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Chevron supports 4th AmCham ScholaRUN for 100 students


Manila, Philippines – Over 3,367 runners composed of 477 Chevron employees and 2,890 delegates from American Chamber of Commerce member-companies raced around Bonifacio Global City (BGC) during the 4th AmCham ScholaRUN to raise funds for select 100 underprivileged but deserving Filipino students.

The charity run generated more than 1 million pesos that will go to AmCham Foundation’s scholarship program to support scholars in both vocational and college levels. The number of participants grew by 1,000 this year, a sign of growing support for the annual event. Since the yearly activity started, the American Chamber Foundation Philippines Inc. (ACF) in partnership with Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, has given education opportunities for hundreds of ACF scholars. ACF has supported numerous graduates who are currently working in various companies, locally and globally.

Finishers of the 3k, 5k and 10k categories all received commemorative medals for their participation aside from getting a fun workout with colleagues and friends.


Finishing 3rd in the 5k category, Janice Trinidad, Expatriate Assignee Counselor of Chevron Holdings Inc. (CHI), proudly said, “It feels great to run for a good cause. I fully support this annual activity because I know it’s a privilege to help provide education for our country’s next generation of leaders.”


About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at

Rebuilding Dauis Watchtower through Livelihood and Heritage Conservation

In the wake of a destructive 7.2 earthquake that hit Central Visayas in 2013 and destroyed many of its historic churches and structures, Ayala Foundation and its partners have contributed to restoration efforts in the region through livelihood and heritage reconstruction training.

In collaboration with Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, the Diocese of Tagbilaran, the provincial government of Bohol, and the municipal government of Dauis, Ayala Foundation championed a skills program in heritage reconstruction for 29 Boholanos. The trainees underwent an intensive 12-month course in traditional masonry skills with actual on-the-job training in the restoration of the Dauis Church Watchtower. The church complex where the watchtower stands has been declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum and a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

The program is the first of its kind outside of Manila. Its highly trained graduates are expected to contribute to the proper restoration of ruined churches in Bohol and other heritage structures in Central Visayas.

On April 20, the program came to an official close with the trainees’ graduation ceremony and the turnover of the restored watchtower, held at the Assumption of Our Lady Shrine in Dauis, Bohol. Guests included Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Ambassador Luis Calvo; Senator Loren Legarda; Tagbilaran Bishop Leonardo Y. Medroso, Chair, CBCP Permanent Committee for the Cultural Heritage of the Church; NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon, Jr.; National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chairperson Ma. Serena Diokno; Ruel T. Maranan, President, Ayala Foundation, Inc.; and Dr Jaime C. Laya of Escuela Taller.

About Ayala Foundation

As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation's main program areas are Education, Youth Leadership, Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

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About Escuela Taller

Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. was organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID), the international aid agency of the Spanish government. It teaches trades within the construction industry, more importantly, those that will help in the restoration of built heritage sites in the Philippines.


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WeatherPhilippines Partners with PDRF to Build a Disaster Operations Center

WeatherPhilippines partnered with Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) to support its plan of establishing the private sector’s Disaster Operations Center (DOC).

WeatherPhilippines commits to partner with the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) to strengthen the role of business in building the nation’s disaster preparedness, response and resiliency

The partnership focuses on using WPF's weather 101 trainings to enhance the private sector’s capacity on disaster preparedness, and to provide weather information for the Disaster Operations Center.

The Disaster Operations Center is an inclusive private-sector driven initiative that aids government efforts in the four thematic areas of disaster risk reduction and management: preparedness & mitigation, response, relief and rehabilitation. The DOC’s main goals are: 1)to empower individual businesses to promote greater awareness of risks; 2) support business continuity planning for risk resiliency ; and 3)ensure coordination and collaboration among the private sector, public sector and humanitarian organizations.

This partnership enables WeatherPhilippines to meet its objectives of integrating weather knowledge with business, and empowering the private sector towards creating a WeatherWiser Nation.

CEMEX culminates masonry program to typhoon-hit area in Cebu

Some of the graduates of the Experto Ako! Masonry Skills Training Program pose with CEMEX leaders and San Remigio LGU officials in front of the newly inaugurated CEMEX Skills and Livelihood Center in San Remigio, northern Cebu

Leveraging on the success of its previous skills-training program for up and coming young masons, cement company CEMEX recently entered into public-private partnership with a local government unit in Cebu for the implementation of its “Experto Ako” masonry skills training at San Remigio, one of the areas worst-hit by typhoon Yolanda.

The partnership with CEMEX saw 30 men from the community receiving a month-long skills training that offered a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to professional building.  During training, the participants were given lessons and modules on proper cement application and equipment. They also received TESDA-approved workshops on leadership and communication skills.

“The Experto Ako program is a skills training project of CEMEX that aims to help professionalize the rank of stone workers and builders in the construction industry,” explains Chito Maniago, CEMEX Philippines Foundation executive director.  “We also see it as a more meaningful way of giving back to the community.”

It is the second time that the company conducted the “Experto Ako!” program in the Visayas region. In May last year, the company carried out the program for community members in Naga, Cebu, home to the company's  Apo Cement Plant.

Coinciding the graduation of the masons was the inauguration of CEMEX’s new livelihood training center in San Remigio which is designed to help raise the bar of producing quality competency building programs for residents in the community. The training center is expected to level up the residents’ capabilities in various skills, enabling them to increase their competency and chances of finding better jobs.

According to Maniago, the 30 residents given training in San Remigio compose only the first batch of training participants. After undergoing training, the successful graduates will be asked to help in the company’s bigger project called “Build Unity,” a typhoon rehabilitation initiative to help rebuild houses for families in Northern Cebu.

The “Experto Ako!” masonry skills training program falls under CEMEX’s umbrella Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program called the “Build the Nation Together.” The program is designed primarily to help address the country’s need for masons who are well equipped to build better homes and buildings.



CEMEX Philippines is a quality building solutions-company and manufacturer of tohe only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, Palitada King and APO Pozzolan. To know more about CEMEX Philippines, like it on Facebook and check out For partnerships, contact the Public Affairs Unit and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Aboitiz completes physical turnover of Yolanda classrooms in north Cebu

A new six-classroom school building in Bogo Central School III


The Aboitiz Foundation, the corporate social development arm of the Aboitiz Group, recently announced the completion of the physical turnover of all 227 classrooms in north Cebu that were repaired and constructed last year as part of its schools rehabilitation efforts in response to Yolanda.

The fulfillment of this promise brought 15,000 students in 29 school beneficiaries in the towns of Bogo and San Remigio to the comfort and safety of a better learning environment after the typhoon ravaged schools in the Visayas.

Aboitiz attributes the realization of this commitment to the “bayanihan” spirit that moved individual and corporate donors, partners from the government and private sector, and its team members.

The Foundation spent a total of P194 million on the rehabilitation of schools, a portion of the donations culled from the #BangonVisayas campaign.


“We believe that a better-educated youth means a better Philippines. That’s why we continue to put education at the forefront of our corporate social responsibility initiatives,” stressed Aboitiz Foundation Chairman Erramon Aboitiz.


Students of Banban National High School in Bogo City are thankful for their three-storey, new school building


The Group’s promise of a better learning environment is also manifested through the development of special science elementary schools  and technical-vocational high schools, repair and construction of regular classrooms, “Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-unlad at Pag-asa Silid Pangarap” classrooms, teacher skills training, and scholarships and financial assistance.

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