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PBCWE-MBC Group 2 (1)

MAKATI CITY, Philippines, May 16, 2018 – The Makati Business Club (MBC) and the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) announced their partnership to jointly conduct an evidence-based research on the real state of gender diversity in the top management level of Philippine corporations. The MBC-PBCWE research and advocacy project entitled, “Addressing the Leaking Pipeline in the Philippines (ALPP): Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender Diversity in the C-Suite,” also seeks to provide manageable and realistic solutions for companies to attain gender diversity in top executive levels.

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7-Eleven Philippines chief Victor Paterno pitched not one but two ambitious plans when he addressed the Makati Business Club in March. The first is a plan to roll out community-based drug rehabilitation programs, working with police and local leaders to curb drug-related deaths by getting communities certified as drug-free zones.

The second is a proposal to finance the plan in start-up fashion, with investors coming in at several phases in venture-capital style.