DMCI Holdings and its subsidiaries donated P23 million to help build the country’s largest drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. Inaugurated in November 2016, the mega facility can accommodate around 10,000 drug surrenderees.
Through its Kaakbay ng Pamayanan program, DMCI Homes supports non-government organizations and city governments in providing decent homes to less fortunate families who were either displaced by LGU relocation programs or affected by natural disasters.
Since 2012, it has donated nearly P150 million to construct homes for 942 families in Bohol, Bulacan, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Mandaluyong City, Parañaque City, Pasig City and Quezon City.
SEMIRARA MINING AND POWER CORPORATION
Since 1999, Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) has been providing reliable electricity to the whole island of Semirara. In 2016, the company’s electricity subsidy totaled 7,382,973 kilowatthours or nearly P9 million. Around 3,000 houses were energized by the company during the same year.
SMPC provided all construction materials and technical support while the barangay provided four skilled carpenters and subsistence allowance to the beneficiaries. A total of 21 houses were constructed for the indigent residents in Sitio Villaresis. The total cost of the materials for the houses reached nearly P3.3 million.
The company also completed the construction of one classroom, and repair of the Kinder School of Bunlao Elementary School in 2016. Two more classrooms are under construction and due for completion by first quarter of 2017.
SMPC maintains the only infirmary in Semirara Island, with 27 personnel running the facility. In 2016, infirmary conducted 11,616 consultations. 120 infants were successfully delivered at the infirmary during the year.
The company acquired the Mobillette Mira Digital X-ray Machine to help improve the infirmary’s services. Once a month, a sinologist from Manila also came to the island to conduct ultrasounds.
DMCI POWER CORPORATION
The company helped in the rehabilitation of the library and canteen of Simaron Elementary School in Sta. Isabel, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, after it was devastated by a typhoon. The facilities are used by around 300 students.
BERONG NICKEL CORPORATION
BNC is constructing one classroom in Barangay Berong in Palawan, which will eventually be used by 150 students and 10 teachers in the area.
The company is working to improve the Tagbunsaing farm-to-market road in Barangay Berong. Once completed, the road will help improve the livelihood opportunities of 150 local farmers.
ZAMBALES DIVERSIFIED METALS CORPPORATION
The company improved the water system in Lucapon South Elementary School and provided electricity connection in Acoje Day Care Center. Around 535 elementary and day care students benefited from the school infrastructure projects.
MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES, INC.
Samahang Tubig Maynilad (STM) was established to help informal settler communities overcome the social, financial and technical hurdles to gaining access to affordable potable water.
Under the program, informal settler families are formed into a cooperative-based organization so they can effectively manage the water system installed by Maynilad in their communities. In 2016, around 60 informal settler families in Barangay Batasan Hills benefited from STM.
Pag-asa sa Patubig Partnership (P3) is implemented in tandem with social business Tubig Pag-asa. Maynilad installs the community water system, which is then managed by Tubig Pag-asa.
Around 150 informal settler families residing in Upper Sucat, Muntinlupa City benefited from P3 in 2016. A “ginhaWASHarea” communal toilet-and-bath facility was also constructed in the area to give the residents access to a sanitation facility and allow the company to collect their septage properly.
Through its Lingkod Eskwela Program, Maynilad continued to provide more students with access to potable water by installing drink-wash facilities in the most populous and resource-deficient public schools in the West Zone. In 2016, 52 drink-wash stations were installed in 46 public schools.
Employee-volunteers participated in the Brigada Eskwela program of the Department of Education (DepEd) by refurbishing classrooms, as well as upgrading water and sanitation facilities in 30 public schools throughout its concession area.
Under its GinhaW.A.S.H. program, Maynilad installed bidets in select public schools and government establishments to reinforce better hygienic behaviour using this simple sanitation tool. Ten drinking fountains were also set up in transport terminals, including six LRT stations, for the benefit of commuters.