Aboitiz Foundation reaps Harvest of Excellence Award
DepEd Region VII conferred the Harvest of Excellence Award to Aboitiz Foundation in recognition of its exemplary contribution to promoting quality education, particularly in the said region. Aboitiz Foundation EVP and COO Augusto P.I. Carpio III received the award at the awarding ceremony held on February 1 at the DepEd Ecotech Pavillion in Lahug, Cebu City. Every year, the Foundation allocates more than half of its annual budget to perform various interventions in education.
Hedcor Bukidnon Awarded Best Renewable Finance Deal in Southeast Asia
Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc.’s P10-billion finance project for the P13-B Manolo Fortich run-of-river hydropower project earned international recognition as ‘Best Renewable Finance Deal of the Year in Southeast Asia’ during the 9th Alpha Southeast Asia Annual Deal and Solution Awards held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 2, 2016. Hedcor Bukidnon’s AVP for Finance Arazeli Malapad (center) accepts the award. With her are (L-R) Amelinda De Leon, Security Bank Corp AVP; Clarice Marucut, Aboitiz Equity Ventures AVP for Treasury; Miguel Fernandez, Bank of Philippine Islands AVP; Gerald Abrogar, SB Capital Investment Corp Director II.
UnionBank bags twin Anvils
UnionBank won two Anvil awards — a Gold and a Silver — during the 51st Anvil Awards held last February 26 at the Rizal Ballroom, Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City. The Bank won Gold for its flagship CPSR project Lumina Pandit II, a partnership with the University of Santo Tomas to restore, preserve, and digitize centuries-old books and documents showcasing the rich heritage of the Filipino people to educate future generations. UnionBank also bagged the Silver Anvil for Specialized PR Programs under Issues Management and Crisis Communication category for its Stop The Scammers campaign which narrated how the Bank protected its reputation amidst security issues through continued efforts to educate stakeholders about online fraud, ATM skimming and phishing. The Anvil Awards honors outstanding public relations and communication campaigns and tools of top companies and PR agencies.
CitySavings recognized as Cebu’s top tax contributor
The Bureau of Internal Revenue Large Taxpayers Division (BIR LTD) Cebu recently awarded City Savings Bank for being the top contributor for taxable year 2015 in view of the annual and percentage of growth by its voluntary tax compliance. CitySavings President and CEO Catalino Abacan (5th from left) received the plaque of recognition from BIR LTD – Cebu in behalf of the Bank. In his response speech, Abacan promised that “City Savings Bank will continue to contribute the correct taxes and remain to be good citizens of our great country, with or without recognition!”. CitySavings is the only awardee for 2015. The Bank has consistently garnered this accolade for the past three years.
Tsuneishi wins Silver at Anvil Awards
On its first time to participate in the Anvil Awards, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Inc. (THI) was honored with the Silver Anvil Award for “outstanding public relations programs on a sustained basis” in the community development category. The Anvil Awards recognized THI’s inspiring story of how a remote coastal town boomed to become a shipbuilding site contributing to the social, economic, and cultural welfare of its people. THI’s Admin General Manager Hirohisa Kinoshita received the award together with Grupo Agatep.
Big wins for Republic Cement at annual safety awards
Republic Cement’s safe and environment-friendly operations were recognized last November at the 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC). Three of its plants took home honors in the following categories: “Safest Cement Operation Award” and “Safest Mining Operation – Non-Metallic” for the Batangas Plant; “Titanium Environmental Award” for the Bulacan Plant; and “Safest Cement Operation Award” for the Teresa Plant (runner-up). In photo, from left, are: Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) President Louie Sarmiento, Republic Cement – Teresa Quarry Manager Christian Neis and Safety Manager Angielo Tan, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Assistant Director Atty. Danilo Uykieng, Republic Cement Services, Inc. Vice President for Public Affairs Cirilo Pestaño II, Republic Cement – Batangas Quarry Manager Leo Robles and Safety Manager Shirley Aquino, and PMSEA Director Dr. Patrick Caoile.
Metaphil cited for 5M safe man hours
Mitsubishi Corporation and Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation recognized Metaphil’s for the “5 million man hours” it clocked in during construction of the Balingasag 3 x 55MW Thermal Power Plant project. The recognition is further proof of the company’s commitment to the safety of each of its 569 team members who worked on the project. (In photo, from left) Metaphil’s Jonathan A. Bendebel, VP Operations, Alex P. Garciano, Project Manager, and Napoleon R. Pe Jr., President & CEO, received the award from Mitsubishi’s General Manager Junichiro Nakatsuka at a ceremony held last February 11 in Brgy. Mangandoa, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.