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BCBP Tacloban expands chapter to Samar island

Photo shows the officers of the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) Tacloban City chapter led by President Atty. Joseph Escalona (right) during the organization’s 24th founding anniversary at Ace Francis Hotel, Tacloban City, March 24, 2018. (Nestor L. Abrematea)

TACLOBAN CITY, March 25, 2018–The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) Tacloban City chapter, a lay Catholic organization, marked its 24th founding anniversary with various activities on Marc 24.

BCBP Chapter President Atty. Joseph Escalona said the chapter has grown now and have expanded to Samar island and in Abuyog, Leyte to continue the evangelization works among the businessmen and professionals in these places.

Organized in 1994 by the BCBP Cebu Chapter, he said the Tacloban local chapter has grown fast with more than 100 active members coming from the business and professional sectors of the city who are committed in evangelizing their businesses and offices.

​”​We have grown as a big chapter now after 24years and we continue to evangelize and bring Christ to the marketplace. We have also expanded to Samar island with our chapter in Guiuan town in Eastern Samar and one in Abuyog,Leyte,” Escalona said.

The celebration on Saturday included their regular breakfast prayer meeting and the the whole day BCBP Leaders Training, he said.

Former BCBP President Neil Camenforte, CPA, of Balanginga, Eastern Samar worked out for the establishment of the BCBP Guiuan chapter in Eastern Samar province last year.

BCBP leader Dr.Willy Varona said its members are considered “agents of change” as they are evangelizing the market place for the glory of God.

Varona said the BCBP’s vision is ” “ringing Christ into the market place and winning the market place for Christ.”

The local chapter also recently helped and assisted the rehabilitation of former drug users in the city.

This year’s anniversary theme is “change the face of the business”. (Nestor L.​ ​Abrematea / Visayas Times)