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McDonald's and Coca-Cola bring Christmas cheer to indigents in Rizal

By Mike Diez Published Dec 22, 2022 9:00 am

Over 100 families in Sitio Pintor in Rodriguez, Rizal celebrated Christmas early last Dec. 11 as McDonald’s, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald’s House Charities (RMHC), and Coca-Cola Philippines hosted performances, games, giveaways and more in this remote area of Barangay San Isidro.

Barangay Chairwoman Mae Hernandez welcomed McDonald’s and Coca-Cola to San Isidro, saying that the festivities are exactly what the families need this holiday season.

“Ito ang pinaka-bonggang celebration na talagang nagbigay sa atin ng pagpapahalaga, pagkakalinga sa Sitio Pintor,” Hernandez said as she greeted the families who participated in the event.


McDonald’s, through its charity of choice Ronald McDonald’s House Charities (RMHC), partnered with Coca-Cola in hosting the Christmas party for the community in Sitio Pintor. Meals were distributed courtesy of McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen. There were also noche buena packs given away to the over 460 families who attended, which included 8-pc Chicken McShare and a Coca-Cola 1.5L bottles and Happy Meal toys. There were game booths and photo walls for everyone to enjoy and help them feel the spirit of the holiday season.

Coca-Cola’s Senior Key Accounts Manager Anna Taruc said that her company is only too happy to partner with McDonald’s on the Share the Light campaign.

“Ngayong narito tayong lahat para mag-celebrate ng sama-sama, totoo po talaga na may real magic,” she said. “Ang pamaskong handog ng Coca-Cola sa mga pamilya ng Sitio Pintor lalo na po sa mga batang narito ay para maipadama namin sa inyo ang liwanag at saya ngPasko.

Kids were delighted to see Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Birdie and Grimace in person. The popular McDonald’s characters treated everyone with a lively performance. Topping off the morning’s entertainment was KZ Tandingan, who delighted those who attended—regardless of age.

“Ngayong taon nadagadagan ang saya at liwanag ng Pasko dahil mas marami na tayong pagsasalo-salo na pupuntahan, at ngayon ay nakakapag-reunion na muli kasama ang ating pamilya,” said RMHC Executive Director Marie Angeles.


She said that McDonald’s is happy to share these moments with the families of Sitio Pintor, especially after two years of not being able to celebrate together with families and loved ones because of the pandemic.

“Ang McDonald’s ay nandito ngayon upang magsilbing liwanag ng inyong Pasko at maipadama na sa higit sa pagiging restaurant, ang McDonald’s ay isang lugar din kung saan sama-samang nagtitipon ang mga pamilya at magkakaibigan upang magkaroon ng fun at memorable moments.”

McDonald’s has long been involved in community outreach programs, through initiatives such as Read-to-Learn Program, Bahay Bulilit, McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen, and their Happy Meal Donation Drive.

“Ang event ngayon ay bahagi ng aming Share the Light campaign na nasa ikalawang taon na,” Angeles added.

RMHC is currently receiving donations for its several CSR initiatives. Sharing the light doesn’t stop in Rizal. RMHC has also donated Happy Meal toys to other partner beneficiaries including the local government units of Pasig, Quezon City, Pasay, Manila, Antipolo, government agencies such as Office of the First Lady, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Navy, MMDA and NGOs.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald’s House Charities and how you can donate, visit

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