MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (PIA)—At this time of pandemic, Hedcor, the run-of-river hydropower arm of AboitizPower, finds value in supporting livelihood and helping host communities to improve self-sufficiency.
One of the ways to do so is by linking farmlands to access roads to improve ease of transport of local goods.
As such, Hedcor turned over a concrete passage which doubled as an animal crossway to provide a convenient and safe access to the residents and local farmers. The concrete passage amounting to about P700,000 was ready for the locals’ use in Barangay Santiago, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon after a two-week construction.
“We are very thankful to Hedcor for this project. This passage and animal crossing is definitely useful especially to our farmers,” shared Barangay Captain Jerville Senagonia.
“This will further motivate them to continue their livelihood amid this difficult time,” he added.
Barangay Kagawad Heleborn Moncado also thanked Hedcor for the continued support. “This is especially helpful for the farmers in transporting their products. Despite facing a pandemic, this did not become a hindrance to serve the needs of the community.”
Hedcor has been paving farm-to-market roads in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon since the start of its construction in the year 2015. This is in effort of uplifting living conditions and boosting livelihood of its host communities.
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 del Sur, and Bukidnon. They continue to supply the country with 278.84 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. (Jessa John Delos Santos, Hedcor-AboitizPower/PIA Bukidnon)