Jul 22, 2024

EDC obtains 3 awards, cited for sustainability leadership

Energy Development Corp. (EDC), a unit of First Gen Corp., earned three recognitions at the prestigious Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) 2024 held at the Hilton Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Jul 17, 2024

DTI commends FPIP for growth contribution

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual commended the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) for its significant contribution to the industrial growth and economic development.
Jul 07, 2024

National Museum houses PHL eagle ‘Geothermica’

The legacy of Philippine eagle “Geothermica” lives on at the National Museum of the Philippines.
Jul 05, 2024

EDC completes 28.9-MW Palayan binary geothermal plant in Albay

MANITO, Albay—The Department of Energy lauded the completion of the 28.9-megawatt Palayan Binary Geothermal Power Plant (PBGPP) of Energy Development Corp,, the renewable energy arm of the Lopez-led First Gen Corp.
Jul 04, 2024

First Gen, ABS-CBN Foundation mobilize citizen scientists to protect VIP marine ecosystem

Clean energy leader First Gen Corporation and nonprofit sister organization ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI), have organized an 18-member team of citizen scientists in Lobo, Batangas, as an additional initiative in support of a long-term program, co-pioneered by both Lopez-led organizations, to help preserve the marine ecosystem in the Verde Island Passage (VIP).
May 29, 2024

First Balfour awarded Investors in People Platinum

First Balfour has been awarded the prestigious Platinum accreditation by Investors in People (IIP), the highest accolade that can be achieved against the IIP standard and is currently held by only 2% of IIP-accredited organizations. This achievement makes First Balfour the first and only IIP Platinum accredited engineering and construction company in the Philippines.
Apr 26, 2024

PiVOT promotes PH as clinical research center

Lopez-led PiVOT, the Philippines’ leading local contract research organization (CRO), celebrated its fifth anniversary by gathering in one venue in Manila key players shaping the future of clinical research in the country.
Feb 26, 2024

Government hands over Casecnan Hydroelectric Power Plant to First Gen

The government, through the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), has turned over the ownership and operation of the Casecnan Hydroelectric Power Plant to First Gen Corporation subsidiary Fresh River Lakes Corporation (FRLC).
Jan 26, 2024

FPIP unveils Kabuhayan CSR program

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led economic zone operator First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) has lined up various community-oriented initiatives to further improve conditions in the cities of Santo Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas and underscore its gratitude to the cities generously hosting the company’s operations.
Nov 20, 2023

Dyson's soon-to-rise Batangas hub to become its 'biggest' software center

MANILA — Multinational technology company Dyson said its soon-to-rise research and manufacturing "campus" in the Philippines, which will be the size of 92 basketball courts, will be its largest software center.
Oct 21, 2023

Rockwell Land unveils first Power Plant Mall outside Metro Manila

Making its mark in new thriving regions, Rockwell Land is now poised to unveil its signature lifestyle and curated shopping to Central Luzon, through Power Plant Mall Angeles. The arrival of Makati City’s beloved retail destination, will bring a new era of distinct sophistication to the heart of Angeles City.
Sep 29, 2023

FPH and First Gen exemplary corporate governance recognized at the Golden Arrow Awards

First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) and First Gen Corporation (First Gen) were once again awarded for their exemplary corporate governance at the prestigious Golden Arrow Awards, organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), on September 28, 2023.
Sep 13, 2023

First Gen takes first shipment of imported LNG, eyes second

LOPEZ-led First Gen Corp. received the first delivery of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) last month, said its president, who is now considering a second shipment.
Sep 07, 2023

First Gen’s offshore LNG terminal ready for operations

First Gen Corp.’s interim offshore terminal project in Batangas is now under the commissioning process, an executive said Thursday.
Aug 24, 2023

ThermaPrime completes drilling program for PGPC

MANILA, Philippines — ThermaPrime Drilling Corp., a geothermal drilling company of the Lopez Group, has completed its drilling program for the SM Investments Corp.-owned Philippine Geothermal Production Co. Inc. (PGPC).
Aug 18, 2023

FPIP, Red Cross organize disaster response teams in Batangas

LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Industrial Park, Inc. (FPIP) has tied up with the Philippine Red Cross to boost the country’s disaster response capability.
Jul 18, 2023

EDC’s BINHI regreening legacy snags regional sustainability awards

MANILA, Philippines — Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the all-renewable energy arm of Lopez-led First Gen Corporation, has received accolades anew for BINHI, its institutionalized regreening and reforestation program focused on rescuing and propagating endangered local tree species.
Jul 14, 2023

Lopez-led industrial park, college launch scholarship program

Lopez-led First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) and FIRST Industrial Science and Technology College Inc. (FIRST College) have opened a P1-million educational fund for the benefit of poor yet bright students from their two host cities in Batangas province.
Jun 26, 2023

IFC, First Balfour to explore EV system in Batangas ecozone

The International Finance Corp. (IFC) and First Balfour will study the viability of an electric vehicle (EV) system in the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Santo Tomas, Batangas.
May 26, 2023

FPH completes acquisition of PHL unit of health care provider Medical Services of America

LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH), one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, has completed its acquisition of The Medical Services of America (Philippines) Inc. (MSA-Philippines) after officials from both companies signed the Deed of Absolute Assignment (DOAA) on Thursday, 25 May 2023.
Mar 01, 2023

First Gen, DOST to fund projects for poor agri workers

MANILA - The Department of Science and Technology and First Gen Corp have inked a deal to help small farmers and fisherfolk.
Jan 26, 2023

Climate Change Commission, First Gen sign deal to help LGUs fight climate change

MANILA - First Gen Corp said on Thursday it signed a deal with the Climate Change Commission to help communities and local government units prepare plans to adopt and fight climate change.
Jan 18, 2023

Thank you, MML

On behalf of First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) and its subsidiaries, together with FPH’s parent firm Lopez Holdings Corporation, we would like to express our sincere thanks for the support, the prayers and all the sympathies we received from all of you over the passing of Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, our Chairman Emeritus at Lopez Holdings and our Vice-Chairman at FPH.
Dec 12, 2022

FPH buys unit of US healthcare provider

LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) has signed an agreement to acquire the local subsidiary of Medical Services of America, Inc. (MSA) as part of its expansion plans in the healthcare industry.
Oct 29, 2022

FPH bags UN award for gender equality

First Philippine Holdings Corp. was honored by a United Nations body that champions women’s rights for the conglomerate’s own thrusts to uphold women’s equality and empowerment.
Oct 28, 2022

FPIP gives handwashing units to Batangas public schools

ECONOMIC zone operator First Philippine Industrial Park Inc. (FPIP) recently donated handwashing stations to 15 public schools in its two host cities in Batangas province as part of its support to help control the spread of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases, on top of promoting proper hygiene among schoolchildren.
Oct 16, 2022

Speech of Federico R. Lopez at the DENR Multi-Stakeholder Forum

Read the Remarks of Federico R. Lopez, Chairman and CEO of First Philippine Holdings Corporation at the DENR Multi-Stakeholder Forum last Oct. 5, 2022.
Sep 07, 2022

First Gen subsidiary to rename regasification unit to BW Batangas

MANILA - First Gen Corp on Wednesday said its subsidiary FGEN LNG Corp and BW LNG seek to rename the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to "BW Batangas" from "BW Paris."
Jul 10, 2022

Pi Energy signs cooperation agreement with uHoo to integrate energy and anti-indoor pollution services

Pi Energy Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Philippine Holdings Corp., reached a cooperation agreement with uHoo, a climate technology company, to integrate energy and anti-indoor pollution services.
Jul 04, 2022

EDC bags Bohol power supply deal

LOPEZ-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) said Monday it has won a competitive auction for the power requirements of electric cooperatives (ECs) in Bohol.
Jun 14, 2022

TDK’s Laguna plant to run on EDC’s geothermal energy supply

TDK Philippines Corp. is powering its entire manufacturing plant in Laguna with renewable sources after it signed up with Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) for geothermal energy supply.
Jun 06, 2022

Meralco, First Philec explore decarbonization solutions

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and Lopez-led First Philec Inc. are exploring solutions to help decarbonize the local power industry.
May 26, 2022

Rockwell to expand further in Visayas

ROCKWELL Land Corp. on Wednesday said that it is developing two projects in the Visayas this year, when it also set to launch another premium tower at its flagship center in Makati City.
Mar 24, 2022

First Gen launches EV project

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led First Gen Corp. has launched an integrated electric vehicle (EV) project to further reduce the company’s carbon emissions.
Mar 05, 2022

First Gen bags 2 Anvil trophies

MANILA, Philippines — Clean energy leader First Gen Corp. earned two Anvil Awards during the recent 57th Gabi ng Parangal ceremonies held online by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).
Feb 14, 2022

FPH donates additional vaccines to LGUs

Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) is donating 100,000 additional Moderna anti-Covid-19 vaccines to various local government units (LGUs) and institutions around the country as part of the Lopez Group’s continuing efforts to help the government control the spread of the pandemic.
Jan 04, 2022

Energy Development Corp sends aid to typhoon Odette survivors in Bohol

MANILA - Energy Development Corp said Tuesday it has sent aid to over 26,000 families in Bohol who were affected by super typhoon Odette.
Dec 16, 2021

FP Island Energy brings 24/7 electricity to 3 remote CamSur islands

MANILA— The Lopez-led FP Island Energy Corp said Thursday it has brought round-the-clock electricity in 3 remote islands in Camarines Sur with the completion of its microgrid projects.
Dec 10, 2021

Lopez-led Pi Energy, Climargy forge energy efficiency partnership

Lopez-led energy solutions provider Pi Energy has forged a landmark partnership with specialist investment and development company Climargy Inc. to develop for business establishments energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) projects, designed to remove massive amounts of excess, heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and help businesses save on cost.
Oct 19, 2021

Converge taps First Gen to provide clean power to Manila headquarters

MANILA - Converge ICT Solutions said it has tapped clean power provider First Gen Corp as the tech company switches to 100 percent renewable energy for its main office in Pasig City.
Oct 14, 2021

EDC supplies clean power to steel manufacturer

LOPEZ-LED Energy Development Corp. (EDC) said it is now supplying clean power from its geothermal plants to Cebu-based steel manufacturer Chioson Development Corp.
Oct 08, 2021

Lopez companies reallocate vaccines for 2 Batangas LGUs

Three Lopez Group companies have reallocated 10,000 doses of their COVID-19 vaccines to the cities of Santo Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas province in support of government’s overall aim of controlling the spread of the dreaded virus.
Oct 05, 2021

FPH executive lands in ‘Modern Governance 100’ global leaders’ list

A senior executive of Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH) has been recognized by a United States-based governance, risk and compliance (GRC) company as one of the world’s top 100 GRC leaders for driving FPH’s efforts toward greater diversity, sustainable practices, and sharper insights for company leadership.
Oct 05, 2021

EDC, partners switch on first off-grid e-community in the country

The residents of Barangay Puhagan, Valencia, Negros Oriental will no longer have to travel for at least 40 minutes to Dumaguete City to get free wifi, thanks to the wireless internet connection that First Gen-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has provided with its partners Department of Information and Communications Technology, Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the local government of Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Aug 23, 2021

Lopez Group to bring zero-emission electric buses to PH

Lopez Group companies under First Philippine Holdings Corp. are working together to introduce a hi-tech, zero-emission bus shuttle service project as part of a program for integration of more green technology and decarbonization efforts.
Aug 16, 2021

First Gen Corp. one of the most awarded SEA companies in 2021 Institutional Investor Corporate Awards

First Gen Corp. was recognized by the Institutional Investor Corporate Awards as one of Southeast Asia’s top companies in 2021. The company bagged the most number of awards in the Philippines by leading perceptions-based poll in Hong Kong measuring top companies’ performance in financial management, adherence to corporate governance, integrated reporting/ corporate social responsibility and investor relations.
Aug 16, 2021

First Gen energizes WHI plant

FIRST GEN Corp. is supplying Philippine Bio-Industries Inc. (PBI)—one of the country’s biggest exporters of refined carrageenan blends—650 kilowatts of electricity to energize its production facilities in Calamba, Laguna.
Aug 16, 2021

Manila Water's TBM-driven Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 project nears completion

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) celebrates Manila Water's milestone in its landmark Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project as the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) being utilized for the project has already broken through at the La Mesa Reservoir, more than seven kilometers away from its entry shaft at Balara in Quezon City. The P5.5B NBAQ4 project, one of the largest MWSS-led water supply infrastructure projects undertaken by Manila Water, entails the construction of a fourth aqueduct from the La Mesa Reservoir to the Balara Treatment Plants (BTP) 1 and 2 to improve the reliability and security of the raw water transmission system.
Jul 30, 2021

First Gen to provide clean power to Manila Polo Club

THE Lopez group’s power generation arm First Gen Corp. will be supplying clean energy to the 25-hectare Manila Polo Club for the next two years.
Jul 23, 2021

First Gen to supply clean energy to Menarco Tower in Taguig

The Lopez group’s power generation arm First Gen Corp. announced on Thursday that it will be supplying clean power to the Taguig-based Menarco Tower of Menarco Development Corp.
Jul 09, 2021

We’ve sailed through seas and climbed to the summits!

From the reefs up to the ridges, Lopez Group of Companies conducted several online and on-site activities in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June 2021, with the theme, “Pathways to Uniting Ecosystems and Society”. The month-long celebration primarily aimed to increase the environmental awareness of the stakeholders and grow with communities as we forward our conservation efforts towards a decarbonized and regenerative future. First Gen Corporation through its Corporate Social Responsibility group (First Gen - CSR) collaborated with ABS-CBN’s Bantay Kalikasan, Energy Development Corporation, and Oscar M. Lopez Center for this environment month marking.
Jul 08, 2021

Lopez-led FPH starts COVID-19 vaccine rollout for employees, dependents, other workers

Lopez-led First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) started the rollout this week of its COVID-19 vaccines for employees and dependents as part of the conglomerate’s program to help assure the health of its workforce and support government’s overall aim to achieve herd immunity against the dreaded virus.
Jul 05, 2021

First Gen gets upgraded environment, social and governance rating from MSCI

Clean energy leader First Gen Corporation has received an upgraded environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) rating from a US-based global finance company, mainly because of the Lopez-led power company’s low carbon risk exposure and the bright prospects of its renewable energy platform.
Jun 30, 2021

Rockwell to launch more projects this year

Rockwell Land Corp., the property development arm of the Lopez Group, on Wednesday said it expects earnings in the first half to exceed the P1.08-billion net income it posted in 2020.
Jun 29, 2021

Power Plant Mall Receives the Safety Seal to Ensure People a Worry-Free Shopping Experience

Your trip to Power Plant Mall has never been safer. The Safety Seal, formally received on June 28, 2021, is the assurance you need.
Jun 17, 2021

Lopez Group kicks off Environment Month celebration

The Lopez Group of Companies has kicked off its series of events in celebration of Philippine Environment Month this whole month of June, with the theme “Pathways to Uniting Ecosystems and Society” that highlights the efforts of the organizations under its arm to address current environmental challenges and how they all strive to achieve a regenerative and decarbonized future.
Jun 10, 2021

EDC: Palayan binary plant to cut PHL carbon emissions

Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC), through its BacMan Geothermal Inc. subsidiary, on Wednesday broke ground on its P7-billion Palayan Binary Power Plant (PBPP) project.
Jun 10, 2021

SEC approves EDC plan to issue P15 billion green bonds

MANILA, Philippines — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the plan of Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) to offer up to P15 billion worth of fixed-rate ASEAN green bonds.
Jun 02, 2021

EDC to rescue, propagate Palawan-endemic tree species with PCSD

LOPEZ-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in collaboration with its newest Binhi partner, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), aims to rescue and propagate more Philippine native tree species endemic to Palawan island.
Jun 01, 2021

FPH bags gold award for sustainability report

First Philippine Holdings Corporation bagged a gold award for its maiden entry to the 6th Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) held by CSRWorks International, a Singapore-based sustainability services firm.
May 11, 2021

First Gen to supply 2.1-MW clean power to Araneta mall

LISTED energy company First Gen Corp. said on Monday that it will be supplying 2.1 megawatts (MW) of clean power sourced from its unit’s hydroelectric plant to the Araneta group’s shopping center Ali Mall.
May 06, 2021

EDC launches overseas internship program for scholars

The Energy Development Corp. (EDC), in partnership with the Counselors for Immigration and International Studies (CIS), is taking its career internship program Sikat abroad to broaden career opportunities for its scholars.
May 05, 2021

FPIP and partner locators open community pantries for local barangays

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihood of many Filipinos, the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) launched Kusina sa Barangay, a community pantry project aimed to help give residents from local barangays access to food, last April 30.
Apr 22, 2021

First Gen supplies RE-generated power to Megaworld

First Gen Corporation will be supplying power generated from a renewable energy resource to at least four upscale township and office-tower developments of real estate leader Megaworld Corporation.
Apr 14, 2021

First Balfour turns over First Gen LNG Shelter-in-Place (SIP) Project

First Balfour recently turned over the shelter-in-place (SIP) facility for the First Gen Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal Project in Batangas City. The second SIP project First Balfour completed for First Gen, the LNG SIP facility sits on a 20,000-square meter area where over a hundred 20-footer container vans were set up to serve as temporary shelters.
Apr 05, 2021

First Gen picks BW Gas for 5-year chartering of FSRU

Lopez-led First Gen Corporation has selected Norwegian firm BW Gas Limited for its five-year time chartering of floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) relative to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility that it will be setting up at its Clean Energy Complex in Batangas.
Mar 30, 2021

First Philec to launch green transformers

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led First Philec Inc. will launch green transformers made from 100-percent recyclable and biodegradable materials to help power distributors bring down system losses and reduce carbon footprint.
Mar 25, 2021

Asian Eye Institute launches online shop

MANILA, Philippines — Asian Eye Institute, the largest and most trusted eye center in the Philippines, officially unveiled its e-commerce website, the Asian Eye Shop on www.asianeyeshop.com.
Mar 22, 2021

NBAQ4 Shifts to Renewable Energy Source

The Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) Project shifts to a renewable energy source through the 140 MW Bacman Geothermal Power Plant on 26 February 2021. In a contract signed in early February, the NovaBala Joint Venture Corp. (NBJVC) entered into an agreement with First Gen’s Bacman Geothermal, Inc. for the supply of 900 kilowatts of electricity per month to the project facility in Quezon City.
Mar 22, 2021

BGCI extends partnership with EDC to assess, save 670 more trees species

Europe-based Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has extended its partnership grant with Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) for two more years to assess and conserve additional 200 Philippine endemic tree species and 470 near-endemic species.
Mar 05, 2021

EDC launches maiden green bonds

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is launching today its maiden green bond framework to coincide with its 45th anniversary. EDC is also seeking certification of the bonds under the ASEAN Green Bonds Standards adopted in the Philippines.
Feb 10, 2021

EDC to issue P15 billion green bonds

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) plans to issue green bonds worth P15 billion this year as part of its push for green and sustainable power development.
Feb 05, 2021

First Gen bats for decarbonized infra development, smart cities

Touting that businesses can either be a destructive force or a powerful agent for regenerative change, Lopez-led First Gen Corporation is opting for the latter as it pushes for the developments of decarbonized, resilient and socially-inclusive infrastructure facilities; as well as on pioneering the integration of smart cities.
Feb 05, 2021

EDC, UP expand partnership on biodiversity conservation

Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and the country’s premiere state-university, University of the Philippines (UP), have formally continued its partnership as they inked the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the expanded Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring Program (BCMP) III on 29 January 2021.
Feb 04, 2021

EDC taps Mitsubishi Group for BacMan geothermal plant

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has tapped two companies of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group to provide equipment and local support for the expansion project of its Bacon-Manito (BacMan) geothermal power plant.
Feb 04, 2021

First Balfour Achieves Investors in People Gold Accreditation

First Balfour has achieved the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investors in People (IiP), making it the first and only IiP Gold-accredited engineering and construction company in the Philippines. A global benchmark for companies that aim for business improvement through people management, this higher accreditation reflects First Balfour’s continued commitment to becoming one of the best employers to work for in the country today.
Jan 23, 2021

Lopez Group fulfills commitment to help Iloilo City fight COVID-19 through P5.5M worth of medical donations

ILOILO City --- The Lopez Group of Companies through the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) fulfilled its commitment to help the City of Iloilo in its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it officially inked the deal and delivered the state-of-the-art Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machine, RNA extractor, and test kits that it donated to the city’s Uswag Molecular Laboratory in San Pedro, Molo district here on January 21.
Jan 17, 2021

First Gen allots P6b to develop 120-MW hydro power project

First Gen Hydro Power Corp. of the Lopez Group is investing P6 billion to develop the 120-megawatt Aya pumped-storage project in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija.
Jan 17, 2021

Threatened PH native trees get a lifeline

EDC marks 12 years of BINHI program, which seeks to rescue endemic tree species from extinction.
Jan 15, 2021

EDC starts P1.3 billion expansion of BacMan geothermal plant, First Balfour bags EPC contract

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has kicked off the construction of the P1.3-billion expansion of the Bacon-Manito (BacMan) geothermal power plant. EDC has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 23-megawatt (MW) Palayan Binary Balance of Plant (BOP) work package to construction firm First Balfour Inc., also a Lopez firm.
Dec 28, 2020

ERC grants motion of First Gen Hydro to implement P5.1908-per-kWh supply rate

The Energy Regulatory Commission granted the motion for reconsideration filed by First Gen Hydro Corp. to implement the P5.1908 per kilowatt-hour rate under its power supply agreement with Manila Electric Co.
Dec 22, 2020

First Gen: 3 firms advance to next stage of FSRU tender

Lopez-led First Gen Corp. on Monday said it will accelerate the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the country to serve the requirements of its gas-fired power plants.
Dec 19, 2020

Lopez-led FPIP earns PEZA award for healthy, sustainable practices

LOPEZ-LED First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) received the Green, Healthy, Smart, and Sustainable Ecozone Award from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) for FPIP’s “notable commitment to promoting healthy industrialization and sustainably designed, smart, and green economic zone.”
Dec 19, 2020

Finding optimism amid uncertainties

“As you know, I turned 65 in January so I should really just fade away already. But the pandemic, obviously, is something you can’t just walk away from. We had no choice but to get everybody together and face this most difficult challenge ever,” Padilla said in a recent interview with the Inquirer. And it so happened that this year, amid this unprecedented global crisis, Rockwell Land is also celebrating its 25th year of creating upscale world-class communities.
Dec 14, 2020

EDC’s Baslay Coffee Project is CSR Guild’s Best CSR Project for Enterprise Development

Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Baslay coffee program in Negros Oriental successfully bagged another award, this time for being the CSR Guild’s best Corporate Social Responsibility Project for Enterprise Development this year.
Nov 27, 2020

Lopez Group donating P5.5-M worth of lab machines, equipment to Iloilo City’s COVID-19 lab

MANILA — The mayor of Iloilo City on Friday thanked the Lopez family and the Lopez Group of Companies for its proposed P5.5-million worth of medical donations for the Uswag Molecular Laboratory in Molo district, as the city boosts its efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Nov 23, 2020

'No regrets' in ditching coal for clean energy, says First Gen CEO

MANILA - The Lopez Group has no misgivings about its decision to keep coal-fired power plants out of its portfolio, and instead invest in renewable energy, a scion of the Lopez family said on Monday. Federico ‘Piki’ Lopez, Chairman and CEO of First Philippine Holdings Corp (FPH) and First Gen admitted that shutting the door on coal power in 2016 meant walking away from an opportunity to make a profit, and this was not easy to explain to shareholders and analysts.
Nov 18, 2020

EDC tagged as one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Advocates

Its pursuit to produce 100% clean and renewable energy as it enhances the environment and empowers its stakeholders accorded Lopez-led geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the honor of being Asia’s Top Sustainability Advocate in the recently concluded 2020 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards.
Nov 14, 2020

First Gen makes headway in construction of vital LNG hub

First Gen group on Friday finally signed with McConnell Dowell (MCD) an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Batangas province, which they expect to start buil­ding within this quarter.
Nov 09, 2020

EDC provides temporary power, aid to Super Typhoon Rolly-stricken areas in Bicol

Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has begun providing 20-40 megawatts (MW) of temporary power and food assistance to Albay and Sorsogon today as part of its aid to the Bicol region that was devastated by Super Typhoon Rolly on November 01.
Nov 02, 2020

EDC, ASUS team up to provide free laptops to SIKAT scholars

The current “new normal” brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shifted everyone’s life from face-to-face interaction to virtual events and interactions, including students who now need to do distance-learning for their education. To help its scholars adjust with the new normal of learning, Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) tapped Taiwan-based multinational electronics and computer company ASUS to provide free laptops to its current 110 scholars.
Nov 02, 2020

First Gen plans LNG distribution expansion

Lopez-led First Gen Corp. is preparing a distribution plan to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) throughout the country ahead of the construction of its offshore terminal in Batangas.
Oct 30, 2020

First Gen unit eyes developing small-scale LNG solutions in PH

MANILA - First Gen Corp said Friday its wholly-owned subsidiary FGEN LNG Corp was eyeing the development of small-scale liquified natural gas (ssLNG) solutions at the First Philippine Industrial Park.
Oct 23, 2020

FIRST School innovates as it adapts to digital learning

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we conduct our everyday lives and business, many people, businesses, and institutions had to adapt quickly. The First Industrial Science and Technology School (FIRST School) – a wholly-owned technical-vocational senior high school of First Philippine Holdings (FPH) – is no different. FIRST School quickly adopted new practices to help students and faculty cope with the shift to digital learning.
Oct 22, 2020

Rockwell Land to develop Pampanga mixed use project

MANILA, Philippines — Rockwell Land Corp., the Lopez-owned property developer, is hoping to take advantage of the booming economy of North Luzon with the development of a new mixed-use community in Pampanga.
Oct 21, 2020

First Gen asks 3 firms to submit bids for FSRU

FGEN LNG Corp. (FGEN LNG), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Gen Corp. (First Gen), has formally issued a request to tender for a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to 3 interested bidders.
Oct 19, 2020

First Gen donates P33m to complete Pantabangan water supply

First Gen Hydro Power Corp. of the Lopez Group pledged P33 million in financial support to help the local government of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija complete the town’s water supply and distribution system.
Oct 16, 2020

FPH group commitment to no coal pays off, attracts overseas investors for energy unit

When First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) Chairman and CEO Federico Lopez declared in 2016 that his companies would not invest, develop, or manage any coal-fired power plants, many in the energy industry balked. Coal, after all, was generally considered the least expensive and most convenient way to meet the needs of a growing economy and for one of the largest power producers in the country, refusing to build coal plants was just leaving money on the table.
Oct 16, 2020

Asian Eye adapts to COVID-19, offers teleconsultation, online delivery options

Lopez-led Asian Eye Institute, the country’s eye care center with the widest network of eye clinics, has introduced alternative clinic procedures and services to safely continue serving eye patients who need urgent treatment, including surgical procedures, even in the midst of the pandemic.
Oct 13, 2020

FPH chair, clean energy champion Federico 'Piki' Lopez named MAP 'Management Man of the Year 2020'

MANILA - The Management Association of the Philippines has chosen Federico “Piki” Lopez, Chairman and CEO of First Philippine Holdings Corp, as the MAP Management Man of the Year 2020.
Oct 09, 2020

Jacobs Engineering donates $10,000 to KEITECH

Jacobs Engineering has donated USD10,000 to KEITECH Educational Foundation to help fund its student-trainees’ tuition and fees. KEITECH is a technical-vocational school established in 2009 by geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with the local government of Kananga in Leyte and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). It aims to address the high poverty incidence and unemployment rate in the municipality by enabling qualified youth to acquire top skills that are locally and globally in-demand.
Oct 08, 2020

First Gen, Tokyo Gas to build offshore LNG import terminal

First Gen Corp. signed a deal with Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. to push ahead with a joint project to develop a temporary offshore import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Batangas City. It also picked an Australian engineering firm to build it.
Sep 26, 2020

First Gen gets permit to build LNG terminal in Batangas

Liquefied natural gas may be introduced into the Philippine market as early as the third quarter of 2022 as First Gen Corp. and its partners have secured from the Department of Energy a permit to build an LNG terminal in Batangas.
Sep 26, 2020

Rockwell Workspaces continues to innovate to fit the new normal

Rockwell Land, for example, has long initiated and rolled out new measures, even adopting the latest technologies in its office towers to comply with the new health protocols. Premium grade office spaces in 8 Rockwell in Makati, The Rockwell Business Center-Ortigas in Pasig, Santolan Town Plaza in San Juan, and The Rockwell Business Center-Sheridan in Mandaluyong all ensure that tenants and employees can function safely and efficiently.
Sep 24, 2020

First Gen employees hold hi-tech tree-planting, fund-raising activity

Employee volunteers from First Gen Corporation held a hi-tech and innovative tree-planting activity in the midst of the pandemic, and raised in the process thousands of pesos in donations for indigents in a Batangas town whose means of livelihood have been affected by the coronavirus.
Sep 09, 2020

FPIP opens Iconic Bridge

First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) held the soft opening of its Iconic Bridge last September 1. Adding aesthetic value to the park, the Iconic Bridge now connects FPIP II to the park’s newest facility expansion FPIP III cutting a significant amount of travel time between the two locations. With its unique design, the 55-meter-long bridge spanning over the San Juan River showcases a towering metal structure to be lit up with FPIP colors once completed.
Sep 08, 2020

EDC donates two PCR machines to enhance Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 resiliency

Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is taking a huge step to help Negros Oriental put up its own COVID-19 testing facility by donating about P8.5- million worth of equipment, including two state-of-the art Real Time Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machines.
Aug 29, 2020

EDC expands BINHI greening legacy with ERDB

Over 10 years since its launch and successful implementation, Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is taking the next step to its greening legacy by partnering with the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Aug 25, 2020

How transparency, communication make a difference

‘We need to give them the confidence that they can trust us more with their families and lives’—Rockwell
Aug 24, 2020

First Balfour makes significant progress in Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project

First Balfour, a member of the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) with Acciona S.A. and D.M. Consunji, Inc., makes significant progress in the construction of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) project. The project, which aims to ease traffic congestion between Cebu and Mactan Island, is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Aug 20, 2020

Interview: Low prices, flexible supply key to cracking Philippine LNG market: First Gen

Singapore — The Philippines' largest gas-fired power producer, First Gen Corp, plans to start limited construction at its Batangas LNG import facility in a couple of months, and bring in its floating storage regasification unit by 2022, Jon Russell, the company's executive vice president and chief commercial officer said in a recent interview.
Jul 13, 2020

Safe, secure lifestyle awaits in ‘beyond ordinary’ communities

Upscale property developer Rockwell Land was among those who had been quick on its feet, having rolled out new programs since the beginning of the pandemic early this year. Because it had communities to protect and service, the company has since been on its toes to find urgent solutions for every concern it had to face especially as lives were on the line.
Jul 09, 2020

Lopez Group donates tents, shower vans for stranded individuals at NAIA

The Lopez Group on Thursday donated 2 container vans with shower facilities for stranded passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in City.
Jun 29, 2020

KKR Acquires Stake in First Gen through Voluntary Tender Offer

Global investment firm KKR today announced that, following the completion of the voluntary tender offer period by Valorous Asia Holdings (the “Offeror”), an entity owned by KKR investment funds, the Offeror has accepted all of the 427,041,291 common shares of First Gen Corporation (PSE: FGEN) (First Gen) that were tendered by shareholders at the close of the tender offer, representing approximately 11.9% of First Gen’s outstanding common shares.
Jun 16, 2020

Philippine General Hospital boosts COVID-19 testing capacity through Lopez Group donation

Philippine General Hospital boosts COVID-19 testing capacity through Lopez Group donation of new COVID-19 testing machines. The increased testing capacity also helps the hospital test its frontline health workers.
Jun 15, 2020

Notice on Fake Job Postings

In light of recent instances of false solicitations for employment on social media, we would like to inform the public that all job vacancies for First Philippine Holdings (FPH) are only posted through our official pages and accounts. FPH has never and will never require any form of payment for processing job applications.
May 30, 2020

Lopez firms among top taxpayers in 2019

Four Lopez-owned power companies have made it to the Department of Finance’s list of top 100 taxpayers last year.
May 29, 2020

PARTLY FALSE: First Philippine Holdings 'made P24.6B profit, but only paid P10M income tax'

The P10 million that First Philippine Holdings Corporation paid in income tax is part of a total of P5.175 billion in income taxes that the company and its subsidiaries paid in 2019
May 28, 2020

PGH accepts Lopez Group offer to expand hospital’s COVID-19 testing capacity

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) has accepted an offer from the Lopez Group to help the state university hospital increase 10 times its capability to test for the virus SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
May 27, 2020

FPH Group's reply to Money-Go-Round article

Read the FPH Group's reply to Philippine Star’s Money-Go-Round article that came out last May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020

EDC completes population survey of 35 native threatened tree species under DENR’s Adopt-a-Wildlife species program

Lopez-led geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has successfully completed its population survey of 35 threatened native species of trees under its BINHI program.
Apr 22, 2020

Our Chairman's Message for Earth Day 2020

Our Chairman Federico R. Lopez was one of the leading environmental advocates featured in a series of Earth Day videos posted by Earth Day Network Philippines.
Apr 21, 2020

COVID-19 facility funded by FPH now ready for patients: DOTr

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday opened the COVID-19 quarantine facility at Pier 15 in Manila, built through a P100-million donation from the Lopez Group of Companies.
Apr 20, 2020

With FPH support, Chavit Singson offers free use of MetroTent as 2nd home for The Medical City employees

Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson announced Monday, 20 April 2020, the completion of a joint project with the Lopez Group and The Medical City (TMC) to retrofit Singson’s MetroTent Convention Center in Pasig City into a temporary home for TMC employees fighting the spread of Covid-19.
Apr 10, 2020

FPH donates P100M to DOTr’s COVID-19 response efforts

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Friday it received a P100 million donation from the Lopez Group of Companies to boost its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.
Apr 06, 2020

FPIP, 2 Batangas hospitals offer Covid-19 frontliners free ride

The management of Lopez-led First Philippine Industrial Park, the developer and operator of the industrial park in Batangas has teamed up with two leading hospitals in Tanauan and Santo Tomas to provide free shuttle service to medical workers and other frontliners battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020

FPH pledges ₱100-M COVID-19 aid

The First Philippine Holdings Corporation of the Lopez group will earmark ₱100 million as financial support to poor families being displaced in their work and livelihood due to the tragic hit of the novel coronavirus.
Mar 20, 2020

First Gen ESG rating gets an upgrade from MSCI

First Gen Corporation, the country’s largest clean and renewable energy producer, has earned an improvement in its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) rating from a US-based global finance company that regularly measures the resilience to ESG risks of companies all over the world.
Feb 29, 2020

EDC to expand capacity of geothermal plants

Lopez group-owned Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is looking to establish binary plants at its existing geothermal facilities in the country by the end of this year to boost its power-generation capacity.
Feb 12, 2020

First Gen board approves capital hike to P13.2 billion

First Gen Corp. said on Tuesday that its board of directors had approved the increase in its authorized capital stock to P13.2 billion from P11.6 billion by creating redeemable preferred shares.
Feb 11, 2020

EDC and UP-IB Release Wildlife Treasures

“No kind is left behind in EDC’s mission to build a clean energy future. EDC powers and protects people and planet, striking the right balance between energy, biodiversity, and community.”
Jan 27, 2020

First Gen to build 120-MW pumped-storage plant

First Gen Corp. has been awarded a hydroelectric power service contract by the Energy department to develop a 120-megawatt (MW) pumped-storage hydroelectric facility in Aya, Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija province, the Lopez-led listed company said over the weekend.
Jan 22, 2020

First Philippine Industrial Park briefs locators on Taal activity and emergency preparedness

Last January 17, First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) held a briefing for its 135 locators on the activities of the Taal volcano and on disaster preparedness.
Jan 14, 2020

First Gen says Batangas plants continue to operate despite Taal eruption

First Gen Corp said its power plants in Batangas province remained operational despite the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Dec 18, 2019

Asian Eye Institute, Sky give Luzon students the gift of clear vision

Asian Eye Institute and SKY partnered to provide students with free eye checkups and prescription glasses through the Kislap Mata: Malinaw na Mata, Malinaw na Kinabukasan project. Students were also taught the importance of having healthy vision and having good eye care habits,so they can perform well in school, sports and in socializing among their peers.
Dec 17, 2019

EDC one of top-performing PH companies in human rights disclosure

Energy Development Corporation (EDC), a subsidiary of First Gen Corporation, is taking the lead in aligning its human rights disclosures with the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights (BHR)
Dec 16, 2019

EDC keeps top rating for P7-B bonds

Energy Development Corp. (EDC) was again given the top credit rating by local debt watcher Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings) for its P7-billion outstanding bonds.
Dec 02, 2019

First Gen San Gabriel power plant to join CSP for Meralco

In the greenfield-brownfield battle royale on the forthcoming competitive selection process (CSP) of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the 414-megawatt San Gabriel combined cycle gas-fired power plant of First Gen Corporation is being lined up to join the auction process.
Nov 25, 2019

Lopez-led First Gen allots $300M for planned FSRU

FIRST GEN Corp. has placed the capital expenditure for its proposed floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) at $300 million, or a fraction of its budget for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, its president said.
Nov 15, 2019

First Gen income up 46% to $220 million

MANILA, Philippines — Lopez-led First Gen Corp. reported a 46 percent jump in its net income in the first nine months of 2019, driven by higher electricity sales from its clean fuel platforms.
Oct 21, 2019

First Gen holds tree planting in Masungi Georeserve area

Employees of Lopez-led First Gen Corp. recently conducted a tree planting at the Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal, as part of efforts to rehabilate the reservation area.
Sep 07, 2019

The Fifth at Rockwell Takes Your Celebration to the Next Level

Expect a barrage of parties, reunions, and celebrations on your way now that the holiday season is coming. After all, the last quarter of the year really brings out everyone’s festive side.
May 30, 2019

Rockwell unveils high-end project in Laguna

Lopez-led property developer Rockwell Land is set to unveil in Canlubang, Laguna, its first high-end subdivision development and also foray into Bacolod’s residential condominium market as part of P12.7 billion worth of new residential inventory to be launched this year.