MIRIAM COLLEGE SUPPORTS THE PROPAGATION OF PREMIUM THREATENED NATIVE TREES. Miriam College, a premier Filipino Catholic education institution, has teamed up with geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) BINHI program to preserve premium threatened native tree species. A total of 25 trees from 11 different native tree species were planted in the Mini Forest Park located in Miriam College’s Loyola Heights campus in Quezon City last July 12th. The activity is part of the Maryknoll College High School Batch 1968 golden jubilee anniversary. Present during the activity were (back row, from left): Dr. Carlo Garcia, Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute (ESI) Head; Hazel Velasco, First Philippine Holdings Integrated Corporate Communications Assistant Manager; Dr. Gail Galang, Miriam College Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office Head; Dr. Rosario Lapus, Miriam College President; Maryknoll College Batch 1968 representatives Marite Laviña, Malu Padilla, Dolly del Rosario, Cynthia Arteficio, Missy Unson, Eppi Crisologo, Yvonne Lago, Monina Valencia, and Myra Zuñiga; Joseph Server, Joseph Server Associates President; Jimson Solatre, EDC Watershed Management Supervisor; Alex Cheng, EDC Watershed Management Analyst; Mary Ann Arcega, Miriam College Special Projects Coordinator; Eric Buado, Miriam College ESI personnel; (front row, from left) Ronino Gibe, EDC Corporate Social Responsibility Officer; and Ernesto De Guzman, EDC Consultant.
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.