EDC Bacman CRD head Eduardo Jimenez (4th from left), ACI assistant director Marilyn Berdin, College of Law dean Judge Rofebar Gerona, school director Fr. Rey Malabanan and ACI assistant director Dr. Lydia Doctor during the signing of the deed of donationEnergy Development Corporation (EDC) recently donated 713 Supreme Court Reports Annotated and other law books to Aemilianum College Inc. (ACI) in Sorsogon City.
Earlier, the company had turned over P262,000 worth of medical supplies, equipment and furniture to two health centers in Brgy. Nagotgot, Manito, Albay.
EDC legal and regulatory affairs head Atty. Beth Policarpio and Bacman corporate relations department (CRD) head Eduardo Jimenez led the official donation of the SCRA and other law books at the ACI auditorium, with other EDC participants joining virtually via Zoom.pants joining virtually via Zoom.
In her message, Policarpio said the book donation is only the beginning of EDC and ACI’s partnership.
“We are delighted today as we officially turn over some books from EDC’s legal and regulatory affairs department. We believe that these valuable materials will benefit hundreds of law students in one of the most prestigious private Catholic schools in Sorsogon City, the Aemilianum College. We hope that this extensive collection of law books will benefit generations of faculty and students of the institution,” she said.
ACI College of Law dean Judge Rofebar Gerona, in his acceptance message, said: “From the bottom of our hearts, we thank EDC for sharing these hundreds of books that will benefit our future lawyers and faculty members. We are glad to be one of the many beneficiaries of EDC in its CSR programs.”
The official handover of the books was also attended by ACI assistant directors Marilyn Berdin and Dr. Lydia Doctor and ACI law students.
In Brgy. Nagotgot, EDC Palayan Binary Plant Project (PBPP) project manager Engr. Anthony Witkowski, construction manager Neil Racho and CRD’s Jimenez led the turnover of clinic beds, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, tables, drawers, medicines and other medical equipment.
“Today, we turn over these donations to your institution to help you in diagnosing and treating your patients, no matter what their condition is. May this regenerative project continue to strengthen our relationship with our community,” Racho said during the turnover ceremony.
Jimenez acknowledged the doctors and health workers for their service to the community and thanked the EDC PBPP team for their support to the health practitioners.
“Our health workers need sufficient supplies and reliable equipment to provide quality health services to patients and residents of Brgy. Nagotgot and nearby areas,” he noted. “These donations will aid the operations of the two newly-built health facilities and strengthen their health system and be able to better respond to the health needs of the community.” (Story/Photos by: Jolly Jamoralin)