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Aboitiz Leaders’ Conference: One Team. Lead Stronger.

The maiden Aboitiz Leaders’ Conference brought together the Group’s senior management team to collectively understand, prepare, shape, and steer them towards becoming better leaders for the future. Echoing the theme “One Team. Lead Stronger”, the event was a fitting year-opener that ushers in new and exciting changes for the entire Aboitiz Group.

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Sustainability

Growing the ‘great wall of mangroves’

Breaking from their norm of manufacturing cement and aggregates, team members from Republic’s Makati office and Bulacan, Norzagaray, and LCLC plants journeyed to Malolos, Bulacan to join community members, LGU, and DENR officials to fulfill the promise that the company made last Christmas to rehabilitate the mangroves that help protect the Bulacan coast.

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RAFI

Drip irrigation: An effective method for newly planted seedlings

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. has encouraged its tree growing partners to adopt the drip irrigation system, which is a simple technology that directly addresses scarcity of water moisture, especially of newly planted seedlings. The system, which the foundation helped develop in Cebu, makes use of empty plastic bottles and is one way of conserving water while helping plants get needed moisture during the dry months.

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The Aboitiz Way

“We are as strong as our culture, our purpose and our values. We will seek the opinions, voice, and perspectives of A-People across the Group to understand what we can do to continue to build a great organization and live our purpose.” – EIA

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Corporate Center

AEV gets ISO certification for ITSMS

Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) secures the ISO 20000:2011 IT Service Management System (ITSMS) certification, strengthening the company’s move to a shared corporate IT services groupwide as well as supporting the transition to a digital workplace via the Aboitiz digital transformation.

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Construction

Reintroducing our construction leg

“We have formally renamed our corporate name from Metaphil or Aboitiz Construction Group, Inc. to Aboitiz Construction, Inc. In line with this, we are launching our new logo that is in keeping with our strategic direction to leverage on the Aboitiz brand and to position the business as a full-service Engineering and Construction (E&C) company.” – JJA

SOCRATES WOULD BE PROUD. ALS mobile teachers traverse mountains, fields, and rivers to teach students in remote places even in makeshift classrooms.

CSR

Empowering DepEd’s mobile teachers

In 2016, for its 50th anniversary, CitySavings reached out to a total of 933 ALS mobile teachers in 33 DepEd school divisions through a donation of laptops and LCD projectors, enhancing their work to bring literacy to areas unreached by formal education.

MONEY MINDFULNESS. Calbayog public educators take part in the Peraperasyon training conducted by CitySavings for their school district.

Banking and Financial Services

Practical wealth management for public school teachers

City Savings Bank’s Project ₱er@parasyon is aimed at enhancing public school teachers’ knowledge on practical wealth management. Launched in May 2016, the program promotes the bank’s good governance advocacy by nurturing the financial well-being and protecting the interest of consumers through financial education and awareness.

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CSR

Finding livelihood through technical training

AboitizLand recently concluded a skills training program for 153 unemployed residents and out-of-school youth in Cebu City, Balamban, and Liloan through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). They acquired NC-II certifications in the Electrical Installation & Maintenance, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Masonry programs and received toolkits to start their own professional trade.

WINNING IN LIFE. The V On Wings Producers Cooperative's faith-based Dare To Live program helped drug rehab patients reflect and make the decision to turn their lives around.

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Partner coop runs successful faith-based rehab program

In July 2016, the V On Wings Producers Cooperative, a partner of Pilmico, welcomed 20 drug rehab patients and took on the responsibility of guiding them through a faith-based rehabilitation program called Dare To Live, a program that went on to be awarded by Western Union and IBEX Global’s worldwide Chain of Betters campaign.

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Infrastructure

As the newly established fifth leg of the Aboitiz Group, Aboitiz InfraCapital is poised to take advantage of the growth momentum and the government’s commitment to bolster further advancement, by building the right infrastructure that will advance business and communities.

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Land

AboitizLand

2017 must be known and remembered as our Watershed Year. The year must become the inflection point when we lay down solid foundations for the company’s promise. With courageous authenticity, I will say it is a promise still to be fulfilled. But we will make it happen.

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Aboitiz Equity Ventures

The Aboitiz Group enters the New Year optimistic about our economy and our national leadership. We support government’s efforts to implement the necessary reforms to ensure inclusive growth for the greater good.

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Shipbuilding

Tsuneishi

This year, THI is expected to deliver 15 vessels in total: two 58BCs, four 64BCs, and eight 82BCs, adding up the first construction of one tugboat as the 15th order. We will carry out measures to improve profitability, cost competitiveness while maintaining product quality, and be open to challenges for other types of vessels such as container ships and tankers.

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CSR

Aboitiz Foundation

Our newly launched Aboitiz Group Purpose: To drive change for a better world, sets an exciting backdrop to further elevate our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives. Our Purpose inspires us to build more meaningful stakeholder relations, further deepen our social impact, and help make our communities safer, sustainable, and empowered.

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Food

Pilmico

This year, teamwork and digitization will be our approach to triumph over the growing complexities of our businesses. The core of our strategy is to have the best team possible. We believe that by embracing change, identifying fresh approaches, and tapping the potential of our people, we can continue the strong growth momentum in 2017.

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Banking and Financial Services

UnionBank

UnionBank is constantly leveraging on innovative capabilities underpinned by its focus on customer centricity. We are fully committed to accelerating the development of new innovative banking and information solutions not only to improve business competitiveness, but more importantly, to adapt to the rapidly changing customer expectations.

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Banking and Financial Services

PETNET

Our foreign exchange business showed tremendous growth. Apart from expanding our customer base, we were able to establish greater synergy with UnionBank, which greatly contributed to this growth. Also noteworthy are our added-value products that added to the positive performance trajectory of the company.

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Construction

Aboitiz Construction

We will use as leverage our track record in fabrication to partner with other E&C and local contractors that do not have the same fabrication capabilities as we have. We see this as an opportunity to develop new competencies as we simultaneously initiate partnerships with players that complement our expertise.