Updated: Aug 26
June 4, 2021—Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA), Aboitiz Foundation and Pilmico Foods Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement to officially seal their partnership for "Project Katcha".
Project Katcha aims to create a sustainable value chain of collection, recycling, and effective deployment of used Pilmico flour sacks from Pilmico's customers within the southern district division of Metro Manila and nearby areas.
This initiative will also provide livelihood and empower the women of CORA's adopted community, Samahan ng mga Mananahi ng Lupang Arenda (SAMALA), through the provision of capability-building trainings.
The signatories of the agreement forged in the virtual event were Antoinette Taus, CORA Founder and Executive Director; Maribeth Marasigan, Aboitiz Foundation President and Chief Operating Officer; and Joseph Bernard Gamateo, Pilmico Foods Corporation Vice President for Brand, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility. Present during the MOA were Ma. Katrina Mercado, RJ Villanueva, Pinky Baroman, and Greg Canoy of the Pilmico CSR Team; Leilani McDonough from the Aboitiz Foundation; and Gloidan Papas and Potxee de Castro from CORA.