MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (PIA)—Hedcor continues to support and celebrate the Indigenous People (IP) communities of Manolo Fortich town here with P1,600,000 worth of infrastructure projects.
Said P1.6 million tribal projects include the construction of a new tribal hall in Barangay Dalirig and the refurbishment of tribal halls in Barangays Maluko, Santiago, and Guilang-Guilang in the municipality of Manolo Fortich. Moreso, a tribal hall in Barangay Guihean in Impasugong municipality will also be redeveloped.
Manolo Fortich’s Vice Mayor, Miguel Demata, commended Hedcor’s efforts as he said “I acknowledge and give our sincerest appreciation and respect to Hedcor for their support. Hedcor is doing everything and does not hesitate to help not only our communities and families but especially the town’s economy.”
The tribal halls, also known as “Tulugan,” is the very heart of the community where culture is passed on from one generation to the next throughout time.
Acknowledging these cultural values, Hedcor, together with the IP community leaders, conducted a ritual called "Pamukaw" to ask for the divine’s guidance and blessings for both the perusal of projects and the strengthening of partnerships.
Barangay Captain Jerville Senagonia of Santiago gladly looks at how the community continues to prosper and grow, with the significant support of Hedcor as well as the contributions of every member of the community.
“I am so grateful to Hedcor for always fulfilling its promises. I also thank God for giving them [Hedcor] to us which is an instrument of all the graces and favors that inspired us to strive more as Hedcor’s partner community,” the barangay captain said.
Marvin Asilo, Hedcor's External Relations Manager for VizMin, said that Hedcor will build and improve another tribal hall in Bukidnon.
“This is a testament of our strong commitment to being the community’s partner—as their home and family,” Asilo said.
This hydropower firm remains true to its vision of advancing the IP communities’ dreams and aspirations, strengthening their unquenchable zeal and resilience to rise from their situation, he added.
Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower systems.
Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants located in Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Benguet, Davao, and Bukidnon. They continue to supply the country with 278 MW of clean and renewable energy.
With 42 years of experience, Hedcor is one of the leading run-of-river hydropower operators in the Philippines. (Hedcor-AboitizPower/PIA 10-Bukidnon)