ABC Stories

Ready to strike, A-Bowlers have arrived!

Taking-off from where the Avengers’ story has ended, ours has just begun! With the A-Club Program back on its second year, the A-Bowlers is one of the newest clubs that were recognized under the program. Guided by the A-People’s interest and passion in the sport of bowling, they were able to converge and form a new family outside their usual working parameters.

Corporate Center

AEV net income up 3% in 2018

AEV posted a 3% increase in its net income for the full year 2018 to PHP22.2 billion from PHP21.6 billion in 2017 — with the power business unit remaining the biggest income contributor, accounting for 73%, while banking and financial services, food, land, and infrastructure BUs pitched in 16%, 7%, 3%, and 1%, respectively.

Banking and Financial Services

A new era of synergies for PETNET

PETNET’s corporate division for foreign exchange solutions, PETNET Forex successfully marked its 10th year anniversary on Jan. 23, 2019, at the Manila Polo Club with the theme “Celebrating the Success of a New Era of Synergies.”

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ABC Stories

Meet Tony Canova, new ACO board advisor

In December 2018, the Aboitiz Group announced changes in the board membership of Aboitiz & Company (ACO), including the appointment of Mr. Antonio Canova as new board advisor. Aboitiz Eyes is pleased to introduce Tony to our fellow team members through this mini-feature.

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Cover Story

Future-proofing Aboitiz by Driving a Culture of Innovation

Aboitiz Group leaders once again engaged in fruitful discussions that zoomed in on a leader’s role in cultivating a culture of innovative thinking within their respective circles. Among the key subjects were the value of ideas in preparing a business face the constantly shifting realities of the world and the importance of changing management practices to accommodate and grow these ideas.

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Cover Story

DRAAE Awardee Mike Hosillos: Values Move Mountains

For Atty. Michael Hosillos, SN Aboitiz Power’s (SNAP) VP Chief Corporate Services Officer, winning the Aboitiz Group’s highest and most distinguished recognition is a testament to the work of a team dedicated to its values that live through stakeholder engagement and corporate social responsibility.

WPF

Habagat: What do we need to know?

Normal rain distribution is but a crucial resource needed to nourish the land, restore the water table for the thirsty population, and bring back the greenery in the lowlands. With this varying rain conditions, it is essential for us to understand monsoons and their behavior.

RAFI Team Members with the WeatherPhilippines during the Weather 101 and Tropical Cyclone 101 trainings.

WPF

Building a #WeatherWiser RAFI

Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) employees are now #WeatherWiser following their training session with WeatherPhilippines on the basic concepts and effects of different weather disturbances and rain producing systems in the country. Their newly acquired weather knowledge is highly instrumental, especially in creating disaster communications protocol.

Corporate Center

AEV HR Team continues to find BetterWays

The BetterWays Forum aims to better understand team member needs and concerns, and to facilitate an exchange of ideas for the HR’s people-centric programs. It is also an opportunity to share updates, milestones, and upcoming plans to team leaders and members.

Sustainability

Where is A-Park, you ask?

A-Park is all around us, steadily growing, helping us breathe cleaner air, and providing families sustainable means to live. It is both the place where we have planted our trees, and a movement that distinctly tells the Aboitiz sustainability mindset.

Food

Building a future from livelihood starter kits

At the core of every successful community is a group of people working hand-in-hand towards a single vision. This is how one would describe the members of two Ozamiz-based organizations, Unity Association and Clarin National High School Family Multipurpose Cooperative, who found new livelihood opportunities at Pilmico’s Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food, Agri, and Livelihood Expo last June at their city.

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Sustainability

Choose to keep plastics off our oceans

As the hot season begins to wane and many of us scramble to the beaches for a last-minute attempt to “tan”, we Filipinos know all too well what tragedy it would be to lose the beauty of our endless stretches of coastline. Sadly, the Philippines is reported to be the third worst plastic polluter of oceans.

Banking and Financial Services

Purpose Beyond Profit

As it strives to become relevant to its purpose of Making Da Diff, UnionBank continues to embark on its sustainability agenda: enriching the lives of more people, protecting the environment, and inspiring a greater sense of purpose as a financial institution.

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Column

Notes by EMA: More on Leadership…

I have received requests to share with you my thoughts and experience on leadership with more articles for Aboitiz Eyes. I am happy to do so yet must clarify again that these are my thoughts and those that I have learned from others. None of us get all of this right and that is what makes life so wonderful – the joy of improvement and of achieving better ways.

Social Enterprise

The Next Big Thing in Weather

The launch of Weather Solutions stemmed from the realization of weather’s significance in business value chains. It will be our way of finding smart and workable ways of encouraging society to be weather-responsive and proactive.

Corporate Center

Meet your AEV A-Clubs!

The AEV A-Clubs program is an engagement effort established to promote work-life balance, and cultivate rewarding experiences that help the employees widen their networks and socialize with other employees. Get to know them here to find out which clubs are for you!

FASHION WITH A FOUNDATION. Members of Samahan ng mga Mananahi ng Lupang Arenda (SAMALA) pose for a photo during their Jan. 26 meeting in Taguig. They are joined by Miel Avena, one of the lead designers of the Aboitiz Green Fashion Revolution’s (GFR) winning team from De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde. After the 2016 Manila leg of the competition, the winners chose SAMALA as their beneficiary for the CSR component of the program.

Sustainability

Giving back is in the fabric of our hearts

For members of Rizal-based SAMALA, a women’s sewing organization, the partnership that they started with our 2016 GFR winners from De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde (DLSU-CSB) epitomizes how we weave our brand promise of advancing business and communities in every endeavor that we pursue.