Doing business with a heart: Yamang Bukid employees live mantra in Ifugao outreach
Published: August 1, 2019 12:15pm | Ifugao
For over a year now, Danilo Gomez was in the thick of selling Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc.’s wellness goods. The 38-year old sales staff based in Tarlac City has come to know and love YBHPI as the country’s leading manufacturer of turmeric-based wellness products, particularly its flagship turmeric 10-in-1 tea.
So when an opportunity to take part in an activity the Company is also known for came up, Gomez readily signed up for it.
Gomez was one of the two sales personnel who joined Yamang Bukid’s outreach mission to an indigenous community in the middle of Magat Dam in the borders of Ifugao and Isabela provinces late last month.
The charity mission saw YBHPI and its partners—Christian missionary group Mensaheros and well-meaning medical practitioners motor for nearly 16 hours and navigate a river for almost an hour to reach the IP community of Halag in Aguinaldo town, Ifugao.
There, doctors and dentists weighted children, plucked rotten teeth and handed out medicines as Gomez and other YBHPI personnel assisted in setting up tents to distributing medicines. Teachers and village officials also accepted school supplies intended to school kids from the village’s two elementary schools from the Company.
Meanwhile, young evangelists from Mensaheros shared the Word of God to the villagers, which they warmly accepted.
“It’s worth it,” Gomez said about his joining the outreach mission. “I’m happy to help others,” he added.
Gomez said the Company’s mantra of doing business with a heart was being put to action in activities like this.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to lend my time and effort in doing good to others,” said Gomez, who was among those tasked to maintain order and control the flow of people into the venue—-portion of the schoolyard that is covered with tarps and transformed into a makeshift hospital holding area.
Jong Villaruz, another sales staff assigned in Nueva Ecija agreed.
“That’s why I love to join in these activities. It motivates me to strive hard as a salesperson because I know the company is generous in helping not just its employees but also those others who are in need as well,” Villaruz said in Filipino. “This is my second outreach mission.”
The YBHPI team which also included quality assurance personnel Leni Caluza, two drivers and two documenters, was led by Ms. Kim Malipe, vice president for special events.