Sta. Ana NHS students and teachers conduct coastal clean up for Environmental Month

float: leftSince the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park formally opened to the public in 2015, many public and private organizations have volunteered to conduct coastal clean ups and mangrove planting activities to enrich the forestation of the area and conserve the nesting ground of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle. These activities are in line with one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN): to protect life below water by reducing or eliminating land-based pollutants, including plastic pollution and nutrient and sewage runoff, that adversely affect coastal habitats and communities.

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Municipalities in Davao del Norte receive additional support for vaccination campaigns

Amidst the busy day-to-day operations of the Municipal Office of Kapalong, Davao del Norte, Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) and its social development arm, Aboitiz Foundation Inc. turned over laptops and medical supplies and equipment to be used for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign of the municipality in addition to the 500 AstraZeneca vaccine doses previously donated by Davao Light.

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Protecting children from child labor through Project AGAKKA

Out of the total population of 31 million, more than 800,000 Filipino children are already working between the ages 5 to 17 according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). To address the significant number of working children, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) initiated Project AGAKKA (Alalay para sa Ginikanan Alang sa Kalambuan sa Kabatan-onan). This initiative is part of the Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP) of DOLE that aims to assist parents or guardians of child laborers to become financially able and stable by providing them livelihood or emergency employment.

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Lions taking action for the environment

Members of the Chinatown Lions Club, with support from the Knights of Columbus of Mintal and Catalunan Pequeño, planted 500 bakhaw mangrove propagules at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City on April 5, 2022.

 

Chinatown’s Lions Club, a socio-civic organization and one of the partners of the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, aims to strengthen its commitment to the environment and the community through coastal clean up and tree planting activities.

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