AboitizPower: Energizing People and Communities for A Better Future

ALMOST two years has passed since AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower Corp. won the bid for the 747-megawatt (MW) Tiwi-Makban geothermal power complex. Since then, a lot of people have benefited, not only the
employees themselves, but also the host communities.

The development of APRI’s Tiwi-Makban geothermal power facilities, for the most part, could be credited to its talented workforce that is behind its entire daily procedures. These
passionate workers have been distributed all over the country, being a huge part of Aboitiz Power’s generation group. AboitizPower believes in motivating its employees, enhancing their talents and distinguishing their worth as business partners. With the company’s world-class quality training programs, which are designed to nurture excellent employees; excellent results are also being reaped.

Tiwi-Makban’s remarkable financial contribution to AboitizPower created a strong competitive advantage within the worker industry market in terms of salary and benefits. This has paved the way for engineering-related jobs to have increased average salary
packages, goading favorable results for both the workers and the company itself.  Since the turnover of the Tiwi and MakBan plants, AboitizPower has consistenly rewarded its employees for their hard work and excellent performance. With this notable achievement comes a great Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

AboitizPower’s commitment to go above and beyond power generation and distribution is evident in the CSR activities that involve its host communities.

Christmas outreach programs were held in Tiwi and Makban areas for indigent citizens of the community that includes the children. It was a wonderful first of a kind where kids were treated for lunch, games, gifts, magic show, picture taking with Santa Claus, and a
presentation number from the APRI Makban volunteers and selected APRI Scholars.
This activity was also aimed to foster employee volunteerism and personal social responsibility. Because of its success, this Christmas event will be held annually. Cheers to that! It will now be an annual celebration of life and selfless love for the community.


Aside from the fun and enjoyment Aboitiz Power has offered, they also donated computer equipments, library kits and school desks and chairs to educational institutions in Tiwi,
Laguna and  Batangas. Of which, two schools, Naga National High School and Tiwi Agro Industrial School were each provided with ten computer units and two printers. A free visual screening with free eyeglasses for the elementary pupils in both areas was done in order to help those children with visual impairment affecting their learning process. New construction, repairs and rewiring of a more than 20 classrooms in both areas, Tiwi and Makban,  are underway this year.

APRI Corporate Services SVP Juan Alfonso said that, “We are making these donations to help provide these students a suitable learning environment where they could nurture their dreams.” Indeed, Aboitiz Power has endowed not only spur of the moment fun
and excitement but sustainable education as well.

Thirty-one Valedictorian and Salutatorian graduates from elementary schools in the two areas last year were given High School scholarships for the school year 2010 to 2011. This
scholarship will continue and will be expanded to more than double from last year as we launch Aboitiz Power college and vocational/technical scholarships.

Health & Relief

Medical, Dental and Optical missions were held consistently in both areas. Relief operations which assisted more than 7,000 families in Laguna due to the flooding brought by super typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng were undertaken by Aboitiz Foundation through the
employees of APRI. In Albay, Aboitiz Power was quick to assist in providing mats and  rice to the evacuees of the Mayon Volcano eruption of 2010 and the flooding and landslide affected families due to non-stop rains in January of 2011.


The company never gets tired of exerting so much effort to help the communities develop along with them. It is their commitment to share their success not only to those who are employed to the business but most especially to those people who are in need of help.

It has been almost two years since the government turned over Tiwi-Makban Facilites to Aboitiz Power, which contributed a lot to the community. Underneath this milestone is a deep-rooted fact that both workers and communities share in their passion and undaunted
commitment for sustainable development. Aboitiz Power is truly not just power generation and distribution but beyond those. It’s all about the people, the community for a better future.

AboitizPower is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services.  It is a major producer of Cleanergy, its brand for clean and renewable energy, in the Philippines with several hydroelectric and geothermal assets in its generation portfolio and also has non-renewable power plants located across the country. The company owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. (For more details, please visit: http://www.abotizpower.com/and http://www.cleanergy.com.ph/.)

This article is posted upon the request of the stafff of Chris Cahilig Consultancy.

OPM POP HEARTTHROBS 1:43 release Debut Slambook-Album

OPM pop heartthrobs 1:43 (pronounced as “one forty-three”) have finally released their much-anticipated debut slambook-album titled “Time for Love” under MCA Music.


Now available in all major record stores nationwide, the slambook album or “slambum” features interesting and revealing trivia about the boys of 1:43; exclusive photos; and a collection of feel-good original Pinoy pop songs, including their minus one versions.

1:43 is composed of four talented, charming, and stylish lads, namely, Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a member of a university theater group; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration student from the Centro Escolar University (CEU) and a campus heartthrob; Kim Nicolas, a Nursing student from Trinity University of Asia and a Candy Magazine model; and Yuki Sakamoto, an Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group.

















“Time for Love” is a mini-album that contains a refreshing mix of five original and distinctly Filipino pop songs, plus their respective minus one tracks. The slambum aspires to define the sound of today’s OPM pop genre, as it brings together critically acclaimed producer and arranger Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio and brilliant singer-composer and vocal arranger Myrus in an impressive creative synergy.

The opening track and 1:43’s latest hit single, “PiNK” (Pag-Ibig Na Kaya?), is a collaboration track with Myrus. Penned by Eric Cabahug, “PiNK” is a catchy song about falling in love. Top music blogger www.justinbreathes.com describes the song as “an example of how good Filipino pop can be.”

“Para Kang” is a song composed by multi-awarded composer Jojo Panaligan. It is a witty, metaphorical expression of the miracle that is love. Fun, playful and lively, the lyrics and melody are reminiscent of the sound of 90s pop rock.

Fans will definitely fall in love with “Sa Puso Ko’y Ikaw”, a song that declares a deep, sincere and honest love. The is the first recorded song composition by Myrus–and listening to this track is like getting hit by Cupid’s arrow! It’s potentially a big hit with its catchy, radio-friendly, easy-listening melody and commercial appeal.

“Time For Love”, the title track, is the only English song in the album. It is an upbeat song that gives tribute to 1:43’s cult following and their official fans club who call themselves “Time for Love” or T4L. This song is a collaboration between Cabahug, who wrote the lyrics, and Myrus, who did the melody.

“Merry Christmas Na” is another Cabahug composition. Released as a promotional single in December 2010, this is the controversial song that made the boys of 1:43 instant Youtube celebrities. The song became number one for several weeks in the P-Pop Music Chart, and has garnered over 85,000 views in Youtube.

This early, the slambum has received encouraging reviews from music critics. According to http://www.justinbreathes.com/: “With this album, I find that 1:43 is committed to become an OPM pop act with a direction. The overall sound is genuine and distinctly good Filipino pop, something I rarely hear in mainstream music today, and something the boys of 1:43 are willing to deliver.”

“Time For Love” by 1:43 is presented by Glitz and Dreamgirl Cosmetics by 4U2 and is supported by Freshgear Jeans, Avida Towers, and the Mendez Medical Group.

This news release was requested by a staff of a consultancy company to have post it this site. For more information and updates about 1:43 are available in their official Facebook fan page or you may call Chris Cahilig Talent Services at 6647213 or 6872649 and 92.