Business

PLDT’s Madiskarte Moms PH shines at the 3rd UN Global Compact Network Philippines’ SDG Awards

The Philippines’ largest integrated telecommunications network PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has been recognized at the 3rd United Nations Global Compact Network Philippines’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Awards for its Madiskarte Moms PH (MMPH) program.

Representatives from PLDT’s Sustainability Office and PLDT Home receive the award recognizing Madiskarte Moms PH at the 3rd United Nations Global Compact Network Philippines’ Sustainable Development Goals Awards

Recognizing companies and programs with outstanding contributions towards sustainable development, particularly on areas of the Planet, Prosperity, and People, the SDG Awards cited MMPH for enabling digital inclusion among women, promoting decent work and economic growth, and supporting the recovery and resilience of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

“We are happy and proud to receive this recognition for PLDT Home and MMPH. This initiative demonstrates our continuing thrusts to embed sustainability in the way we do business and promote digital inclusion in support of achieving sustainable development,” said Melissa Vergel de Dios, FVP and Head of Investor Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer at PLDT and Smart.

MMPH (“resourceful moms” in English) is an online community founded by PLDT Home in September 2020 with a group of Filipino mom entrepreneurs (mompreneurs).

Statistics show that about 33% of Filipino women lost their jobs at the height of the pandemic. MMPH fostered an active community that helps women find alternative sources of income, use digital tools to their advantage, and continuously exchange ideas and share experiences about running home-based and online businesses.

Three years since its launch, MMPH now has 170,000 community members. It has trained more than 15,000 moms, supported at least 75 businesses through the provisioning of digital kits, conducted at least 11 regular webinars and masterclasses, and produced over 160 educational videos about several areas of doing business sustainably and responsibly. MMPH has also been recognizing outstanding mompreneurs through its Annual Gawad Madiskarte Awards and active participation in various public fora and engagements.

“Our goal is to help upskill Filipino moms on how to start and grow their home-based businesses and empower them to succeed in their entrepreneurial journey, while also providing them access to digital solutions and tools,” said Cheryl Maxine Loyola, Assistant Vice President, PLDT Home Marketing, PR, Influencer Management and Brand Advocacies.

PLDT Home and MMPH continue to support mompreneurs and their employees to rise above poverty and achieve prosperity through digital inclusion and empowerment. “We believe that women can achieve financial security by becoming entrepreneurs so that they can further empower their families to achieve their dreams,” added Loyola.

MMPH supports PLDT and Smart’s continuing contribution to the United Nations SDGs, particularly SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 3: Gender Equality, and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. It also aligns with PLDT’s broader goal to promote inclusive technologies that can help boost livelihood opportunities among Filipinos, leaving no one behind. [END]

 

Mommy Iris

I'm a lifestyle and mommy blogger from the Philippines. Pinay Ads was created to share bits and pieces of my life and my family. I have a wide array of interests that include entertainment, movies, music, gadgets, traveling, food, baking, and more. So, I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading!

Recent Posts

Our Home Marikina’s 3-Day Sale: Discover Unbeatable Deals

If you're in the mood for a home makeover this season, you're in luck! Our…

31 mins ago

Elevating Holistic Wellness through Optimal Liver Health

Did you know your liver is a multitasking champion? This largest organ in your body…

3 days ago

Unleashing Creativity and Curiosity: Sammy’s Adventure at CodeCraft Learning Center

Discovering a Passion for Robotics As a mom, I’ve always been on the lookout for…

3 days ago

Empowering Communities for Sustainable Land Management

While global awareness of forests' significance has grown, Southeast Asia grapples with ongoing forest loss.…

4 days ago

Championing Talents in Tech: Sun Life Global Solutions unveils more comprehensive diversity programs for 2024

Sun Life Global Solutions (SLGS) Philippines, the Global Capability Center (GCC) of the global insurance…

5 days ago

Summer Steals & Hot Wheels Await! Shop SM City Marikina’s 3-Day Sale & Win a Car!

Don't miss out on the summer's hottest deals! Mark your calendars and get ready to…

5 days ago