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.
On August 4 2012, the Lopez Group’s energy companies hosted a cocktail reception as tribute to Oscar M. Lopez, clan patriarch and chairman emeritus of the Lopez Group, for his life-long environmental advocacies. Prominent personalities from government, business, and academe graced the occasion, dubbed “For Love of Nature, ” which First Philippines Holdings Corporation and its subsidiaries First Gen Corporation (First Gen) and Energy Development Corporation (EDC) organized. The formal launch of three ground-breaking books on biodiversity conservation provided a fitting highlight for the tribute to a man who is known for his love of nature and environmental advocacies.
EDC’s “Rafflesia of the Philippines” presents the latest taxonomic information on the 10 Philippine species of Rafflesia, the largest single flower in the world. First Gen’s “Generations,” shows photographs of majestic mountains, natural rivers, streams, volcanoes, as well as the flora and fauna living in various power plant sites of First Gen across the country. “The Philippine Native Trees 101” is a guidebook replete with photos and descriptions of te for the elder Lopez, his son and FPH chairman Federico Lopez described his father’s love for nature as “infectious,” and that it has become “our own mission to inspire current and future generations of leaders at our companies and the communities we touch and to feel the same passion he has — and now we have — for nature and the environment.”
Copies of “Rafflesia of the Philippines” and “Generations” will be donated to universities and other institutions, groups and individuals who are seriously committed to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. “The Philippine Native Trees 101” is for sale at different designated areas of Metro Manila: office of Hortica Filipina Foundation Inc. in New Manila, Quezon City and Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute. Please call 0917.465.0281 for further information.