Coca-Cola looks to empower Negros communities

Posted by watchmen
June 30, 2018

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga


Coca-Cola Philippines recently held a fellowship night in Bacolod City to celebrate their partnership with local groups, where they affirmed their support for Negros sugarcane farmers and female entrepreneurs.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the various partners of Coca-Cola Philippines in helping us reach our goals of empowering the different sectors of our value chain, from farmers who plant sugarcane [to] the women micro-entrepreneurs,” said Coca-Cola Philippines President and General Manager Winn Everhart. “[They] bring our products closer to the public.”

Earlier this week, the beverage company celebrated the “5 By 20” graduation in Bago City, the culminating event of the 12-week Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, which seeks to empower women in the retail sector.

Yesterday, the company formally turned over an Agos Project, Coca-Cola Philippines’ water accessibility project, at Sitio Dama in Barangay Cabacungan, La Castellana.

According to a press release, the project seeks to provide easy access and continuous flow of potable water for the well-being of communities

“Coca-Cola operates on a golden triangle of partnership,” Everhart explained. “One that collaborates with government, the private sector, and civic organizations.”/DGB, WDJ

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