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Imus, Cavite Chapter
The first plenary meeting and launching of BBC- Imus Diocese Chapter was held July 24, 2009 at Casas Hall of the Bishop’s House, Imus, Cavite.

The opening remarks and the mechanics of founding a local BBC Chapter were provided by Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle.

Founding members come from the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professional (BCBP) - Cavite; Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI Cavite); and Catholic businessmen/professional invited by Bishop Tagle.

The plenary meeting was officially called to order after the cocktails (courtesy of the Philippine Seven Foundation) which served as a pre-socialization activity for the BBC -Cavite members. The program commenced with an opening prayer led by Fr. Ronnel Ilano, and singing of the national anthem led by Mr. Roberto Castaneda.

PCCI president Ms. Teresita Leabres acknowledged the presence of the participants and guests; thereafter followed by the overview and backgrounder on BBC provided by BBC National Co-Chairman Mr. Vicente T. Paterno. He highlighted the three major group activities proposed for new BBC Chapters.

Fr. Alain Manalo, Social Action Director of the Diocese of Imus presented a Situationer on the Diocesan Social Action Projects and possible points of convergence between the BBC Imus Chapter and the Diocese. He acknowledged the on-going projects of the Phil Seven Foundation Inc., in partnership with the Diocese, one of which is the feeding program for street children.

A brief open forum facilitated by Bishop Tagle followed suit focusing on the members’ concerns on how they could help achieve the goals of the new BBC Chapter. They likewise expressed appreciation for the efforts of the BBC National in organizing them .

Membership Certificates were handed out by Bp. Tagle. The Pledging of Commitment led by Ms. Leabres capped the evening event.

Thereafter, a Strategic Planning Workshop was held on August 21, 2009 at the Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol, Tagaytay City on August 21, 2009