Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) - the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverage products - recently reported a six percent reduction in its 2020 water usage, compared with previous year. The company saved 5,836,587 cubic meters of water which is more than 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
In support of 2021 World Water Day, PCPPI commits to improve its water reduction. The company detailed it recycled and reused more than 100,000 m3 or more than 26 million gallons of water.
“Despite the challenges from the pandemic, we still upheld our water stewardship principles. The company respects water as a fundamental right. Thus, we strictly manage our water consumption and water wastes,” said PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick D. Ong.
Internally, PCPPI will replicate its water reuse initiatives implemented in its Muntinlupa plant. The company will mirror the project in its Tanuan, Zamboanga, and Cebu plants this year.
To bolster its water stewardship initiatives, PCPPI is strengthening its host communities' involvement. This year, the company will partner with more local government units for its adopt-a-river program.
"Our company does not stop at managing our water resource. We also plan to nourish our sources of clean water to further sustain its supply," added Ong.

Water Stewardship is one of PCPPI's three Sustainability pillars. It is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), the Philippine Development Plan, and PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose.


Filipino women are highly family-oriented. They think more about their loved ones and always prioritize them instead of themselves. When they get married and have children, they always think about what is best for their family and are wont to making sacrifices just so the family will remain intact and enjoy a good life.


When Filipino women become mothers, they often put their children on top of their priority list. They do not mind all the hardships of raising children as long as they know that their children are happy. Even during their most vulnerable moments, Filipina moms remain strong and resilient. They base their strengths on family and their offspring.


Below are some facts about Filipina moms and the traits that make them strong women worthy of admiration.



The pandemic is wearing everyone down. Many are putting on unwanted weight from stress eating. Stress also shows up on the skin through worry lines or breakouts.

People are becoming slovenly, not feeling inspired to fix themselves because they stay mostly at home anyway.

If you allow stress from the pandemic to drag you down, you are putting yourself at risk because it impairs your immune function. Shake yourself up and reduce stress by making yourself look good and feel better.


The pandemic affected everybody from all walks of life. It turned everybody's lives upside down. But the health crisis has a more pronounced effect on women, particularly working mothers who shoulder most of the responsibilities at home.

While working fathers were also affected by the closure of schools and daycare centers, the mothers took on taking care of the kids. Some even reduced their working hours or quit their jobs completely.


Aside from this, more women lost their jobs due to the pandemic than men. Women accounted for 55 percent of job losses since the health crisis started. In December 2020, the economy lost a net of 140,000 jobs, and all of these jobs were for women. This shows the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women.


Despite these discouraging figures, women continued to take care of the children, the elderly, and their chores. They use an average of around 20 hours more per week to these activities than men, which is similar to working a part-time job.


The situation may also overburden women throughout the pandemic and may affect their self-esteem. But there are ways for women to build their confidence in the middle of the pandemic. Here are some things they can do.



Self-esteem is a critical ingredient that defines a person's character and influences the things he or she can and can't do particularly when there people watching. Without it, it would be next to impossible to survive in a world that has become increasingly interactive.

Some individuals have high self-esteem, which explains why they can carry themselves well in front of others; others, meanwhile, have low regard for themselves, which is why they tend to be shy and unwilling to take risks when there's the slightest chance of them being judged if they fail.

Accordingly, among the ill effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis was the rise in substance abuse and mental health problems among the affected population. For example, data showed that 4 out of every 10 US adults experienced depression and anxiety because of the pandemic's effects. Some of the known mental health-related impacts of the pandemic include appetite loss, sleeping disorder, and substance or alcohol abuse.

Now, if anyone in your family has started showing signs of low self-esteem, you need to act quickly to address the situation. By doing so, you can avoid the more serious effects of the crisis such as the ones mentioned.

Here are four ways to maintain high morale and solid self-esteem within your family amid the raging pandemic:



This is a question that everyone asks at some point. You’ll have heard of people that never wash their hair and swear it feels and looks great. At the other end of the spectrum are those that wash their hair once, or even twice, a day.

But how often and for how long should you be washing your hair? 



What one eats impacts significantly on the quality of the life they lead. In today’s diet-conscious world, smoothies have become a superior addition to most people’s food timetables. A smoothie denotes a creamy, thick, and cold drink comprised of vegetables, raw fruit, and sometimes dairy products, which is created using a blender. Apart from presenting consumers with numerous health benefits, smoothies are also incredibly easy to make. For those who aren’t convinced yet, here are the top five benefits of consuming smoothies.


The skin is the largest organ of the human body, so it goes without saying that we have to take good care of it. However, skincare can get a little intimidating when you don't know where to start. From cleansers to creams to serums, there's a lot to take in, but all it takes is a good amount of research and a better understanding of factors that affect your skin, like your lifestyle and the environment.

This time, we'll be talking about the latter: the environment. Depending on where you live, the care your skin needs to be at its best varies. 


As we enter the tenth month of the COVID pandemic, family dining has taken quite a hit. Customers who would normally linger over a brew and a burger may find it less relaxing being indoors with others who are potentially infected. Staff members may be running with a thinner crew than usual, which means wait times might be longer.

However, there are ways you can help your favorite restaurants (us included!) in order to keep our community healthy. Here are five tips for healthy dining out in the time of COVID.


The biggest and most talk of the town recognition event from the previous year even during pandemic is Asia Leaders Awards that was held at Inagiku, Makati Shangrila Hotel and attended by leaders who are making a difference even in this crisis we all are experiencing with an objective to acknowledge these leaders and to be emulated that in spite of this Pandemic are still and able to reach out those in need even outside their community.

The young CEO of KMV Asia Development Corporation, Arch. Kaydee Marie Velasco is the recipient of “Young CEO of the Year: Real Estate” for her success in developing multiple real estate properties and by reaching out to the Frontliners and indigents.

The winner of this award proves that being young is not a limitation to succeed in the field of business. This award recognizes those 40s and under who play an important role in developing and improving their community, business industry and professional arenas.



Can you feel the heat? We know we can and it is sizzling HOT!


Summer is now here and in the middle of all the sweltering heat, Salmon HQ has the perfect summer food for you: their famous Salmon Sashimi Cake and Tuna Sashimi Cake. Not only is salmon good for the heart but salmon is also good for the body since it is considered a healthy food.


Salmon contains a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of dying from heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help keep your heart healthy by protecting the health of your blood vessels.