A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of countries still continue to scramble to find ways to deal with this global crisis of unprecedented proportions that continues to affect the world today.
One year after the first declaration of a lock down in the Philippines, our determination and resiliency continues to be put to the test in our fight against this pandemic, including other social and economic issues caused by it.
It’s remarkable how various sectors are coming together in ensuring that we are all healthy, safe, and protected, most especially the marginalized and vulnerable.
Businesses are coming up with ways to extend assistance to those who are in great need. Companies’ CSR programs aim to improve health facilities, support the frontliners, and provide food and financial assistance to affected communities.
As a follow-up to last year’s successful virtual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit of World Vision in the Philippines, distinguished business leaders from Cebu are coming together to share their experiences and learnings during the pandemic at World Vision’s virtual CSR Summit in Cebu this March 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm, streamed live on World Vision Philippines’ Facebook page.
It was May of last year when Cebu City was recorded as having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. But in only six months, data scientists from the University of the Philippines’ OCTA research group and the Department of Health said Cebu City had flattened its curve. The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) applauded both the public and private sectors for helping Visayas fight the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in Cebu, Negros Occidental, and the rest of Western Visayas. As of this posting though, Cebu’s cases have increased to high, but manageable numbers.
Through this CSR Summit, World Vision aims to discuss the significant role and relevance of a company’s CSR during critical times, and to inspire businesses and other organizations in the private sector to develop and implement CSR campaigns to be able to reach and improve more lives.
“World Vision is privileged to once again hold the Corporate Social Responsibility Summit in Cebu. God’s work is truly amazing as we witness how our partner organizations implement their CSR initiatives,” shared World Vision National Director Rommel Fuerte. “Let’s continue working together to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, their families and communities.”
(L-R) Top row: Caroline Veronilla – a World Vision Child Sponsor and host of the virtual press launch, Walter Cang – Club Secretary of the Rotary Club of Cebu, Felix Taguiam – President of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Middle row: Riella Guioguio – COO of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Richard Hendin – a World Vision Foundation member, Rommel Fuerte – World Vision National Director
Bottom row: Faith Sy – World Vision Program Manger in Cebu, Jun Godornes – World Vision Resource Development Director
Business industry leaders joining World Vision’s virtual CSR Summit in Cebu are Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Golden Prince Hotel & Suites, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Rotary Club of Cebu, and the Singapore School Cebu.
World Vision would like to thank the following event partners—Cebu Chamber of Commerce, Inc., JCI Cebu, JCI Plaridel del Pilar, Public Relations Society of the Philippines, and Rotary Club of Cebu.
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