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.