Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC) holds that one of the sterling fundamentals of a good company is a social conscience embedded in all of its corporate activities. Therefore, the company strives to serve society with a conscience and a heart. Not only does it endeavor to improve people's lives through the products it manufactures, it also extends support to a variety of outreach programs. Aside from its donations to charitable institutions and calamity victims, PMPC has established several scholarship programs for bright but economically disadvantaged students. It also assists in the campaign for the protection and preservation of the environment, as well as many other programs that benefit various sectors of society. All PMPC employees, moreover, are occasionally reminded that, apart from their job responsibilities, they must help the company fulfill its corporate mission to contribute to society.
Panasonic Scholarship Program for graduate study (Japan)
Adopted in the Philippines since 2000, Panasonic Scholarship Program for graduate study in Japan is aimed at providing opportunities to promising future leaders to do further study in graduate schools, thus enabling them to contribute something to the development of the country while promoting friendship between the Philippines and Japan. To date, there are 34 individuals who have benefited from this scholarship: 26 alumni; 7 current scholars in Japan; and the 3 nominated scholars, who will leave for Japan in March 2012.
To submit the application in online, please visit the link below.
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“I Build” Panasonic ideas for life
PMPC is one of the partner institutions of Habitat-Philippines in creating a community building and development model by providing innovative and sustainable solutions to address poverty housing that can be replicated nationwide. As partner institution, PMPC donated Plasma TV units and video camera for the use of the foundation in implementing and promoting its “I Build Campaign,” which is a four-year initiative to help provide decent shelter for families in need. Just recently, PMPC and Habitat joined forces in executing a unique program, which integrated “teambuilding” activity with “I Build” activity.
Panasonic Eco Relay
As part of Panasonic Group’s commitment to contribute to establishing a sustainable global environment and society, PMPC is promoting the “Panasonic ECO Relay for sustainable earth” program to encourage employees and their families to engage actively in environmental activities at home and in their local communities involving both adults and children in addition to their engagement in business operations. Last time, PMPC brought elementary schoolchildren to Lamesa Eco Park in Quezon City to highlight the purpose of Panasonic Eco-Relay activities. The children were taught of the importance of environmental preservation, and the proper way of nurturing and planting trees together with PMPC personnel and top management. Moreover, the schoolchildren learned how to compost biodegradable wastes through vermi-composting, and were able to experience the beauty and serenity of nature while enjoying the environment-related amazing race game designed for them.
Sharing lights in seasons and out of seasons
In the wake of natural calamities - like typhoons and earthquakes - PMPC shares its resources to victims by providing flashlights and batteries through selected government and non-government institutions. Just recently, PMPC donated more than PhP2M worth of Panasonic flashlights and batteries to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and PhP1M worth of the same units to the Philippine National Red Cross in response to the said institutions’ rehabilitation and social welfare development programs for the victims of natural calamities and disasters.
Panasonic Medical Mission
In partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation, PMPC provided free medical, dental, optical, surgical and other services to the residents of Mabitac, Laguna, and Pililla, Rizal on August 14 & 15, 2007 respectively. Almost 2,000 individuals benefited from the project initiated and sponsored by PMPC. The villages included in the activities were Barangay Nanguma, Barangay Locong, and Barangay San Antonio in Mabitac, Laguna, and Barangay Quisao, Sitio Kokak, Sitio Wawa, and Sitio El Bimbo in Pililla, Rizal. And despite its limited resources, PMPC was able to carry out such project and once again exhibited its continued commitment to serve society not only through its manufacturing activities.
PMPC developed and converted a vacant area into a mini park at Taytay National High School, Taytay, Rizal. The project includes the construction of a gazebo, pond, and benches under a mahogany tree. The effort is aimed to provide students with a place where they can hold ou tdoor meetings, group discussions, and study or simply take rest at the same time appreciate the beauty of nature. PMPC hopes that the construction of the said mini park could at least encourage students to become aware of the importance of environmental protection and preservation.
Munting Handog Laking Tuwa Ang Dulot Project
The "Munting Handog, Laking Tuwa ang Dulot" (Lit. A Modest Gift, Brings Great Joy) project is truly a unique activity as it promotes not only volunteerism among employees but also the spirit of the ancestral trait of "bayanihan." "Bayanihan" is a Filipino word from the word "bayan" meaning town, nation, or community in general, and is thus used to refer to a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.
Panasonic "Thinknology" Writing Contest
Thirty-four grade school pupils all over the country competed in the grand finals of the Panasonic – Department of Education Thinknology On-the-spot Idea Writing contest on January 30, 2004. The contest, a project of Panasonic in coordination with the Department of Education, demonstrated the talents and skills of the school children in creative writing. The children also learned to appreciate environment-friendly technologies, which foster economic growth and global competitiveness. The grand finalists were adjudged from the entries of the semi-final round winners. In the grand finals, the contestants, grouped into two categories: Category A (Grades 1 to 3) and Category B (Grades 4 to 6) were asked again "on-the-spot" to write on a new topic, "If you were to invent, what would it be? And why?".
Panasonic Battery School Fair
The very first Panasonic Battery School Fair was held in November 2007 at Taytay Elementary School in Rizal. It is aimed at teaching grade school children about the construction of battery and how to make their own original, handmade batteries. Staff from PMPC factory guided the school children in making batteries, and from time to time they were given trivia questions related to battery and some useful tips and topics about the environment. The school children were truly delighted to see their handmade batteries light a bulb, and learn about the importance of environmental protection.