I Can Fly Program, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways Manila held its third I Can Fly Program on July 24-29, 2017. As in past years, PCCCI coordinated with and volunteered to help i.. more
The Start of a School Year in FPTI-ERDA Tech
Ms. Elena Ongkiko-Santos of PCCCI visited FPTI-ERDA Tech to hand over financial support for its old and new scholars... more
Letters from Our UPHSI Scholars
It is so heartwarming to receive letters from our scholars in Iloilo, whom we are unable to easily visit. At the start of a new school year, they wrot.. more
PCCCI caught up with its UPIS scholars to get their take on the new program and curriculum... more
What is PCCCI?
The Philippine Cabin Crew Charities, Inc., (PCCCI) is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered, non-stock, non-profit charitable organization composed of active and retired Cathay Pacific Airways flight attendants engaged in humanitarian outreach endeavors and other philanthropic activities to help uplift the lives and well-being of underprivileged Filipinos. Through our members, friends, and networks, we have pledged to harness our collective resources and goodwill to make a difference in the lives of our resource-challenged countrymen.
The PCCCI’s beginnings can be traced back to 2005 when a group of Filipina cabin crew working for Cathay Pacific Airways decided to celebrate 20 years of service by "PAYING IT FORWARD". It was a modest and sincere gesture from a privileged group desiring to help and uplift their less fortunate brethren. After all, they were gainfully employed by one of the biggest airlines in the world.
For many years, they conducted outreach activities to individuals and communities who needed some form of assistance or intervention. They did so without fanfare, not seeking publicity or token goodwill. Their charitable initiatives were admittedly a drop in the bucket, so to speak, but they were contented to help out in whatever way they could. Long before CSR programs became trendy, they were already conducting similar activities. However, their group was not formally organized or structured in any way. They did not even have a name.
It was after Typhoon Ondoy (Typhoon Ketsana) hit Asia and especially the Philippines in 2009 that one of their members decided to take their initiatives a notch higher, in order to expand their reach.
Pearl Aurice Palma-Litan is recognized as the founder and the brains behind the formation of the Philippine Cabin Crew Charities, Inc. Leading by example, she inspired among her fellow CX Pinays an indefatigable spirit of charity and goodwill. She taught them – in the words of her fellow PCCCI sisters – "how to give without blinking ‘til it hurts.” The PCCCI, as we know it today, was largely influenced and shaped by her unbridled passion and generosity.
In 2010, PCCCI was officially registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission, engendering within them a higher level of professionalism, accountability, and integrity.
Our vision is to mitigate the plight of the under-privileged Filipinos by harnessing the collective good will and generosity of current and former Cathay Pacific cabin crew members.
Our mission is to become a venue for charitable works for the Cathay Pacific Airways Filipino cabin crew community based in Hongkong, the Philippines and other outports; to mitigate poverty; to give access to education to indigent scholarly youths; and to provide assistance in times of natural and man-made calamities.