Column

Why all religious organizations should pay taxes

Like citizens and organizations belonging to a community enjoying freedom and allowed opinions, the Church is accountable to God for what is God’s and to Man what is Man’s. In that light, the Church must, like citizens, be allowed those privileges and freedom by filing tax returns and paying their share of taxes.

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Banking and Financial Services

CIT-U wins in CitySavings 1st Hackathon

Students of Cebu Institute of Technology University (CIT-U) bested 4 other schools during CitySavings’ own Hackathon last September. The winning mobile app, “CitySavings Loan”, aims to make loan application and approval more convenient for the teacher-clients with the use of a smartphone.

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Sustainability

VECO plants 2,500 coffee seedlings

About 120 Visayan Electric Company (VECO) employees and their family members trooped last September 17 to the uplands of Cebu City to plant some 2,500 coffee seedlings under this year’s joint tree planting activity of Veco and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

FIRST TO POST. SMA takes a groufie with the audience as he introduces AGORA to Aboitiz team members at the
Taguig Christmas Party last December 9. Check out the photo on the @AboitizCareers Twitter page.

Corporate Center

SMA opens the door to AGORA

AEV EVP & COO Sabin M. Aboitiz (SMA) leads A-People to a new of kind of revolution that embraces the digital workplace as part of a better way to deliver. Read his speech as he launches AGORA, the Aboitiz Group Online Resource App.

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Honor Roll

Big wins for AEV Legal at ALB 2016

The Aboitiz legal team bagged two honors at the 2016 Asian Legal Business Awards, which recognizes the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams in the Philippines and their significant contribution to the evolving legal landscape of the region.

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Honor Roll

TMI receives national GKK award

Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI) has been recognized as the 2016 Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) bronze awardee on Occupational Safety and Health Standards Industry Category during the 10th GKK National Awards on November 18 held at the OSHC Auditorium in Quezon City.

NUGGETS OF WISDOM. "A legacy is to leave behind something bigger than what we received."

Corporate Center

Coffee with EIA 2016

The year will not be complete without the annual ‘Coffee with EIA’ town hall meetings at the Taguig and Cebu corporate offices. As always, EIA was eager to respond to a wide-ranging questions from team members.

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Power

Davao Light inaugurates 27th substation

Davao Light inaugurated its new 33MVA Maa Substation in Maa last October 28. The substation will not only provide additional capacity but will also improve the load distribution of the Davao Light system improving the quality of service to the customers especially in the Maa area.

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Power

Energizing Our Nation

“Over the years, our group has substantially grown to show our commitment of providing A Better Future by delivering reliable, reasonably-priced, and responsible power to our nation.”
– Antonio R. Moraza, President & COO, AboitizPower

READY FOR BUSINESS. Villar SIPAG Foundation’s Camille Villar (standing, ninth from left) and Chef Boy Logro (twelfth from left) with beneficiaries of livelihood packages distributed by Pilmico.

Food

Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Updates: Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Over 500 attendees witnessed 28 beneficiaries receive livelihood packages – piglets, egg machines, and bakery kits. Pilmico also donated the start-up livelihood kits in coordination with Villar SIPAG Foundation, which focuses on helping former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) get their livelihood on track along with other initiatives.

MARKETPLACE LEARNING. Ariel Ting and LSEF’s baking instructor Patrick Go with students (from left) PJ, Marwin,

Judith, and Godfrey proudly showcase their baked goods at the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food and Livelihood Expo.

Food

Start them young

To experience entrepreneurship from a real world perspective, a teacher and his pupils joined the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food and Livelihood Expo to sell their baked goods.

PARTNERS FOR GREEN TECHNOLOGY. (From left) Hubert D. Tubio (Roxas Holdings), Pedro Roxas (Roxas Holdings), Takashi Suzuki (NSENGI), John Allan Vinta (MICROMATIC), JJA, Osamu Azegami (Toyota), and Shinkichi Goto (JIRCAS) were special guests at the pilot plant's inauguration.

Construction

ACGI joins NSEBIO pilot plant inauguration

The 2,400-square-meter facility was built by Aboitiz Construction and aimed at helping reduce global warming while improving food security. Owned by Central Azucarera De Don Pedro, a subsidiary of Roxas Holdings, Inc., the project is also under the Japanese government’s national program towards developing low carbon technology.

COMMITTED TO TOTAL QUALITY. TÜV-Rheinland auditors (first to sixth from left) Grace del Rosario, Madilyn Plaza, Kharen Concepcion, Manineth Pulido, Rafael Magsino, Eufronion Alonzo with and ACGI’s Internal Audit team composed of (from left) August Dacanay (Management Representative), David Dumaguit (Lead Auditor), Mariebel Bangot, Mercy Ricamata, Juanita Labang, Flor Estapia, Rey Menchavez, and Deonito Capao.

Construction

Construction business reaffirms ISO standards

Following a five-day surveillance audit, Aboitiz Construction Aboitiz Construction Group, Inc. (ACGI) has retained its ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System/QMS), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System/EMS), and British Standard for OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety) 18001:2007 certifications.

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CSR

PANC rolls out its Vet Care Caravan

This activity, supported by the local government of Compostela, is one of Pilmico’s programs to support backyard hog raisers in the country. The Pilmico team was able to provide free veterinary medicines and basic farm equipment to beneficiaries.