3rd Fairbuilding Awards

FAIRBUILDING NETWORK AWARDS 2019

CELEBRATING CONSTRUCTION WITH A CONSCIENCE

On November 20th, FairBuilding Network (FBN) celebrated 5 years of successful collaboration with social building and industry partners to advance the housing needs of the poor at the 3rd FairBuilding Awards 2019 under the banner of Celebrating Construction with a Conscience.

More than 200 representatives from the construction industry, the social housing sector, and Non-Government Organizations attended the festive gala dinner that was held at the Makati Diamond Residences. Over an exclusive four-course dinner, 15 Industry Partners from the construction sector were recognized as Gold Partner Awardees.

The Gold Partner Award is given to construction companies who showed genuine concern for disadvantaged communities. These companies demonstrated their commitment by either providing in-kind donations or substantial discounts on their products in a transaction with our NGO partners, who are the enablers of building projects at the bottom of the pyramid.

 

Exhibitors and NGO Partners

FairBuilding Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) like Save the Children, Concordia Children’s Services, Inc., Church of the Nazarene, SPECS Foundation, Base Bahay, Kanlungan sa Er-Ma, SAFER, Bert Lozada Foundation, Pangarap Foundation and World Wide Fund for Nature, were able to set up booths before the main event to display their key programs and some of their social enterprise ventures. This paved the way for our industry partners to get to know our NGO partners and understand their role in making a direct impact on those most in need.

 

Speech from the Founder and Notable Speakers from the Construction Industry

The inspirational speaker for the event was Governor Napoleon E. Concepcion, Board of Investments of the Department of Trade and Industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, majoring in Waste Management and Pollution Control, from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, in 1974.

Upon graduation, he commissioned into the Philippine Air Force and served for over 10 years, retiring as a Major in 1985. He has also served as a Security Management Consultant for the Davao International Airport and as a Researcher and Project Coordinator for projects with the University of the Philippines – Mindanao and the Philippine Center for Population and Development.

Currently, he sits as one of the Governors on the Board of Investments. Since joining the BOI in 2017, he has been a strong advocate for value chain and human resource development, sustainable business practices, and inclusive business models and has been a force for encouraging investments in less-developed and conflict areas.

 

Ms. Bambi Mañosa -Tanjutco, President of Museo Pambata, is the keynote speaker of this year’s FairBuilding Awards. Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco is the Interior Design Director at Mañosa and Co., as well as Vice President of the Mañosa Group’s CSR arm, the Tukod Foundation.

As of January 2019, she also sits as President of the Museo Pambata. As the head of the Interior Design at Mañosa and Co., she ensures that all projects are in keeping with the Mañosa design philosophy, maintaining the standards, characteristics and signature features that make up a Mañosa design.

She also spearheads Special Projects for the Mañosa Group, which aims to aid in nation-building, promote Philippine culture, and preserve the legacy and philosophy of her father, National Artist for Architecture Francisco Mañosa.

 

 

FairBuilding Awards 2019 in Numbers

Number of FairBuilding Awards 2019 attendees

 

The festive gala event was attended by different individuals, companies from the construction industry, non-government organizations and other members of the social housing sector.

Most of the attendees came from the NGO sector whether already a partner who had transactions with our Gold Partner awardees or non-partners who are looking forward to collaborating with FairBuilding for their construction projects. One of the highlights of the event was the presence of the night’s inspirational and keynote speaker, Governor Napoleon Conception, and Ms. Bambi Mañosa-Tanjutco, respectively. The celebration was also graced by the presence of Ms. Paulette D. Liu, President of Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. (PSEFI), the corporate foundation of the Primary Group of Builders (PGB), and Commissioner of the Professional Regulation Commission, Architect Yolanda “Yolly” David-Reyes.

 

What We are Celebrating

FairBuilding Network’s long-term vision is to connect people and organizations in order to facilitate opportunities for the benefit of those most in need. For the last five years, we wanted to make a difference for the life of people at the bottom of the pyramid and we are glad to celebrate the fruit of our efforts.

To date, our network has enabled roughly 35 million PHP savings for construction and building materials needed by our partner NGOs. These have been made possible through the generosity and willingness to do good of 17 construction companies in the Philippines.

We have also established relationships and signed Memorandum of Understanding with 63 not-for-profit organizations. To achieve these results, our key activities to facilitate opportunities include conducting Engagement Forums, gathering and distributing information about the latest NGO projects on our FBN platforms, telling success stories via social media and newsletters.