Habitat’s official carrier
Philippine Airlines and Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) forged a partnership, which would enable both parties to create joint initiatives to expand the reach of their corporate social responsibility advocacies, programs, and services.
PAL President Jaime J. Bautista, Habitat Capital Campaign Cabinet Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, and HFHP CEO and Managing Director Charlie Ayco signed a Memorandum of Agreement at the airline’s corporate headquarters in Pasay City on Jan. 25.
The flag carrier will make a one-time donation of 500,000 miles for the year that Habitat can use for travel to any PAL destination to implement its socio-civic endeavors for the underprivileged sector of society.
Bautista said, “Your national carrier’s service orientation goes beyond carrying people point to point. PAL serves those in need and contributes to social development. These include: sending aid to calamity victims to flying indigent patients for treatment and sending exceptional but financially challenged individuals to represent the country in international competitions. This new partnership provides PAL a new avenue to be of service to others. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with Habitat for Humanity.”
“Habitat provides simple, decent and affordable shelter to beneficiaries who belong to the bottom 30 percent of the Philippine income distribution within the context of building or transforming communities. Our partnership with PAL will enable us to fulfill our mission in areas where shelter is needed most,” Ayco said.