(L-R) Mr. Manuel V Pangilinan, PLDT and PBSP Chairman, Mr. Klaas Oreel, PBSP Chief Executive Advisor, Ms. Mitzi Tronqued, Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd. Customer Services Manager, and Mr. Ed Higgs, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. Country Manager
Asia’s leading international airline, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. has joined the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the largest corporate-led development foundation in the country.
As one of the newest members of PBSP, Cathay has become part of a consortium of over 240 small and medium enterprises and large member companies committed to the practice of Corporate Citizenship. According to Cathay Pacific country manager Ed Higgs, “We are happy to be part of PBSP. For many years, Cathay has been investing in communities where we operate and has been involved in environment and education projects throughout the region. In the Philippines, we hope to scale up our social involvement with PBSP.”
Earlier this month, PBSP held a Breakfast Fellowship at the Manila Golf Club to welcome its new members. The event was hosted by PBSP chairman, Manuel V Pangilinan and trustee Marixi R. Prieto. During the breakfast meeting, Pangilinan urged PBSP member companies to work together to find innovative ways to address poverty in the country.
Among PBSP’s new member companies are Aegis PeopleSupport, Inc., Asalus Corporation (Intellicare), Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5), Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc., F.R. Sevilla Industrial and Development Corporation (FRSIDC), Magsaysay Transport and Logistics Group, NGP Integrated Marketing and Communications, Inc., Pacific Metals Canada Philippines, RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corporation, Toyota Autoparts Philippines, Inc., TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc.
PBSP operates nationwide, with key programs in education, health, sustainable livelihood and micro, small and medium enterprise development, and the environment.