Girl on Fire: Former Davao Light scholar becomes a firefighter

Leonela (aka "Nela") is a firefighter and is currently working at C. Bangoy Sr. Fire Station in Davao City. Before she became a firefighter, however, she was one of the 127 scholars that Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. have supported since 2011.

Nela applied for the scholarship after graduating from Davao City National High School. "I knew it wouldn't be easy to get accepted when I applied for the scholarship. My co-applicants were valedictorians and salutatorians and while I did have a high average, I know it would be hard to compete with them for the slot," Nela shared. Out of 80 applicants, Nela got accepted along with 29 other scholars in her batch.

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INC members help conserve the environment thru coastal clean up, tree planting

Over 100 members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) of Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City conducted a coastal clean up and a tree planting activity at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park on April 15, 2022. The participants aim to help conserve the environment in their own way by collecting trash found in the coastal areas such as the park, which is located near their church. They also planted over 100 mangrove propagules to help protect the coastal areas from the onslaught of heavy waves.

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Premier public school in Davao City receives equipment for module production

Davao City National High School (DCNHS) received equipment and supplies for module production from Davao Light and Power Co. Inc. and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. The turnover ceremony was held at the school’s gymnasium on March 21, 2022 and was witnessed by excited teachers who are also launching the first day of limited face-to-face classes.

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Davao City and Sto. Tomas affected by flooding received support

A low pressure area hit Davao City on April 8, 2022 and set off heavy rains which flooded several barangays such as Tigatto, Waan, Maa, Brgy. 9, and Brgy. 5-A. Additionally, a portion of Talomo and Matina Gravahan were also affected. Separately, a landslide occurred at Marilog due to the heavy rains. Overall, 7,262 families were displaced by the recent flooding in Davao City.

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