LCC and its subsidiary, Metro Fund Providers, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region V on December 19, 2013 at the South Ocean Villa Restaurant in Legazpi City.
The significant occasion brought together Bicol’s top retailer and mall operator and the social welfare agency for the benefit of the 4Ps beneficiaries all over the region. Jobs and training opportunities await the recipients of the 4Ps or the Conditional Cash Transfer of the national government in all LCC stores across Bicol.
DSWD Bicol director Arnel Garcia lauded LCC for opening its doors of recruitment and employment to qualified CCT beneficiaries saying “it’s the first in the entire country.” Mandated to implement the Sustainable Livelihood program (SLP) for the improvement of socio-economic capacities of 4Ps beneficiaries, Garcia said that DSWWD also facilitates their access to micro-enterprise development and employment opportunities.
The MoU signing was led by LCC Business Development Head Ging Guerra for Metro Fund Providers, HR Group Head Belen Catanduanes for Liberty Commercial Center, and Regional Director Garcia and Assistant Regional Director Corazon Mina for DSWD. Serving as witness for LCC was Corporate Communication Consultant Eugene Sangil.
Standing as witnesses, too were the participants of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Partnership Forum where the formal signing took place.
In the Statement of Commitment read by Ms. Catanduanes for LCC Chief Operations Officer Romeo Tan, the corporate partner considered the MoU with DSWD as a major part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. She said “LCC will seriously honor this partnership and enthusiastically perform and deliver our commitments to fully achieve all the purposes and objectives that it envisions, particularly ‘inclusive growth’.”
As LCC always welcome and appreciate opportunities to serve, not only for its customers and stakeholders, but also the people at large, especially the poor and less-privileged, it believes that its existence is not only for profit, but also to help the host communities to promote progress and development and to improve the quality of life of every home and family, she said.