February 8, 2012 – The PJ Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (PJLFI) in partnership with Philippine Star Operation Damayan donated 500 bottles of Tiki-tiki vitamins which are set to be distributed to the 214 Day Care students covering six schools in San Manuel District, Tarlac.
Malnutrition in the Philippines is a very prevalent condition wherein kids are usually affected. According to the records given by the school’s coordinator, 42% of the 214 students were found to be underweight. Hence, these vitamins would be great help in reducing the malnutrition rate of the recipient schools, especially for poor families who cannot afford to buy vitamins. Nutritional supplements will be given daily by the teachers to ensure the day-care students will benefit from this.
Bitamina sa Eskwela is one of the newest projects of PJLFI. Vitamins were provided by the United Laboratories, Inc.
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.