RED Bagani Evasco, on April 23, 2021, met the officials of Aboitiz Power and discussed several agreements benefiting both the environment and the said company.
After presenting their business profile, officials sought the impressions of RED Evasco who then stated his position- environmental protection, above all. While the director affirmed with the company’s commitment in safekeeping the environment, he likewise asked for further efforts such as establishment of mangrove nursery, more sustainable endeavours for watershed protection and reinforcement of forest guards through its Bantay Bukid. The company’s representatives concurred and were upfront with their intention that while they aim for profit, they are most importantly pro-people and pro-planet.
“Protection of environment is a shared responsibility. Thus, I am looking forward to fulfilling your commitments. Likewise, the DENR is most willing to support your company.”, RED Evasco expressed.
“Our commitment is to do business that will have least adverse impact to the environment. That is why it is of utmost importance to all of us to not harm the environment, the reason why we greatly invest to protect it.”, said Rodger Velasco, President and Chief Operating Officer, Davao Light and Power Company, Inc.
The officials capped off the meeting through conducting the release of a Hawksbill Turtle at Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, in Punta Dumalag, Davao City, a sanctuary for rescued marine species, particularly the pawikans. The said eco-park has been recognized for its valuable contribution in the region’s biodiversity conservation.
With RED Evasco and Mr. Velasco were other Abotiz Power officials including Shake Aboitiz Tuason, Operations Head of Apo Agua Infrastrucrura Inc., Jason Magnaye, Asst Vice President for External Relations at Aboitiz Power Corporation and Mr. Fermin Edillon, its Community Relations Manager.
The company is also set to donate around 30 units of two-way radio which will be used for forest patrolling in Mt. Apo Natural Park in Davao del Sur and Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental.