Employees are able to choose projects they wish to get involved in and align their actions with the causes they feel strongly about. Among the programs initiated by BPI BAYAN include skills-training for livelihood, financial wellness seminars, coastal clean-ups, tree-planting activities, improvement of public parks and day care centers, tutorial sessions for street children and out-of-school youth, caring for children with special needs and health conditions, among others. BPI also recognizes outstanding BPI BAYAN volunteer projects at an annual awarding ceremony.
BPI JOINS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER'S DAY
On December 5, 2015, BPI employees joined the global community in celebrating International Volunteer Day. Over 1,000 employee-volunteers in over 30 locations across the countries gave their Saturday to be with members of their local community.
Locations included Bacolod, Baguio, Itogon, Cagayan de Oro, General Trias, Imus, Noveleta, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Koronadal, Calamba, Los Banos, Sta. Rosa, Lipa, Makati, Manila, Muntinlupa, Naga, Novaliches, Mabalacat, San Fernando, Pasay, Puerto Princesa, Quezon City – Commonwealth and Diliman, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.
BPI BAYAN 2015 OFFICIAL AVP
A PREVIEW OF THE 2014 EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
BPI BAYAN AWARDS 2015
Getting involved is in these employees’ DNA
MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA— On Thursday, June 11, 2015 Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recognized its outstanding employee volunteers in the BPI BAYAN Awards 2015 held at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. Three out of the bank’s 39 volunteer groups were given “Outstanding Volunteer Group” Awards for their initiatives in environmental protection and livelihood creation.
BPI BAYAN, which stands for Bayanihan Para sa Inang Bayan, is the nationwide employee volunteerism program of BPI. It was launched to further give life the bank's commitment to nation-building with the creation of a platform for its employees to serve and empower the communities where they reside or work.
WINNERS - OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER PROJECTS OF 2014
Padayun Oplan Save Tuburan
BPI Negros Occidental Cluster, Negros Area
The maintenance of the mangroves is essential to 835 families in Barangay Tuburan, Savaria whose primary source of income is fishing. To protect the threatened marine ecosystem, a mangrove nursery was built, maintained, and continuously replenished once propagules are ready to be planted along the shore. The nursery is maintained by TFMDA and has become their income generating arm. TFMDA has become a supplier of mangrove propagules to the government and other members of the private sector.
Saving Money By Going Blue and Green
BPI Dumaguete Cluster, Negros Area
Since 2011, BPI Dumaguete has spearheaded the clean up and revitalization of the Siliman Beach for environmental protection and in support of the fishing livelihood of local residents. The group has planted 2,200 magroves along the shore, collected 181 sacks of non-biodegradable, built 54 and deployed 47 reef domes.
Kabuhayan para sa Ina ng Tahanan
BPI Batangas-Palawan Area
Seeing the need for the housewives of Purok Aplaya, Puerto Princesa City to earn money for their families, the group helped the women obtain weaving and sewing training, taught them financial management and marketing, and created a livelihood program which sells rags locally.
BPI BAYAN VOLUNTEERISM SUMMIT 2015
Alongside the national awarding ceremony, BPI organized a volunteerism summit at The Mind Museum the day before, for all the volunteer groups to learn how to organize community development projects better. The speakers included Undersecretary Alexander Pama of NDRRMC, Benjamin Abadiano, a Ramon Magsaysay Awardee; Reese Fernandez-Ruiz of Rags 2 Riches; Vincent Mariel Rapisura of Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, and project management trainer Pia Bejar of Mindscopes.