PetroSolar enters PEZA Awards’ Hall of Fame

December 28, 2020

PetroSolar Corporation (PSC) was elevated to the Hall of Fame of PEZA Awards for winning the Outstanding Community Project Award for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. The awarding ceremony was held on December 10, 2020 in Pasay City. PEZA cited the efforts of PSC in strengthening relationship with its partner communities, a total of 11 barangays in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac City. PGEC Environmental and Community Relations Manager, Yrel V. Ventura, explains that PSC’s efforts focused on systematic approach to health, education, and livelihood programs, with the goal of building progressive and peaceful communities.

“Our efforts would not have come to fruition without the constant dialogue and synergy with our communities, the local government units and agencies, who have consistently supported our programs,” said Ventura. Ventura also shared that PSC’s community projects were designed based on a socio demographic survey conducted in 2016 within the said barangays to assess the needs, resources, and opportunities in the area. PSC’s flagship livelihood project for chili farmers was recognized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to be a learning hub in the province.

PSC’s community projects and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives are implemented under We Power HELP (Health Education and Livelihood Program) banner of its parent Company, PetroEnery Resource Corporation (PERC). “Our CSR efforts began as early as 2008 when PERC supported secondary public education and teachers training in Science, Math, and English. Over the years, the Program evolved to include health and livelihood in terms of focus, and to be more inclusive and participatory in terms of implementation,” said Ventura.

We Power HELP projects are implemented in Batangas, Aklan, Tarlac, Palawan, and Mindanao, and include medical missions and nutrition campaign, Adopt-a-School, trainings for teachers, scholarships, livelihood projects for women and farmers, and crisis and disaster response.

“Earlier this year we helped families affected by Taal eruption and typhoons. We also donated food and protective equipment to our LGU frontliners and to the staff of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH),” said Ventura. We Power HELP also enabled the donation of mobile phones and tablets to support remote learning in Batangas and Cotabato.

PSC, together with PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC), Maibarara Geothermal Inc. (MGI), and PetroWind Energy Inc. (PWEI) are all subsidiaries of PERC, a publicly-listed energy company and a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC).