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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Pepsi commits support
to sugarcane farmers

Pepsi Cola Products Philippines Inc. has committed its continuous support to the local sugarcane farmers and workers to be able to sustain the industry, Bacolod Plant General Manager DelfinDizon said yesterday at a press conference at the Sugarland Hotel,Bacolod City.

Dizon said all the hard work of sugarcane farmers will be reciprocated through their continuous buying of Negros produced sugar to be used in their beverages.

“We have totally taken care of our community and we have talked with the director that the (Bacolod) plant will not entertain any drop of High Fructose Corn Syrup,” he said.

Aside from directly buying locally-made sugar, Delfin said they are helping the local community consistently, in all aspects like education, environment and enterprises.

“The fact that our plant is using 100 percent sugar is already a part of protecting the livelihood of sugarcane farmers,” Gloria Pasustento, Pepsi Bacolod Human Resource Manager said, adding that they are making sure that the communities that need their utmost help will be assisted.

Pasustentosaid that in the rural communities of the province they have distributed solar lamps, as well as school supplies to pupils and annual gift giving every Christmas are done by the company.

Vice President for Legal and Government Affairs Jun Manuel said Pepsi has been committed to many corporate social responsibility programs and projects especially created for various sectors in the community.

Manuel also said Pepsi has played a big role in developing small sectors in partnering in improving their businesses through giving them good deals to sell Pepsi products. *MLG



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