Last October 22 to 23, Pilmico joined the second Sorsogon Bakery Fair, an event that is part of the Kasanggayahan Festival, which commemorates its official foundation as a separate province from Albay years ago.
As a U.S. military retiree, Dale Daniel was keen on looking for a place to settle down in the Philippines. He and his wife Maristela moved to Ubay, Bohol in 2012 and started a backyard farm of their own in 2014.
Paving the way for local farmers to learn about starting an agribusiness, the Pilmico Agri Food and Livelihood Expo was held last September 24 at the Provincial Government Center – Farmer’s Haven in Pagadian City with a vision rooted in the potential of backyard farming as a viable and sustainable source of income for families and communities in rural areas.
For its fifth year, the Pilmico Congress has repositioned itself not only as a learning and development opportunity for scholars, but a celebration of the coming together of brilliant minds at work in pursuit of agricultural innovation.
Aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for baking have been given a headstart with the support of Pilmico and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Women’s Center’s (TESDA-Women’s Center) Bakery and Pastry Production Training at the Wooden Spoon Business Innovation Center at the TESDA Compound. Since its inauguration in December last year, the facility has seen its first 50 graduates march and get certified by TESDA last July 5.
Backyard farmers and aspiring agri-entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to learn about starting and sustaining their business with the Pilmico Agri and Livelihood Expo held last August 10 in Ubay, Bohol.
On the 25th year of Hindang Banana Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (Hindang MPC), its members crossed a milestone by enriching what they already knew about corn production. The 35 farmers, who were among those affected by the Marawi siege, completed a training session on land preparation for crop utilization, crop management, and yield improvement presented by Aboitiz Foundation and Pilmico.
For Pilmico, the gamefowl industry is more than just about entertainment and the thrill of the game. At the Salto Breeders’ Benefit Sabong (SBBS), a portion of the funds raised in the event will be used to fund education or livelihood assistance to selected beneficiaries.
From beginners to experienced bakers, the Wooden Spoon Business Innovation center has proven that passion for the craft and an open mind play an important role in starting a successful baking business.
More farmers will soon benefit from a renewed public-private partnership project between Pilmico and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) that aims to promote sustainable agri-livelihood in the country.
In early 2016, Leonel, owner of LJK Fish Broker, had a rough start with his business. Two years later, his success has enabled him to give back to the community. Find out more about Leonel’s journey with Pilmico, his trusted partner for growth.
Read more about the Aboitiz Group’s partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of National Defense to provide sustainable livelihood for our retired and wounded soldiers through a camp-based enterprise, P.A.G.K.A.I.N para sa mga Bayani Livelihood Program.
Half a year after Pilmico’s Kutitap Feeding Program started in their schools, students of Calangitan and Manga Elementary School go through lessons with full tummies and bright minds while the local bakery supplying the bread is now a certified partner for growth.
Last November 22, Pilmico launched a new feeds line specially designed for homing pigeons, Bagwis. Bagwis promises to deliver precise nutrition for homing pigeons at every race. Following the growing industry of homing pigeons in the country, Pilmico thought it was high time we respond to the demands of the market.
As part of championing sustainable livelihood and backyard farming throughout the country, Pilmico held its Agri & Livelihood Expo in Balaoan, La Union and brought together farmers as well as existing and aspiring agri-entrepreneurs to a one-day trade exposition with free workshops on putting up a business, financial solutions, livestock raising (hogs and poultry), animal nutrition, including packaging and labeling of goods.
With the theme “Nurture the Future”, the 2018 Pilmico Congress – formerly known as PJVAC or Pilmico Jr. Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture Congress – gathered 30 top graduating students and 20 PJVAC alumni from different colleges and universities across the Philippines.
In every industry, competitive advantage and the capacity to adapt to trends and technologies are key factors for sustainability and success. At Bakery World 2018, Pilmico took the opportunity to present the many ways it empowers its Partners for Growth towards achieving these goals.
‘Saltohan’ usually takes place on the streets, as traditional gamefowl sparring goes. In addition to showcasing their game roosters’ skills in a stag show, enthusiasts also get to engage with Salto Partners and other aficionados to learn more tips on gamefowl breeding and training.
Pilmico’s Kutitap Feeding Program has been helping Iligan City’s Kindergarten to Grade 2 students become more engaged in school while also opening opportunities for local bakeries to grow and build relationships with their customer base.
Pilmico International has acquired a majority stake in one of Asia’s largest privately owned agribusiness corporations, Gold Coin Management Holdings Limited (Gold Coin). The company signed a share purchase agreement with British Virgin Islands-based Golden Springs Group Ltd. (GSG) for a 75% equity interest in Gold Coin at US$334 million, making way for AEV’s food subsidiary to further expand its animal feed footprint in the region.
At the core of every successful community is a group of people working hand-in-hand towards a single vision. This is how one would describe the members of two Ozamiz-based organizations, Unity Association and Clarin National High School Family Multipurpose Cooperative, who found new livelihood opportunities at Pilmico’s Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food, Agri, and Livelihood Expo last June at their city.
Income generated from rice sales will be used to support health programs in Baseco. Other peoples’ organizations and cooperatives in Tondo, Manila will also benefit from the rice donation by starting their own community rice enterprise
Wilburt Wong, Bakery Technician at the Pilmico Research and Training Bakery, shared his one of a kind experience with the ‘noble bakers’, many of whom fought and were injured in the line of duty in Marawi.
The partnership is anchored on Pilmico’s flagship advocacy program, Mahalin Pagkaing Atin, a program that aims to promote sustainable livelihood through local produce and instill a “pride of product, pride of place” mindset for both farmers and local consumers.
Under the program, Pilmico will directly source corn from the Mantibugao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Farmers Cooperative (MARBFC), a farmers’ cooperative organized in Mantibugao, Manolo Fortich, Bukidon.
In tough times and in great times, we need a reliable partner. Throughout the Tanjuakio family’s business journey, from their early years to the present, watch how Pilmico has forged strong ties with its partners for growth.
Three cooperatives from the humble community of La Trinidad, Benguet will soon start selling sumptuous breads and pastries after receiving a boost from the Aboitiz Group through starter kits and skills trainings necessary to start up small businesses.
With the theme, “Breaking records through providing solutions”, the Feed Sales Convention was attended by Pilmico’s Feeds Sales teams from across the Philippines to discuss the previous year’s sales performance, share best practices and lock in the sales target for 2018.
Chef Wilburt Wong, Pilmico’s Techincal Baker for Luzon, reflects on his 3-month baking workshop with the soldiers from the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and what he cherished the most about the experience.
Our approach this year is to level-up our engagement with our customers through data-driven insights, strategic partnerships, and innovative products that will help sustain our business and the communities we work with.
Sgt. Eric Ubalde was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Noble Bakers Project of the Aboitiz Foundation in partnership with the SOCOM Foundation, under which he, along with 59 other wounded soldiers, underwent a comprehensive bakery management training program provided by Pilmico Foods Corporation.
With the help of the Aboitiz Foundation and Pilmico Animal Nutrition Corporation (PANC), an hour’s worth of walking to school now only takes 10 minutes following the turnover of a 200-meter bridge that connects sitios Dam and Bayabas in Armenia, Tarlac City.
Over a hundred Aboitiz Group team members spent their holiday break volunteering for the relief operations to assist 6,000 families affected by flash floods brought by TS Urduja and Vinta in Visayas and Mindanao.
“2017 was indeed a year of numerous challenges. From the external market conditions to the internal issues brought about by changes in the team, all those were overtaken because of our ability to respond to each others’ need.”
The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry received a donation of 100 liters of Dualguard 20 disinfectants from Pilmico, aimed at supporting the agency’s program to prevent the spread of Avian influenza.
Fondly described as a silent yet efficient worker, Jerry’s story is a classic case of “sipag at tiyaga” — proving to everyone that with complete tools, the right attitude, and a passionate heart for food, anything is possible.
The only bakery in the sitio, the Sunshine Bakery caters the sitio and its neighboring communities. But Sunshine’s breads are more than how they look. Behind the making of these breads is a story of hope and new beginnings.
With the theme, “ Quality Teams Evolved, Driving Change and Sustainability through Quality Circles”, Pilmico’s Team Farina competed with delegates from 13 countries namely: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.
At the end of the Tinapay Natin bread baking competition, Baguio students John Mark dela Cruz and Ella Joy Simeon were proclaimed winners, receiving the cash prize and, more importantly, the distinct honour of having their bread creations available through Max’s Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.
Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) from three barangays in Surallah, South Cotabato recently received livelihood kits in a joint effort to uplift the lives and help increase farmers’ household income.
The Aboitiz Foundation and Pilmico Foods Corporation, The food business unit of the Aboitiz Group, partnered with the Department of Agrarian Reform to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for more farmers in the country, as well as help improve the country’s agricultural sector.
The Visayas elimination round, held at the HRM department of University of St. La Salle Bacolod, saw six teams show off their bread baking skills as they created a traditional bread as well as add their own twist to Pinoy favorites with their version of a modern bread.
As part of the Aboitiz Group’s further push into the Vietnamese market and expansion of its feeds business, Pilmico International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEV, recently acquired 70% of the outstanding shares of Vietnam-based animal feeds company Europe Nutrition Joint Stock Co.
Eleven competing teams composed of students from culinary schools and hobbyists from various cities in Mindanao, will come together to showcase their bread baking skills, and share the stories behind their flavorful traditional and modern breads.
It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. For people who have seen how Doc Dennis Racelis, Vice President for Farms of Pilmico, had been around with family and friends, there are many good things to recall.
With the theme “Shaping Leaders, Building the Future,” top graduating Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Fisheries and Agri-Economics students from all over the Philippines gathered recently at Midori Hotel for Pilmico’s Junior Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture Congress.
The bakery training will re-equip the soldiers or the Noble Bakers with essential baking skills which will enable them to actively contribute to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the community where they serve.
Wind Jammer Gamefarm Enterprises started selling poultry feeds and supplies in 2002. Owned by Brian Velasquez, the sub-dealer of Pilmico & Salto Feeds not only lauds Pilmico’s consistency in products, but also its great customer service.
As part of its Enterprise Development for a BetterWorld program, the Aboitiz Foundation believes that key to an empowered community is equipping its members with the capability to help themselves through sustainable livelihood and the availability of employment opportunities.
Aimed at increasing the household income of farmers through the provision of livelihood kits, the community-based partnership is under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative of the government.
It all started with AGORA just being an employee intranet portal, and it then eventually turned into our “heartland.” Inspired by social media, the goal was to make Pilmico AGORA’s instance interactive and as fun as possible.
To continue celebrating the vibrant tradition of Filipino bread-making, the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition is back for its second run this year. Pilmico Foods Corporation, in partnership with Max’s Corner Bakery, vows to make this year’s run bigger, better, and more inclusive.
The Aboitiz Group’s Food Strategic Business Unit takes a leapfrog into the future of doing business, leveraging the power of digital tools, nurturing an enabling culture, and providing above-par experience for its partners.
The ISO 9001:2015 and the HACCP (Codex Alimentarus HACCP/CAC/RCP-1-1969/Rev 4-2003) awards were presented by TÜV SÜD PSB Philippines Inc. to Pilmico CEO Sabin Aboitiz at the Pilmico head office in Taguig.
Apart from its unique way of learning, the #DigiFair opened opportunities for partnerships between departments and suppliers, and at the same time allowed Partners to come up with new ideas for more efficient ways to do business through technology and digital tools.
“#SocialNaSiPilmico” sought to educate partners at the NAC Tower on responsible social media usage through fun and engaging activities dedicated to key social media platforms Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
Held in Poro Municipal Gym in Camotes Island in Cebu, Pilmico participated in the outreach program by sponsoring a number of seminars on livestock raising and animal nutrition. In the coming months, Pimico will also be present in Naval and Tacloban – the next two locations for RAFI’s outreach caravan this year.
A portion of the total ticket sales funded the rehabilitation of classroom walls and other school fixtures, service-learning activities, and purchase of smart TVs and other essential school supplies to benefit over 600 pupils of Col. E. De Leon Elementary School.
Taking full advantage of digitization, this year’s Feed Sales Conference integrated digital communication tools in its two-day program, representing a great step towards Pilmico’s digital transformation.
In July 2016, the V On Wings Producers Cooperative, a partner of Pilmico, welcomed 20 drug rehab patients and took on the responsibility of guiding them through a faith-based rehabilitation program called Dare To Live, a program that went on to be awarded by Western Union and IBEX Global’s worldwide Chain of Betters campaign.
This year, teamwork and digitization will be our approach to triumph over the growing complexities of our businesses. The core of our strategy is to have the best team possible. We believe that by embracing change, identifying fresh approaches, and tapping the potential of our people, we can continue the strong growth momentum in 2017.
At the 6th Go Negosyo OFW & Family Summit, Senator Cynthia Villar commended ‘Mahalin Pagkaing Atin’ (MPA) and Pilmico’s efforts in promoting local agriculture and sustainable entrepreneurship among FIlipinos.
Over 500 attendees witnessed 28 beneficiaries receive livelihood packages – piglets, egg machines, and bakery kits. Pilmico also donated the start-up livelihood kits in coordination with Villar SIPAG Foundation, which focuses on helping former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) get their livelihood on track along with other initiatives.