City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas
March 1, 2023
“It fills me with pride to know that we have a Filipino company that is a pioneer in innovations in the canned sardine industry and easy-open canned sardine in the Philippines,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. remarked as he led the inauguration of the Mega Global Manufacturing Plant of the Mega Prime Foods Inc. (MPFI) in the City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
During his speech, President Marcos Jr. commended the company for its cutting-edge sardine manufacturing facility, recognizing it as a true partner of the government and Filipino people in their efforts to drive growth amidst the challenges of post-pandemic recovery.
“The addition of the Mega Manufacturing Plant here in Sto. Tomas will contribute to the achievement of the government’s target of a 10% annual increase in approved investments in the agribusiness sector. This is one of the key targets under the 2023-2028 Philippine Development Plan,” he said.
“This project also supports the administration’s initiatives to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Decent Work and Economic Growth,” the President continued.
He also acknowledged the MPFI for infusing Filipino cultural heritage into their products and services amidst the highly globalized landscape of today, adding that said measure has given rise to innovative products that embody the true essence of Filipino excellence.
“This ceremony’s theme, `Weaving Filipino Heritage and Global Innovation,’ speaks well of our capacity to integrate our cultural capital into our products and services in this highly globalized world. Because of this, our innovation is marked by excellence that is truly Filipino. We thank the Mega Prime Foods Incorporated for securing this path for other sectors to follow,” President Marcos Jr. said.
The newly-inaugurated plant is expected to create over 1,000 jobs and livelihood opportunities for the local community. It features an open-plant system which provides visitors and students with an opportunity to learn about the canned sardine manufacturing process while also promoting local tourism through its interactive and engaging experience.
The new infrastructure also includes a research and development (R&D) facility which will serve as the hub for the company’s innovations in food manufacturing and the creation of best-in-class products for the market.
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