At the time when collaboration is much-needed, Ayala Group of Companies proved its synergy through the launching of the 2020 Brigada ng Ayala at Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS) in España, Manila on October 12.
Aligned to the call of the Department of Education (DepEd)’s WASH in Schools program, Ayala Group foundations – BPI Foundation, Manila Water Foundation, and Ayala Foundation – commenced the Brigada ng Ayala with the turnover of a 10-faucet handwashing facility and 200 Ayala EduCare packs.
COVID-19 was an unexpected crisis, one that the Philippine health system and the rest of our country had not been prepared for. As the number of COVID-19 cases and subsequent death rates rose, the Department of Health increased their efforts to flatten the curve and save as many people as they could. As the local government and agencies started the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine and people were forced to isolate themselves, their livelihood and access to essential goods were put at risk.
The community and the environment both benefit when two companies that both strive to go beyond business come together.
When Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Mahanagdong B geothermal power plant in Leyte was badly hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in 2017, it was Jacobs Engineering that helped the company to not just restore it but to build back a better facility.
Despite the gloom of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that the Philippines is battling along with the rest of the world, a bright spot in wildlife biodiversity shone last June when a young Philippine Eagle was found in Barangay Kisante in Makilala, North Cotabato, near the Mt. Apo Natural Park where geothermal energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) operates.
Lopez-led renewable energy company Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is taking a huge step to help Negros Oriental put up its own COVID-19 testing facility by donating around P8.5 million worth of equipment, including two state-of-the-art Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT–PCR) machines.
For the fourth consecutive year, BDO Unibank was recognized by Singapore-based finance publication Asian Banking; Finance for its corporate citizenship initiatives. BDO’s corporate social responsibility arm BDO Foundation received an award for its financial inclusion advocacy and efforts to help improve financial literacy levels in the Philippines.
The Ayala group reaffirms its commitment to providing assistance for towns in the province of Batangas severely affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano earlier this year.
In an online gathering, Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas officially acknowledged the receipt of donations from the Ayala group, particularly the 10 Kia 2500 vans, which continue to be used for official functions. Channelled through the Provincial Government of Batangas, the vans are now under the care of the following Batangas towns: Taal, Balete, Mataas na Kahoy, Alitagtag, San Nicolas, Talisay, Agoncillo, San Luis, and Lemery
The Aboitiz Group, through its social development arm Aboitiz Foundation, has continued assisting nearly 860 students in secondary and tertiary levels in need of financial aid through its scholarship program amidst the disruption caused by the pandemic to education systems worldwide.