Malampaya Foundation 2017 Chairman's Report

Posted: March 14, 2018


The following Chairman’s report was delivered during Malampaya Foundation’s Annual General Meeting on March 13, 2018:


CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S 2017 REPORT


By end-2017 this foundation is a dozen years in existence. We have another half-dozen years until SC 38’s end-of-license. Beyond this is still the foundation’s unknown future. Nonetheless, in the 12 years of the foundation’s journey we have learned many lessons, faced challenges, made various improvements and achieved a great number of goals.


Speaking of goals, the year 2017 was a year of many milestones for Malampaya Foundation (MFI). Allow me to enumerate:


Marine Biodiversity Conservation Program



Social Enterprise Development and Community-based Skills Trainings (LAMBAT, SIKAP, Project GANDA)


Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST)


Other programs


Through the years we have proven that empowerment and partnerships are more effective than dole-outs. We have also proven that working directly at the grassroots level is more fruitful than a distant-relationship approach. I am very happy that in 2005, the JV made a decision for this foundation to be an operating foundation rather than a mere grant-provider. Maraming salamat po.



RUFINO BOMASANG
Chairman
Malampaya Foundation Inc.



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