Friday, October 19, 2012

Ordinance Formulation Workshop

Art 'N' Nature's Venus Genson is Woman Entrepreneur of 2012

Congratulations to Ms. Venus Genson for bagging the Women Entrepreneur award for her trailblazing feats in social entrepreneurship and community development through Art 'N' Nature Manufacturing Corporation. The award is one of the citations given during the recently capped Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines 2012 awarding ceremonies.

SGV Foundation, Inc. established the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in the Philippines in 2003. It is also supported by De La Salle University, the Department of Trade and Industry, Development Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Business for Social Progress, the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

Ms. Genson is also the president of the Venus Group of Companies, a member company of PBSP.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Perks of Goat Raising

As a component of the DISOP BUTTERFLIES AND TREES Project, members of PBSP's community organizations in barangays Buhisan and Toong participated in a two-day seminar on goat production and management. 

During this seminar, PBSP taught the participants how to make silage (preserved goat food). A barrel will feed a goat (weighing 30 kg) for approximately 10 days.  The advantage of this technology? Farmers need not feed and look for food for their goats all the time. And, when food sources go scarce, this will serve as a reserve since it spoils after two years.

After this seminar, each people's organization will be provided with startup capital and at least 12 goats as their additional means of earning income.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Taiyo Yuden Philippines plants 10K seedlings at Buhisan


Employees of Taiyo Yuden Philippines planted 10,000 native and endemic tree seedlings on a four-hectare site in Toong, Cebu City. The activity is led by their EMR Director Koichi Iguchi, General Managers Toshihiko Uemura and Akira Takahashi, Assistant General Manager Keiichi Kimura, and EMs Shozaburo Kanai, Satoshi Miyamae, Toshiaki Nakano, and Koji Taketome.

Taiyo Yuden Philippines has been a partner of PBSP for its reforestation efforts since 2001. The company will continue to adopt four hectares for reforestation every year until 2015.