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Aboitiz boosts urban agriculture initiative

The Aboitiz Group is the first private company to partner with the DA to co-launch the program and install the much-needed aquaponic systems in four identified local government units of Quezon City, Davao City, Cotabato City, and Taguig City. We are looking forward to seeing more communities become more empowered and sustainable through this urban agriculture initiative.

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Refer an A-Person Program goes groupwide

We want employees to refer talents throughout and across businesses in the group. As a way of recognizing employees for being our brand ambassadors, the program is now linked to a more robust and exciting rewards system called Aboitiz KUDOS anchored on our Inspired by Passion – Need to Provide, Need to Belong, Need to Learn & Grow, and Need to Give Back.

WELCOMING THE NEIGHBORS. Aboitiz Digital Champions paid a visit to the Google PH offices for a day of brand immersion and a peek into the company's cool digs.

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Digital champs visit Google PH for Aboitiz Brand Day

Ziggy Mangahas, Google’s Digital Solutions Manager, and Ian Macariola, from Google Marketing Solutions, welcomed the Aboitiz party and talked to them about a host of Google services and solutions that can be tailored for Aboitiz Group BUs and help increase exposure and engagement across the digital landscape.

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Cover Story

EIA Message: Our Group Purpose and ABC

We would like all our stakeholders to understand, appreciate, and embrace our Group Purpose, how each of us in Aboitiz Group see ourselves in our Purpose and how our business units are breathing life to this purpose by advancing business and communities in their respective industries and sectors.

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Sustainability

Aboitiz BetterWorld performance highlights

To drive sustainability throughout our business, we focus on three key areas based on the triple bottomline approach: People, Planet, and Profit. We believe that our focus areas under our triple bottomline goals will enable us to advance business and communities.

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Power

Caring for our planet while energizing communities

AboitizPower is committed to powering progress and energizing lives. We integrate environmental stewardship and stakeholder engagement into our operations. We work closely with our stakeholders to comply with pertinent laws, policies, and other requirements, minimizing our carbon footprint and mitigating the environmental impact of our operations, given the best and cost-effective applicable technologies.

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Banking with purpose

UnionBank is committed to excellence not only on goals of profitability, but more importantly on opportunities for innovation and customer centricity made possible as we continuously strive to embed ourselves in the fabric of society and in the communities we serve.

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RAFI

New RAFI board to continue Don Ramon’s legacy

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation announced a new corporate structure to fill in the vacancy left by the passing of Roberto E. Aboitiz, then president of the organization. It serves ensure continued compliance and alignment with good governance standards in support of the foundation’s continuing commitment to its mission of Touching People, Shaping the Future.

CREATING LONG-TERM VALUE FOR STAKEHOLDERS. Power accounted for 67% of the group’s total earnings while income contribution of the banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, and land strategic business units (SBUs) were at 22%, 6%, 4% and 1%, respectively.

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AEV reports profit of PHP4.7 billion in Q1 2017

AEV ended the first quarter of 2017 with PHP4.7 billion net income, a 7% decrease year-on-year. The company recognized non-recurring losses of PHP442 million (versus last year’s gain of PHP186 million) coming from forex losses recognized upon revaluation of dollar-denominated liabilities and mark-to-market losses on derivatives.

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Remembering Bobby, A Man For Others

If there should be only one thing all who knew Bobby Aboitiz can emulate from the man, it is the bugsay philosophy of using one’s own capabilities towards achieving a better life and, more importantly, making the most of it in order to create a positive difference for the greater good.

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APRI cultivates sustainable livelihood through Limao Elementary School tie-up

In our pursuit to enhance income-generating activities for our beneficiaries, our host communities play an indispensable role as partners in helping realize the synergies in the implementation of our key programs. Aboitiz plans to purchase back the seedlings for the groupwide tree planting event in July. The school will then use the sale proceeds for various improvement projects.

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SAPIENS & HOMO DEUS – Summaries

I think that both these books are a necessary read for all who have interest in trying to find out the true meaning of the human experience by thinking about both our past and our future; for all of those that have interest in trying to get more meaning out of life by milking the best out of the fiction that we have inherited.

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Construction

ACI toasts partners on Vendors’ Night 2017

Aboitiz Construction held its first Vendors’ Night on April 25 as a way of expressing appreciation for the many years of support extended by suppliers and subcontractors. The special dinner was attended by 41 suppliers from Visayas and Mindanao, represented by 61 owners and key personnel. A separate appreciation event for Luzon suppliers will be held.