BIZ BUZZ: Jollibee loves local chicken
If there’s anyone who’s relying on imported chicken for its products it’s definitely not Jollibee, as the group stressed that it has been sourcing and continues to source its poultry locally.
In fact, the homegrown chain pointed out that it sources only from reputable suppliers to serve the delicious chicken that its customers love.
“From Jollibee’s bestselling Chickenjoy, Chowking’s Chinese-stye Fried Chicken, to Mang Inasal’s Chicken Inasal grilled chicken—we proudly source these favorites locally,” the company said.
“On wages, we’re happy to share that the store teams across our brands receive one of the most competitive wages in the restaurant industry,” it added, explaining that it also offers growth paths such that many employees opt to spend their entire careers with them until retirement.
For 45 years, the Jollibee group has always been guided by our mission to spread the joy of eating by serving great tasting food,” the company added. “And this joy is for all our customers, team members, stakeholders, and the communities we operate in among many others.”
—Daxim L. Lucas
Going fully cashless
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is transitioning to full cashless payments across its massive toll road network in a few weeks.
Company CEO Rogelio Singson said the implementation will be done in phases but he is targeting to remove cash lanes at the North Luzon Expressway as early as Sept. 1 this year given the mandate recently issued to them by the Toll Regulatory Board.
MPTC also operates the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, Cavite Laguna Expressway, Manila-Cavite Expressway and Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway.
We’re told the toll road operator is preparing a major motorist awareness campaign targeting the roughly 25 percent of toll road users who still pay cash.
Singson also said there would be ample procedures in place for motorists without radio frequency identification stickers once the program is implemented.
Going full cashless is part of MPTC’s boarder goal to ease traffic bottlenecks at its expressways. Singson said their next challenge is to implement “barrier-less” movements at the toll gates, similar to those seen in other countries. For now, MPTC is looking at an end-2024 target for this project.