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Lamlifew Village wins the first ever LCF CSR Guild Awards 2019

Ana Terrese Junio
July 16, 2019

Bantay Kalikasan’s Lamlifew Village Museum’s Eco – Cultural Experience bagged the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project in Arts and Culture during the recent League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) Guild Awards 2019.

The Lamlifew Village is found in Sarangani Province, where Bantay Kalikasan (BK), through collaboration with the local government and esteemed partners, has further enriched its cultural uniqueness. The intervention has heightened the public’s cultural awareness of the Blaan tribe, enlightening the public to be respectful of these indigenous traditions and of the environment and most of all, provided a sustainable livelihood for the Blaan women. 

In photo: Second from left is Bantay Kalikasan Cluster Lead Mikhail Dizon, third from left is Bantay Kalikasan Program Director Jen Deomano Santos, and Ana Junio, Research and Media Relations Manager-ABS-CBN Foundation along with LCF Committees. 

BK’s intervention is never intrusive. No big infrastructure was built, only a small visitor center to welcome the guests and refurbishing the old cafeteria and weaving center. Bantay Kalikasan, since the beginning, respected the culture and practices of Blaan Tribe.

“It is important in the work that we do that we build on the inherent strengths of the area and the community, assess the potential of enriching these while empowering our primary stakeholders to sustain the initiatives. We are grateful to all the partners for their genuine collaboration,” Bantay Kalikasan Program Director Jen Santos said.

Sabang Daguitan Surf Camp in Dulag, Leyte – a Yolanda – stricken community and La Mesa – the only remaining forest of its size also made it as finalists under the Enterprise Development and Environment categories, respectively.

Sabang Daguitan Surf Camp in Dulag, Leyte – a Yolanda – stricken community- finalist under Enterprise Development. In photo: Second from left is Bantay Kalikasan Program Director Jen Deomano Santos and third from left is Ana Junio, Research and Media Relations Manager-ABS-CBN Foundation along with LCF Committees.

La Mesa Watershed Project, finalist under Environment category. In photo, third from left is Jen Deomano Santos-Bantay Kalikasan Program Director; fourth from left is Eva Mae Nares- Research and Media Management Officer, ABS-CBN Foundation and fifth from left is Sarah Agcaoili-Assistant Administrator of La Mesa Ecopark along with LCF Committees. 

This is the first time that the ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI) joined the LCF CSR Guild Awards.