Wednesday, March 09, 2011

PBSP celebrates its positive contribution to reduce poverty in the country

PBSP celebrates its positive contribution to reduce poverty in the country
By Hazel F. Gloria
Philippine Information Agency
March 9, 2011

CEBU CITY, Mar 9 (PIA) -- The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in Visayas celebrates today its 23 years of positive contributions of its 260 member companies in the reduction of poverty at the countryside through projects on livelihood and enterprise, education, health and environment.

PBSP Communications Officer in the Visayas Reggie Marie Barientos said it has been 23 years since PBSP has helped more than one million households become self-reliant communities all over the Visayas.

PBSP is looking forward for another year of service to see what else the business sector can do for our beloved country, Barientos continued.

Due to the recent flooding in Metro Cebu and the rest of the Visayas, the sector invites Archt. Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. to present the most efficient practices in urban planning and development that businesses can adopt for their own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and disaster risk management, Barientos said.

This may help the business sector know its roles on how to assist the communities affected with calamities and map out disaster risk reduction programs, Barientos added.

“We in PBSP have proven that when business unites, we can make a difference. Now is the time to move more relentlessly in our effort to bring better Visayas and a better Philippines for all,” Barientos declared.

Today is PBSP’s 23rd Visayas Annual Membership Meeting (VAMM) that anchors on the theme “Business United, Lives Uplifted.” (PIA-Cebu/HFG)