koko & everything else

koko & everything else

Monday, December 9, 2013

Manila Water Foundation boosts potential of PWD Cooperative


Manila Water Foundation supports the livelihood and sustainable endeavours of the Makati Persons with Disability Green Consumers Cooperative, through its Kabuhayan Para Sa Barangay (KPSB) program. With confidence and high hopes, the Foundation hands-over a P200,000 zero-interest loan payable in 24 months that will serve as the Cooperative’s seed-capital.

(From left to right) Carla May B. Kim,  Executive Director of Manila Water Foundation; Errol Barba,
Chairman of Makati Persons with Disability Multi-purpose Cooperative; Danny Villas,
Department Head of Makati Cooperative Development Office; Hon. Tosca Camille Puno-Ramos,
Head of Committee of Cooperatives; and Ferdinand M. dela Cruz, President of Manila Water Foundation

As an organization that focuses on underlining the capacity of persons with disabilities (PWD) as a significant part of a business production line while upholding environmental stewardship, the Makati Persons with Disability Green Consumers Cooperative manufactures and retails eco-friendly bags, pillows and pillowcases, swatch rags, and other  sewn products. Recyclables such as used plastic tetra packs and old tarpaulins are reused as basic materials for its products.

Danilo Villas, Department Head of the Makati Cooperative Development Office, applauds the Cooperative for its desire to make a difference critically needed by the environment. “The local office truly salutes these PWDs who, in their own ways, live up to our environmental obligations” he shares. “We extend this respect to Manila Water Foundation for recognizing and strengthening such efforts. May the cooperative value this support to embolden the Foundation to continue its pursuit” he furthers.

Together with its 39 members, the Cooperative accepts the seed-capital with a promise to expend this on the road to better operations. “Each of us (members of the Cooperative) will work hand-in-hand to make this source of opportunity flourish”, says Errol Barba, Chairman of the Cooperative. “We are overwhelmed, and at the same time proud of the trust given to us by Manila Water Foundation. All the help we are receiving attests the trust granted to us by various parties as well as the local government” he adds.

Member of Makati Persons with Disability Green Consumers Cooperative,
Jocelyn Broqueza sewing used juice tetra packs to eco-friendly bags.

The said beneficiary is the 14th cooperative that has received financial backing from the Foundation’s livelihood assistance program. Since its initiation in 2003, the KPSB program has already touched the lives of 2,265 families from Base of the Pyramid (BOP) communities. According to Ferdinand dela Cruz, President of Manila Water Foundation, the KPSB project aims to aid formed cooperatives like the said PWD group that are struggling to carry out its goals. “We are presenting the maximum grant of P200,000 to the PWD Green Consumers Cooperative not only because of their great potential, but also because of the immense optimism they exhibit towards their work and their cause” he voices.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kok’s Manok – Cavite’s Latest Noche Buena Treat

Noche Buena is one thing all Pinoys look forward to this yuletide season. Everyone will be busy planning what to serve on the eve of Christmas – the sinfully delicious lechon, the pleasingly sweet leche flan and of course, the aromatic roasted chicken that will always be one of the favorites.

And when it comes to chicken, Kok’s Manok is the place to go for that delectable serving of So Juicy, So Lambot roasted chicken. Opened last August 31, 2013, the take-out restaurant already gained a following in Imus, Cavite just a month after its opening. But from a handful of stores which offers the same product, why does Kok’s Manok continues to gain loyal customers?

One. It is So Juicy, So Lambot! As the tagline says, the chicken is cooked in a rotisserie at a precise temperature and time creating an evenly cooked chicken – inside and out.

Two. It is a healthy option for the health-conscious. The method of cooking allows the chicken to get rid of the excess oil – leaving only the natural juice of the chicken along with the special marinade within the chicken meat.

Three. It is affordable and comes with different flavors. Aside from the Classic recipe, Kok’s Manok also offers Garlic and Spicy flavor. And though each flavor is good on its own, every flavor is best paired with the special Kok’s Manok sauce mixed with catsup.

Enjoy your one whole Kok’s Manok for only Php 189.00 for the Classic flavor or just add Php 10.00 for the Garlic or Spicy options. The store also gives discounts for bulk orders this coming season. Caterers who wish to partner with Kok’s Manok will also receive a special discount and privileges.

Visit Kok’s Manok now at Patindig Araw, Imus City, Cavite (near Tricycle Terminal) or call/text +63 927 301 7224. You may also visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/koksmanok for special promos.