TSI improves tribal hall for the Matigsalug tribe
MACOEMADDACI President Datu Juanito Mandahay said: “We are extremely grateful for the kindness and generosity of TSI and the Aboitiz Foundation in supporting our tribe’s cultural preservation and environmental protection cause. Rest assured that we will take care of this donation as a way of showing our high regard for our tribe’s friendship with TSI.”
MACOEMADDACI became the partner organization of TSI on the second year of its 10-year Carbon Sink Management Program (CSMP).
TVI distributes health kits in Toledo
Therma Visayas, Inc. (TVI) distributed health kits in Bato, Awihao and Fulgencio Dolino Elementary Schools in Toledo, Cebu during the first quarter of 2015.
Each of Bato Elementary School’s 1,883 pupils received a toothbrush, toothpaste, a pair of rubber slippers, band-aids, alcohol, soap, and tissue paper.
Last February, another 268 Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 pupils of Awihao Elementary School and 390 pupils of Fulgencio Dolino Elementary School also benefited from the TVI health kit donation project.
After the distribution, TVI CSR Manager Egay Nicolas noted that Awihao Elementary School needed immediate maintenance and, therefore, considered them as the beneficiary of TVI Brigada Eskwela this year.
A bridge to their dreams
After 60 days of construction, residents of Sitio Kilabi, Barangay Sibulan, City Side and its nearby communities now have a hanging footbridge crossing the 30-meter boundary between Davao City and Davao del Sur.
Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower and Aboitiz Foundation allotted P1 million pesos for the project in response to the needs of the Bagobo-Tagabawa tribal community. It is the safest way for the children to go to school and local farmers to deliver their produce to the market when compared to risking the unpredictable rise of the river.
Davao is home of Hedcor’s nine run-of-river hydropower facilities with a total installed capacity of 62MW in the region.