Globe, Rotary Club of Makati Business District Partner for Hapag Movement

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Leading digital solutions platform Globe signed a four-year partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Business District (RCMBD) on Tuesday. It pledged to raise funds for its hunger alleviation program The Hapag Movement, marking a milestone in the initiative.

The Hapag Movement Ignited

In ceremonies at The Globe Tower in BGC, Taguig City, Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto, Rotary Club of Makati Business District (RCMBD) Charter President Mache Torres Ackerman, and Rachel Harisson, Spokesperson and Hapag Movement Project Manager for RCMBD sealed the partnership. Also present were Kate Bellosillo, General Manager of  Kyäni Philippines, a health and wellness company, and renowned chef Jessie Sincioco, President and CEO of The Manna Cuisine Corporation.

RCMBD committed to raising a total P10 million in funds for the Hapag Movement through various initiatives involving the different Rotary Clubs and its District, individual, and corporate members nationwide. With its commitment, the club is now one of Hapag Movement’s longest-term fundraising partners.

P3 million for The Hapag Movement

At the event, P3 million was turned over to the Hapag Movement– the single largest donation it has so far received. This amount includes P1 million each from RCMBD, Kyäni, and Ackerman, who made the donation in her personal capacity.

“It has been three years since the pandemic struck and disrupted our way of life, including our livelihoods. Millions of Filipinos experience involuntary hunger today, as they reel from the impact of the health crisis and recent economic shocks. Our partnership with Rotary comes at a crucial time as we hope to support more Filipinos in dire need. Together, we’ll be able to deliver life-enabling help to our kababayans,” said Crisanto.

“The Hapag Movement, led by Globe, is a noble initiative that aims to address a lingering and fundamental problem afflicting thousands of Filipino families. Its goals are aligned with the Rotary’s mission to advance better health and help alleviate poverty, and so it was such a natural choice for us and our district membership to support,” said Ackerman.

The Collaborators

Under the partnership, the Rotary chapter will be tapping its corporate and individual members, alongside their vast network as drivers of the program.

“RCMBD will continue to mobilize its expansive network to raise funds for the Hapag Movement. That is our commitment to this partnership. We will do our best and work diligently to get the support that the Hapag Movement needs to help the hungry,” said Harisson.

Meanwhile, Bellosillo said, “As a company that fosters health and wellness, our mission runs parallel with Globe’s Hapag Movement. We are happy to be on board in this project that aims to provide not only supplemental feeding but also livelihood training. This is a sustainable way to address hunger.”

Chef Jessie, one of the most sought-after Filipino chefs who has made meals for world leaders and the Pope, is set to cater for a P3,000-per-plate dinner sponsored by Rotary and Kyani for 80 members and employees. Half of the total proceeds from the dinner will go to the Hapag Movement.

“As a chef, my mission in life is to give nourishment to people. It is, therefore, a big honor to serve the Hapag Movement. I’ve prepared tens of thousands of plates throughout my career as a chef. But the most important ones are those that serve to benefit our kababayans who struggle with involuntary hunger. It is, therefore, a great honor to serve the least and the hungry among our dear countrymen through the Hapag Movement,” said Chef Jessie.

The Rotary Club of Makati Business District chapter is also tapping Rotary members in Cebu and Davao to help drive fundraising efforts in the Visayas and Mindanao, through Eric Le Cain, past RCMBD president who is now based in Cebu, and Ralph Ogui Bon Cambronero from Rotary Club, Davao. Together, they will push the Hapag Movement in the South.

“We will activate our members to find creative ways to raise funds for the hungry. That is our commitment to the Hapag Movement,” said Harrison.

Who Will Benefit

The Hapag Movement is a united fight against involuntary hunger led by Globe that leverages partnerships to raise funds and deliver critical support for affected families. It aims to rally Filipinos behind a collective effort to feed the hungry and provide empowering livelihood training, as an estimated 15 million Filipinos continue to suffer from involuntary hunger.

The initiative, which aims to benefit 100,000 families through its four-year course, is in line with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.

So far, the movement has raised P13.5 million in donations through the help of partners Kumu, AMDOCS, and the SM Advantage Card (SMAC). It has made an impact on at least 10,000 families through its mobilization partners the Ayala Foundation, Caritas Philippines, Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines, and World Vision.

How to Donate

Those who would like to send support may donate via the New GlobeOne app using Globe Rewards points. Just follow these steps:

Donations may also be made using GCash through the following steps.

Donations may also be sent via credit card on the Globe of Good website.

About Globe

Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and is publicly listed on the PSE with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet, and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.

About Rotary Club Makati Business District

The Rotary Club of Makati Business District was chartered on September 13, 2013, by the mother clubs Rotary Club of Makati and Rotary Club of Makati Uptown by Charter President Mache Torres-Ackerman and District Governor Special Representative David Ackerman. RCMBD supports four RCCs (Rotary Community Core) namely: RCC CIW (Correctional Institution for Women), RCC Makati Business District, RCC UKRCV (Usbong Katutubo Rotary Cultural Village and RCC Paranaque Women’s Center. The Club is also actively partnering with its Interact and Rotaract Clubs.

The club has consistently garnered the highest Rotary International Presidential Citation & amp; District Awards for the past 9 years, under the leadership of CP / First Class President Mache Torres-Ackerman; Best President Jay Fajardo; World Class President Eric Lecain; All-Star Team President Michelle Mantecon; Great President Tess Castro; Very Inspiring President Liza Timbol; Champion President Kate Bellosillo; Perfect Vision President / CP Mache Torres-Ackerman; Life-Changing President Rachelle Harrison; and recently Marvelous Imaginative President Tess Castro.

About Kyäni Philippines

Kyani began with remarkable founding families who, from humble beginnings, achieved enormous success through hard work and innovation. The Hansen family was one of the largest independent distributors of petroleum in the United States while the Taylors still have one of the largest potato farming and cattle operations in Idaho. When they were introduced to the remarkable power of superfoods Wild Alaskan Blueberries and Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, they were impressed by the potency and extraordinary health benefits that these nutrients provided. Harnessing the entrepreneurial power of network marketing, the founders formed Kyani to provide nutritional wellness and financial opportunity to millions around the world. Today, Kyani continues to offer the most compelling nutritional supplements in the industry, providing its Customers and Distributors with an opportunity for wellness and financial opportunity.

About the Manna Cuisine Corporation

The Manna Cuisine Corporation, established by renowned Chef Jessie Sincioco, is a restaurant brand that offers exceptional food, excellent service, and unwavering commitment to its loyal patrons. It has two outlets: Chef Jessie Rockwell Club and Chef Jessie’s Place. These restaurants serve sumptuous culinary masterpieces that cater to the upscale market, specializing in European, American, and Asian cuisine. Apart from the restaurants’ in-house services, these outlets also offer catering services for all occasions, from intimate romantic dates to lavish parties to meticulous corporate functions.

One thought on “Globe, Rotary Club of Makati Business District Partner for Hapag Movement”

  1. Napakagandang Partnership at Advocacy nito.
    Napakalaking tulong nito, kaya saludo ako sa mga taking nasa likod nitong The Hapag Movement

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