CLARK FREEPORT — Mekeni’s top honcho urged members of the Philippine Exporters Foundation Region 3 to “keep moving forward even amidst the challenges”.
During his talk at the PhilExport 3 General Membership Meeting over the week, Mekeni Food Corp. (MFC) President Prudencio Garcia encouraged members to rise up to help others, which will open doors of opportunities for both their corporation and their people.
Garcia said this was what Mekeni did amidst the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, the ASF outbreak, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dubbed as “Forum on Technology and Innovation: Key to Improving Productivity and Export Competitiveness,” the gathering was held in-person at the Marriott Clark on July 21, 2022 after two years of virtual meetings.
Garcia said that while everybody was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mekeni kept moving forward for its people. He narrated how their meat processing company came up with Bayani line to help others rise amidst the pandemic.
“When we launched our Bayani product line, we thought of our small entrepreneurs na bumabangon para sa kanilang mga pamilya. Without knowing, ito palang kikiam and fishball product namin ang mago-open sa amin para sa US Market. May bonus pa, pati tocino and hotdog ay ine-export na rin natin sa US ngayon,” Garcia narrated.
Last year, MFC started exporting kikiam and fishball in the West Coast and it gained high patronage by the Fil-Am communities. Just a week ago, they started exporting their tocino and hotdog products in Northeast America.
PhilExport 3 members has set as an example Mekeni’s exemplary approach for the people who are looking up to them as their means of livelihood.