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Core of Competitiveness – Part 2

Family welfare

•”TIGOM SA PAMILYA”: employee-families develop the value of living within means (financial wellness)

•Savings Plan for employees' children education and family logistics: up to 90% annual withdrawal from Supplementary Provident Plan.

•PRA (Personal Retirement Account)-guaranteed personal loans with location Cooperatives

•Medical Allowance: (“loanable” from Location Coop) of 150.00 Pesos per day for watchers of patients in Company hospital

•Pineapple Kiddie Club: employee-dependents learn basic values; explore their talents and skills; and develop awareness of their roles in family and community

•Value Formation: employee-spouses learn more about Marriage and Parenting via seminar series

•Youth Camp and Immersion (Summer and Xmas): employee-dependents. aged 13 - 25 years, integrate learning on leadership, value formation, personality development, sports tournament and community service

•Summer Smiles: employee-families gain from free sports clinics, talent and skills development workshops, summer tuli (circumcision), optical and dental services

•Health and Wellness: employee-families join weekly Hataw, quarterly fun runs, sports tournaments

•Mass weddings: employee-couples fortify relationships thru vows of marriage

•Annual Search for Model Families (by Camp, location-wide): to grow family values

•Jose Yao Campos Scholarships (free tuition and other fees) for deserving children of employees.

Livelihood and Income Generating Projects

•LMC Canteen (Phillips)/Kiantig Sari-sari store

•Rentals/services: store/stall rentals (JMUGenpro), fresh & choco milk (Genpro)

•Food growing: corn (Camp 74), cassava/sweet potato (Sumilao/Far East), corn/ goat raising/food vending (LFL)

•Basket weaving/Rope-making (Harvest/Seed Hauling/Planting Operations)

•Cannery Union Bakery.

Environment Conservation

•Plantation Enercon Awards: honors employee-families with lowest energy home consumption at camp homes

•”Linis Kapaligiran”: camp-based families/organizations (schools, civic, cooperatives, vehicle operators) conduct regular “Pahina” to clean camp surroundings

•3 Camp Tree Nurseries (total of 790,628 grown trees since 2007)

•Tree Growing Projects (community-based/at easements)

•Plantation LMC Tree Park/“Adopt a Tree Park” in coordination with LGU

•Support for Community Waste Management: donated recyclable materials to LGUs and private organizations in Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro and Mis. Or.

Community Outreach

•Pasko sa Baryo/Pasko sa Eskwelahan: employees bring Christmas cheer to neighboring communities

•Support for Rural Children: Brigada Eskwela, Free Optical check-up, School Feeding Programs, Pallets-to-Chairs donation

•Anti-Rabies Program, Blood donation (in coordination with PNRC)

•Calamity Assistance: Phillips facilities served as Typhoon Pablo evacuation site for 200 residents of barangay Agusan (Manolo Fortich); employees/families volunteer in relief operations and donate cash/items for Typhoons Sendong, Pablo and Yolanda, Bohol Earthquake survivors

•Sports-for-A-Cause (to fund outreach projects): raised 90,000 Pesos via Pineapple Trail Runs, Cannery Fun Runs, payday Bingo socials, ticketed Disco to fund outreach projects

•Eco-Volunteer Brigades: employee-families volunteer for eco-clean-ups, eco-teach-ins.

•PINEAPPLE TRAIL RUN: started only as a Fun Run and LMC physical fitness program but has transitioned (from 6th to 9th PTR) into a cause-oriented program benefitting schools, LGU medical assistance projects, and has gained support and recognition from the community. Held during camp fiesta, Labor Day and other events. 8th PTR (started at Libona Municipal Hall, with participation of Libona Mayor Toto Calingasan) grossed over 16,500 Pesos. Total proceeds was 47,300.00 Pesos.

•Valentine and Halloween Discos, Acoustic Night: raised over 6,000 Pesos for Phillips Assoc. of Puroks and Pasko sa Baryo beneficiaries, thru bonding time for families

•DOLE “Lakaw para sa Bata”: Fun Run in Phillips supports Dept. of Labor and Employment's nation-wide campaign against child labor.

•Community support programs: OLLES Church repainting, donation to typhoon victims, distribution of school supplies to rural children and others.

Strength Of Spirit Shines

The Season highlights our tradition of giving and sharing.

Team Del Monte - in Singapore, Metro Manila and Mindanao - opted to skip the full colors of the Season for a celebration of the Spirit. In a gesture of unity with our neighbors in the Visayas who continue to suffer from the impact of the typhoons and earthquakes that hit their homes, Team Del Monte celebrates the Strength of the Spirit amid tragedy and trials. With warm thoughts of the joy we shared with our families, friends and community during the year, we offer a solemn prayer of thanks-giving. As we deepen our belief in our capability to overcome challenges, we hope for the best in the year ahead. Truly, the things that matter most in life are not seen by the eye. It lives in our hearts.

Teams in Metro Manila took their year-end salo-salo, as an opportunity to continue their donation drive for Super typhoon Yolanda survivors. The hat was passed for victims in the Visayas as employees got together in thanks-giving for all the blessings for all the hard work done during the year. Savings from the salosalo were also added to the Yolanda Fund. At the gathering, new hires were also introduced and Service Awards were given to employees celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th years at Del Monte. Longest-serving awardee Susan Labit (Philippine Market) was honored for 35 years of service.

Hope Bears Fruit

As Del Monte Philippines, Inc. celebrates 88 years of operations, Del Monte employees honor a tradition of helping communities in need thru a “Hope Bears Fruit” campaign for survivors of Super typhoon Yolanda. Volunteers at Del Monte's plantation (Bukidnon), cannery (Cagayan de Oro) and offices in Metro Manila packed food and relief goods valued at nearly 6 million Pesos that were shipped to the Visayas, in coordination with the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development. Del Monte employees in the Philippines and Singapore contributed close to 1 million Pesos in cash while employee cooperatives sent a team to Catbalogan and Basey, Samar to help distribute relief goods. Del Monte Foundation, Inc. also partnered with the Polymedic Medical Group to send a 12-man team that provided psychosocial treatment to over 800 residents of seven barangays in Palompon, Leyte. The team was the first to conduct a service vital to helping Palompon's survivors move forward. Equipped with transport and food provisions, penetrated remote villages to also administer mass immunizations and conduct health classes. The Del Monte Family had earlier donated relief goods valued at 3.3 million Pesos for earthquake victims in Bohol.

Tradition of Sharing

1990: Earthquake, Baguio and northern Luzon

1991: Flashfloods, Ormoc City, Leyte

2001: Flashfloods, Camiguin

2009: Typhoon Ondoy, Metro Manila and Luzon

2012: Typhoon Sendong, Cagayan de Oro

2013: Habagat Floods, Metro Manila

2014: Typhoon Agaton flashfloods, Cagayan de Oro

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