Homegrown restaurant company Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the City Government of Manila in response to the call of Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso to employ qualified senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
JFC is the first restaurant company in the Philippines to partner with the local government unit in providing jobs to over a hundred qualified senior citizens and PWDs in the combined 39 branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich in Manila.
“We are happy to support this program by the City Government of Manila because it reflects a common desire to advance the interests of the elderly and differently-abled by helping them to remain as productive members of the community,” said Joseph Tanbuntiong, JFC Philippines Country Business Group Head.
Tanbuntiong added that the partnership is consistent with JFC’s commitment as a global Filipino company to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors, while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.
“We look forward to opening the doors of our stores in Manila to qualified senior citizens and differently-abled individuals who can join us in our mission of spreading the joy of eating to everyone,” he said.
Under the guidelines set by the City Government of Manila, the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) will pre-screen the applicants before endorsing the qualified candidates to JFC. Applicants must also secure a medical clearance from the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, the accredited hospital for this program.
Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Manila Department of Social Welfare and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs (OSCA).
City government officials led by Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso and Vice Mayor Dr. Mariah Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan attended the MOA signing. Attendees from JFC include Joseph Tanbuntiong, JFC Philippines Country Business Group Head; Justo Alano III, Jollibee Philippines President; Joseph Michael Castro, Greenwich General Manager; Andrew Santos Jr, Chowking Philippines President; and Jose Alexander Subido, Mang Inasal President.