History

Pandayan Bookshop evolved from the school and office supplies section of CVC Supermarket, a Caloocan City supermarket founded in 1956. On July 5, 1993 the first Pandayan store began operating as a separate corporation.

The main office of Pandayan Bookshop is at 700 Rizal Avenue Extension, Grace Park, Caloocan City. Pandayan stores are found in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Rizal. As a business experiment, Pandayan is an attempt to show that business can be a socio-economic tool to bridge the gap between workers and owners, and thereby contribute to national development.

An innovative compensation program gives Pandayan associates a greater share of the profits compared to most other business establishments. Pandayan associates support a scholarship program for the children of employees, Bantay Bata, the Eugene de Mazenod Vocational School, and the Nazareth House for Street Children.