Kaagapay sa Kabuhayan
When you give someone a fish you, feed him one time. When you teach someone to fish, you help feed him for life. Helping people help themselves is the leading principle in PNOC EC’s CSR program. PNOC EC tries to go beyond the traditional dole-out system and seeks to provide not just the material but also the capacity so that the beneficiaries become active partners in the livelihood programs, and the economic benefits radiate even beyond the individual beneficiaries. Our livelihood programs are thus being conducted in order to empower the beneficiaries, their families, and their communities. In particular, we have helped organize womenfolk throughout our project areas, so that we will be better able to focus our livelihood training programs. In 2016, as part of our commitment to the Governance Commission on GOCC’s, PNOC EC helped improve the lives of 568 beneficiaries through 10 livelihood programs in Zamboanga Sibugay, Batangas, Isabela, and Cebu.