The CSR activities of BCDA are focused on programs for its biggest stakeholder, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and project-affected communities.
In responding to the needs of its stakeholders, BCDA is guided by the following CSR philosophy:
"We at BCDA are committed to fulfill our mandates to our stakeholders by improving the quality of life of and giving dignity to our workforce, our families, and the communities that we develop through the conversion of former military bases and other properties into premier sustainable centers of economic growth."
Projects for the AFP
• Aid to our Military Frontliners
The BCDA sought opportunities to render support to the military troops who stood in the front lines during the battle against COVID-19, and during other calamities that hit the country.
Among opportunities were the donation of dental equipment to the 1301st Dental Dispensary, Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group (HHSG) of the Philippine Army (PA). The equipment enabled the unit to cope with the “new normal” practice in dentistry, and to remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hygiene kits were also provided for troops deployed in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The initiative was done in partnership with the 7th Civil Relations Group of the AFP Civil Relations Service.
Further, the Philippine Air Force-Air, Education, Training and Doctrine Command (AETDC) were provided drinking water and personal protective equipment (PPE) in aid of operations during the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020.
• Provision of a Medical Assistance Fund for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
This partnership between BCDA, AFP, the Department of National Defense (DND) and St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) began in 2017 to help provide medical intervention and treatment to military soldiers who suffered extreme injuries during the Marawi siege. Since
then, a revolving fund amounting to Five Million Pesos was established for the AFP to defray expenses on medical treatment for cases which cannot be handled by government and military hospitals.
• Contribution to Project Shoebox
Earlier in 2019, BCDA provided grocery items to support over 2,000 military troops deployed in Jolo, Sulu. A project of the Philippine Army-Civil Military Operations Regiment (PA-CMOR), the effort was meant to augment needs of soldiers while they are on the ground fulfilling their sworn duties of maintaining peace amidst threats.
During the Yuletide season despite the pandemic, BCDA sustained this initiative and donated a total of 1,500 food packs benefiting our troops from the Army, Navy/Marines, and the Air Force.
• Partnerships to Support our Military Heroes
BCDA extended financial assistance to families of our fallen comrades in partnership with the Special Forces Alumni Association Inc (SFAAI) and the Hero Foundation.
Through these partnerships, BCDA was able to support educational scholarships for dependents of fallen comrades, medical missions and help secure future of military orphans.
Projects for the Community
• Labor Day Tribute for the Workers of New Clark City
Over 6,000 workers of New Clark City-National Government Administrative Center Phase 1A were recognized for their service in building the Philippines’ new metropolis. The tribute was jointly given by BCDA, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Capas Municipal Government in Tarlac, Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and MTD Clark, Inc.
• Hiring of indigenous peoples (IPs) in BCDA projects
BCDA, through its private development partner, MTD Clark, Inc., hired 500 IP workers in building the New Clark City. Phase 1A includes world-class sports facilities such as the Aquatics Center and the Athletics Stadium, the Athletes’ Village and the government center.
• “100 Trees for 100 Days”
The tree planting activity at New Clark City was held 100 days before the opening of the 30th South East Asian Games in 2019. Joining BCDA in the activity were MTD Clark, Inc., the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), the Municipality of Capas, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army (PA).
• Feeding Program, Health Missions and Gift-Giving Activities for Communities in Tarlac
Through its partnership with Reliance Broadcasting Unlimited, BCDA distributed gifts for Aeta communities living in Sitio Batchon, Sta. Rosa and Brgy. Sto.Nino in Bamban, Tarlac during the Yuletide season. BCDA employees also conducted a feeding program and distributed grocery packs at Sitio Mabilog in Bamban, Tarlac.
• AFP Forum
As one of the key activities under the BCDA’s Stakeholder Engagement Program, the forum is a platform for BCDA to continuously collaborate and meaningfully engage with the AFP. The forum was borne out of the need to inform our military stakeholders about the role of BCDA in the AFP modernization and its contribution to nation building under its mandate.
To date, BCDA has organized 20 forums all over the Philippines. Among these were with the Northern Luzon Command in Tarlac, the Central Command in Cebu, the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao, the 202nd Infantry Unifier Brigade in Laguna and the Philippine Navy in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
• Saludo sa Sundalo
Saludo sa Sundalo is a joint project of BCDA and its main development partners in Fort Bonifacio and Villamor Air Base. The project aims to recognize the sacrifices of our military by extending discounts and other privileges to the AFP and their dependents.
BCDA pursued environmental projects like the "Greening SCTEX Program" that aimed to grow 50,000 tress along the entire stretch of the toll road in five years.
BCDA gives premium to inclusivity in its development projects. It is guided by its CSR Philosophy in reaching out to project-affected communities.