Small ways you can support renewable energy today
January 27, 2017
While we may be enthusiastic and passionate about supporting and pushing for more sustainable ways of living, the reality is that the communities and cities where we...
January 19, 2017
Many of global warming’s adverse effects – such as sea level rise, an increase in sudden and extreme weather events, and major ecological changes – can already...
December 30, 2016
Nowadays, we can’t live without electricity. We know it’s going to be there when we get home after a long day, when we switch on the lights,...
December 23, 2016
According to the National Geographic, “carbon footprint is the term generally used to describe the level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by a specific activity.” Carbon...
December 7, 2016
THE PHILIPPINES has long been prone to extreme weather, an unavoidable consequence of its geographical location.
But recent years have shown that our predicament is worsening for reasons...
November 28, 2016
The recently concluded 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held in Marrakech, Morocco brought together leaders from the...
November 25, 2016
In four-season countries, homes usually need electricity to power both heating and cooling systems, depending on the time of year. But in the tropics, particularly in the...
November 21, 2016
November 4, 2016
Ground-breaking discoveries, innovations and inventions have helped make renewable energy much more accessible through the years. Since 2004, capacity for all types of renewable energy has been...
October 28, 2016
Climate change is a global concern that permeates and touches all aspects and dimensions of our lives. In our highly interconnected world, global warming has serious effects...
October 26, 2016
With every passing day, the pressure increases on corporations to come up with cost-effective carbon management strategies. In response, large Silicon Valley IT companies have paved the...
October 21, 2016
Geothermal energy first entered the Philippines in 1977, and today accounts for already 27 percent of the country’s total energy generation.
“Geothermal is very abundant in the Philippines....
In the science-dominated field of climate change, there is a gap between the technical solutions to climate-related risks and the people who most need to...
September 23, 2016
Power shortages and energy crises usually occur when the energy supply cannot keep up with rising demand for electricity. When you conserve electricity and use it more...
Along with policy changes, science and technology play an important role in addressing and adapting to the changes brought about by global warming. Advancements in renewable energy...
September 7, 2016
Over 300 civic leaders and environmentalists from all over the...
September 2, 2016
The global warming-driven extreme weather hitting both headlines and homes in the last few years should be enough...
August 25, 2016
Last March, 700 people from 58 countries came together in Manila to attend the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, held...
August 22, 2016
Taken from his speech at the 3rd annual summit of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines in June 2016.
Taken from his speech at the 3rd annual summit of the Shareholders’ Association of the Philippines in June 2016.
The Lopez Group of Companies,...
June 30, 2016
The world today is significantly different from what it was when First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) was founded 55 years ago. While the economy is more globalized...
FPH, subs to draw up low-carbon roadmap as added support in campaign vs climate change
Two subsidiaries of Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) will spearhead decarbonisation efforts...
July 15, 2015
First Philippine Realty Corporation (FRPC) has put in place an Incident Command System (ICS) in Benpres Building.
FRPC president Oscar R. Lopez Jr. said the activation of ICS in the...
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.
July 15, 2015
The Burgos Wind Project (BWP) has been named the Best Export Credit Agency-Backed Green Deal and one of the Top Ten Global Deals of the Year by Trade and...
July 15, 2015
Energy Development Corporation (EDC) beefs up its diversified renewable-energy portfolio with three new solar power projects in the Visayas and Mindanao.
The Department of Energy has approved EDC’s solar...
First Balfour subsidiary inks pact with Volvo distributor by Dolly Pasia (Lopez Link)
Therma One Transport, First Balfour’s newly-registered subsidiary, signs a five-year agreement with its first client, Civic...
First Philec leads Southeast Asia in amorphous transformers
Emerging economies face a crucial need to strengthen their power infrastructure, as industrial growth gives way to rising demand for...
June 10, 2015
FirstGen readies funds for 414-MW plant By Riza T. Olchondra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
FIRST Gen Corp. is finalizing the financing and construction plans for the 414-megawatt (MW) Sta. Maria...
June 10, 2015
Lopez Group spends P147M for state-of-the-art classrooms (Malaya)
The Lopez Group of Companies led by First Gen, First Balfour, First Philec and Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has spent P147.07...
June 10, 2015
EDC seeks fresh funds for geo projects By Riza T. Olchondra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is undertaking its second refinancing exercise this year to fund the...
Lopez patriarch calls for ‘National Preparedness Day’ by Tina Arceo-Dumlao (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Oscar M. Lopez, chair emeritus of the Lopez Group of Companies, is pushing for...
First PH Holdings allots P6.4B capex for power, industrial park businesses by James Loyola (Manila Bulletin)
First Philippine Holdings Corporation, the industrial and infrastructure unit of the...
May 28, 2015
First Holdings expands industrial estate footprint By Richmond S. Mercurio (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines – First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) of the Lopez family is looking...
The 150-MW Burgos Wind Project (BWP) of Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has been named the Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year by Project Finance International (PFI)....
Two leading Japanese medical product manufacturers have selected Lopez-led First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Santo Tomas, Batangas, as site for their respective Philippine expansion projects.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their loved ones can now enjoy easy access to high quality eye care and treatment in the Philippines at special rates.
March 24, 2015
First Balfour, a Lopez Group company engaged in construction and engineering services, launched Friday, 28 Nov. 2014, a new 4,000-square-meter facility in Sucat, Paranaque. The facility, located...
March 24, 2015
First Philippine Industrial Park Inc. (FPIP)’s 92-hectare expansion in Santo Tomas has received government approval.
On Feb. 14, 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III through Presidential Proclamation No....
January 16, 2014
First Gen Corporation (“First Gen”), through wholly-owned subsidiary First NatGas Power Corp. (“FNPC”), held on January 14, 2013 a groundbreaking ceremony for the 414-megawatt San Gabriel Combined...
November 28, 2013
First Philippine Holdings Corporation’s (FPH) consolidated recurring net income attributable to Parent for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 is almost flat at ₱3.5 billion year-on-year....
July 8, 2013
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) was among five Philippine companies recognized as “Asia’s Outstanding Company on Corporate Governance.”
The award was given by Hong...
June 20, 2013
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) and group garnered four awards from FinanceAsia’s 13th annual Best Managed Companies poll. FPH ranked third as “Best Mid Cap” company in...
The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (The OML Center) has awarded research grants to seven projects aimed at...
May 27, 2013
In its annual stockholders’ meeting held today, First Philippine Holdings Corporation
(FPH) highlighted the solid performance and growth plans of...
May 27, 2013
April 4, 2013
In a regular board meeting held today, the board of directors approved FPH’s audited consolidated financial statements for the calendar year ended December 30, 2012. Net income...
February 14, 2013
FPH to redeem and declare cash dividend on preferred shares
In a regular board meeting on February 7, 2013, the Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation...
January 4, 2013
The consolidated net income of the First Philippine Holdings (FPH) Group reached P14.9 billion for the three quarters ended September 2012, a substantial increase compared...
October 3, 2012
Click HERE to view the speech of FPH Chairman Emeritus Oscar M. Lopez on the occasion of the book launch of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s autobiography at the Manila...
October 3, 2012
On August 4 2012, the Lopez Group’s energy companies hosted a cocktail reception as tribute to Oscar M. Lopez, clan patriarch...
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and the University of...
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (“FPH”) has signed an agreement with San Miguel Corporation (“SMC”) for the purchase of the latter’s 681,646,831 shares in Rockwell Land Corporation (the...
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) received a Platinum Plus award from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) on May 30, 2012 at The...
May 28, 2012
As FPH celebrated its first 50 years in 2011, it opens the next 50 years with a new vision: Uplifting lives by creating value...
Lopez receives honorary degree from UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Regent Renato S. Puno.
Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopezwas...
January 24, 2012
FPH Group signs share purchase agreement for Meralco shares
First Philippine Holdings Corporation’s (FPH) wholly-owned subsidiary, First Philippine Utilities Corporation (FPUC), entered into a Share Purchase...
October 13, 2011
Thank you all for coming tonight—this night that we have chosen to mark the first half- century of First Philippine Holdings Corporation. This night...
October 13, 2011
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen.
There is nothing a son wants more than to make his father proud.
However, I do not recall growing up as the...
September 7, 2011
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FPH announces promotion
August 16, 2011
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FPH posts loss
July 12, 2011
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FPH new logo
May 31, 2011
In its annual stockholders’ meeting held today, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), disclosed its first quarter results for 2011. Total net income amounted to P1.4 billion, while...
April 18, 2011
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FPH 2010 net income
March 3, 2011
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March 1, 2011
The Lopez Group, lead by LGFI chairman Oscar M. Lopez recently inaugurated renovated spaces in AIM. The renovated spaces include four case rooms named after ABS-CBN, Lopez...
First Philec Solar Solutions (FPSS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ORDC for the construction of a solar power plant in Cavite. The FPSS solar power...
January 10, 2011
First Philec Solar Corporation (FPSC), the sole provider of wafering or wafer slicing services in the country, officially opened today (Dec. 15, 2010) its new expansion facility...
November 25, 2010
Mr. Oscar M. Lopez, Chairman Emeritus of Lopez Holdings Corporation and First Philippine Holdings Corporation, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa by the Board of...
November 15, 2010
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First Holdings Q3 press release
October 29, 2010
First Philec Solar Corporation (FPSC) was inducted into the Palladium Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy®. It was one of seven organizations in the Asia...
Oscar M. Lopez, Chairman Emeritus of Lopez Holdings Corporation (formerly Benpres Corporation) and First Philippine Holdings Corporation, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa by the...
August 16, 2010
First Philippine Holdings Corp. posted a record high net income of P27.0 billion in the first half of the year
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First Holdings’ Board of Directors approved declaration of a P4.36155 cash dividend per share on the Series “B” Preferred Shares amounting to P187.55 million. Stockholders as of...
June 1, 2010
First Holdings Chairman Oscar M. Lopez is stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer on June 12, he announced in the company’s 48th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.
FELLOW SHAREHOLDERS, GOOD AFTERNOON,
Over the past two and a half years we have made substantial changes in First Holdings to take advantage of...
Fellow Stockholders and Staff-members, Partners, Friends and Other Stakeholders of First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Ladies and Gentlemen:
Good afternoon to all of you and welcome to...
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) announced that it has completed transactions of its 6.6 percent stake in the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to Beacon Electric Asset...May 7, 2010
For the first quarter ending March 31, 2010, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) posted a net income of P24.6 billion. This was driven by the P23.6...April 12, 2010
For 2009, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) reported a significant increase in net income attributable to parent of P8.5 billion, up by 615 percent compared to...
First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) has received a credit rating upgrade from Philippine Rating Services Corp. for its outstanding P5 billion fixed-rate corporate notes. The new rating...
In a disclosure made today, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) announced that it has executed an Option Agreement with Rightlight Holdings Inc. (RHI) over First Holdings’...
In its regular board meeting on December 3, 2009, the Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) approved a P1 per share cash dividend...November 20, 2009
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) learned today that its Corporate Secretary, Enrique I. Quiason, is a respondent in a complaint filed before the Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office...November 16, 2009
Bolstered by one-time gains from the sale of its 20 percent stake in Manila Electric Company (Meralco) last July 2009, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) posted...November 5, 2009
During the First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) board meeting on November 5, 2009, the offers of TriRatna Holdings Corporation (TriRatna) and the counter offer of Metro...October 27, 2009
First Holdings issued a letter response to the Philippine Stock Exchange in relation to the news article entitled: “MERALCO DIVESTMENT: Lopezes to sell half of remaining stake”...September 14, 2009
First Philippine Holdings Corporation Chairman Mr. Oscar M. Lopez spoke at the 10th Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Asian Roundtable on September 9, 2009 at the...August 20, 2009
In a disclosure made today, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) announced that it has acquired the 24.5 percent stake of Benpres Holdings Corporation (Benpres) in Rockwell...August 19, 2009
For the period ending 30 June 2009, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) registered an unaudited net income attributable to equity holders of the parent amounting to...August 13, 2009
First Philippine Holdings Corporation today made a deposit for future subscriptions worth P5.3 Billion to its power generation subsidiary, First Gen Corporation. The said investment was approved by...August 6, 2009
The Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation approved today the board committee appointments of Mr. Juan B. Santos and Ambassador Cesar B. Bautista.
Mr....July 23, 2009
FPHC today issued a letter-disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange which sought to clarify rumors that there are talks between First Holdings and the Ayala Group on the acquisition of a...July 21, 2009
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) today paid down 50 percent of its Floating Rate Corporate Notes totaling around P6.9 billion. The Notes were originally due on October 2012 for...
First Philippine Utilities Corporation (FPUC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings), today completed the sale of its 223 million common shares in Manila...July 9, 2009
In its regular board meeting today, the Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) approved the cash dividend payment for its P4.3 billion Series...June 4, 2009
Mr. Juan B. Santos was elected as an independent director of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) last June 4, 2009. With the numerous executive positions held...
In recognition of its continuing pursuit to enhance shareholder value, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) received a gold award from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)...May 15, 2009
First Holdings posted an unaudited net income attributable to equity holders of the parent amounting to P178 million during the first quarter of 2009, lower by 33%...April 2, 2009
In a regular board meeting held today, the board of directors approved the audited financial statements of First Philippine Holdings Corporation for the year 2008. In spite...
In an official statement made on behalf of the Lopez Family, First Holdings Chairman and CEO Mr. Oscar M. Lopez denied published media reports that the decision of First...March 13, 2009
In a special meeting held on March 13, 2009, the FPHC Board approved an “Investment and Cooperation Agreement” with Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company in managing the...March 5, 2009
In its regular meeting today, the Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation approved the date of its Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on May 25, 2009 at...
The Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) today approved the dividend payment for its Series “B” Perpetual Preferred Shares to stockholders of record...January 15, 2009
The Board of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) held today a Special Stockholders’ Meeting to approve amendments to its company by-laws.
These amendments cover the...November 18, 2008
Pending the recognition of a one-time gain from the sale of its toll roads business, First Philippine Holdings Corporation posted a net loss of P272 million for the nine-months...November 13, 2008
Metro Pacific Corporation (MPIC) today completed the purchase of the shares of Benpres Holdings Corporation (Benpres) and First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) in First Philippine Infrastructure, Inc. (FPII).November 11, 2008
First Gas Power Corporation (FGPC or First Gas) today signed a US $ 544 M term loan facility with nine foreign banks. The proceeds of the loan will...October 23, 2008
Marubeni Corporation has entered into an agreement with First Gen Corporation to seriously consider investment of up to 40% in Red Vulcan Holdings. Marubeni is in the...October 17, 2008
On October 15, 2008, the board of directors of First Gen Corporation (“First Gen”) recently approved the sale of 60% of First Gen Hydro Power Corporation (“FGHPC”) to...September 10, 2008
On September 9, 2008, First Holdings filed a Complaint-Affidavit with the Office of the Ombudsman against SEC officials Jesus Enrique Martinez and Hubert Guevara, as well as GSIS...August 26, 2008
Further to the disclosure made on August 7, 2008, Benpres Holdings Corporation (Benpres) and First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) executed today with Metro Pacific Investments Corporation...August 15, 2008
For the first half of the year, First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) registered an unaudited net loss attributable to equity holders of the parent amounting to...August 8, 2008
Lopez Group holding companies First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) and its parent company Benpres Holdings Corporation (Benpres) entered into an agreement to sell their stakes in...July 10, 2008
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The Board of Directors of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (“FPHC”) declared today cash dividends of P2.229236667 per share on the Series B Preferred Shares.
First Philec Solar Corporation (FPSC) inaugurated today its wafer-slicing plant at the First Philippine Industrial Park. On hand during the inauguration ceremonies were Department of Energy Secretary...June 10, 2008
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The annual stockholders’ meeting of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (First Holdings) was held last Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Meralco Main Theater. You may view the speeches...October 10, 2007
(a) Dr. Fiorello Estuar has been appointed as First Philippine Holdings Corporation’s (“FPHC”) Head of Infrastructure Business Development. He is presently the Vice...October 10, 2007
Please take notice that the Special Meeting of the Stockholders of our Corporation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. at...April 17, 2007
First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) earned its highest revenues and net income in its 46-year history. Its revenues hit an all-time high of P59.6 billion,...April 11, 2007
The Corporation has drawn the amount of P5 Billion Pesos under the Fixed Rate Corporate Notes Facility Agreement which it signed with ING Bank N....March 8, 2007
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Lopez family for reconsideration of decision on the EPCIB shares
Lopez-owned First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPHC) will question the Sandiganbayan decision dismissing, even before...February 26, 2007
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FPHC Gets a ‘PRS Aaa minus’ rating
The Philippine Ratings Services Corporation (Philratings) is giving First Philippine Holdings Corporation’s (FPHC) P3 billion Fixed Rate...February 20, 2007
The Corporation intends to raise P3 Billion worth of fixed rate corporate notes (the “Notes”) with an option to increase to P5 Billion. The proceeds are to...