In line with its mission of building a better future and in partnership with Lipa City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Aboitiz Construction spearheaded the “Scrap to Crop and Waste Management” program for the local government unit (LGU) officials of Brgy. Simlong and Pinamucan Ibaba, Batangas City.
Observing safety and health protocols, 16 participants composed of barangay officials and health workers attended the capacity building activity on waste management that was facilitated by the Lipa City CENRO last July 28, 2021.
Ms. Hanna Mari Flores, Assistant Planning Officer, discussed the provisions of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the methods on how to effectively manage the wastes in the communities. Additionally, Ms. Bea Liza Ladito, Forest Technician I, led the discussion on tree planting, composting, and vertical gardening
“The program helped us to refresh our memory about the things that we need to understand about waste management. Through this, we will be able to create sustainable programs for the welfare of our community members,” said Hon. Wenilda Macaraig, Barangay Captain of Simlong.
To support barangays’ current waste management efforts, Aboitiz Construction will donate material recovery facilities to the LGUs in August. With CENRO’s support, non-fruit bearing seedlings like Narra were also given to the barangays in order to aid in the preparation against flooding.
“We want to support the communities in towns and barangays where Aboitiz Construction projects are located. Team members will be able to participate in this community partnership. The waste management program fulfills our promise of advancing business and communities in the Philippines.” said Nina Ylagan-Pedro, Division Chief for Enterprise Risk, Corporate Affairs and Services of Aboitiz Construction.
The company recently co-sponsored “Plastics 3R Hacks,” a hackathon aimed at harnessing solutions for the still increasing plastic issues in the Philippines. In the third quarter of 2021, Aboitiz Construction will kick off waste management programs and start community gardens in select barangays in Cebu.
Aboitiz Construction is the construction arm of the Aboitiz Group of Companies, one of the prominent conglomerates in the Philippines. Aboitiz Construction is a privately-held company, with a 45-year track record in value construction and engineering that advances businesses and communities by building a better future.