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LCF-DLSU Complete Pilot Run of Covenant for Shared Prosperity Program

The 6-module certificate program on CSR Reloaded: Implementing the Covenant for Shared Prosperity held its culminating activity on April 14, 2023 with the graduation of nine (9) participants who successfully completed all the course requirements, including a presentation of an action research plan. 

The one-hour virtual program was hosted by the DLSU School of Lifelong Learning (SoLL), led by Dr. Benito Teehankee, Professor of Business Ethics. Guests at the ceremony included Sebastian Quiniones, Jr. (LCF Chair), Shem Jose Garcia (LCF Vice-chair and oversight for the CSR Institute), and Celine Santillan (LCF Executive Director). Congratulatory messages were also delivered by Dr. Emilina Sarreal, Dean of the Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business, Atty. Benedicta Du-Balalad, President of the Management Association of the Philippines, and Maximillian Robert Ventura, ESG Consultant of AIA Philippines, who spoke on behalf of LCF. Also present were faculty members Ma. Pamela Castro of Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Dr. Mary Margaret Que of the DLSU, and Dr. Ramon Segismundo, also of the DLSU.

Certificates of completion, jointly signed by LCF and DLSU, were awarded to the 9 graduates, led by Mary Joyce Gaviola, Program Manager of East-West Seed Foundation, who gave the response to the congratulatory messages on behalf of the graduates. Other completers of the program were:

Maribeth Marasigan, President/ COO of Aboitiz Foundation

Marlito Cabigas, Youth Leadership Program of Ayala Foundation

Ieda Ysobel Jimenez, Program Officer, GT Foundation

Ma. Gina Bulanhagui, Executive Director, Jesus V. Del Rosario Foundation

Marievic Mariano, Head of Grants and Healthcare Unit, Metrobank Foundation

Veronica Gabaldon, Executive Director, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation

Raiza Cusi, Program Excellence Manager, Pilipinas Shell Foundation

Reiza Ayla Banega, Lead for Programs and Partnerships, Sun Life Financial Philippines Foundation

Participants who attended select modules of the program were awarded certificates of attendance:

Owen Cammayo, Executive Director of BPI Foundation

John Lemuel Gardose, Program Manager of Megawide Corporate Foundation

Teresa Saavedra, Executive Director, Megawide Corporate Foundation

Jean Karl Huyatid, Reputation and Stakeholder Management Supervisor, Therma South

Angelica Marie Ozaeta, CSR and Sustainability Head, Unionbank of the Philippines

Ma. Camille Vergara, CSR and Sustainability Officer, Unionbank of the Philippines

Joanna Paula Queddeng, Program Officer, Jollibee Group Foundation

Sheila Marie Vergara, Program Officer, Jollibee Group Foundation 

Asked to give a few words about the program, here is what some of the graduates had to say:

“I can now give because I do have. I took care of my petals and now I can take care of others’ petals as well. In CSP, kayang-kaya basta’t sama-sama. #MagingMagiting” – Marlito Cabigas

“It would be strategic to work on the social and emotional development areas because if I communicate clear intentions and build strong connections, advocating CSP would be more manageable.” – Ieda Jimenez

“I’ve always believed in living life to the fullest and never stop learning, and hopefully along the way touch others in a positive way. I believe very much that this is aligned with becoming an advocate for shared prosperity.” – Maribeth Marasigan

“I learned that I still have a lot to work on, especially in my health and other aspects of my development. I learned that as a CSPian, I am able to influence others to become better people and develop our programs better.” – Aviec Mariano

“The more we spread the awareness of CSP to more people the better chance of creating a better Philippines to live in for our future generations. #maypagasapa” – Joyce Gaviola

“I would recommend this course to colleagues and also CSR practitioners. I have been advocating and promoting this course to other colleagues, especially those in the leadership position. The course offers “changemakers” a unique opportunity (not only) to learn and develop, but also to be part of a larger cause/movement.” – Raiza Cusi

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