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2016 Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Our Common Future, 1987) Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now integrated into this discipline which calls for the convergence of economic development, social equity and
environmental protection.

In 2016, Lopez Holdings Corporation invested P2.8 million in sustaining the operations of Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (LGFI) and its member foundations, particularly in the areas of arts and culture through Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. which administers the Lopez Museum and Library; disaster relief and rehabilitation through ABSCBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI); and education through Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) and Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PAAFI). These causes are consistent with its vision to improve the lives of Filipinos.

Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. (LGFI)

In 2016, LGFI raised the awareness of Lopez Group members on sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations Member States, including the Philippines, in a bid to end poverty, fight inequality  and injustice, and tackle climate change. It continued its efforts to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness among its members and the Lopez Group CSR Council by conducting two workshops: Project Cycle Management and Regulatory Requirements for Non-Profits.

LGFI, which is certified by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and an auxiliary social welfare and development organization registered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), began to pilot test a group-wide volunteerism initiative by identifying one school where the efforts of various Lopez Group companies could be harnessed. The expressed needs and wants of the students and the school’s teaching and non-teaching personnel were synthesized into areas covering human
resources development, office administration and finance, personality and development and  other special topics. The same school benefited from the Brigada Eskwela effort, which involves the cleaning, repair and overall preparation of classrooms and other physical facilities for the new school year.

A follow-up volunteering activity was held by yearend, wherein employees packed and distributed Christmas gifts for more than 1,000 scholars of Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PAAFI).

LGFI’s livelihood efforts for the year focused on micro and small enterprises in the Province of Guimaras, where it worked with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Region VI. It was recognized as one of the department’s partners in the implementation of programs and services. LGFI was also reaccredited as Civil Society Organization (CSO) in Guimaras for 2016-2019, in recognition of its work in the province.

Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. / Lopez Memorial Museum and Library

The Lopez Museum and Library ran the exhibition Drawing the Lines from February 24 to July 8, 2016. The exhibition presented editorial cartoons and illustrations by artists Francisco Coching, Danilo Dalena, Nei Doloricon, E.Z. Izon, Dengcoy Miel, Dante Perez, Jose Tence Ruiz and Pinggot Zulueta.

Cartoonists Doloricon and Ruiz were featured in Artist Talk, where they shared art practices and experiences as illustrators. History professor and newspaper columnist Dr. Ambeth Ocampo gave a lecture, Telembang! Pakakak! Buntut Pague!, that showcased illustrations from the Spanish and American periods in Philippine history rendered by the likes of Jose Pereira, Jorge Pineda and Fernando Amorsolo, among others. Cartoonists Manix Abrera and Gilbert Daroy spoke at Drawing for Juan,  where they talked about individual practices as illustrators. A panel discussion on censorship under martial law, “Newsroom Shutdown”, hadPete Lacaba, Ceres Doyo and Vergel Santos as speakers.

In partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Cinematheque Manila, the Lopez Museum and Library hosted a successful run of its film screening event, Replay, featuring back-to-back screenings of Aparisyon by Vicente Sandoval and Dahling Nick by Sari Dalena. The films revisited the country’s time under martial law.

Architect and newspaper columnist Paulo Alcazaren presented a lecture, Buried, that discussed the lost art and architecture of the country, and showed participants photos of old
Manila, Philippine pavilions in World’s Fairs and art deco and neoclassical structures.

The Museum simultaneously ran two exhibitions from August 26 to December 23, 2016: Two Halves of a Whole, co-presented by Fundacion Sanso, that put together works
by artist Juvenal Sanso to highlight the role or patronage and generosity in the making of institutional collections; and Exposition, copresented by Instituto Cevantes with support from the Cultural Department of the Embassy of Spain in Manila, that revisited Philippine and Spanish relations with works by Cian Dayrit, Liv Vinluan and Renan Laru-an augmenting the museum’s permanent collection.

National Museum of the Philippines artists Rolf Campos and Aissa Domingo led a panel discussion and workshop, Field Notes, that taught participants the basics of illustrating specimens and artifacts. Scientific illustrations have remained relevant in the age of photography and electronic documentation.

EnCOUNTERS, a counter-mapping forum in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) Geographical Society, the UP Geography Department, the Junior Philippine
Geographical Society and the Philippine Geographical Society, presented alternative perspectives and practices of looking at cartography.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI)

Since 1989, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI) has been at the forefront of development programs that uniquely affect strategic sectors in the Philippines – each one with distinct goals and considerable impact. A duly registered nonstock, non-profit organization, ALKFI addresses the plight of the disadvantaged while also ensuring that donations are properly allotted and utilized.

BANTAY BATA 163

Since 1997, Bantay Bata 163 has catered to children from 0 to 12 years old through the following services:
Hotline:  380,383 reports received and acted upon
Medical: 63,161 patients served
Scholarships: 5,176 scholars
Community Service: 1,035,064 beneficiaries served
Rescue: 2,464 children
Legal: 4,015 services
Rehabilitation: 9,342 children

BANTAY KALIKASAN

Launched in 1998, Bantay Kalikasan (BK), ALKFI’s environment advocacy arm, has propelled massive changes towards the protection and sustainability of the country’s natural environment.

Bantay Kalikasan paved the way forrehabilitating the sole watershed in Metro Manila – the La Mesa Watershed. To date, from 9 species, the watershed now houses 100 endemic species. More than a hundred thousand seedlings are nurtured and cultivated. From only 20, there are now a total of 125 species of birds in the forest. More than 400,000 visitors from 27 companies have shown and expressed their support to restore the splendor of La Mesa.

OPERATION SAGIP

Through the outpouring of support from donors, Operation Sagip (formerly known as Sagip Kapamilya) provided immediate relief assistance and school kits to 33,254 survivors
of calamities and disasters in 2016.

A total of 131 schools were built for Yolanda sites as of January 2017. There were 35 classrooms built in 16 school sites in Bukidnon, Camarines Norte, Compostela Valley, Bohol,
Nueva Vizcaya and Davao Oriental. Operation Sagip, through its Ronda Eskwela Project, distributed a total of 4,424 school kits in Batangas, Nueva Ecija, Bohol, Leyte and Zambales.

The donations of Operation Sagip supporters also funded the different livelihood programs in the areas of Samar and Leyte namely: Marabut Multi-Purpose Center, Wespal Visitor Center and Eco-Lodge, San Juan Floating Restaurant and Boardwalk by the Bay, San Jose Skimboarding Camp, Dao Balay Kawilan and Sabang Daguitan Surf Camp.

Alternative livelihood was also provided by Operation Sagip: 430 students underwent alternative learning and school-skills training in Compostela Valley; 77 sewing machines
were distributed to Tarlac, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental; 56 families who survived Typhoon Lando were granted farming seeds and; 17 boats were given to five barangays in Baler, Aurora. Water facilities were also granted to 905 families in San Luis, Aurora; 450 families in Campao Oriental; 400 families in Bagangga Davao Oriental; and 102 families in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI)

KCFI signed another 10-year partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) focusing on support for the development and provision to schools of multi-media learning resources for early childhood development, K-to-12, and the Alternative Learning System, as well as for the professional development of teachers and education leaders. Since 1999, Knowledge Channel, the all-educational flagship of KCFI, has provided students and teachers with videos, games and other resources to supplement lessons in the classroom. These  curriculum-based resources cover the different levels and topics in Science, Math, English, Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, and Health and Values Education. Knowledge Channel is available on SKY Cable and other cablepartner service providers, on satellite throughSKY Direct, on digital terrestrial television via ABS-CBN TV Plus, and the internet through kchonline.ph and on the Knowledge Channel On-Demand packages.

In 2016, KCFI produced new content: the second season of AgriCOOLture in cooperation with Land Bank of the Philippines; new episodes of Payong K-lusugan one of which is on communicable diseases produced in cooperation with Unilever, and two on safety with animals developed in partnership with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control; MathDali, which promotes mastery and development of positive attitude towards Math, is a collaboration with ABS-CBN and ALKFI; a new episode of Estudyantipid with Insular Foundation, which teaches financial literacy, insurance and investments to ninth graders; a new episode of the travelogue, Wow on Misamis Occidental produced in cooperation
with the DepEd Division Office of Misamis Occidental; and a new season of Puno ng Buhay, which features basic science concepts on Plants for third graders. AgriCOOLture
and MathDali are also accessible on iWantTV, ABS-CBN Corporation’s homegrown video-on-demand service.

In partnership with ALKFI’s Operation Sagip and with the support of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), KCFI designed a video-and-workshop module on
psychological first aid (PFA) to guide teachers and principals in addressing the psychological first aid needs of children immediately after calamities. PFA was integrated in Knowledge Channel’s training program for teachers and 

principals called LEEP (Learning Effectivel through Enhanced and Evidenced-Based Pedagogies) that stresses learner-centeredness and constructivism, which are relevant features
of DepEd’s K to 12 curriculum. By the end of 2016, LEEP-PFA was able to train 86 schools in Busuanga, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Roxas, Iloilo, Tacloban, Ormoc, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

KCFI also spearheaded a series of workshops entitled Martial Law for the Millennials to equip Araling Panlipunan teachers with knowledge and skills for teaching this vital topic in
Philippine history.

Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, Inc. (PAAFI)

PAAFI assists elementary, high school and college students in Metro Manila public schools by providing a monthly allowance to help with transportation, uniforms and projects.
In addition, it conducts regular social worker visits, medical and dental missions for scholars, cultural exposure and values education in partnership with local parishes.

In 2016, cultural exposure included sponsorships for select students to see “Opera” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the ballets “The Masterpieces” and “Simon Ibarra”, and a tour of the Manila Ocean Park as incentives for outstanding performance.

Operation Blessing Philippines was the partner for the medical and dental missions conducted on May 28 and June 4, 2016. Operation Blessing provided doctors, dentists, nurses, as well as volunteer storytellers and counselors for the scholars.

Parents of scholars also find support with PAAFI for livelihood training. In 2016, First Philippine Realty Corporation sponsored  training in soap making while Live for Others Movement sponsored longganisa making.

PAAFI collects books for its portable libraries. A portable library has over 200 books that scholars may borrow for a month. It rotates among sites that serve scholars every six
months. At the end of 2016, PAAFI had seven portable libraries under management.

PAAFI also benefited from Google’s Global Leadership Program, that provided four  Googlers for a three-week consultation. The team of Googlers helped PAAFI establish its website and data management system.

Since 1987, PAAFI has given 12,944 grants, with 1,162 scholars enrolled for schoolyear 2016- 2017. It is certified by the PCNC and registered with the DSWD. For the last schoolyear, Lopez Holdings adopted 27 scholars and donated a portable library.

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