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Other Sustainability Updates

Back to the Wild

The rescued Pinsker’s hawk-eagle is now released in Mount Apo after fully recovering from its injury. Locals have given it a name, “Mabikkerr”, a Bagobo- Tagabawa term, which means strength and power. Brgy. Sibulan’s swift response validates the effectiveness of Hedcor’s environmental campaign. Pinsker’s hawk-eagles are considered as threatened in the list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

AP DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES ORGANIZE CLEANUP DRIVES. As part of its Community Extended Program, Cotabato Light team members held a cleanup drive along roadways that stretched from its main office to Tantawan Park in the Rosario Heights 1 district. In Cebu, VECO team members held their first-ever Coastal Cleanup Drive in Brgy. Catarman in Liloan, Cebu. The cleanup drives demonstrate the commitment Aboitiz team members have for sharing time and skills to serve the community while advocating a cleaner and healthier environment.

KIDisaster Goes to Navotas

Passion to Serve Award winner KIDisaster continues to educate young stakeholders how to be better prepared during disasters. The KIDisaster contingent composed of Risk Management, Reputation Management, Investor Relations, WeatherPhilippines and Aboitiz Foundation conducted value preparedness activities for 130 children of Brgy. North Bay Boulevard, Navotas City on November 14, 2015. The barangay is the host community of Therma Mobile Inc. (TMO). Highlights include the storytelling of “Si Langgam at Tipaklong” and the distribution of go bags.

VECO brings annual Power Run to Sirao

VECO Power Runners in their jubilant pose after reaching the Finish Line. Around 100 VECO team members and their families participated in the 2015 VECO Power Run held in Brgy. Sirao, Cebu City. The Power Run is part of the annual health and wellness activity that usually includes up to 8K run, a bike race and the lineman’s Rodeo-Rodeo competition where they demonstrate their skills in installation and safety skills.

Self Defense Class for Team Members

The NAC Safety Committee held its first self defense seminar for team members last October 28, at the 8th floor of NAC Tower. The seminar, which was held in two batches of 30 participants each, aims to equip team members with working knowledge of self defense as a response to the seasonal increase in criminality during Christmas season. “Having the right skills to observe the environment, read actions, detect potential threats and knowing how to respond could save lives,” NAC Tower Safety Committee Head, Andy Torrato said. French martial arts trainer Guro Christoph Verdot facilitated the class. Due to the positive feedback, regular classes are being planned. Stay tuned!


UnionBank TMs compete in bank’s first-ever chess tournament

UnionBank’s Healthy U initiative launched its very first UnionBank Chess Tournament last September 19. The games kicked-off with 23 participants randomly paired, going through nerve-wrecking rounds which narrowed down the list to the top 8 players. The tourney ended with Gary Magayaga (IT Research and Dev’t Officer) bringing home the first prize of P10,000.00 and the highly-coveted title of the “1st UnionBank Chess Grand Master”. Bernardino Soyoso (CPS Staff – Inward Cleaning) came right behind him in second place, bringing home P5,000.00.