Binalot delivers free food to frontliners

Filipino fast-food chain Binalot said it will continue to distribute free meals to hospitals and medical facilities in Metro Manila for health-care workers serving as frontliners in the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

The company said it has sent free food to frontliners since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented in Luzon last March 17.

“For these modern-day heroes [frontliners], Binalot can do no less,” Binalot Operations Manager Judee Morente said in a statement.

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Binalot para sa mga bayani

From anywhere in the world, puwedeng ipakita ang pagsuporta sa COVID-19 frontliners sa pamamagitan ng Binalot meal deliveries!

VIA PAYPAL
• Send a message through the Binalot Facebook Page, indicate your E-mail and Full Name.
• Log-in yo your Paypal Account
• Click the SEND AND REQUEST or SEND MONEY button.
• Enter binalot@gmail.com.
• Enter the amount.
• Send a short message. (Optional)
• Confirm the payment.

ALTERNATIVE OPTION
• Send a message through the Binalot Facebook Page, indicate your E-mail and Full Name.
• Binalot will you a money request.
• Click on PAY NOW in the email
• Click on PAY AS A GUEST.
• Enter your credit card details.
• Confirm the payment

OUR GUARANTEE
We ensure that your Binalot meal donations will go to the front liners of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations will be distributed to medical centers as an extension of your support.

Thank you very much!

LIST: Aid from Philippine companies during coronavirus pandemic

Posted by Binalot on Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

Published 10:00 PM, March 23, 2020
Updated 4:00 PM, April 02, 2020

Some companies donate medical supplies and various products, while others pledge financial assistance to employees affected by the lockdown

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in the country, some of the biggest businesses have provided aid to frontline workers and employees affected by the pandemic.

Some donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies to health workers and hospitals, while others pledged financial assistance to employees affected by the Luzon lockdown being enforced by the government from March 17 to April 12. The lockdown for Metro Manila is from March 15 to April 14.

Here are some of the firms that have provided help.

Aboitiz Group of Companies

The Aboitiz Group donated P100 million to Project Ugnayan, a collaboration of local companies, to purchase gift certificates worth P1,000 for poor families in Greater Manila.

Binalot Fiesta Foods

Binalot is delivering ready-to-eat meals for doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners. It has maintained a skeleton workforce to "churn out hundreds of Binalot meals per day to be delivered to hospitals."

Binalot also said it has partnered with various institutions and individuals who sponsor food packages for the frontliners. Those interested to become a sponsor may call Vida Malapajo at 09328761352.

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Binalot delivers free food to Covid-19 frontliners

KEEPING true to its core values, Filipino fast food chain Binalot has been very busy since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented Luzon-wide on March 17 by President Rodrigo Duterte. Binalot Operations Manager Judee Morente says that free meal packages have been sent and will continue to be sent to hospitals and medical facilities in Metro Manila for health care workers serving as frontliners in the war against Covid-19. “For these modern-day heroes, Binalot can do no less,” she explains.

Binalot Fiesta Foods has always had a heart for corporate social initiatives. Since it put in place its Dahon Program in 2006, Binalot has always been concerned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), particularly SDG 1 which aims for No Poverty and SDG 2 which targets Zero Hunger. Binalot’s Dahon Program has adopted a community in Nagcarlan, Laguna to supply its banana leaves with which to wrap its products for serving and recently even trained them on doable livelihood projects like the production of salted eggs, another Binalot staple food.

Cristina Martinez, Binalot marketing manager adds that in times of crisis like today where ready-to-eat meals are needed, Binalot has always been ready to heed the nation’s call.

Read More: www.manilatimes.net

The inspiring tandem of Binalot and banana leaves

By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT

Little is known how the lowly banana leaves have helped ease the lives of many until the restaurant chain Binalot popularizes the use of the leaves as its food wrapper.

Entrepreneur Rommel Juan, CEO of Binalot Fiesta Food, Inc., saw the opportunity to provide livelihood to some families when he put up Binalot’s DAHON CSR program dubbed DAHON (Dangal at Hanapbuhay para sa Nayon).

Famous for its classic Filipino meals wrapped in banana leaves, Binalot provides livelihood for at least 30 families in Barangay Buhanginan in Nagcarlan, Laguna. From an initial 120 bundles of banana leaves in 2006 this number has grown to 300 bundles each week.

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Binalot’s DAHON program expands

Binalot officers with members of Embrace, representatives from the local government of Nagcarlan, and residents of Barangay Buhanginan enjoy a classic Pinoy boodle fight to celebrate the launch of the Eggciting Harvest Project.

The fruitful relationship between Binalot and Barangay Buhanginan in Nagcarlan, Laguna, started after the devastation of Luzon by Typhoon “Milenyo” in 2006. Harsh winds and heavy rains damaged most of the banana leaves which were being supplied to the fast-food chain.

“Banana leaves are very fragile and most of the trees and leaves were ripped by the strong typhoon. We were then forced to import our leaves from Iloilo but the costs were not sustainable. That was the time we decided to go straight to the source,” recounts Rommel Juan, CEO of Binalot Fiesta Food, Inc.

And so the search for the source started, leading Juan to the quaint town of Nagcarlan nestled at the foothills of the mystic Mount Banahaw in Laguna.

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Banana leaves, salted eggs empower Laguna barangay

(The Philippine Star) – November 9, 2019 – 12:00am

LAGUNA, Philippines —The story of Binalot and Barangay Buhanginan of Nagcarlan, Laguna began in 2006, when Typhoon Milenyo struck the Philippines and drastically depleted Luzon’s supply of banana leaves – the trademark packaging for Binalot’s food offerings. Recognizing the need for a steady supplier come typhoon, floods or other natural calamities, Binalot decided to go straight to the source in Nagcarlan.

On his search, Rommel Juan, CEO of Binalot Fiesta Foods Inc., happened to pass by Buhanginan and there met Rodney Oriel, whose team of four agreed to produce 3,000 pieces of cut banana leaves for Binalot. This partnership eventually grew to involve the whole township and became Binalot’s own corporate social responsibility (CSR) program called the DAHON (Dangal At Hanapbuhay para sa Nayon) Program, which they formally launched in 2007.

Since its genesis, the DAHON Program has not only become a reliable form of livelihood for the inhabitants of Barangay Buhanginan; it has also helped build the barangay’s own dahunan where the townspeople regularly gather to socialize and prepare Binalot’s weekly orders, and has even provided financial support to both students and teachers at the local daycare center. The success of the program has also opened doors for expansion in Pila, Laguna, although main operations remain in Nagcarlan.

Last Oct. 18, Binalot officially launched Eggciting Harvest, a livelihood project under the DAHON Program in partnership with EMBRACE in pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. With the introduction of salted egg production to the program, both parties strive to form long-term partnerships to further empower the community of Barangay Buhanginan.

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Binalot set to expand in Asia this year

BusinessMirror

by Catherine Pillas

February 2, 2016

FILIPINO comfort food concept Binalot is keen on entering three Asian markets in its bid to reach the growing Filipino community in the region, and is vying to close master franchise deals within the year.

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Rommel Juan, Binalot president, reiterated his plans of venturing into other Asian countries this year, specifically Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. “We don’t have (presence) in the Asean ye. We are still looking for master franchisees. But we want to enter into deals within the year,” Juan said.

The three countries stand as “priority markets,” owing to the burgeoning Filipino communities in these areas. Other countries targeted for future expansion include Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan. Binalot has already ventured into the Middle East with a franchising agreement with the diversified conglomerate Al Ahli Group last year. Its first overseas branch was set up in Al Muraqqabat last September, bndled under the Al Ahli’s “Little Manlia” food concept, which includes five other Filipino food and beverage brands.

The Al Ahli Group is eyeing to open another Little Manila branch in Abu Dhabi this year.

As of end 2015, Bnalot had 34 stores, 10 of them company-owned.

After Dubai, Binalot plans to expand in Asia

Published PM
February 02, 2016

Updated 12:58 PM
February 02, 2016

Armed with a beefed-uo menu and steady following, Binalot plans to increase its franchise-owned srores in the coming years

MANILA, Philippines-After itsinitial foray into food franchising in Dubai, Binalot Fiesta Foods,Incorporated plans to expand in Asia, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

“Filipinos are everywhere, dominating the world’s care industry…We want to offer Filipino comfort food that our countrymen will enjoy while they work abroad,” Binalot president Rommel Juan said in a statement on Tuesday, February 2.

Buoyed by the success of its Dubai food franchise, Binalot said it is now actively seeking more foreign franchisees especially whre thre is a large Filipino community.

“We are looking at countries around the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region such as Singaore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia-and even in our other Asian neighbors such as TAiwan, Hongkong and Japan,”Juan said (READ: ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH)

Binalot, best known for its food items wrapped in banana leaves, hhas 34 branches nationwide in the Philippines.

Armed with a beefed-up menu and steady following, Binalot said it plans to increase its franchise-owned stores in the coming years.

“In the Philippines, our growth is generated by the increase of the call center or business process outsourcing industry, which is set to match or even exceed the overall revenues of OFW remittances by this year,” Juan said.

“For our foreign venture, we are ready to offer our food to the Filipinos abroad who are mostly professionals and do not have time to prepare their meals themselves. Binalot already has the systems and franchise support in place for foreign franchisees,” Juan added.

Established in 1996, Binalot operates using quick-service restaurant business model and is based in Sun Valley Subdivision, Parañaque City with 94 employees, according to its website- Rappler.com