Philippines’ Binalot Fiesta wins HeroBrand Awards for social good projects

The Philippines’ Binalot Fiesta Foods has won the international HeroBrand Awards for its social good projects in local communities.

The HeroBrand Award is an international award that aims to recognize and publicize companies that are making a difference in their communities and are regarded as heroes who inspire those around them.

“Heroes inspire us, they shape our culture and create history. Heroes elevate us emotionally. They strengthen us physically. Heroes change the way we see the world. They encourage us to transform ourselves for the better. Heroes give us hope.

“Hero Brand Awards celebrates those in business world who in their deeds, create social changes that make our world better,” explains the HeroBrand Awards site.

Binalot Fiesta Foods won the HeroBrand Awards for Established Hero given to larger corporations who demonstrate a commitment to social good in their communities and beyond.

The restaurant chain that practices the Filipino dining practice of using banana leaves as environment-friendly packaging materials to wrap meals was named one of the four major awardees for HeroBrand Awards 2020, along with winners from Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Binalot Fiesta’s social good projects which give back to communities that support the company and provide assistance to those in need are under the DAHON program, the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm runs projects that address issues on the environment, livelihood, education, poverty alleviation, and calamity relief, all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Leaf of Faith is one such program that sources banana leaves from marginalized farming communities. These banana leaves are used to pack meals that are sold in Binalot stores. For over a decade, it has provided small-time banana farmers with an added opportunity to profit from the banana trees growing in their backyards while ensuring that Binalot has a steady and reliable source for all its stores across Metro Manila. Binalot, after all, is famous for its classic Filipino meals wrapped in a banana leaf — stamping the traditional Filipino brand in a modern fast-food setting.
  • The Eggciting Harvest program is another DAHON livelihood project that introduced salted egg production to a community located in the foothills of Nagcarlan, Laguna. It aims to improve further the economic condition of the farmers and their spouses. It has enabled the matriarchs to supply Binalot with high-quality salted eggs to its stores. This allows them to earn additional income while in the comforts of their community.

The BAYANI program covers relief operations during disasters such as typhoons. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Its recent efforts have focused on soliciting pledges from companies and individuals to provide hot meals to both medical and non-medical frontliners in different hospitals in the country. Hot meals are prepared and delivered to the donor’s chosen institution. Or, the choice of donees may come from the program’s list of hospitals, quarantine facilities, government agencies or depressed areas where the packed meals are needed. Binalot’s disaster response aims to contribute to the recovery and resilience of the affected Filipino communities.

DAHON has received several citations including the once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Prize in the worldwide 2007 UPS Out-of-the-Box Small Business Contest and the Intel-AIM Corporate Social Responsibility Award (IACRA) at the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in 2010.

The homegrown fast food chain showed Pinoy resiliency amid the new normal brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Binalot has been expanding into the Asian market and the UAE.

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Binalot Fiesta Foods wins HeroBrand Awards

Binalot Fiesta Foods, Inc. received a HeroBrand Awards under the Established Hero category. The franchise was recognized for its contributions to the good of society. HeroBrand Awards celebrate those companies and brands that are making the world a better place. For more information, visit binalot.com.

Binalot Fiesta Foods won the Established Hero category of the HeroBrand Awards. The HeroBrand Award is an international award that aims to recognize and publicize companies that are making a difference in their communities. These heroes inspire those around them.

They shape local culture and create history. They emotionally elevate those around them. “Heroes inspire us, they shape our culture and create history,” says a spokesperson for HeroBrand Awards. “Heroes elevate us emotionally. They strengthen us physically. Heroes change the way we see the world. They encourage us to transform ourselves for the better. Heroes give us hope.”

The Established Hero category is for larger corporations who demonstrate a commitment to social good in their communities and beyond. How does Binalot Fiesta Foods do this?

Binalot commits itself to give back to communities that support the company and to provide assistance to those in need. DAHON, the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm runs projects that address issues on the environment, livelihood, education, poverty alleviation and calamity relief, all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Leaf of Faith is one such program that sources banana leaves from marginalized farming communities. These banana leaves are used to pack meals that are sold in Binalot stores.  For over a decade, it has provided small-time banana farmers with an added opportunity to profit from the banana trees growing in their backyards while ensuring that Binalot has a steady and reliable source for all its stores across Metro Manila. Binalot, after all, is famous for its classic Filipino meals wrapped in a banana leaf — stamping the traditional Filipino brand in a modern fast-food setting.

The Eggciting Harvest program is another DAHON livelihood project that introduced salted egg production to a community located in the foothills of Nagcarlan, Laguna. It aims to improve further the economic condition of the farmers and their spouses.  It has enabled the matriarchs to supply Binalot with high-quality salted eggs to its stores. This allows them to earn additional income while in the comforts of their community.

The BAYANI program covers relief operations during disasters such as typhoons.  However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Its recent efforts have focused on soliciting pledges from companies and individuals to provide hot meals to both medical and non-medical frontliners in different hospitals in the country. Hot meals are prepared and delivered to the donor’s chosen institution. Or, the choice of donees may come from the program’s list of hospitals, quarantine facilities, government agencies or depressed areas where the packed meals are needed.  Binalot’s disaster response aims to contribute to the recovery and resilience of the affected Filipino communities.

DAHON has received several citations including the once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Prize in the worldwide 2007 UPS Out-of-the-Box Small Business Contest and the Intel-AIM Corporate Social Responsibility Award (IACRA) at the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in 2010.

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Binalot Fiesta Foods wins HeroBrand award

Binalot Fiesta Foods Inc. received an award under the Established Hero category of the HeroBrand Awards for its contributions to the good of society. HeroBrand Awards celebrate companies and brands that are making the world a better place.

“Heroes inspire us, they shape our culture and create history,” according to HeroBrand Awards. “Heroes elevate us emotionally. They strengthen us physically. Heroes change the way we see the world. They encourage us to transform ourselves for the better. Heroes give us hope.”

The Established Hero category is for larger corporations that demonstrate a commitment to social good in communities and beyond.

Binalot commits itself to give back to communities that support the company and provide assistance to those in need. DAHON, the company’s corporate social responsibility arm, runs projects that address issues on the environment, livelihood, education, poverty alleviation, and calamity relief, all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Leaf of Faith is one such program that sources banana leaves from marginalized farming communities. These banana leaves are used to pack meals that are sold in Binalot stores.

For over a decade, it has provided small-time banana farmers with an added opportunity to profit from the banana trees growing in their backyards while ensuring that Binalot has a steady and reliable source for all its stores across Metro Manila.

Binalot, after all, is famous for its classic Filipino meals wrapped in a banana leaf—stamping the traditional Filipino brand in a modern fast-food setting.

The Eggciting Harvest program is another DAHON livelihood project that introduced salted egg production to a community located in the foothills of Nagcarlan, Laguna. It aims to improve further the economic condition of the farmers and their spouses.
It has enabled the matriarchs to supply Binalot with high-quality salted eggs to its stores. This allows them to earn additional income while in the comforts of their community.

The BAYANI program covers relief operations during disasters such as typhoons. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, its recent efforts focused on soliciting pledges from companies and individuals to provide hot meals to both medical and non-medical frontliners in different hospitals in the country.

Hot meals are prepared and delivered to the donor’s chosen institution. Binalot’s disaster response aims to contribute to the recovery and resilience of the affected Filipino communities.

DAHON has received several citations including the once-in-a-lifetime Centennial Prize in the worldwide 2007 UPS Out-of-the-Box Small Business Contest and the Intel-AIM Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in 2010.

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Binalot diners donate free extra rice to frontliners

IN WHAT is probably the equivalent of pasaload for mobile phone service, Binalot has implemented a Donate Your Free Extra Rice Project that allows diners to share or pass on to medical and non-medical frontliners the free extra rice that comes with Binalot All Time Pinoy-vorites meal. The Dahon Program, Binalot’s CSR arm, launched a BAYANI or Biyaya at Yaman Alay Natin sa Inang Bayan program in March to solicit pledges from companies and individuals to help feed frontliners. To date, BAYANI has been able to provide over 33,000 hot meals and counting to the frontliners in different hospitals and communities in the country. To augment the BAYANI Program, Binalot launched the Donate Your Free Extra Rice project in September — to run until Dec. 31. The Donate Your Free Extra Rice project works this way: customers who order any All Time Pinoy-vorites meal may choose to donate their free extra rice to the project through the Binalot store for every 1,000 free extra rice donated by the customers, the Binalot store will donate P5,500 worth of meals to a hospital or community.

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Binalot ‘Donate Your Free Extra Rice Project’

Binalot has implemented a Donate Your Free Extra Rice Project that allows customers to share or pass on to medical and non-medical frontliners the free extra rice that comes with their Binalot All Time Pinoy-vorites meal.

Under its corporate social responsibility arm, the Dahon Program, Binalot launched BAYANI or Biyaya at Yaman Alay Natin sa Inang Bayan program, Binalot launched the Donate Your Free Extra Rice project last September 1 and will run until December 31.

Customers who will order any All Time Pinoy-vorites meal may choose to donate their free extra rice to the project through the Binalot store. For every 1,000 free extra rice donated by the customers, the Binalot store will donate P5,500 worth of meals to a hospital or community.

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Homegrown fast food Binalot shows Pinoy resiliency amid new normal

Homegrown Filipino Fast food Binalot is showing its characteristic Pinoy resilience amid the challenges of the new normal in business brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.

Binalot noted how the public health emergency particularly affected the restaurant industry as it completely redefined how we order our food, have it packaged and delivered, and even the way we dine out, if ever.

Various community quarantine guidelines have been implemented by the Inter-Agency Task Force related to safety and health protocols during the past four months. And everybody has to comply, for this is the new normal.

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Binalot’s “new normal” taps services on wheels for continued business strength and COVID-19 front liner meal assistance

By Randy  July 21, 2020
The onslaught of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 has rocked the country down to the core, claiming lives and challenging the Philippine economy. With a situation as serious as this, the Philippine government had to put the nation under all kinds of quarantine levels to mitigate the spread of the virus, as much as it could.

The result of this is a drastic change in almost all of the forces that move the Philippine economy prior to COVID-19, and this includes food and restaurant businesses. Under quarantine, many dining establishments have temporarily stopped operations or have resorted to alternative means of keeping their business afloat with safety precautions in mind. One of these food establishments which have chosen to carry on is Binalot, a popular fast food brand known for serving hearty Pinoy meals packaged in banana leaves.

With no time to waste, Binalot had immediately adjusted its operations in order to adapt to the so-called “new normal” ways of doing food business. Among these is the introduction of shuttle service provisions for its crew, which is a safer alternative to using public transport.

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EVAP, Binalot feed DOTr frontliners

In this war against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we really need all hands on deck. Aside from the healthcare workers who are at the forefront of saving the lives of the COVID-19 patients, there are also other frontliners who are doing their part amid the pandemic.

There are the military and police personnel who enforce the enhanced community quarantine, the social workers, local government unit and barangay personnel who bring food packs to the depressed areas, and the grocery and pharmacy crew who ensure that we get our basic needs.

And finally, somebody has to make sure these other frontliners get to and from their workplaces safely and on time — the transport people who shuttle all these other frontliners to and from their residences to their workplace.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has organized drivers and conductors, police escorts, military escorts, LTO, LTFRB and I-ACT personnel to provide free shuttles for frontliners, primarily healthcare workers for them to get to their proper destinations.

The DOTr made several transport schemes catering to medical frontliners during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine  in Luzon. The schemes cover Metro Manila and suburbs, extending to and from destinations that include Cavite, Laguna, Rizal and Bulacan.

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Friends mark Tagle’s 63rd birthday with free lunch for the poor

By Leslie Ann Aquino

He may be miles away but those who love Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle still found a way to celebrate his 63rd birthday on Sunday, June 21, by donating food to the poor.

Tagle, the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said some of his friends informed him that around 2,500 poor people, such as the homeless and street kids, were given free lunch on the said day.

“They informed me that for my birthday, they will give free lunch, especially to those who find it difficult to have a decent meal,” he said during a Mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome.

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LOOK: Filipino fast-food chain Binalot has kept 5 of its outlets open during the lockdown to deliver free meals to hospitals in Metro Manila.

We’ve been making 900 meals a day, said Company President and CEO Rommel Juan. | Via Roy Canivel, PDI

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