Chell Ugay | September 10, 2018
Wooden poles are pretty much a ubiquitous sight, especially in urban areas where these hold up electric wires that bring power to homes and businesses. As common as these logs are, wooden poles are also as multifunctional.
Such as the case of Davao City, to which Davao Light and Aboitiz Foundation donated a playground facility made of repurposed wooden poles.
With no less than Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio accepting the donation, Davao Light and Aboitiz Foundation turned over the facility to the city government on August 29, 2018. The playground will complement the city’s Child Minding Center, which is housed within the Davao City Recreation Center, a place where parents can entrust their children while they are at work.
The playground aims to provide a venue where children can have fun while developing their social and motor skills, thereby supporting their growth, development, and learning.
As part of its sustainability efforts, Davao Light used repurposed wooden poles painted in bright hues of blue, red, yellow, and green to build the facility. Davao Light proves that ingenuity and commitment to sustainability can turn even the most mundane objects into something that brings added vibrance to the community.
Play is an integral part of childhood and Davao Light is privileged to be part of the children’s development through this playground facility.
– Engr. Rodger S. Velasco
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The same facility is being constructed for abused children in Balay Dangupan in Barangay Buhangin and is expected to be completed in September.
Davao Light is the third largest privately-owned electric distribution utility in the country in terms of the number of customers and annual kilowatt-hour sales. With a franchise covering Davao City and Davao del Norte areas of Panabo City and the Municipalities of Carmen, Dujali, and Santo Tomas, Davao Light services a population of approximately 1,777,926 and a total area of 3,561 square kilometers.
More than just a distribution utility, Davao Light also undertakes programs that help protect the environment, support the education of the youth, and empower enterprises.