Ribbon cutting in Calauan with Mayor FelisaLopez Holdings Corporation
on July 20 unveiled markers for its donations to BayaniJuan
(BnJ) sa Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna
. Calauan Mayor Felisa Berris, Vice Mayor Allan Jun Sanchez and ABS-CBN Corporate Social Responsibility head Jose Ramon Olives welcomed the Lopez Holdings party, led by company president Salvador G. Tirona.
“It is coincidental that we are here today on the 110th birth anniversary of Don Eugenio H. Lopez Sr., founder of the Lopez Group of companies. It was our founder who taught us that business is not only about profits. It is first about taking care of your customers, and always giving back to the community. That is how a business becomes sustainable, and that is what we are teaching the younger generation as well,” said Lopez Holdings vice president for Corporate Affairs Miguel L. Lopez.
On the recommendation of staff members who visited the site in 2010, the company funded the expansion of the canteen, the installation of two artesian wells and the rehabilitation of the electric water pump of the Oscar M. Lopez
Dayap Elementary School Annex. In addition, the company provided 32 solar streetlights purchased from ADTEL Inc.
and installed in Site 1.Lopez Holdings employees in full force
The 107-hectare property is home to families relocated from Pasig River
estuaries and displaced by typhoon Ondoy
in 2009. The tributaries of the Pasig River are being cleared of informal settlers in order to rehabilitate the river by 2015.
The funding was done through a memorandum of agreement with ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., which comanages the project with the National Housing Authority. Lopez Holdings made the donation in line with its corporate vision to “invest in projects that improve the lives of Filipinos.”
Photo Caption: (L-R) Adtel president Regie Casas, Mayor Felisa Berris, Lopez Holdings president Salvador Tirona and VP Mike Lopez lead the ribbon cutting ceremony