Sunday, February 19, 2006

PBSP Gears Up for Southern Leyte Relief Operations

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) has deployed a pool of staff from its Training and Consulting (TC) Group to join efforts with the Provincial Government of Southern Leyte for relief operations for the victims of the Guinsaogon, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte mudslide disaster last February 16, 2006. Working closely with the Integrated Provincial Health Office of Southern Leyte, the PBSP team is now distributing food items to survivors.

Meanwhile, the PBSP Visayas Regional Office has worked with the Mirant Philippines Foundation and the Mirant Global Toledo Power Corporation, for the shipment of Php200,000 worth of goods for the relief operations in St. Bernard. PASAR Foundation volunteered their trucks to bring the goods to the evacuation sites.

The Cebu Provincial Government Disaster Coordinating Council has provided full support for the PBSP Visayas and Mirant relief goods shipment by providing free usage of two trucks and free passage of the trucks and people courtesy of Roble Shipping.

Meanwhile, the PBSP Head Office is also receiving more assistance from PBSP member companies for various food items and other goods for the St. Bernard survivors and their families. PBSP member companies, CSR partners and friends are also encouraged to provide more relief goods like foods items, blankets, mats, mosquito nets, flashflights, slippers, ropes, mosquito repellent, and rescue support assistance.

For more inquiries, please contact or email the following:

Ramon Derige for PBSP Head Office
3/F PSDC Building, Real Corner Magallanes Streets
Intramuros, Manila
(02) 527-7741 to 52
Email: rrderige@pbsp.org.ph

Danny Cerence for PBSP Visayas Regional Office
4/F PLDT Building, Juan Luna Avenue
Mabolo, Cebu City
(032) 232-5270/83
Email: dmcerence@pbsp.org.ph

Rene Fortuno and Eric Macanas for PBSP-TC Southern Leyte
LEAD Project
Maasin, Southern Leyte
Email: rmfortuno@pbsp.org.ph