A glimpse of hope and humanity prevailed inside the Chairman's Penthouse last March 28, 2023 during the PATTS Earth Day Celebration: "Youth Climate Action Towards Building Sustainable, Peaceful, and Resilient Schools and Communities."
The hosts introduced a special guest, Ms. Antoinette Taus, Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization called CORA (Community Organized for Resource Allocation), which was originally entitled under the name of Ms. Antoinette's mother who died of cancer back in the day.
She emphasized that CORA is dedicated to creating sustainable programs to help solve global issues centered on hunger, poverty, inequality, and climate change. This focused on volunteerism, community, and inclusivity, and aims on empowering our most vulnerable citizens, schools, women, and the youth.
According to Ms. Taus, the organization started from doing social welfare and community services until it thrived to getting a partnership with big companies such as National Geographic, USAID, and Clean Seas Pilipinas (DENR Founding Partner).
As the program came to an end, Ms. Shirley V. Bron (Faculty, BS Tourism Management Department) talked about the importance of recycling, repairing, and re-purposing of plastic. Dr. John Ericson A. Policarpio (Program Chairperson, BS Tourism Management) discussed Ecotourism impacts and Stakeholders tourism quality of life in Las Piñas and Parañaque.