TGP opens its first branch in Marawi City
Giovanni Varron, TGP Franchise Operations Manager; and Ed Ronald Punay, TGP Franchise Operations Officer (second and third from the left) with Jonaima Basman, Pharmacist-Franchisee (second from the right) and her sisters, Baicona Basman (far left) and Asnaira Basman (far right).
Two years after the conclusion of military conflict and local unrest during the Marawi Siege of 2017, TGP opened its first branch in the city in an effort to build communities back stronger through providing business opportunities to residents. The drugstore, which was opened on December 7, 2019, is owned and managed by franchisee Jonaima Basman, a trained pharmacist who hails from the city.
Jonaima is recipient of TGP's Build Your Own Drugstore Project, an initiative launched in May 2019 at the Philippine Pharmacists Association Convention, which allows greater entrepreneurial accessibility for professional pharmacists to become franchisees of TGP. The project gives support to licensed pharmacists to become TGP franchisees.
From L-R: Giovanni Varron (TGP Franchise Operations Manager) and Jonaima Basman (Pharmacist-Franchisee) accompanied by Marawi City Officials, namely Former Mayor Bae Omelkhair Macabando Basman, Dr. Khadaffi Mapandi, Chairman Walid Basman, DILG Director Camilo Cosain, and Engr. Abdul Aziz Abangad.
Led by Dr. Khadaffi Mapandi, the opening of the store was accompanied with free medical consultations to the local residents. This is part of TGP’s firm commitment to empower and provide access to quality and affordable healthcare to communities across the Philippines.