Asahi Beverages Philippines donates 14.6M worth of cultured milk products to help PH LGUs boost vaccination efforts

Understanding the importance of being vaccinated, Asahi Beverages Philippines (ABP), the local subsidiary of Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia (AHSEA), is donating 14.6M worth of Goodday Cultured Milk across seven local government units (LGUs) and offices nationwide to showcase its support as part of its “Vaccine for the Body, Goodday for the Tummy” campaign.

As part of its campaign, ABP will be donating Goodday products to the Office of the Vice President, the cities of Manila, Pasig, Valenzuela in Luzon, Cebu City and Cebu Province in Visayas, and Davao City in Mindanao.

Goodday Cultured Milk Drink is a heat treated paraprobiotic with Lactobacillus Paracasei MCC1849 that improves natural resistance to intestinal infection and overall gut health.By donating to select LGUs nationwide, ABP advocates for healthy living and ensures the availability of these choices to Filipinos across the country.

Recently, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso personally received the donation to the city of Manila. According to Domagoso, “Any effort from the private sector to help boost our vaccination drives is welcomed by the LGU. We are grateful to Asahi Beverages Philippines for their donation. Our constituents can definitely benefit from these nutritious products.”

“Filipinos should be more conscious of their health now more than ever. It’s important for us to keep our resistance up and boost immunity as we continue to live through the pandemic. Through our donation, we aim to instill hope and reinforce healthy living choices among our fellow Filipinos,” said Tommy Del Mar, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Asahi Beverages Philippines.

As of June 01, the city of Manila has successfully inoculated 189,270 individuals with the first dose of the vaccine and another 80,151 individuals with the second dose according to a YouTube Live from Mayor Domagoso’s official YouTube channel. The Manila City government hopes to complete vaccinations for even more constituents in the coming weeks.

“We understand that there may still be lingering doubts about the vaccine, but we hope that through the government and the private sector’s combined efforts Filipinos will realize that getting vaccinated is the best chance we have at making it through this pandemic and that the best vaccine is the one that’s available,” Del Mar added.

Goodday products have also already been turned over to Davao City and Cebu province where Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, respectively, personally received the donations for their constituents.

Other cities that are set to receive their own supply of the cultured milk drink are Pasig City, Valenzuela City, and the Office of the Vice President (OVP).

Goodday comes in three flavors specifically designed to appeal to Filipino taste preference––Original, Mango, and Strawberry. It is available in 80ml and 350ml bottles at convenience stores and leading supermarkets nationwide. It can also be ordered online through LazMartand S-Mart by Shopee.