Friday, November 30, 2007

PBSP turns over a multi-purpose building

The Angelo King Foundation, Inc. (AKI), through PBSP, donated a two-storey multi-purpose building to the Tayuranon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TMPC). The turnover was held on November 29, 2007.

TMPC, based in Barangay Tayud, Municipality of Consolacion, Cebu, is composed of furniture producers and subcontractors. PBSP’s engagement with TMPC began in 2004 through the Project Access funded by San Miguel Corporation. The packages of assistance for TMPC are organizational development, capability building, marketing and product development.

The multi-purpose building will serve as business and training center for TMPC. It will also house the future Barangay Tayud Community Resource Center.

Since 1991, AKFI’s partnership with PBSP has resulted in the establishment of 150 buildings for community-based organizations nationwide. Over P45 million has been channeled by AKFI for the construction of warehouses, livelihood, technology, training and multi-purpose centers.

There are more than 92,000 landless rural workers, sustenance fisherfolks, marginal upland farmers and urban poor workers who benefit from the projects.

Mr. Macario P. Balali of East Asia Utilities, member of PBSP in the Visayas' Workforce and Education Committee, represented PBSP during the turnover.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Seaweeds farming in Guimaras

PBSP implements a seaweeds farming project in the Municipality of Sibunag, Province of Guimaras. The project was funded by PHINMA Foundation Inc. and Trans Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation.

The project will benefit the families in the fishing communities of Alegria, Bubog, Sabang, San Isidro and Sebaste. They are among the over 4,000 households affected by the August 2006 oil spill in Guimaras.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Cards Artworks Showcase

This Yuletide season, PBSP will showcase
100 Christmas-inspired artworks
by young Visayan artists.

And these timeless artworks can be yours!

Since 1991, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
has collected numerous artworks and produced thousands
of Christmas cards to raise funds for the reforestation
of the Cebu Hillylands - Cebu's source of water.

Be with us this December 6 to 8, 2007
at The Northwing at SM City Cebu
(Entrance 8 Hallway, Upper Ground Floor, fronting Swiss Gear)
The opening will be this December 6 at 2:00 P.M.

For more information, you may reach the PBSP Visayas Regional Office
at +6332 2325270 or 2325283. Please look for Olive or Malu.

Art inspires.
Nature inspires.
Christmas inspires.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See all the Christmas cards artworks at

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Dear PBSP Members, Partners and Friends,

Good day!

We are currently updating the PBSP Visayas blog. This is in line with our goal to better inform you about the latest activities and engagements of the foundation, as well as to keep you posted on emerging priorities that PBSP is looking into. This is also in preparation for the celebration of PBSP’s 20th Year in the Visayas this coming February 20, 2008.

Kindly email your comments or suggestions to Jessie at jmcubijano@gmail.com. We hope that the PBSP Visayas blog will be part of your daily habit. Have a nice day!

The PBSP Visayas Regional Office Team