious fortified rice meals for hundreds of children in Pampanga and Bataan.

The Ayala Coop, in partnership with Ayala Foundation, kicked off the project as a volunteerism activity for its members, who came together to pack fortified rice for distribution to children from seven barangays in San Fernando, Pampanga. The event was held on October 25 at the Laus Events Place in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Ruel T. Maranan, President of Ayala Foundation and Vice Chairman of Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative

The fortified rice will help feed 490 Grades 3-6 children from seven barangays in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga and some 300 school children from Bagac Elementary School, in the province of Bataan over a period of six months.

The health status of the beneficiaries will be monitored with the help of Rise Against Hunger Philippines, which will supervise the feeding together with school partners and monitor the health status of the children.

Ayala citizens and partners are together for “Be Juan Para sa Kalusugan” at the Laus Event Center to provide nutritious fortified rice meals for hundreds of children in Pampanga and Bataan.

Said Ruel Maranan, vice chair of the Ayala Coop and president of Ayala Foundation: “Ayala has long been committed to contributing to national development. Through our business and social development initiatives, we continue to address existing and emerging needs of Filipinos, while also helping improve the lives of people and communities. Be Juan Para sa Kalusugan signifies our recognition of an important concern in the country—health and nutrition. Investing in nutrition is one way of investing in our people and their future.”

Volunteers packing 7,200++ fortified rice meals that will help feed children from Pampanga and Bataan.

Also actively supporting are Ayala Employee Relations Network (Ayala ERNet) and the Ayala Business Club of Central Luzon.

For more information, visit www.ayalafoundation.org.