Heeding the need for conscious voluntary service in addressing economic, social, and environmental problems arising from poverty and under- development, Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A) conceptualized PAUSE (P&A For a Cause). P&AUSE is an endeavor, which seeks involvement in the enabling of non-government, private voluntary and people’s organizations into a sector capable of delivering development initiatives. Through P&AUSE, P&A sees itself not only as a monetary and manpower resource pool, but eventually, an institution that espouses the empowerment of disadvantaged individuals, families and communities for an improved quality of life. PAUSE works in synergy with other sectors and institutions and focuses on the following areas of concern:

• Health and Nutrition
• Shelter and Infrastructure
• Livelihood and Enterprise Development
• Sustainable Development and Environment
• Education and Youth Formation
• Gender and Human Development