Forging, maintaining, and enhancing mutually beneficial relationships with all of our stakeholders is a core requisite in every single Alsons Power project. We value the partnerships we have built particularly with our neighbors in the communities that host our facilities.
One of the flagship programs of Alsons Power community relations is in the area of education- particularly in education infrastructure. To date, more than thirty (30) fully- furnished classroom, library or laboratory buildings with built-in toilet facilities have been constructed and donated to various public elementary and high schools throughout ZamboangaCity and Sarangani Province. All class room donations come with arm chairs with book trays and the laboratory and library buildings are provided with computers and furniture.
Alsons Power has provided scholarships to over 170 high school scholars and 30 college scholars in Zamboanga City and to more than 260 high school scholars and more than 40 college scholars from Sarangani Province. Aside from scholarships, Alsons Power also sponsors parent and teacher training seminars for its adopted public schools.
Employment opportunities for People living in our host communities
The Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) established the Maasim Technical Vocational Competence Center (MTCC) in Maasim, Sarangani on October of 2010, in keeping with Alsons Power’s commitment to build and enhance the skills and competencies of the residents of our host communities in order to improve their employability. Recently hailed the 2013 TESDA Kabalikat Awardee for the Industry Category, the Center trains out of school youth from Maasim and nearby areas in welding and fabrication, electrical installation, electrical maintenance, masonry, and plumbing. To date, MTCC has produced a total of 315 graduates, all of whom passed the examinations for National Certification II (NC II) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) has undertaken several dental and medical missions covering 5 barangays in the municipality of Maasim, Sarangani. SEC has likewise provided barangay Kamanga –the SEC plant’s host with a potable water system and a barangay health center.
This May 2012, in cooperation with the municipal and provincial health offices, SEC began conducting circumcision sessions in different barangays throughout Maasim.
Alsons Power and the entire Alcantara Group adhere to the principle of preserving and enhancing our environment. Most of the people who manage and operate our plants are residents of , or live within the vicinity of our host communities. As responsible neighbors, we take steps to ensure that our co-residents in the community are able to live in a clean and ecologically safe environment.
The Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) has embarked on a watershed preservation and development project that aims to rehabilitate degraded forest lands in the watersheds of the Siguil and Kamanga rivers – the major watersheds of the SEC plant’s host municipality of Maasim, Sarangani. Around 7, 500 hectares will be planted with over 3 million seedlings of fruit trees, agricultural crops and forest tree species. The trees will serve the purposes of protecting the watersheds and absorbing the carbon emissions of the SEC power plant while producing oxygen. The project will also provide livelihood to 500 families belonging to the B’laan and Tboli indigenous communities residing in the watershed areas. The beneficiary families will protect and cultivate the planted seedlings and in turn, they will be able to harvest and market the products of the trees and agricultural crops once they bear fruit.