FPIP launches community program

FPIP launches community program

ECONOMIC zone operator First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) has launched its “FPIP Kabuhayan” as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program to conduct communal development projects in Batangas.

“We believe that, as a unified CSR program, FPIP Kabuhayan will serve as a more efficient tool in delivering projects that foster a positive and lasting impact on our target communities that have consistently supported us over the past 26 years of our operations,” FPIP External Affairs Vice President Ramon A. Carandang said.

“This bold step also exemplifies our recognition that corporate responsibility extends beyond business operations,” he added.

Under the program, the company will provide scholarships to qualified students, assistance to residents in job fairs, relief assistance during disasters and emergencies, and support community healthcare and wellness activities, among others. 

The program seeks to serve the cities of Sto. Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas to “underscore its gratitude to the cities generously hosting the company’s operations.”

“As FPIP Kabuhayan takes center stage, FPIP looks forward to amplifying and deepening its partnerships with local communities, NGOs (non-governmental organization), and government entities to create meaningful and lasting change. The company remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering a brighter, more sustainable future for its host communities,” Mr. Carandang said.

FPIP was established by First Philippine Holdings with Japanese global trading giant Sumitomo Corp. in 1996. It is among the industrial parks in the country which houses a variety of companies such as Brother, Canon, Collins Aerospace, Dyson, Honda, and Thermos. — Sheldeen Joy Talavera