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.


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