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In Honor of Our Captain

Aboitiz Eyes pays tribute to the late Rene B. Ronquillo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hedcor Group, the company that pioneered run-of-river hydro in the Philippines and anchored the Aboitiz Group’s entry into power generation in the Philippines nearly 40 years ago.

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Speech by Endika Aboitiz at the QEV E-Jeepney Launch

“Earlier this year, we flew a jeepney to QEV Tech Barcelona’s R&D center to assess how to improve their electrification and we are working on that. We could not wait so we brought in to Manila a half a dozen QEV engineers to work with a local jeepney manufacturing expert, the original makers of the jeepney themselves, the Saraos, to finally convert our quaint and unique jeepneys to electric.”


Hedcor conducts healthcare missions in 3 provinces

Hedcor’s effort of delivering free medical services to the communities was made possible with support from the local government units, municipal and barangay health workers, Bethesda Optical Clinic, Emergency Medical Services-Baguio Chapter, Ilocos Sur Medical Society, Philippine Dental Association-Benguet and Vigan Chapters, Police Dental Team of Camp Bado Dangwa, Philippine Nurses Association-Ilocos Sur Chapter and the Rotary Club- Baguio and Vigan Chapters.


The fun of being a lineman

Being a lineman must be a challenging role that demands focus and attention. But who said that linemen can’t have fun? The Rodeolympics empowers our team members and inspires continuous learning as we continue to serve customers the Aboitiz way.

Corporate Center

Social Media Etiquette: Post responsibly

While social media misconduct is a relatively new concept in Philippine jurisprudence, we can expect to see more of it in relation to employee discipline and dismissal, given the increased use (and misuse) of social media, both for personal and for business purposes.

BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. Republic Cement’s expansion activities are supported by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Board of Investments. These investments will help ensure a continued supply of cement for the local construction sector in light of the strong demand for commercial and residential spaces and the current administration’s aggressive infrastructure plans.


Republic Cement boosts capacity with new investments

True to our mission to be a partner in nation-building, Republic Cement is growing along with the country, which is ramping up its “Build, Build, Build” campaign. This new USD300-million investment will help ensure the continued supply of cement to support the country’s growing infrastructure development.

Banking and Financial Services

PETNET starts digital huddle via AGORA

PETNET Talks, a sequel to the 1st Digital Town Hall held last May, aimed to provide a centralized communication to PETNET’s teams nationwide. Relevant updates to the company’s branch and field personnel were discussed, including recognizing the top performers.



AFA talks about Purpose and ABC

“We believe that although change is rarely sought after, it is imperative for improvements to happen in this very rapidly changing world. This is the spirit behind the new Aboitiz group purpose: to drive change for a better world.”

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APRI rolls out Read to Succeed Program

The Read to Succeed program kicked off with trainings on Effective Reading Instructions and Creative Storytelling in Batangas, Laguna, and Albay. Moving forward, APRI is also set to donate library kits and conduct various reading activities through the help of its team member volunteers.

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATION. The Aboitiz Group took home a total of five prizes at the  15th Philippine Quill Awards held on June 5, 2017.

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Aboitiz Group triumphs at the IABC Quill Awards

The Aboitiz Group took home the Top Award in Communication Management, four excellence awards, and 1 merit award at the 15th Philippine Quill Awards, presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on July 5, 2017.