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Hedcor brightens 3,000 smiles

Hedcor Sibulan and Aboitiz Foundation, in partnership with the Dental Chapters of the Municipality of Sta Cruz, Provincial Local Government of Davao del Sur, and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, implemented dental health programs that benefitted a total of 3,000 children in Hedcor’s 8 adopted public schools. Dentists lectured and demonstrated proper tooth brushing, flossing, and mouth rinsing. Each student was given hygiene and dental oral kits containing a face towel, soap, and two pairs of toothpaste and toothbrushes for their use in school or at home.

Kutitap year 3 sets new feeding program target

Over the past two years, more than 5,000 school children from 10 elementary schools in Iligan City have benefited from Pilmico’s Kutitap Feeding Program. To launch year 3 of the advocacy, the company signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DepEd and Aboitiz Foundation that targets 4,500 from kindergarten to Grade 2 from 13 schools in the area.

Pilmico will distribute healthy and nutritious bread snacks to target students three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for 38 weeks or one school year. The partner schools, meanwhile, will monitor the children’s weight and height progress on a monthly basis and compare findings with the established nutrition stats from DepEd.

Tasty ensaymadas brighten recess for young, bubbly students of Tomas Cabili National High School – Annex in Sta. Elena, Iligan City.
Tasty ensaymadas brighten recess for young, bubbly students of Tomas Cabili National High School – Annex in Sta. Elena, Iligan City.

Aboitiz Football Cup closes 17th season with record number of players

The Aboitiz Football Cup recently closed its 17th season, which can be described as its biggest and most exciting yet. This season’s games saw 2,475 players from 15 different schools in Cebu and 970 commercial players in weekly matches, for a total of 3,445 participants versus 3,230 participants last year.

The Aboitiz Football Cup is Cebu’s most prestigious football tournament and guides the Cebu Football Association’s selection process for the Philippine Football Federation, which organizes national football competitions.

Leylam FC battled ERCO BRO-GAU FC at the Men’s Open finals, with the former bagging the championship for the said division.
Leylam FC battled ERCO BRO-GAU FC at the Men’s Open finals, with the former bagging the championship for the said division.

AboitizLand’s You Can Be A Hero 6 kicks off

AboitizLand welcomed 74 sixth graders of Don Calixto C. Yongco, Sr. Elementary School (or Tawason Elementary School) in Tawason, Mandaue City to its flagship CSR program You Can Be A Hero. Now on its sixth year, the program is a series of enhanced learning sessions for Grade 6 pupils in which AboitizLand team members tutor them in major subjects. They also have lessons on leadership and personality development through Group Dynamics sessions that employ instructional materials enabling lessons to be easily captured and understood by the graduating students.


Rural electrification partnership

Cotabato Light held a meeting with the barangay captains of 15 sitios participating in the implementation of the Rural Electrification Project under Energy Regulations No. 1-94 (E.R. No. 1-94). The sitios are all located within the distribution utility’s concession area’s of Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, and Datu Odin Sinsuat. Representing Cotabato Light was AVP & Resident Manager Judy C. Sanchez along with Engineering Group Manager Mark Sam Banluta, Safety Officer Pepito Lubguban, Transmission & Distribution Project Implementer Ivan Jones Colita, and Corporate Communications Staff Arlene Hepiga.


Powering Dreams

The completion of the P13-million community infrastructure projects in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and Sibulan Side, Davao City symbolized the fulfillment of the dream of Hedcor’s Bagobo-Tagabawa host communities. They are now enjoying a clean water system, training center, tribal halls and access roads. In Mindanao, Hedcor is blazing the trail in fostering harmonious relations with indigenous peoples to develop model communities that allow for the sustainable operation of a power project, the effective management of environmental resources and the continued practice of the way of life of tribal groups.


SEZ, SBMA sign Adopt-an-Ambulance MOA

Subic EnerZone Corporation (SEZ), in cooperation with the Aboitiz Foundation, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) renewed its Adoptan- Ambulance program with a MOA signing on July 06, 2015 at the SBMA Boardroom in Bldg. 229, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. SEZ AVP and Gen. Manager Warell Kern B. Sario and SBMA Chairman and Administrator Roberto Garcia sign the MOA that will provide assistance to SBMA’s Emergency Medical Services program by adopting 7 ambulances providing the necessary spare parts and services required for the maintenance.


Roads for a BetterWorld

Hedcor through its access road projects is enabling economic growth in areas where it operates. Hedcor reaches a milestone in the construction of the 30-kilometer access road related to the development of its 68.8-MW Manolo Fortich Hydropower Project. Right on-schedule and with 12 kilometers already built, progress is starting to stir among communities where the new road passes by in this part of Bukidnon province. At its peak, the building of the newest hydropower project is expected to provide employment for 500 local residents.