Energy Development Corporation wins national safety award

Energy Development Corporation’s Health, Environment, and Safety team led by Joel Handugan, Ronnie Andador, Drigo Rizo, Engellau Flores, and Paulo Gooco received the company’s national occupational safety and health award from the Department of Labor and Employment at the 11th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan Awarding Ceremony.


Lopez-owned and geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) was recently chosen as the National Occupational Safety and Health Champion at the Department of Labor and Employment’s 11th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK) Awarding.


The award was given to EDC’s 108-megawatt Mount Apo Geothermal Project (MAGP) for the exemplary implementation of its safety and health programs and its promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) towards zero accidents in the workplace.


Located in Kidapawan, North Cotabato, MAGP’s Health, Safety, and Environment Officer (HSE), Engr. Joel Handugan, and Eduardo Morales, Jr., Head of MAGP Health, Safety, and Environment Department both won a National Silver Award for the individual category for their significant accomplishments and contributions to MAGP’s OSH initiatives.

“We are deeply honored to receive these awards that recognize our painstaking efforts to maintain a safe and healthy environment not only for all employees of EDC but also for all our stakeholders in our areas of operation,” said Morales.


Since 1991, DOLE has been giving the GKK award to establishments and individuals with commendable safety practices in the workplace and in the community. The 11th GKK awarding was attended by the Secretary of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Silvestro Bello III, together with the other members of the Board of Judges, namely, Joji V. Aragon, OIC-Undersecretary of DOLE, Noel C. Binag, Executive Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), and Edgardo G. Lacson, Chairman of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines.


Energy Development Corporation is a global pioneer in the geothermal energy industry and the world’s largest vertically-integrated geothermal developer, generating 1,457.8MW of clean and renewable energy for our country.


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.