PBSP marks 31 years of engagement in Visayas

OVER 60 representatives from PBSP’s member companies and partners gathered recently during the 31st Visayas Annual Membership Meeting of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) at the City Sports Club in Cebu City.

They celebrated the accomplishments of PBSP with its member-companies and partners in the Visayas in the previous year, and also discussed how to be more involved in providing sustainable solutions to societal problems.

National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Region VII Director Efren Carreon, who was the keynote speaker, presented the Philippine Development Plan and shared opportunities where the private sector in the Visayas can contribute to help address gaps and challenges.

These are in the agriculture, fishery, forestry, science innovation and technology sectors.


He also called for greater business involvement in infrastructure support, protection of water resources, and in capacitating micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

In photo with Director Carreon (first row, seventh from left) are PBSP Visayas Regional Committee (VRC) Chairman Jose Antonio Aboitiz (8th from left), VRC and PBSP officials, and representatives from Juanito King and Sons, Inc., GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp, PASAR Corp, Wellmade Motors and Development Corp, Lear Corp, City Savings Bank, Dumaguete City Development Bank, First Consolidated Bank, Cebu Trip Rent a Car, Cebu Graphic Star Imaging Corporation, McMai Cebu Trading Corporation, Mactan Bank, Mr. Yu Finance Corporation, Republic Cement, Pacific Traders and Manufacturing Corp, Republic Cement, San Miguel Corp, Intellicare and OPASCOR, among others.

Philippine Business for Social Progress is the largest business-led NGO at the forefront of strategic corporate citizenship and business sector leadership, contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction. Established in 1970, PBSP remains a consultant and partner of choice of companies and donors.

PBSP scales up impact by adopting the Collective Impact strategy to solve large, complex, systemic problems.  PBSP organizes Platforms for Collective Engagements (PlaCEs) to ensure alignment and sustainability of initiatives by multiple stakeholders.

Responding to the changing landscape of CSR, PBSP’s brand of corporate citizenship taps into the core business competencies of companies and promotes inclusive business as a strategy. PBSP also continues to strategically engage companies through social investment, responsible business practices, and philanthropy.

PBSP creates sustainable solutions to societal problems in its core program areas which are Health, Education, Environment, and Livelihood and Enterprise Development. It also provides off-the-shelf options for engagement of companies and their employees.

With a proven track record, PBSP provides end-to-end services in development consulting which include project and grants management, events and backroom management.