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To survive, any business or corporation must be useful to the society it serves.

Oscar M. Lopez
Chairman, Lopez Group Foundation, Inc.

 

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The Lopez Group, through First Philippine Holdings Corporation, First Gen Corporation and First Balfour, provided tents, bedding and “convalets” (containerized toilets) for hundreds of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) camping out at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) extended assistance to a fourth-class municipality in the province of Samar affected by the crisis caused by COVID-19.
KCFI is also a consistent partner of DepEd in the latter’s Brigada Eskwela initiative, where the private sector is invited to help public schools prepare for the coming school year.
As the government shifts to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Knowledge Channel is ready to share its video lessons that could reach as many as 7.
Even with the shutdown of ABS-CBN, the Lopez Group continues to be in the service of the Filipinos.
LOOK ALL MADE BY HAND. Cirila Miranda is our artisan in far distant barangay in Calaya, Guimaras Island.
Today was a good day. The Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (“LGFI”) facilitated the distribution of hygiene kits for the UP Ikot jeepney drivers.
Father Luis Eduardo F. Zapata from the Dioses of Our Lady of Luhan in Caloocan reached out to the Lopez Group Foundation, Inc.
The Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (“LGFI”) extends its generous heart to our Persons with Disabilities (“PWDs”) at Tahanan Walang Hagdanan (“TWH”).
Another day of extending assistance to beleaguered jeepney drivers plying the UP Ikot route. Seems that they might be allowed to operate soon but with massive challenges: only 3 jeep a day will be allowed to ply the route with their jeepneys retrofitted for social distancing ( which will just allow for 5 passengers at a given time).
A blessed Sunday highlighted by food distribution to UP Ikot jeepney drivers and surrounding communities.
The impending transfer of the Lopez Museum and Library to Makati is getting researchers all jittery.
One of the toughest challenges one can experience during this COVID-19 pandemic is being stranded and locked down in a distant province away from home.
A virtual send-off via Zoom was held last Friday, 29 May 2020, for First Gen’s 21 senior high school scholars who graduated from AMA Computer College and First Industrial Science & Technology (FIRST) School.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) has accepted an offer from the Lopez Group to help the state university hospital increase 10 times its capability to test for the virus SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” campaign of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) has raised P350 million in cash donations and pledges for the benefit of over 600,000 families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Here are a few stories of how companies and individuals did their share in reaching out to those in need during these pandemic times.
The Rural Workers Association of San Rafael (RWASR) based in Bulusan, Sorsogon, which runs Nasipit Eco-Agri Farm, has a simple message for their fellow Filipinos: “There is no problem we cannot overcome, so long as we continue to work together.
The biggest classroom on air continues with the “Stay at Home, Learn at Home” campaign to help keep children learning safely at home.
No kind is left behind in EDC’s mission to build a clean energy future. EDC powers and protects people and planet, striking the right balance between energy, biodiversity, and community.

Wildlife Treasures

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May 20, 2020
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No kind is left behind in EDC’s mission to build a clean energy future. EDC powers and protects people and planet, striking the right balance between energy, biodiversity, and community.” Thus wrote forester Liezel Salagubang in one of the chapters of “Wildlife Treasures,” a book on the wildlife species thriving in Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) geothermal reservations and hydropower facility that was launched in the University of the Philippines Diliman Institute of Biology (UP IB) Auditorium.

Proof of Fruitful Partnership

Apart from generating 100% clean, renewable, sustainable energy for the country, EDC has been preserving the flora and fauna in its areas of operation with the help of its host communities for over 40 years. As the leading geothermal power producer that manages watershed areas accounting for 1% of the Philippines’ total landmass, EDC is in a unique position to contribute to biodiversity conservation.

Published by EDC in cooperation with UP IB, “Wildlife Treasures” is proof of their long-standing and fruitful partnership that began 10 years ago when EDC tapped the university to help firm up its biodiversity conservation and monitoring program (BCMP).

“We owe whatever success and positive impact that our BCMP has to the environment and to our stakeholders to UP IB’s former head and one our country’s foremost scientists, Dr. Perry S. Ong,” said Richard Tantoco, president and chief operating officer of EDC.

Biodiversity Conservation Champion

“Doc Perry,” as he was fondly called by friends and students, was dean of UP Diliman’s College of Science and one of the country’s biodiversity conservation champions before he passed away in 2019. His legacy includes spreading awareness on the importance of caring for nature to his students and to various partners like EDC. The published book and the launch event were the company’s tribute to him.

“Wildlife Treasures” was Ong’s brainchild that was conceptualized in 2017, immediately after EDC finished documenting the 96 Philippine native trees that it had identified, located and began propagating under its BINHI greening legacy and forest restoration program.

Ong believed it was high time for the company to chronicle the wildlife biodiversity in its sites to complete EDC’s legacy.

Robust Habitat

The result was a publication of vibrant photos and information on the robust habitat of fascinating species surrounding EDC’s power plants all over the country—about 291 birds, 43 bats, 25 other mammals and 46 reptiles and amphibians, almost half of them endemic to the country. These include the flying foxes in EDC’s Bacon-Manito Geothermal Reservation in Bicol, the flying lemur in its largest geothermal reservation in Leyte, the owl and hornbill of Negros Island where its second largest geothermal reservation is located, and the iconic Philippine eagle in Mount Apo.

Representing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change and Biodiversity Management Bureau director, forester Ricardo Calderon said: “Here, we see a good example of a partnership that has made a significant contribution in our conservation efforts. The book ‘Wildlife Treasures’ is also a clear proof that development does not always come at the expense of our environment, as evidenced by how the diverse wildlife have thrived within EDC’s geothermal reservations.”

EDC and UP IB will donate copies of “Wildlife Treasures” to universities and other institutions, groups and individuals with the hope that more people will be inspired to commit to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.