Business Continuity Managers Association of the Philippines (BCMAP) started way back in 2006. It was formed by a group of friends who were interested in the Business Continuity Practice founded by Mel Cabodil who returned to the Philippines, after working in Singapore as part of the Asia Pacific BC/DR Consulting Practice of Symantec. In his practice in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia Countries, Mel realized the need of forming an organization where BC/DR practitioners can share experiences and learn from each other. He started the organization with fellow practitioners namely: Chito Africa of Citibank, Hendy Widjaja of ADB, Tony Grageda of BSP, Helen Marquez of ePLDT and few more friends from various sectors and industries.
The group started to organize forums thru the sponsorship of companies like IBM, Citibank, ADB, BSP, ePLDT, Symantec, Meralco and Zuellig. They have also approached Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) from the US and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) from UK to provide Subject Matter Experts on the Professional Practices of Business Continuity. The forum continues to evolve and collaborate with various government agencies like NDRRMC, BFP, DOH and NGOs like WHO, Red Cross, Zuellig Foundation, among others to continue to promote the practice of Business Continuity in the country. They also encouraged and mentor practitioners to get certified as Business Continuity practitioners with DRII or The BCI to ensure implementation of best practices in the country.
BCMAP was formally registered with the Securities Exchange Commission as a Non Profit/Non Stock organization last August 16, 2011.
The organization has grown and is now actively formalizing its membership and certification programs. They have also signed up a partnership with Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) to conduct certification classes in the Philippines and will continue to partner with other world class organizations to promote the art and science of Business Continuity practice in the country.
BCMAP will continue to organize forums, conduct certification classes and promote the best practices and standards of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. It will continue to address the needs of enterprises from various sectors in the country and ensure the protection of human lives and assets in the event of any disruption or crisis in business.