DENR-12 cites Cotabato Light's pro-environment programs

Climate Change/Environment • Thu Dec 21, 2017 06:58 AM  •  61   0
By Edwin Fernandez
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GEN. SANTOS CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) in the SOCCSKSARGEN region has conferred “Best Adoptor 2017” award to the Aboitiz-owned Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light).  

The award was given by DENR-EMB-12 during “The Gawad Parangal for eco-friendly schools and Adopt an Estero” held at Tierra Montana Hotel here on Dec. 5, 2017.  

Cotabato Light was a recipient of Gawad Best Adoptor award in recognition of its invaluable support and commitment to the implementation of Adopt-an-Estero/Waterbody Program and for its great efforts for the protection and conservation of the environment, especially the Cotabato City selected Tarbung river.

“This award is a recognition of our efforts to help preserve the environment, we are honored,” Judy C. Sanchez, AVP and General Manager Cotabato Light, said in a statement.  

Out of 32 other organizations and groups that have similar projects, Cotabato Light was adjudged among the Top 10.  

The successful environment related projects of the Aboitiz firm had become successful due to active and collaborative efforts of all the firm’s employees and support from top management, according to Cotabato Light Pollution Control Officer Edmundo Teves.  

Cotabato Light’s involvement in environmental protection and preservation program was formalized with the three-year memorandum of agreement signed between the power company and DENR-EMB 12. 

The partnership covered the period July 104 to June 2017.  

However, Cotabato Light assured the DENR and other partners it will continue to support the project and consider looking for other areas to adopt.  

“Cotabato Light as part of our corporate social responsibility is determined to continue working, in whatever way possible, to help preserve Mother Earth,” said Anna Lea Lee Nataño, chief of Cotabato Light Human Resources and Reputation Enhancement Department.   

“Our programs on environment preservation do not end with the termination of MOA…we will strive to do our share in protecting our environment as a regular company activity,” he said.   
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