CSR & Sustainability

(From left) Angono artists Manuel Alejandro and wife Joy, Jon Del Rio, AAA President Fredrick Sausa, UnionBank's Kim Unidad, and Felix Amoncio | Painting in the background: "The Party" by Manuel Unidad Chua

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My GoBeyond Art-vocacy for Angono Artists

UnionBank’s award-winning GoBeyond Communities program encourages UnionBankers to promote our personal advocacies to gain greater support from fellow team members. As someone who hails from the “art capital of the Philippines”, Angono, Rizal, I have always wanted to promote our local painters. This led to the idea of organizing a fundraising art exhibit called’A heART U Share’ at the UnionBank Plaza.



Meteorology Through the Ages

Some of us grew up with the saying “knowledge is power” popularized by Ernie Baron, the late broadcaster known for being the country’s resident weatherman. The younger generation though is more familiar with Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz, one of today’s popular names in the field of weather reporting and meteorology. Probably for most of us, this is as far as weather information goes ー listening to weather forecasts on radio and television.


Pilmico Congratulates First Graduates of Wooden Spoon Business Innovation Center

Aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for baking have been given a headstart with the support of Pilmico and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Women’s Center’s (TESDA-Women’s Center) Bakery and Pastry Production Training at the Wooden Spoon Business Innovation Center at the TESDA Compound. Since its inauguration in December last year, the facility has seen its first 50 graduates march and get certified by TESDA last July 5.

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Playing our way to disaster awareness in Batangas

KiDisaster 2019 is a collaborative CSR initiative among Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Republic Cement, Aboitiz Foundation, and WeatherPhilippines Foundation that sought to bring disaster awareness and resilience knowledge to students of San Jose Sico Elementary School in Batangas City, one fun-filled activity at a time!

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Iligan yellow corn farmers advance into entrepreneurship

On the 25th year of Hindang Banana Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (Hindang MPC), its members crossed a milestone by enriching what they already knew about corn production. The 35 farmers, who were among those affected by the Marawi siege, completed a training session on land preparation for crop utilization, crop management, and yield improvement presented by Aboitiz Foundation and Pilmico.

THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM: CitySavings employee volunteers from Ortigas Branch helped clean learning spaces at San Juan Elementary School during DepEd’s Brigada Eskwela last May 20 to 25, 2019.

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CitySavings volunteers join ‘Brigada’ nationwide

Guided by its core values of service, teamwork, and responsibility, close to 870 CitySavings team member volunteers helped prep 230 public schools nationwide become better learning spaces for the coming school year through the Department of Education’s (DepEd) ‘Brigada Eskwela’ held from May 20 to 25.

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It runs in the blood

Giving back to the community in whatever way possible has always been in the DNA of A-People, and that includes donating blood. Aboitiz partnered with Philippine Red Cross for a bloodletting activity at the Taguig Corporate Center to contribute to the national blood requirement and help save more lives.


So, how do we name Tropical Cyclones?

“Tropical cyclones are a fact of life. Time and again, like the ebb and flow of water, people have to adapt with its ever-changing ferocity and numbers.” In this #WeatherWiser feature, WeatherPhilippines walks us through the basics of tropical cyclone naming.

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Project Silk 2018: Business training for local farmers

The Mantibugao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Farmers Cooperative (MARBFC) dreams of big things for their organization. They envision themselves to be a strong and viable cooperative that uplifts their members through more jobs, opportunities for growth, and sustainability programs. With the help of Pilmico and Aboitiz Foundation, this is only the beginning for the MARBFC.

ABC champions from across the Aboitiz Group took a trip to Gawad Kalinga's GK Enchanted Farm to learn from and be inspired by the social enterprise models that are helping our local farmers create wealth in the countryside.


Enchanted trip to a better future

“The planned tour around the farm was a memorable one. Every step taken was a step towards understanding human compassion — of how the vision and action of the farm’s founders led to a community of equally compassionate individuals, whose social enterprises not only benefit their own families and the program itself but as well as that of the communities where they operate.”

Last October 15, Aboitiz unveiled an artist's perspective of the Balabag Wetland Park (Boracay Wetland No. 4) development project with Sec. Roy Cimatu (DENR), Sec. Eduardo Año (DILG,) DENR-BMB representatives, and LGU officials.
From left: AEV Government Relations Manager Missy De Guzman, Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Executive Director Krisma Rodriguez, AEV VP Reputation Management Malou Marasigan, Interior & Local Goverment Secretary Eduardo Año, AEV Government Relations VP Christopher Camba, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Malay Vice Mayor Abram Sualog, Brgy. Balabag Captain Jason Talapian, and PGAA Architect Paulo Alcazaren.

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Aboitiz joins campaign to redeem the Boracay wetlands

The Aboitiz Group is giving the government’s ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay an added boost by partnering with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). On August 13, 2018, both parties signed a memorandum of agreement under which Aboitiz will adopt and revive Wetland 4, one of nine wetlands scattered across the island.

Learn about the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Technology being used by Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in generating power. This modern technology is one of the environment-friendly means of generating power out of non-renewable fuel.


Understanding the CFB Process

Learn about the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Technology being used by Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in generating power. This modern technology is one of the environment-friendly means of generating power out of non-renewable fuel.


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An Hour of R2R with EIA

In the latest episode of An Hour of R2R, Aboitiz Group President & CEO Erramon Aboitiz sat down with host Lorenne Alejandrino (AEV Reputation Management) to discuss resource efficiency, the organization’s platforms in support of it as well as his own “life hacks” to reduce, reuse, and recycle.


Where is A-Park, you ask?

A-Park is all around us, steadily growing, helping us breathe cleaner air, and providing families sustainable means to live. It is both the place where we have planted our trees, and a movement that distinctly tells the Aboitiz sustainability mindset.


Building a future from livelihood starter kits

At the core of every successful community is a group of people working hand-in-hand towards a single vision. This is how one would describe the members of two Ozamiz-based organizations, Unity Association and Clarin National High School Family Multipurpose Cooperative, who found new livelihood opportunities at Pilmico’s Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food, Agri, and Livelihood Expo last June at their city.

Beneficiaries of "PAGKAIN Biyaya ng Pagbabago Bakery Livelihood Program" proudly showing the bread and pastries they baked

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Aboitiz provides first sustainable livelihood in Marawi

As the affected residents like Noni and Jasmine cannot solely depend on government financial assistance, the Aboitiz Group sought to create sustainable forms of livelihood for them through Pilmico and Aboitiz Foundation. Pilmico also provided training for Noni, Jasmine, and their fellow Marawi residents on how to bake and manage a bakery. It will also monitor the progress of the bakery business.

The Reading Corner donated by AboitizPower subsidiary AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) is among Teacher Angie’s favorite spots in her classroom. It is where she and her students read together and share meaningful stories with one another.


Young educator takes teaching to new heights

For Angeline “Angie” Quiatchon, teaching means so much more than the lessons taught inside a classroom. Recognizing her essential role in preparing the young to become productive members of society in the future, 30-ye​ar-old Teacher Angie of Bitin Elementary School in Laguna, has made learning more engaging, hence more meaningful, for her students.

HUMBLE ABODE. The laid-back town of Alilem in Ilocos Sur is home to the world-class 70-MW Bakun AC hydro of AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor that has been providing Cleanergy and creating growth opportunities in the community since 1997.


A small town making a big difference

The landlocked municipality of Alilem – a couple of hours south of Vigan – may not have as much picturesque Hispanic architecture similar to its more popular neighbors, but it has been contributing much more as the world faces the challenge of environmental conservation.

INCLUSIVE GROWTH. Now NC II-certified on pastry and bread production and dressmaking, Hedcor’s partner cooperative members are ready to contribute to their communities’ growth.


Hedcor creates livelihood opportunities in Benguet

Hedcor, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico Foods Corporation, Benguet Technical School, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Benguet, recently held a National Certification (NC) II Training on Bread and Pastry Production, which was participated by 25 members of its partner cooperatives in La Trinidad and Tuba, Benguet.

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Banking and Financial Services

UnionBank launches maiden Sustainability Report

Driven by a Higher Purpose, the 2016 UnionBank Sustainability Report is the Bank’s first standalone sustainability report following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. With the publication of this report, UnionBank is the first among financial institutions in the Philippines to use the GRI Standards.

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Caring for our planet while energizing communities

AboitizPower is committed to powering progress and energizing lives. We integrate environmental stewardship and stakeholder engagement into our operations. We work closely with our stakeholders to comply with pertinent laws, policies, and other requirements, minimizing our carbon footprint and mitigating the environmental impact of our operations, given the best and cost-effective applicable technologies.