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FIRST PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS IS A CORPORATION THAT IS CONSTANTLY IN ACTION. WE’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO DELIVER FOR OUR STAKEHOLDERS AND THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.

2015

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Additional typhoon-resistant classrooms designed by Energy Development Corporation (EDC) have been built and turned over to two schools in Sto. Tomas and Batuyanan in Passi City, Iloilo.

Manuel Lopez Jr. turned over five of the classrooms on behalf of his parents, Lopez Group chairman Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez and his spouse Maritess L. Lopez, to the Department of Education.

Lopez said the project was made possible through the generosity of the friends and associates of his parents. When they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2014, they requested guests and wellwishers to make a donation to Sagip Kapamilya.

The classrooms costing P1.3 million each can withstand typhoon wind velocity of up to 250 kilometers per hour. They will be used by F.J. Santibañez Memorial Elementary School and Batuyanan Elementary School, which were totally devastated during typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Lopez, along with other Lopez Group executives, took part in a tree-planting ceremony after the turnover.

The Group, through Sagip Kapamilya and EDC, has been providing typhoon-resilient classrooms in Leyte, Samar, Capiz and Iloilo. To date, 77 out of the targeted 122 classrooms have been completed.

EDC tapped W.V. Coscolluela and Sy^2 and Associates for the architectural and structural designs, which offered their services pro bono.

Aside from these donations, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s Programa Genio will also provide teacher training seminars, parenting seminars and different activities for the students.

 

Source: LopezLink