DMCI POWER CORPORATION
DMCI Power provides indigent residents in Palawan with livelihood opportunities through a swine stock dispersal project. In 2016, 40 members of the Sipag Pa Aborlan Organization benefited from the project.
The company engaged the services of a medical doctor who regularly visits and provides medical assistance to residents of Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. Around 5,000 residents benefit from the free medical consultations.
SEM-CALACA AND POWER CORPORATION
In partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology and Children’s Hour, SCPC conducted a feeding program for malnourished schoolchildren in its host communities. 60 students from Calaca Central School and 40 students from Madalunot Elementary School benefited from the program.
SCPC held medical missions and free clinics in Barangays Baclaran, Dacanlao, Sampaga and San Rafael. The outreach activities were conducted together with the Philippine Air Force, Knight of Columbus – Balayan Chapter and Daughters of Mary Immaculate - Balayan Chapter, Junior Chamber International (JCI) and barangay health workers. Around 2,200 patients benefited from the medical missions and free clinics.
SEMIRARA MINING AND POWER CORPORATION
200 Semirara Island fishermen benefited from the livelihood support provided by SMPC. In 2016, the Semirara Fishermen Association (SEMFA) caught nearly 105 tons of fish while the community fishing group caught over 10,000 tons of fish.
SMPC also donated P2 million to purchase one fishing boat with complete fishing gear and paraphernalia to support the fishermen in Banwa (Barangay Proper), Barangay Semirara.
To aid and promote the growing bike-sharing community at the University of the Philippines Diliman, DMCI Homes donated 40 bicycles to UP Bike Share, a student advocacy group that aims to develop a point-to-point public transportation system inside the UP Diliman campus using bicycles.
All bicycles can be used by students free of charge. At least 250 students per day benefit from the bike-sharing program.
BERONG NICKEL CORPORATION
To encourage community-based livelihood and enterprises, BNC provided farming materials and equipment to the farmers’ federation in Barangay Aramaywan in Palawan. 75 farmers benefited from the project.
The company also distributed fishing supplies to some 30 fishermen in Barangay Berong.
BNC supplied seaweed seedlings to 90 seaweed farmers and 179 kilos of rice seeds to 75 farmers, both in Barangay Aramaywan.
In line with its goal of improving the health conditions in its host community, BNC worked to enhance the capacity of local health personnel by providing comprehensive training to barangay health workers, facilitators and volunteers. 71 people attended the training.
The company also provides supplemental honorarium and support to the nurses, midwife and community health workers and volunteers who serve around 3,400 residents in Barangay Berong.
ZAMBALES DIVERSIFIED METALS CORPORATION
ZDMC provided 28 barangay health workers in Barangays Yamot and Pinagrealan with supplemental honorarium. The health workers served nearly 600 households during the year.
To provide female residents of Barangay Uacon with sustainable livelihood opportunities, the company sponsored bagoong-making and meat processing projects in the area. Over 210 women benefited from the project.
MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES, INC.
Sining Ipo aims to empower the Dumagat sculptors of Ipo Watershed through art. After the success of the Sungka Series and the mentorship under artist Tata Raul Funilas, the sculptors produced exquisite wine holders that eventually became part of Maynilad’s 2016 Christmas giveaways. Nine Dumagat sculptors benefited from the program, with each one earningvP6,000 to P12,000 from their Christmas handiworks.
Habing Buhay is a skills training program for indigent residents in Brgy. Putatan, Muntinlupa. Participants were trained by the Department of Science and Technology - Forest Products Research and Development Institute in advanced water lily crafts like leatherizing, dyeing and producing more intricate patterns. 30 weavers completed the training in 2016.
In partnership with the Parañaque City government, Maynilad promoted urban gardening by inaugurating 12 FAITH (Food Always In The Home) Gardens and conducting Ginhawa Gardening Workshops in various barangays.
FAITH Gardens is a home food security program that aims to provide a steady source of fresh vegetables to marginalized groups in the city. Under the partnership, Maynilad installed 260-gallon overhead water tanks and drip irrigation systems and provided technical assistance in setting up each community garden.
Ginhawa Gardening Workshops were conducted to equip residents with the right skills to start their own backyard gardens– with or without a plot of land. Over 3,000 Parañaque residents participated in the workshops.
Employee-coaches reached out to some 200 youths from poor families in 10 communities by teaching them ultimate frisbee and the values inherent in the sport. The initiative also served as a vehicle for Maynilad to update barangay officials and customers on ongoing service concerns in their areas. A total of 2,000 youths participated in the sports activities.