The BBC forged a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) for BCBP to endorse members willing to become volunteer BAC observers.

Signatories include: BCBP President Roberto Atendido; LAIKO President Edgardo Tria Tirona; BBC Co-Chairman Meneleo J. Carlos, Jr. and BCBP Programs and Services Committee Chairman. Witnessing the signing were BBC Executive Director Belle Beluan and Program Coordinator Polly Dichoso.


BCBP Sign Memo of Understanding

In April 2009 the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, BCBP, joined hands with the Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference, BBC, through a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work closely with each other in the areas of social action, pastoral management training, labor and employment. The BCBP through its members and business groups will assist the BBC in training interested parishes in Pastoral Management, in extending technical assistance when needed in the expansion of the BBC’s activities throughout the country, and in promoting high standards of social justice.
The BBC, in its belief that the Filipino modern manager must become a strategist for social development by making the common interest of the whole community his own self-interest, will work closely with the BCBP for effective and successful implementation of BCBP’s own social action and micro-finance programs.

A Technical Working Group is being formed composed of designated officials from each organization. This TWG will be tasked with the formulation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the specific programs, projects and activities being implemented under this MOU.

Signing this milestone agreement on behalf of their respective organizations were BCBP’s BOT Chairman Roberto A. Atendido and its National Service Director for Programs and Services Jose B. Avellana, Jr., and, BBC’s National Co-chairmen, Most Rev. Antonio Ledesma, Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, and Vicente T. Paterno representing the BBC’s
business sector. (Source: bcbp website )