Sari-sari stores for micro-retailers launched

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc., Smart Communications, Unilever, Hapinoy, PASCO Philippines Corp., and US investment banking firm Jefferies LLC recently launched a joint Sari-Sari Store program aiming to jumpstart the early recovery of 400 micro-retailers in the Greater Manila area by giving them the opportunity to avail up to P10,000 worth of retailer packages. The launch was held as part of a virtual orientation for over 330 Hapinoy sari-sari store partners......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 30th, 2020

Closing the financial gap: Coca-Cola, DTI, SBCorp, MFIs offer loans for micro-retailers

Coca-Cola, et. al., are promoting economic resilience in the times of pandemic through the ReSTART Program for sari-sari stores and carinderias......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

Waste-to-cash program launched in Manila

The Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx), the country’s first homegrown global non-profit plastic offset organization, has launched a waste-to-cash program that aims to cover 897 barangays in the city of Manila over the next three years. A statement showed that PCEx founder Nanette Medved-Po and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that targets to roll out the ‘Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash’ program to 100 network partners over three years. The project, which will be done in partnership with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, aims to incentivize women-owned sari-sari stores to become collection points for post-consumer plastic waste.It also wants to establish community infrastructure for the aggregating, storing, and efficient transport of plastic waste to partner processing facilities. ‘Aling Tinderas’ are women sari-sari store owners invited by the City of Manila to partake in this initiative. To jumpstart their new micro-enterprise, PCEx will provide each one with a purposefully designed 20-foot plastic wasre container, one manual baler donated by the PepsiCo Foundation, and starting capital. The Aling Tindera container will serve as an aggregation hub where any member of the community may sell post-consumer plastic by the kilogram. Through this project, bystanders will be empowered not only to depollute their environment, but make extra income. Meanwhile, using the manual baler, Aling Tindera compacts the plastics she buys into blocks that are easier to store and transport. Once she fills up her container, offset partners through PCEx purchase the lot from her and ensure they are processed using environmentally sound technologies. Together with SGV & Co.’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice, PCEx will perform compliance audits for both plastic footprint as well as the entire value chain of the offset operations, including the Aling Tindera plastic collection model. “We hope to expand our network of professional services firms and work with them to refine standards for verification to make sure that we are doing our part to make sure that no plastic winds up in nature,” said Medved-Po. For his part, Mayor Isko Domagoso said he chose to partner with PCEx because the Aling Tindera Program is “applicable, doable, and sustainable” and “malaking bagay ito for the environment”. “We are very grateful to [PCEx] as it will also generate some income for the community [and encourage] more sensible and responsible citizens to participate,” Domagoso further said. PepsiCo Corporate Affairs Head for the Philippines and Asia, Anne Marie Corominas also said that her organization “realizes no single organization or industry can solve the plastic waste challenge on their own”.“That is why we’re working with PCEx and communities in Manila through the Aling Tindera program to accelerate systemic change and meaningful progress through collaborative, holistic and sustainable solutions in the Philippines,” Corominas said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

RCBC Teams Up with DTI for Small Business Digitalization

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) teams up with the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) to help micro-businesses engage in digital payment and transactions. More than 1.3 million sari-sari stores (small convenience store) from the “DiskarTech’s NegosyanTech” Program. This program aims to digitalize small businesses for them to embrace the modern world we are living. […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Binggo Mobile taps EON to tech up entrepreneurs

Binggo Mobile, the company behind, has partnered with Union Bank of the Philippines, through EON, as it transforms micro-enterprises, like cafés and sari-sari stores, into phygital (physical to digital) storefronts, starting in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

The iSTAR program: Empowering more micro-entrepreneurs amid a crisis

It was in 2011 when a consortium led by Coca-Cola Philippines and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority came together to form what was to become the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resource program. Part of the Company’s 5by20 global initiative, the STAR program soon proved to be a truly impactful undertaking that exceeded the expectations of partners and stakeholders. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

TrueMoney brings FMCG inventories to local sari-sari stores

PAYMENTS and remittance network TrueMoney rolls out its award-winning Dagdag Puhunan program for the benefit of local communities amid the pandemic. In partnership with Unilever, it enables cashless payment for purchase of essential food and non-food products. Instead of paying products in cash, sari-sari store owners can transact through the secure Dagdag Puhunan platform, using […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Taytay sari-sari stores ordered closed

The local government of Taytay, Rizal, announced on Tuesday that it will temporarily close down the town’s sari-sari stores amid threat brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) starting today. In a statement, Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula said that they are following the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in their decision to […] The post Taytay sari-sari stores ordered closed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Taytay temporarily shuts down sari-sari stores

The local government of Taytay in Rizal will temporarily close down sari-sari (retail) stores on Tuesday to reduce the number of people going out and to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula said sari-sari stores will re-open after evaluation. Mobile markets will be increased to address people’s needs. […] The post Taytay temporarily shuts down sari-sari stores appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Taytay store owners must enforce social distancing

The local government of Taytay, Rizal on Thursday said sari-sari stores and flea markets may open for business as long as their owners strictly enforce the social distancing of its patrons. Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula said the local police have been instructed to monitor and ensure proper COVID-19 protocol is observed at all times during […] The post Taytay store owners must enforce social distancing appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

EDITORIAL - No value-added

Even mom-and-pop home-based sari-sari or neighborhood convenience stores in this country are checked by City Hall and the tax police for business permits and licenses, including registration with the Bureau of Internal Revenue......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

Jericho Rosales visits sari-sari stores in Cordova town

CORDOVA, Cebu – Actor Jericho Rosales met with sari-sari store owners and some Cordova town residents on Saturday afternoon, September 28, as part of his Sari-Sari-Store Tour. Rosales, the Brand Ambassador for San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen, recalled that he too used to sell in their family owned store which was located in the public […] The post Jericho Rosales visits sari-sari stores in Cordova town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

'2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

MANILA, Philippines – Turning sari-sari stores into refilling stations to cut down sachet use in the Philippines won as the best solution to the country’s plastic problem during the 2019 Social Good Summit: #2030Now #InsightForImpact. Participants Fiona Fajardo Hernandez, Nana Luz, Princess Nepomuceno, and Anthony Cabatuando represented ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Kidapawan councilor proposes ban on use of plastics

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – A city councilor here is proposing a ban in using plastic cellophane as carry-out bags at department and sari-sari stores and grocery centers. Ruby Padilla-Sison, chairperson of the Committee on Environment of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, will lead the public hearing on September 12 to listen to what the public […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2019

Smart Padala by PayMaya empowers communities with digital financial services

Digital financial services adoption is growing fast as mobile and internet penetrate all corners of the country. For most of the unbanked and underserved, the transformation to digital is getting a boost from the traditional and most basic retail presence on ground — through sari-sari stores powered by Smart Padala by PayMaya. “For financial inclusion […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Sari-Sari specializes in thriller-horror genre

SARI SARI is a joint venture between TV5 Network, through Cignal Digital TV and Viva Entertainment. It was launched Aug. 15, 2015 with a mixed bag of new, original films and a package of mini-series, all produced by Viva and starring homegrown artists......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

The eggs factor

Whether on news coverages or at home, eggs play a big role in my daily life as a working single grandmother. They are sold boiled everywhere: on buses, roadside eateries and sari-sari stores,.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 12th, 2016

2 stores claim children behind theft of P160K worth of goods

div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> MINORS are believed to be behind the robberies in a pharmacy in Cebu City and a sari-sari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

DTI, SM launch Christmas bazaar for MSMEs

The Department of Trade and Industry and SM Supermalls have launched a Christmas bazaar to help micro, small and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic by providing free spaces in malls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Daikin available at over 180 appliance retailers nationwide

Daikin recently launched its Time to Split campaign, an initiative that seeks to change the traditional window type aircon culture in the Philippines......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Mylene nagbaon ng sangkatutak na pagkain sa taping; ‘Prima Donnas’ star may ‘sari-sari store’ sa kwarto

MAKALIPAS ang mahigit kalahating taon, nagbalik-trabaho na ang cast ng GMA Afternoon Prime series na “Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit” simula noong nakaraang buwan. Bukod sa mahigpit na pagsunod sa health at safety protocols sa set, masayang ibinahagi ng members ng cast ang kanilang mga karanasan sa pagte-taping sa ilalim ng new normal. Base sa […] The post Mylene nagbaon ng sangkatutak na pagkain sa taping; ‘Prima Donnas’ star may ‘sari-sari store’ sa kwarto appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020