CLARK FREEPORT -- As part of its corporate social responsibility program, Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently donated 20 Kabuhayan Mobile Karts to selected residents of Mabalacat City.
With their mission to uplift the lives of the marginalized sector of the community, CDC through its External Affairs Department (EAD) in partnership with the local government unit (LGU) of Mabalacat City headed by Mayor Crisostomo Garbo spearheaded the distribution of the livelihood mobile karts.
The LGU of Mabalacat also provided each kart with P10,000 worth of grocery items that will help each beneficiary to start-up a small food business.
During the activity, CDC-EAD assistant vice president Rommel Narciso said that the Kabuhayan Mobile Kart project is part of the CDC’s program to provide sustainable livelihood for nearby communities in Clark.
“Kami po ay nagagalak dahil isa po to sa mga proyekto na tinatawag naming sustainable project. Bagamat maliit, ito ay isang umpisa tungo sa pagbabago at pagunlad bilang mga productive citizens ng ating bansa,” Narciso said to the beneficiaries of the project.
Narciso added that CDC is continuously strengthening its partnership with various LGUs near this Freeport to create more community development initiatives.
“Nandun napo tayo sa part na ang CDC ay nagre-reach out na sa mga local government units. Sa pamumuno po ng aming president and CEO Noel F. Manankil, kami po ay katuwang na ng mga LGUs kasama po dyan ang Mabalact City, Angeles City, Porac, Bamban, maging ang Capas,” he said.
Narciso further said that the state-owned firm’s partnership with its nearby communities will serve as a benchmark for other economic zones to foster related projects.
“Ito pong ating pagtutulungan ay magsisilbing isang halimbawa para sa iba pang mga economic zones na magtulungan kasama ang mga LGU para sa pagumpisa ng pagbabago at pagunlad ng bawat isa,” Narciso added. (PR)