SNAP agreement creates two education projects in Ramon, Isabela
SNAP-Magat signed Memoranda of Agreement turning over two education projects to the Municipality of Ramon, Isabela last September 15.
The first project will fund tools, instruction materials, and fees of students, mostly out-of-school youths, persons with disabilities, and indigent women under the Centralized Community Based Skills Training (CCBST) program.
The other agreement, in partnership with the local government of Ramon, covers the renovation of the San Sebastian Community Center, which will benefit 400 households in the barangay as well as 750 students and 30 teachers who use this as venue for community gatherings. The facility also serves as an evacuation center for emergencies.
Ramon Mayor Wilfredo Tabag, Vice Mayor Dennis Jon Dela Cruz, Sangguniang Bayan members, as well as students and instructors of the training center were present at the signing. SNAP-Magat was represented by AVP and Plant Manager Willy Ferrer and Senior Supervisor for Community Relations Ness Adsuara.
A PACT TOWARDS EDUCATION. SNAP-Magat AVP and Plant Manager Willy Ferrer together with representatives from the Municipality of Ramon, Isabela at the signing ceremony of two education projects for the locale.
Cotabato Light distributes scholarships to high school students
Cotabato Light and Aboitiz Foundation signed an agreement last August 28 to provide scholarships to students from various public high schools within its service area. The educational assistance for each student ranges from P3,000 to P6,000 and has had 35 beneficiaries within the first quarter of 2015. The amount helps cover tuition fees, school supplies, transportation allowance, and other school-related expenses. The scholars may also be candidates for the College Scholarship Program.MAKING OPPORTUNITIES COUNT. Cotabato Light’s HR/RED Manager Anna Lea Lee Nataño (center) with secondary students during the turnover of educational cash assistance.
IN SUPPORT OF LUMAD SCHOLARS. Davao Light’s Community Relations Manager Fermin P. Edillon and EVP and COO Arturo M. Milan turned over P200,000 to AdDU-MICD represented by its president Fr. Joel Tabora. They are joined by GWFDA’s Salome Ampon and AdDUMICD’s Perpevina Tio at the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on capacity building for the Matigsalog Tribe in Brgy. Gumitan last September 8 at the Ateneo de Davao University campus. Since 2003, Davao Light has been providing support to the Lumad youth through AdDU-MICD, helping them earn college degrees, with some finding gainful employment in the private sector while others are pursuing postgraduate degrees.
Davao Light’s new e.Labs enhance training for budding electricians
Four schools in Davao City each received the first-ever batch of electrical laboratories or e.Labs from Davao Light and Aboitiz Foundation. With growing demand for these specialists, wellequipped e.Lab workshops will help develop students into more skilled electricians. The company is also working with TESDA to have the e.labs as accredited assessment centers. The e-labs are in Davao City National High School, Bernardo Carpio National High School, Crossing Bayabas National High School, and Panabo National High School and Davao Light is committed to seven more by the end of the year.
FUTURE ELECTRICITY SPECIALISTS. Students of Davao City National High School (DCNHS) try their hand at some of the electrical training equipment in their new e.Lab following turnover of the facility to their school last October 16.
Davao Light concludes Videomaking Contest
Davao Light concluded its second student Short Videomaking Contest with University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) taking the top prize for its entry ‘Streetlight’ and receiving a cash prize of P35,000 along with a plaque and medals. Second prize went to Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) with their entry ‘Powersquare’ while Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) took third prize with ‘Aurora’. The groups received cash prizes of P25,000 and P15,000, respectively. This year’s competition carried the theme ‘How Electricity Changes Lives’ and aims to help educate fellow youth on the importance of electricity.