EDC provides 3rd wave of COVID-19 assistance to Negros Occidental

QUICK READ: Energy Development Corporation continues its COVID relief efforts with its latest donations to Negros Occidental.


Lopez-led renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) continues to provide support to its stakeholders in Negros Occidental in their fight against COVID-19.


For its third wave of community assistance, EDC has provided about 500 food packs with rice, canned goods, and noodles to lockdown areas within La Carlota City and Bago City through the team of Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer on October 9.


“We are thankful for the donation given by EDC. The activity that was coordinated well by their CSR team in Negros, especially Ms. Jayvi Valenzuela, made it easy for our office to also plan the logistics of the said goods. These donated goods will be very helpful for the people of Negros Occidental especially in these trying times. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Energy Development Corporation,” said Katrina Marie Rubin, Vice Governor Ferrer’s legislative officer.

EDC's COVID relief efforts continues with its latest donations to Negros Occidental.
3rd District Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko with Talisay City Councilor Randy Ereneta and local legislative staff, Cyviel Ramos received the food packs from EDC’s CSR Officer Jayvi Valenzuela for the indigent families from the towns and cities of EB Magalona, Talisay, Silay and Victorias that were severely affected by the pandemic.

Also on the same day, EDC turned over another 500 food packs to 3rd District of Negros Occidental Board Member Manuel Frederick Ko and Talisay City Councilor Randy Ereneta for indigent families from the towns and cities of EB Magalona, Talisay, Silay, and Victorias that were severely affected by the pandemic.


“Thank you very much, EDC. All of these will be a big help to the poor residents of our district,” said Ko.


EDC began providing aid to its partner communities, local government units, and customers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, even if it has no operations in the area, as part of its commitment to continuously support Negros Occidental as it gets power from its 222.5-megawatt geothermal facility in Negros Oriental.


“This crisis calls for all of us to work together to help those in need in any way that we can,” said Norreen Bautista, head of EDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility teams in the Negros and Mount Apo geothermal facilities.


“As we continue to provide an uninterrupted supply of clean, renewable power that this country so badly needs, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, we likewise find ways to help all our partners in their acute needs,” Bautista added. She also confirmed that they continuously consult their partner communities in Bago City and Murcia as well as the local government of Negros Occidental, including Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson, on this.


EDC is the country’s premier renewable energy company and one of the world’s largest geothermal producers. Its geothermal facilities in Valencia, Negros Oriental has been providing clean, renewable, reliable power 24/7 to Negros Island and other parts of the Visayas region for over 36 years.


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.