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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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MANILA - The Eva Macapagal Terminal quarantine facility at Manila's Pier 15 is now at almost full capacity, the government agency overseeing its operation said Thursday.
Lopez majority-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC) garnered “Bronze” recognition under the Carbon Disclosure category of the 5th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA), which is famed as the most prestigious award-giving body on reporting.
MANILA - (UPDATE) The coronavirus disease treatment center inside Pier 15 at the Manila South Harbor will open on Tuesday to accommodate about 211 cubicles, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Monday.
MANILA - Frontliners of The Medical City (TMC) may now use the MetroTent Convention Center in Pasig as a temporary home for free as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic, former Ilocos Sur Gov.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation on Friday said that a P100 million donation by the Lopez Group of Companies will help fund its COVID-19 containment efforts, especially the maritime sector’s operation of quarantine ships and terminals.
She could hardly contain her joy and excitement when she saw her son walking towards her. She welcomed him with tight hugs and happy tears as a loving mother would.
ABS-CBN helps arm Filipinos with relevant information to stop the spread of disease through its “Ligtas Pilipinas sa COVID-19” campaign on radio, TV and online.
ENERGY Development Corporation (EDC) on Geothermal Day donated 5,000 BINHI native tree seedlings to the province of Sorsogon to help restore the greenery that was damaged by typhoon Tisoy in December 2019.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Friday announced that it received a P100-million donation from the Lopez Group of Companies to augment its COVID-19 response efforts.
Help came through for health workers in East Avenue Medical Center after ABS-CBN delivered masks and other protective gear and snacks to show support and Kapamilya love to those leading the fight against COVID-19.
RIGHT after Metro Manila was placed under “community quarantine” on March 15, the Lopez Group put in place measures to check the spread of the new coronavirus disease in their sites and offices.
DONATIONS and pledges to ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” fundraising campaign reached P256,663,658 on March 23.
First Balfour employees raised funds through cash donations and sick leave conversions in support of ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig program.
Filipinos are coming together to help families affected by the enhanced community quarantine with donations and pledges to ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” fund-raising campaign.
Bilang pasasalamat at pagsuporta sa ating mga health workers sa kanilang patuloy na paglilingkod sa ating kapwa Pilipino, namahagi ang Sagip Kapamilya ng 3,000 piraso na N95 masks, goggles, at mga biscuit.
Kung ikaw ay nangangalaga sa isang COVID-19 patient or PUI (Person Under Investigation), narito ang ilang tips upang protektahan ang sarili.
Touting climate science as the linchpin, Federico R. Lopez, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of First Gen Corporation has stepped up his call on counterpart corporates as well as government leaders and consumers to pursue shifts in strategies toward decoupling growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) vis-à-vis the country’s carbon emissions.
The Kapamilya network was among the organizations recognized for upholding values-oriented advertising campaigns in the recent awarding ceremony, which aired last February 23 on Sunday’s Best on ABS-CBN.
KNOWLEDGE Channel on January 28 activated the Knowledge Channel Emergency Education Programming (KCEEP) to allow teachers and students to catch up on their lessons by watching the channel’s curriculum-based programs.
ACCORDING to UNICEF, 95 children in the Philippines die every day because of malnutrition. This is one of the reasons Alaska Milk Corporation supports the advocacy of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.

EDC Ready to help Negros Become 100% Powered By RE

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“Our vision is for Negros to be the first island in the Philippines to be 100% powered by RE.” –

Norreen G. Bautista, Head of EDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team in Negros Island.

Geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is willing to help Negros to be the first island in the Philippines to be 100% powered by RE” said Noreen G. Bautista head of EDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility team in Negros Island.

EDC’s 222.5-megawatt (MW) Southern Negros Geothermal Project (SNGP) located in Valencia Negros Oriental has been operating for almost 40 years. This is EDC’s 2nd largest geothermal facility, contributing 19% of the company’s 1,181-megawatt (MW) geothermal portfolio. It is also responsible for putting EDC and the Philippines on the map as the world’s 3rd largest geothermal producer, something that every Negrosanon should be proud of since it has also helped Negros become a green island.

The geothermal facility currently supplies clean, renewable power to four out of five electric cooperatives (EC) in Negros Island: 2MW to Negros Oriental Electric Cooperatives, 25 MW to negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative, 20 MW to Central Negros Electric Cooperative, and 3 MW to Northern Negros Electric Cooperative. All these comprise about 16% of the island’s power supply out of its peak demand of 312 MW.

“These EDC geothermal power plants ensure that Negros consumers get stable and reliable power in the islands while the power supply agreements that the four EC’s have with us ensure competitively priced power rates that protect them from volatile price increases brought about by coal price movements indexed on FOREX and coal fuel prices,” Confirmed Bautista

Still, EDC’s existing total geothermal portfolio mostly from its Leyte power plants allows the company to provide more clean, reliable power at competitive rates even to Negros Islands. Its 711.4MW Leyte geothermal facility has the biggest wet steam in the world and is the company’s biggest site. Power from these geothermal plants will be more than enough to supply all the power requirements of all Negros Electric Cooperatives and their electricity  consumers.

“More power from geothermal energy would mean a low carbon island for Negros, which is consistent with both Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental’s goal for their respective provinces and is crucial to fighting the climate crisis that the whole world is in right now,” added Bautista

Geothermal is considered as the Holy Grail among sources of RE because it is the only one that can provide continuous power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hence, EDC refers to it as geo24/7.