BPI Volunteerism Project

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), which will be celebrating its 160th year this August, has chosen Dumaguete City as one of its venues for a nationwide launch on Saturday for its volunteerism program.

This is BPI’s way of reaching out to the community, with the participation of its employees, said Mae Villacorte of the BPI’s Central Office.

As part of BPI’s environmental awareness campaign, a regular clean-up of Silliman Beach will be held in Bantayan, Dumaguete, beginning Saturday, in coordination with Silliman University.

The activity covers the rehabilitation of Silliman Beach and is aimed at benefiting Silliman University, the local government unit of Barangay Bantayan, and the general public.

The objectives of the clean-up drive are to recruit partners and coordinate their involvement in the regular clean-up of Silliman Beach, specifically partners well-versed in environmental advocacy and tap their expertise in the campaign for the environment; to establish permanent structures that would constantly remind beach users of the need to help preserve the marine environment; and to assist the local government unit in the establishment of artificial coral reefs.

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