Chapters
 
 
BBC CALAPAN

Upon the invitation of Bishop Warlito Cajandig, Vicar Apostolic of Calapan for BBC to look into the formation of a BBC Chapter in his ecclesiastical jurisdiction, BBC National Co-Chairman Meneleo Carlos, Jr. and BBC Executive Director Belle Beluan made a special trip to Calapan to meet with the prospective Chapter members.

The meeting held last March 29, 2011 at the Bishop’s residence was attended by representatives from the Social Action Center, Brotherhod of Christian Businessmen (BCBP), NGOs and officials of the local government.

An overview of the BBC was presented by Mr. Carlos which included the Mechanics for a BBC Chapter Formation. In the spirit of BBC's Charter, he highlighted the proposed three major activities for every Chapter:
 
1. Technical/Managerial Assistance - extended by lay members to socio-economic projects of the diocesan Social Action Center and of selected NGOs
2. Circle of Discernment and Communal Action - to promote good governance by LGUs, combat corruption and injustice, urge preferential options for the poor in ordinances and local administration
3. Spiritual Development - of members
 
Fr. Jim Ruga who served as Convenor of the meeting apprised the body that the core group meets regularly to address major concerns of the local church in partnership with the local government and the socio-civic organizations.

It was agreed that another assembly will be convened to further discuss the formal establishment of the Chapter.