The Alsons Power Group, Mindanao’s first private sector power generator, is once again poised to continue its various corporate social responsibility projects for 2020.
Ruben G. Tungpalan, the Group’s vice president for corporate affairs and community relations stated: “The core focus for all of our CSR projects has always been to preserve the environment and advance the education of the young people in all of the communities where we operate. Thus, all our flagship community projects are centered on the twin pillars of advancing education and preserving the environment.”
Alsons Power’s ongoing signature CSR programs include the Alsons Power Hidilyn Diaz Scholarship Program in cooperation with Olympic Silver Medalist and Asian and SEA Games Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
Under the program, Alsons Power provides selected potential medal-winning athletes in the Philippine weightlifting team training pool with a regular stipend covering school supplies, uniforms, and daily school expenses to ensure that these “power scholars” get to continue their education while competing for the country.
Fifteen promising student-athletes have been included in the program since its launch in 2017. All of these “power scholars” are from Zamboanga City where Hidilyn Diaz and the Philippine Weightlifting Association have established 3 training centers and where Alsons Power operates the 100 MW Western Mindanao Power Corporation diesel plant- the only major power facility within the City.
In addition to the Hidilyn Diaz scholarship program Alsons Power has granted scholarships to more than 4,000 individual elementary, high school, and college students from Zamboanga City, Iligan, General Santos City and Sarangani Province.
“As 2020 begins, we look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our partnerships with the all our stakeholders in the communities where we operate. As we began to expand our power business to other areas, we remain steadfast in our commitment to be good neighbors and to help improve the quality of life for the people living in our communities,” Tungpalan said.
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