In the pursuit of building the nation from
below, ABS-CBN Bayan engages in community
rehabilitation and development.
Together with ABS-CBN Foundation,
ABS- CBN Bayan is bringing social
development into communities. Improvement of
social infrastructure and provision of
resilient housing; enhancement of children’s
health and education; and development of the
community by setting up livelihood and
enterprises are some of its interventions.
These are done in cooperation with
the programs of ABS-CBN Foundation such as
Sagip Kapamilya, Bantay Bata, Bantay
Kalikasan and Emedia.
Ongoing program is the BayaNiJuan
Calauan Project in Laguna which focuses on
spurring the livelihood enterprises and
facilitate job generation program for
relocated community of 4,000 families. This
is a program of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.
which is being done in cooperation with
other companies (such as San Miguel
Corporation, Aboitiz, Ayala, etc.) involved
in the project that would provide a viable
and sustainable economy in the community.
BayaniJuan sa Calauan is Bayan's main social
development work. It involves the creation
of an economy for an existing community of
4,000 households (to grow to 15,000 in seven
years) relocated from various sites (banks
and tributaries) of the Pasig River.
Mainly as a support unit for the AFI, Bayan
is charged with the main function of
generating livelihood for the community.
Bayan's current efforts in BNJ in the
community development and enterprise
formation are as follows:
- Trained market vendors on basic
grassroots entrepreneurship and
- Culinary Training
- General Loan Program
- Native Crafts Training (Water Lily
Bags and Sandals)
- Design and Initial Implementation of
the Garbage Collection and Disposal
- Management of Marathon Bracelet
- Publication of a Community News
- Benpres Enterprise Pilot
- Training of BNJ Governance Personnel