Manila, Philippines, July 8, 2017 — RCG Global Services was a major sponsor and participant in the AMCHAM Foundation Charity Outreach Program for the Mangyans and Indigenous people of Puerto Galera, Mindoro. The event was attended by over 600 children, women, and families and took place on the grounds of the Sabang Elementary School. The purpose of the activity is to reach out to the Mangyans and provide basic necessities for everyday use.
The event provided legal aid, family planning education, maternity ultrasounds & check-ups, feeding program, gift giving of clothing and toys and of course a Jollibee Party for all the kids, including a visit from the Jollibee “Bee” in person. For the majority of the kids, this was the first time they had ever eaten fast food. They were also given medicines, groceries, clothing, toys, school supplies and vitamins. Everybody ended up with a goody bag full of loot.
Dr. Patricia Kho took time out of her weekend to travel to Puerto Galera with her portable ultrasound and was a big hit during both her presentations and the one-on-one medical checkups.
RCG was represented by Rick McGonegal and Matt Wright, who spent most of the afternoon handing out rice, canned goods, and other groceries items to over 500 recipients. In addition to a financial contribution from the company, RCG staff had spent two weeks prior to the event collecting clean used clothing and toys which were also handed out to deserving families.
The event was organized by the Professional Women of the American Chamber of Commerce and was supported by the Chamber itself who handled all the logistics and planning. Major sponsors of the event in addition to RCG were DSM Manila, PMFTC, Inc., CalEnergy, Eastern Communications, AAADS, Farm Masters Realty, Inc., Ms. Analyn Hepper, Mr. & Mrs. Belinda Racela and Dr. Patricia Kho of Makati Medical Center.
“These outreach events provide RCG and its staff an opportunity to give back to some of the less fortunate members of society, and is just one of numerous CSR activities we support during the year,” said Dr. McGonegal, Managing Director, RCG IT Philippines.
“As a relative new comer to the Philippines, it is encouraging to see that the Mangyans are being integrated into the school system, and society, through events like this,” said Matt Wright, VP of Delivery, RCG IT Philippines.
About the Mangyan: Mangyan is the generic name for the eight indigenous groups found on the island of Mindoro, southwest of the island of Luzon, the Philippines, each with its own tribal name, language, and customs. The total population is believed to be around 100,000. The Mangyan are the original settlers of the island of Mindoro. Mangyans mostly live on subsistence farming and the creation and selling of various handicrafts like woven textiles, baskets, and beaded items.
About RCG Global Services®: RCG has a rich history of providing professional services to the Global 1000 marketplace for over four-decades and is a global provider of Data & Analytics and Business Applications (including QA & Software Testing, Application Management & Maintenance and Agile Development). RCG serves 250 clients and 25 of the Fortune 100 across a range of markets, with special focus on Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, Entertainment & Hospitality and Energy & Utilities. RCG is based in New Jersey, with offices nationwide, and Offshore Delivery Centers in the Philippines. RCG was certified as CMMi5 in 2003 and is certified as both ISO 27001 and PCI compliant.
About RCG Information Technology Philippines: RCG Global Services’ wholly owned subsidiary, RCG Information Technology Philippines, has been providing application lifecycle management outsourcing services for 20 years from its offices in Makati.