DMCI Power wins CSR of the Year tilt at 2020 Asian Power Awards
October 29, 2020
DMCI Power Corporation (DPC) has been recognized at the 2020 Asian Power Awards as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year – Philippines for its Rags-for-Profit program, held digitally last October 27, 2020.
The award stands as a testimony to DPC’s unwavering commitment in improving Filipino lives through sustainable business opportunities and community development programs.
The DPC Rags-for-Profit Program is a rag production project to give unemployed homemakers an opportunity to earn extra income. Women members of Liga ng Kababaihan ng Barangay Tawiran in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro were involved in implementing and managing the said project.
“DPC and other companies located in Calapan buy a considerable amount of “basahan” or rags for operations and maintenance activities. The company saw this as an opportunity to start a livelihood program for the residents of Brgy. Tawiran who have basic sewing skills,” head of DPC Corporate Affairs Mocs Maramag explained.
DPC was selected ahead of over 100 nominees across Asia Pacific region, in recognition of its “groundbreaking projects and trailblazing initiatives in the power sector in Asia.” Dubbed as the Oscar’s of the power industry, the Asian Power Award was organized by the Asian Power business magazine, a publication for the power generation, transmission, and distribution industry in the Asia Pacific.
“We humbly share this award with all the men and women of DMCI Power and with every communities we continue to serve. This recognition continues to fuel our passion to push for our vision to become the prime mover of sustainable development and inclusive growth in the missionary areas,” DPC president Nestor D. Dadivas said.
DPC was established in 2006 to energize the small and remote islands in the country that are not connected to the main power grid. It currently operates in Masbate, Palawan, and Oriental Mindoro.