Manila Bay SUNSET Partnership Program, Inc. (MBSPPI)

 

MBSPPI PROGRAM

Crystalizing the concept of “cleaning your own backyard”, The Manila Bay SUNSET (Socially Responsible and United in Nurturing and Sustaining the EnvironmenT) Partnership Program or MBSPPI is LANDBANK’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program for the environment.

Beginning 2003, as part of its commitment to environmental preservation and management – a LANDBANK Sustainability Cornerstone, the Bank organized annual clean-up activities, dubbed as “Linis Lakad para sa Manila Bay Campaign”  during its anniversary celebrations in August. Each year, more and more employees volunteer to help clean the Manila Bay together with other Bank project partners, which continue to grow annually.

The campaign later on gave birth to the MBSPPI making it the first public-private, multi-sectoral partnership organized to help implement a sustainable approach to clean and protect Manila Bay with the following objectives:

 

As the Program continues to grow with partners committed to replicate the efforts of the Bank, the program currently includes 28 member-institutions: 

 

Since its inception, the MBSPPI has developed various program innovations:

In the past 2 years, the MBSPPI has achieved the following:

 

Presently, the MBSPPI Officers consist of the following representatives from their respective organizations:

MBSPPI Board of Directors

Position

Name

Organization

Chairman

Mr. ALEX V. BUENAVENTURA

Land Bank of the Philippines

President

Ms. CATHERINE ROWENA B. VILLANUEVA

Land Bank of the Philippines

Vice President

Ms. CARLEA C. MIRANDA

Manila Broadcasting Company

Secretary

Mr. GLENN GUSTILO

Department of Environment and Natural Resources - National Capital Region

Treasurer

Mr. ROY C. OSCILLADA

Landbank Countryside Development Foundation, Inc.

Auditor

Ms. LILIBETH Q. LIGUDEN

LANDBANKOOP

PRO

Ms. VIRGIE T. AGUSTIN

Manila Yacht Club

PRO

Ms. DESIREE L. GESTIADA

Manila Ocean Park

Executive Director/Secretariat

Mr. JERICHO VON I. MIRANDA

Land Bank of the Philippines

 

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In 2017, the Manila Bay SUNSET Partnership Program was recognized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines with a Silver ANVIL Award.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, together with Maynilad, also recognized the Program as “Kampeon ng Katubigan” in their World Water Day Awards in 2016.

On top of that, the MBSPPI won an Institutional Award for Environmental Impact in the “Ang Susi Awards” by the Philippine Council for the Advancement of Associations Executives in 2016; and another one for its “Ecobrick Program” in 2018.