CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

PGPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives aim to make a difference in the lives of our host communities by creating opportunities for sustained economic growth that nurtures human, institutional, and environmental development through stakeholder engagement and partnership building. Under the flagship program Linangin ang Isipan at Gawain sa Pangangalaga (LINGAP), PGPC  is committed to capture the LINGAP quality as it focuses on providing community development projects that promote capacity-building, partnership-building, and stakeholder engagement.

Integrated into LINGAP are the following thematic areas:

LINGAP Karunungan (Education and Training) involves support to college students in the field of engineering, sciences, and accounting through the company College Scholarships program. We also lead and facilitate information education campaigns on geothermal education, environment and climate change.
  • Community College Scholarship Program
    This program provides financial assistance to underprivileged but academically-deserving students from Tiwi and Mak-Ban and serves as a viable resource base for the recruitment of candidates for professional and technical positions. Partner schools include Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Bicol University (BU). Philippine Geothermal is currently supporting a total of 24 scholars for the SY 2015-2016.
  • Sentrong Sanayang Teknikal ng Kabataan Program (Tech/Voch Skills Training)
    The program provides comprehensive, value-enriched, and Information Communication Technology-based technical vocational training to out-of-school youth (440 trainees) aligned with the requirements of industrial partners.
LINGAP Kalikasan (Environment) promotes ecosystem protection, ecotourism, and environmental education for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Climate Change Action Program
    This program strengthens Tiwi’s emergency support teams through institutional and capacity building.
  • Mt. Bulalo Agro-Forestry Program
    The program aims to ensure responsible management of Mount Bulalo in Mak-Ban and its immediate environment through a community-based agroforestry system using indigenous tree species. The program also extends sustainable livelihoods to uplift the socio-economic state of concerned communities.

LINGAP Kalusugan at Kaligtasan (Health and Safety) helps in developing the community’s resilience from natural and man-made occurrences and promotes the stewardship of geothermal facilities.
  • Mak-Ban Integrated Feeding Project
    This program addresses the basic nutritional needs of the below normal weight pupils in selected public elementary schools in Mak-Ban.
  • Facilities Stewardship Program
    This program promotes the reduction of potential hazards which could be present in the host communities of Philippine Geothermal's operations.
  • School-based and Community-based Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign on Geothermal Awareness
LINGAP Kabuhayan (Livelihood) supports small and medium livelihood and enterprise activities for food security and income or capital formation.
  • Tiwi ASENSO: Sustainable Enterprise Enhancement Program
    The Tiwi Artisans, Social Entrepreneurs, and Nature Stewards Organization or Tiwi ASENSO supports livelihood organizations in Tiwi through production and capability-building activities, technical and resource mobilization, and product promotion. In partnership with the Tiwi LGU and the Bicol Habitat for Humanity, Philippine Geothermal has contributed to the construction of the Tiwi Livelihood Center which houses Tiwi ASENSO’s enterprise and product development trainings. Together with the Tiwi LGU and the Department of Trade and Industry, Tiwi ASENSO also supports equipment acquisition, provides capital assistance, and promotes products in trade fairs and exhibits.
  • Enhancing Conservation for Sustained Tiwi Aqua-Agro Resources (ECO-STAR) Program
    The ECO-STAR Program develops and promotes Tiwi’s coastal eco-tourism potential and provide livelihood to tourist services sector (e.g., fishing families). A key component of the program is the development of the Watch Station area to serve as Tiwi’s coastal/fishery learning resource center and information center. Also covered by the ECO-STAR Program is the establishment of the Sea Turtle Awareness and Rescue (STAR) Center, fun-run activities to mobilize financial support for the sea turtles, technical contribution to the Municipal Tourism Development Plan, and the activation of the Tiwi Municipal Tourism Council, as well as mangrove and beach tree planting, coastal clean-up, sea turtle release, and coral mapping.
  • Kabuhayan sa Gulayan (Livelihood in Vegetable Farming)
    The program aims to promote food security among small subsistence farmers in Mak-Ban by using proper and tested organic agricultural technologies for short term and high-value crop production.
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LINGAP Kapitbahay (Community Engagement and Employee Volunteerism) promotes stakeholder engagement and collaboration that showcases Philippine Geothermal as a responsible member of the community.
  • Employee Volunteerism Program
    This program encourages employee involvement in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs by helping the communities around us. Through this program, Philippine Geothermal employees have the opportunity to participate in the following activities to give back to the host communities.
    • Tree Planting
    • Brigada Eskwela
    • In-school Feeding
    • Tiwi Coastal Clean-up
    • Disaster-relief operations
    • Alay Lakad para sa Kabataan
    • Information-Education Campaign activities