January 6th, 2010
The Lopez Group is a conglomerate of businesses open by the Lopez family. This group includes Benpres Holdings and of course, who can forget ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation & BayanTel telecommunications company, among other businesses. LopezLink, on the other hand, is the monthly publication of the Lopez Group of Companies. It talks about the latest from the Lopez’s many businesses.
For example, If you open LopezLink you will see LopezLink 2009 Year End Report.
You will discover that it wasn’t a good year for the Lopez Group but it wasn’t a bad year either. The past year had business as usual for the Lopez Group. LopezLink reported a lot of activities but I will share only a few that caught my attention:
- Kapit Bisig Para as Ilog Pasig was launched by ABS-CBN Foundation managing director Gina Lopez.
- Benpres last August 2009 bought back US$260M outstanding debt from Avenue Asia Group.
- ABS-CBN had an exclusive coverage of US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton’s visit as well as earning P1.79B.
- Meralco entered into an investment and cooperation agreement with PLDT (march)
- First Philippine Holdings Corporation becomes, Integrated Management Systems certified.
- ABS-CBN Foundation Bantay Bata 163 is “most popular corporate social responsibility (CSR)” project
- Energy Development Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation and ABS-CBN get highest scores in corporate governance.
- Energy Development Corporation takes over Mindanao 1 and 2 geothermal power plants in North Cotabato.
- www.lopezlink.ph goes online.
- Sagip Kapamilya lead Lopez Group to mobilize relief and rehabilitation
- Energy Development Corporation turn overs Palinpinon and Tongonan Power Plants in Visayas to Green Core Geothermal .
- More than 22,000 participated with A Run for the Pasig River by KBPIP
LopezLink also talked about the Knowledge Channel and the Department of Education renewed basic education tools development partnership. This was during the recently held Knowledge Channel Stakeholders Awards (KOSA). What happened was, Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. and the Department of Education signed a memorandum of agreement that renewed their partnership. The purpose of this agreement is the continued partnership to develop basic education tools through the Knowledge Channel.
One of the aims of the Knowledge Channel Foundation is to broaden the channel’s reach from the existing 2,000 schools even as it continues its advocacy by keeping up with trends in technology and new ways to advance development of children.
Another interesting development is Knowledge Channel and Citi Philippines’ partnership. They will be launching a series that will teach simplified economic and financial concepts. The title of the series will be “Estudyantipid”. The show how to save money properly. It aims to teach about basic econ concepts like wants, and needs; wealth; interest and inflation.
Here is the trailer for that show:
Another program the Knowledge Channel is pushing for is the 10 episode, “Mi Isla,” which will be about how to save the environment. It will focus “Center of the Center” where marine life is very rich. This area is found in the sea route that is enclosed by Batangas, Marinduque, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental and Romblon provinces. This show was filmed in Verde Island.
LopezLink also have forums if you want to participate. This is LopezLink Forum & where I last posted on LopezLink.