by Marycon Anne Boston, JUNE 2022
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, as aligned with our SDGs, reiterates its commitment to continuously integrate Child Rights and Principles in company programs and corporate social responsibility efforts by partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in various workplace activities and community engagement projects.
Related to this commitment, the senior management of MPTC attended a training on Child Rights and Principles with UNICEF Deputy Representative along with specialists from Health, Nutrition, Education and the Ateneo Human Rights Center as the resource speakers. The training emphasized to the team the role of the business in implementing policies and corporate social responsibility programs that value children’s rights and protection. It was emphasized that the business can also aid in providing decent work for young workers, parents, and caregivers and also in using marketing and advertising the respect their rights.
Metro Pacific Tollways South Management Corp., a subsidiary of MPTC, has already initiated programs in reinforcing community efforts for children’s welfare. “Bayani Ka” (Bayani ng Kalsada) Activity Book, which will be launched in time with the reopening of face to face classes, is a fun and interactive material of educating children about road safety to children especially the RA 2000 or the Limited Access Facility Act. This will be shared to children in schools and community youth centers in cities adjacent the expressways. Further, the recently concluded Alagang MPT South Medical Mission, with the help of partners’ also prioritized children who sought pediatric consultation. Circumcision services were also offered to the male youth. MPT South continues to be true to its commitment in maintaining its expressways safe especially for children and in implementing community programs that will benefit them. By creating a workplace culture and values that are embedded in promoting children’s welfare and safety, MPTC will be a key in child protection.
About the writer:
Marycon Anne Boston. A Clinical Psychology major who loves to play sports and go on spontaneous solo travels.