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 We Do
Beyond the glamor
International flight attendants have one of the most enviable jobs around: a glamorous life in the skies, jet-setting to cosmopolitan cities like Tokyo, London and Paris, endless adventures all year round, and all these with generous salaries and benefits to boot.
This is the common public perception about us. While there certainly is much truth in this, it’s easy to focus on the hype, the image, and the public fascination. Being a flight attendant certainly has its unique perks. But make no mistake about it, this is a tough job - especially for women!
The life of a flight stewardess is ‘up in the air', figuratively and literally speaking. Jet lag, flight delays, health problems, isolation from family and friends, unruly passengers, and harassment are a given. Not to mention long hours on your feet, handling heavy carts, and the time constraints as you attend to the needs of sometimes literally hundreds of passengers!
For most of us, being a flight attendant is more than a career; it is a way of life. It’s not a perfect job but we have learned to embrace it, along with minor inconveniences and annoyances that come with the territory.
At the end of the day, we are privileged to be part of the aviation industry, and to belong to a prestigious company like Cathay Pacific. Sharing our blessings seems like the most natural thing to do. Many among us share the same outlook and calling- an altruistic passion to serve our countrymen and give back to our communities.
What We Do
"Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help." - Michael W. Hawkins, American Red Cross
When we think of "service", our approach is to do things "with" people, not "for" people. We want to assist, whichever way we can, in transformational experiences that educate and develop leaders capable of creating positive change for the common good.
Lofty goal? You bet! However, we are determined to make some big change - one person at a time, one experience at a time.
As volunteers, we work to benefit others. To volunteer is to live in accordance with the values of righteousness, selflessness, and agape or unconditional, Godly love. To volunteer is to practice humility; to volunteer is to live in synchronicity with God.