Hydro power company ends year with gift giving

In partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, Hedcor gave gifts to children of Bodiweng Elementary School and the DSWD’s Reception and Studies Center for Children, an orphanage in La Trinidad. The activity was the company’s corporate social responsibility project to close out the year 2012.

The children were given gifts of books, toys and more practical items such as drawing tools and toiletries. Managers and other volunteers from Hedcor took time off from work to interact and play with the children during the gift giving.

“Community relations is more than just giving, it is also about being part of communities that host us,” exclaimed Hedcor manager for administration Connie Mapalo during the program.

La Trinidad hosts 4 of Hedcor’s run-of-river hydropower plants. Since the construction of the hydros in the municipality in the early 90’s, the municipality has been the company’s partner and beneficiary in CSR endeavours.

On the other side of the country, in Davao City, Hedcor employees also spent time with, and gave gifts to orphans and children with cancer. Davao is also host to five of Hedcor’s power plants operating within the area.

Other than La Trinidad and Davao City, Hedcor is also hosted by communities in the municipalities of Bakun, Sablan, Tuba and Itogon in Benguet as well as Alilem in Ilocos Sur and Sta. Cruz in Davao.

The company uses practical CSR projects to develop its host communities. By partnering with local residents, the company has built strong community relations with its hosts over the years. Hedcor’s social initiatives focus on offering help in areas of education, health, livelihood, environment and infrastructure.

Hedcor is the largest developer of run-of-river hydropower plants in the country. The company generates a total of 155 MW of clean and renewable energy from its 19 plants across the country.

For more info on Hedcor, please visit www.hedcor.com

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