Ilonggo Business Competitors Unite to Feed the City!
Lory Joyce Andagan | April 22, 2020
Pandesal is an ordinary kind of bread usually paired with hot chocolate or coffee for breakfast. But in Iloilo City, this pandesal is special. Bakeries pledged to make pandesal to be distributed to the city residents in the city for free!
It is not uncommon in the City of Love that private and public sectors join hand in hand for projects to help in the development of the city. During the current health crisis, it was again proven that unity is the key to a better place. Since the start of ECQ, big companies showed their support for the city by donating aid for the needs of the people. In the first week of April, through his social media post, Mayor Jerry Treñas announced that Angelina Bakeshop, La Filipina Uygonco Foundation, Carlos Up Corp., and Great Harvest Commodities of Iloilo City would join forces to make Ilonggo Pandesal for the residents of Iloilo City. Angelina Bakeshop will take care of production with the other companies providing the raw materials for free.
As days pass, The Iloilo Bakers Association together with Carlos Bakeshop, JD Bakeshop Theresa’s Bakeshop, Tibiao Bakery, Wewin’s Bakeshop, and Panaderia in Pa-a also pledged to help in baking pandesal. More companies such as General Milling Corporation, BTJ Marketing, San Miguel Corporation, and 89- S Distribution Inc. also decided to help by supplying the raw materials to produce more pandesal. Because of this, more than 37,000 pieces of pandesal were given to the Ilonggos.
The companies who participated in this initiative are all business competitors but they came together for one cause: to feed the Ilonggos. With unity and love, these pandesals will go a long way!