We, St. Peterians, have always aggressively responded to alleviate poverty by providing world-class DeathCare services at a very affordable cost, providing more livelihood opportunities and through our Corporate Social Responsibility programs. These are our own little ways of addressing a fraction of our nation’s concerns.
Part of concretizing our plans of “UNLAD d’ Bayan!” is by joining other organizations such as Couples for Christ in their Gawad Kalinga project, whose mission is to uplift the lives of the poorest of the poor through community-based housing programs. Another is our recent partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation through their Bantay Bata 163 Program which addresses street children.
On another front, our commitment to be active agents of nation building is also concretized by our obligation and initiative to take care of our Mother Earth. To start off our environmental programs, led by our President and Chief Executive Officer York B. Vitangcol , a documentary-film An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore was scheduled for mass viewing by the Head Office Employees. Likewise, for the benefit of the leaders of our organization, this was also shared to our ManCom Officers and Regional Managers during their Strategic Planning Conference at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club, Batangas last August 28 to 31, 2007.
An Inconvenient Truth shows us Al Gore’s (the 47th Vice-President of the United States of America - 1993 to 2001) passionate and inspirational information campaign and lobbying crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress in its tracks before it is too late.
The film aims to heighten our awareness on a host of environmental realities that we often neglect and which seriously affect our lives today. This is very important because as St. Peterians, it is our social responsibility to understand how we are going to participate in addressing the on-going climate change crisis.
We have been enlightened that we will be facing devastating consequences brought about by extreme stormy weather, floods, droughts, epidemic and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced if we do not do something to prevent the causes of global warming.
A facilitated workshop, that followed the film-showing, was able to extract possible solutions that St. Peterians can do in alleviating this crisis. Employees realize that in as much we are aware of the crisis that Mother Earth is undergoing we still fail to do anything to alleviate it, but instead, subconsciously contribute in making it worse.
Thus, it is imperative that we, St. Peterians, advocate the immediate conservation and preservation of our environment and natural resources. With this commitment, each employee thought of doing something in his own little way because we believe that taken collectively together, the total of our small individual actions can make a big difference in saving our Mother Earth.