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.

Be Juan Para Sa Kalusugan

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, 2nd District of Pampanga; and Tess Laus, Director, LausGroup of Companies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

About the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative

The Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative is one of the country’s top institution-based cooperatives, with total assets and members’ equity of more than PhP3 billion. It has a membership of over 37,000 nationwide, coming from over 121 Ayala companies.

About Ayala Foundation 

As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation’s main program areas are Education, Community Leadership, Suitable and Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

For more information, visit www.ayalafoundation.org.