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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
BCDA pursues with enthusiasm its various corporate social responsibility programs—reaching not only people who have been directly affected by its undertakings but also those who share in the organization's aspirations for a more caring, more nurturing Philippine society.
In responding to its stakeholders, BCDA adopts the following CSR philosophy: "We at BCDA are committed to fulfill our mandates to our stakeholders by improving the quality of life of and giving dignity to our workforce, our families, and the communties that we develop through the conversion of former military bases and other properties into premier sustainable centers of economic growth."
Among BCDA's initiatives are the "Greening SCTEX" Program, its Housing Projects and assistance to local governments through medical missions, among other outreach projects.
BCDA pursued environmental projects like its “Greening SCTEX Program” that aims to grow 50,000 trees along the entire stretch of the toll road in five years. Also, the program is designed to forge partnerships with corporations and other organizations into adopting a kilometer each of the 94-km stretch of the SCTEX for tree-planting and maintenance activities through the years.
The kick-off ceremony in July 24, 2008 saw some 2,000 Narra trees planted in the vicinity of the Clark North B Interchange in Barangay Dolores, Mabalacat, Pampanga. As of July 2009, 9,000 trees have already been planted along the SCTEX.
BCDA’s resettlement and housing programs have benefitted thousands of residents affected by the conversion and disposition of former baselands in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Luzon. Ongoing socialized housing
initiatives include the Scout Barrio Housing Project in Baguio City; Villamor Airbase Housing Project in Pasay City; Seaside Square Socialized Housing Project in Paranaque City; Camp Atienza Socialized Housing Project in Quezon
City and relocations sites in Taguig City such as Pamayanang Diego Silang, Villa Kalayaan, Lupang Katuparan, Philippine Centennial Village, the Bonifacio Housing and Information Technology Park area, the Northside Strip Housing Project and the Pabahay 2000 in General Trias, Cavite.
SCTEX Community Relations
Part of BCDA’s task in the construction of the SCTEX was to make sure that the needs of all project-affected communities are adequately and promptly addressed. Leading these initiatives is the SCTEX Community Relations Unit, which has helped facilitate dialogues with project-affected people (lot owners and informal settlers / tillers) on issues related to right-of-way acquisition, access and livelihood.
BCDA, in coordination with the local government units of Central Luzon, continues to perform several medical missions in project-affected areas such as Bataan and Pampanga. Livelihood programs were also launched in Tarlac in coordination with the Land Bank of the Philippines.
Assistance to Local Governments & other agencies
Other infrastructure built by BCDA in support of local communities are the Php30 million road widening of the Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo Road in Pampanga; and the Php1.9 million renovation of the Nature Pavilion Center in Dinalupihan, Bataan, among others. Any queries?