“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.”
Health is indeed paramount to all, but this Arabian proverb encapsulates it best. On Sept. 13, 2023, GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) launched another successful endeavor in supporting quality health access for the community—the first medical consultation at Sitio Dinginin as a joint effort between the Community Relations and Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) Departments of GNPD.
The team provided 200 hygiene kits and medicines to the residents and free medical consultation through GNPD’s company physician. The Environment Team also took the time to conduct an Information, Education, and Communication session for health and hygiene.
Spearheading the program is GNPD’s assistant vice president for community relations Arcel Madrid who highlighted the company’s commitment and mission to help the nearby community of Sitio Dinginin and its residents.
“We at GNPD recognize this as one of our utmost priorities in our company. Together with SHE, we ensure that each member of our growing family stays safe while at work, and through this Medical Consultation, we are extending this commitment to the community,” he said.
He said this is only the beginning of GNPD’s many endeavors to help enrich the lives of the residents, as they have more programs planned for Sitio Dinginin. “We strongly believe that we are one with the community: they need our support just as much as we need theirs,” he said.
The effort was also recognized by Sitio Dinginin’s midwife, Lorna Mariano, who expressed her gratitude. “Nagpapasalamat po kami sa GNPD para sa pagkakataon na ito na makatulong sa mga tiga-Sitio Dinginin,” she said.
Mariano noted the importance of prioritizing health and wellness. “Kagaya po ng lagi nating naririnig: health is wealth,” she said.
Reaching out to the community aligns with the letter S under the P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. Roadmap: Safeguard quality health access. Under the program, the Community Relations team assesses the community and monitors the residents. In its assessment, there are children with coughs, colds and skin diseases as well as older adults who require more medical attention and upkeep. This compelled them to undertake this project to help meet these demands.
Through the corporate social responsibility P-R-O-G-R-E-S-S, GNPD co-creates positive change, shared value and sustainable social and environmental development to define energy for progress.
GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) is a 2×725 MW (gross) coal-fired power plant in Mariveles, Bataan which is considered by far the biggest coal-fired power plant in the country today, spanning 26 supplied power agreements in the country.
GNPD operates under the private limited partnership of AboitizPower’s Therma Power Inc., Ayala Corp.’s AC Energy Holdings Inc. and Power Partners Ltd. Co.
UNIT 1 of the project has been generating power since March 2021 and went into commercial operation on Dec. 2, 2021. Unit 2 successfully synchronized to the grid on April 23, 2022, and on May 27, 2022, it started to operate at its full load capacity. Certificate of compliance was awarded to GNPD Unit 2 on Oct. 11, 2022.