Wednesday, April 26, 2006

PBSP VIXCOM Chair is now PBSP Trustee

The Chair of the PBSP Visayas Executive Committee (VIXCOM), Mr. John F. Domingo who is also the President of the Magellan Veneer Corporation, a PBSP Member Company, has been appointed as PBSP Trustee.

In a letter to Mr. Domingo from Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, PBSP Chair, Mr. Pangilinan said:

"The PBSP Board unanimously resolved to grant your appointment, keeping in mind your presence in previous board meetings to represent the Visayas Regional Executive Committee (VixCom). The appointment will formalize your representation in the Board, as Chair of the VIXCOM. It was also agreed that the Chairs of the regional executive committees would also be invited during the meetings of the Executive Committee."

This is a very proud moment for the PBSP Visayas Regional Office.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

PBSP Visayas Celebrates Earth Day

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) Visayas Regional Office joined the celebration of the Earth Day by planting mangrove propagules along the coastline of Barangay Sta. Rosa in Olango Island last April 22, 2006. The even was participated by more than a hundred participants coming from PBSP Member Companies and Friends like Petron Corporation, East Asia Utilities Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Organizational Performance Associates, PILMICO Foods Corporation, Cebu Daily News and PBSP staff.

PBSP is implementing the Olango Island Development Program to help hundreds of poor coastal families develop environment-friendly livelihood activities and at the same time protect the marine ecosystems around Olango.

Mr. Jose Antonio Y. Aboitiz, Chief Finance Officer of PILMICO Foods Corporation and Chair of PBSP Olango Committee graced the activity. He said that Olango Island has one of the richest marine ecosystem in the Philippines.

The body of water situated along and between Olango Island and the Municipality of Tubigon in Bohol is also the location of one of the largest coral reefs in the world - the Danajon Bank or Double Barrier Reef, located off northern Bohol, the only double barrier reef in the Philippines and one of only three such reefs in the Indo-Pacific Region. Olango is also home to hundreds of migratory birds.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Support the Reforestation of Central Cebu: Buy PBSP Christmas Cards!

Presenting the
PBSP 2006 Christmas Card Fund Campaign
This is a Fund Campaign for the
Reforestation of the Central Cebu Hillylands!

For Orders and Inquiries, please visit or call:
The Philippine Business for Social Progress - Visayas Regional Office
4th Floor, PLDT Building, Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City
Tel. Nos. +6332-232-5283/70 and Fax No. +6332-232-5286
Or please Email: Olive Jabido at ogjabido@pbsp.org.ph or Maita Fabi mmfabi@pbsp.org.ph

Sample Flyer.
We can send Flyers of the Christmas Card Campaign when requested. Thank you.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

PBSP in the Visayas Joins 2006 Earth Day Celebrations

Come and join!
Mangrove Planting
April 22, 2006

Olango Island

To celebrate Earth Day 2006, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in the Visayas is geared to take part to promote environmental awareness among PBSP Member Companies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partners and PBSP assisted communities. This will be done by planting 10,000 mangrove seedlings in Olango Island, off Mactan, Cebu.

The Olango Island is an Area Resource Management (ARM) program of the PBSP through the Olango Island Development Program (OIDP). Area coverage is 11 barangays. The OIDP aims to improve the quality of life of about 2,300 households and at the same time protect, rehabilitate and sustainably manage the island's depleted resources, marine and wildlife sanctuaries. The program also involves the business sector in the development and protection of Olango Island. For more information about the Olango Island Development Program (OIDP), please call the PBSP Visayas Regional Office at telephone numbers (032) 232-5283/232-5270.

We are therefore inviting PBSP Member Companies, CSR Partners and assisted communities to participate in the Mangrove Planting on April 22, 2006. Companies who have a stake in Olango are likewise invited. These are: Petron, Lexmark, Taiyu Yuden, CFIF, HSBC, Citibank, PLDT, Smart, Aboitiz and Company and PBSP VIXCOM Members.

The proposed itinerary:

6:45 Meet at Boyla’s Dive Shop

7:00 - 7:30 Travel from Boyla’s Diveshop to Sta. Rosa, Olango

7:30 - 8:00 Sta. Rosa Wharf to Mangrove Reforestation Site (Multicab)

8:00 - 8:30 Short Program: Welcome/Opening Remarks

11:00 - 11:10 Travel Reforestation Site to Sta. Rosa Wharf

11:10 - 11:30 Sta. Rosa Wharf to San Vicente Marine Sanctuary and Seaweeds Farm

11:30 - 11:50 Move to Sulpa Island

11:50 - 1:00 Lunch at Sulpa Island

1:00 - 1:30 Travel back from Sulpa Island to Boyla’s Diveshop

For more information for transportation costs, directions and other arrangements, please call Olive Jabido or Edwin Leung of the PBSP Visayas Regional Office at telephone numbers (032) 232-5283/2325270.