RMN Foundation and Refinitiv team up for Tulong Benepisyo para sa Masaganang Ani

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PRESS RELEASE
Contact :  RMN Foundation, Inc. 
Phone   :  0928-987-6936 or 0917-840-9840
Email   :  rmnfoundation@rmn.ph

(Manila, Philippines) – The RMN Foundation, Inc., (Foundation), with the help of Refinitiv, an LSEG business, recently launched the Tulong Benepisyo para sa Masaganang Ani livelihood program to help farmers rise up from the challenges they faced during the pandemic in the Philippines. The beneficiaries were selected from Cauayan (Isabela), Naga, Tacloban, and Zamboanga, areas that are agriculturally driven and where the primary sources of income for the majority of residents are rice planting, corn planting, flowering, hog-raising, and poultry.


The Foundation is deeply grateful for the assistance and partnership offered by Refinitiv. The advocacy for sustainable living was carried through by the organization and its employees from the Christmas season in 2020 into the current year. Throughout this period, they took advantage of many opportunities to give back to the community. 

The series of typhoons that struck the country late last year brought together the Foundation and other entities to conduct relief efforts in affected communities. Refinitiv was one of those that took part in the Foundation’s Oplan Tabang (Tulong/Help) operations, diverting partial funds from their company activities to provide assistance to impacted farmers and communities and allow the beneficiaries to restart their livelihood. 

Launching of the Livelihood Program in target areas

Earlier this year, RMN Foundation simultaneously launched the Tulong Benepisyo para sa Masaganang Ani livelihood program in Tacloban, Leyte and Zamboanga, through the help of DYXY 99.1 FM Tacloban and Paglaum Farmers’ Cooperative, as well as DXRZ 900 AM Zamboanga and Zone-3 Bungiuao Irrigator Association. In Naga City, Bicol, the launch was done in collaboration with DWNX 91.1 i-FM Naga, La Familia Eagles Club, and Pacol Cut Flowers Planters Association. In Cauayan City, Isabela, the livelihood program successfully kicked-off at the RMN Broadcast Center in partnership with DWKD 98.5 i-FM and One Cagayan Valley Agriculture Cooperative. 

The highlight of all these events was the awarding of the first tranche of financial support to the farmer beneficiaries. Remilito Dungca of One Cagayan Valley Agriculture Cooperative expressed gratitude to the Foundation and to Refinitiv for providing aid to their members in having a sustainable investment for plant and animal farming. 



The success of the livelihood program is contingent not just in the initiative of the Foundation and the generous support of Refinitiv, but more importantly on the dedication and commitment of community partners from each of the target areas – Paglaum Farmers’ Cooperative, Zone-3 Bungiuao Irrigator Association, La Familia Eagles Club, Pacol Cut Flowers Planters Association, One Cagayan Valley Agriculture Cooperative – along with all volunteers who took part in the realization of the initiative.

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Should you be interested in taking part for the continuing success of the livelihood program, please send your monetary donations to BPI Bank Account No. 0071-1015-25, UCPB Bank Account No. 201-340-005-360 or reach out to RMN Foundation through our Facebook page, or email us at rmnfoundation@rmn.ph. You may also call or message us through 0928-987-6936 or 0917-840-9840. Visit our website for more information at www.rmn.ph.

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv, an LSEG business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. With $6.25 billion in revenue, over 40,000 customers and 400,000 end users across 190 countries, Refinitiv is powering participants across the global financial marketplace. We provide information, insights, and technology that enable customers to execute critical investing, trading and risk decisions with confidence. By combining a unique open platform with best-in-class data and expertise, we connect people to choice and opportunity – driving performance, innovation and growth for our customers and partners. 

About RMN Foundation

The RMN Foundation (RMNF) was established on September 5, 2012 as the corporate social responsibility arm of RMN Networks, Inc., which is committed to support and cultivate humanitarian relationships that uplift the Filipino’s quality of life in every part of the Philippines. With a nationwide broadcasting strength of over 60 AM and FM owned and affiliated radio stations, the RMN Networks aims to provide public service through the airwaves, but also in the most meaningful way directly to local audiences through the efforts of RMN Foundation. The Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that develops and implements programs to address the needs of the underprivileged and contribute to address the social problems in the country. To learn more about RMN, please contact rmnfoundation@rmn.ph and visit their website rmn.ph.

 

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