A pact for a clean environment. Energy Development Corporation Vice Chairman & CEO Paul Aquino and ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Managing Director Gina Lopez seal agreement to help clean up the environment of pollution-causing junk lead acid batteries and used oil through the Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis projects, respectively. EDC will donate its used oil and batteries to AFI which will pick up, transport and recycle/re-refine these industrial materials in tandem with the Philippine Recyclers, Inc (PRI) and Genetron International Marketing. Aside from recycling the batteries and used oil, PRI and Genetron will also determine the corresponding monetary value and subsequently remit the money to AFI. The funds to be generated from the projects will be used to support the operations of AFI’s Bantay Kalikasan and Save the La Mesa Watershed Project. The project is compatible with EDC’s sustainable management principle and enables it to participate in a donation program that ensures risk-free disposal of used industrial materials. Photo shows from L-R: Genetron PCO Jocelyn Panen, EDC SVP Agnes de Jesus, Paul Aquino, Gina Lopez, Genetron President Genovevo Sebastian, and Bantay Kalikasan OIC John Paul Balayon.
The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is a pioneer in generating 100% clean, renewable, and reliable power as an electricity supplier in the Philippines for over 40 years. With power plants all over Visayas and Mindanao, the company is one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in Asia and is expanding its reach in the international market, allowing it to offer customers affordable energy rates. EDC also strives to provide the best customer service it can to all its clients by having helpful salespeople and easy to understand contracts. Because of all of this, it is poised to become the premier supplier of electricity for the Philippines’ Green Energy Option Program. EDC takes its mission as a renewable energy provider seriously and goes beyond sustainability by investing in programs that enhance the environment and empower its partner communities, thereby fostering regenerative development. The company has also been working toward being carbon-neutral by improving its energy efficiency, as well as implementing various greening projects to ensure that its mission to provide future generations with a better life remains intact.