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Spread The Light

One Meralco Foundation is determined to bring the light of hope to underserved communities within and beyond the Meralco franchise area, carrying out the company's dream to make the future brighter for the Filipino people.


News and Updates

The latest about our programs and projects.

One Meralco brings electricity to Balut Island schools

One Meralco brings electricity to Balut Island schools

One Meralco Foundation energized five island public schools in the municipality of Balut Island, Davao del Sur recently. Balut Island is located in the southernmost tip of the Philippines.


OMF announces winners of its Teachers’ Month promo

OMF announces winners of its Teachers’ Month promo

One Meralco Foundation released today the list of winners of its Teachers’ Month campaign online promo, which began on October 5, in celebration of the World Teachers’ Day.


Acapella Go reclaims victory in Akapela Open 2015

Acapella Go reclaims victory in Akapela Open 2015

They may have failed to hold on to their title as champion in last year’s Akapela Open competition, but this year “Acapella Go” made sure they’re going to take it back — and with a landslide kind of victory.


Impact Map

One Meralco Foundation spreads the light all over the country: from the Calayan Islands in the north to Davao del Sur in the south.

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One Meralco Foundation spreads the light all over the country: from the Calayan Islands in the north to Davao del Sur in the south.

November 6, 2015

One Meralco brings electricity to Balut Island schools

One Meralco Foundation energized five island public schools in the municipality of Balut Island, Davao del Sur recently. Balut Island is located in the southernmost tip of the Philippines.

October 25, 2015

Acapella Go reclaims victory in Akapela Open 2015

They may have failed to hold on to their title as champion in last year’s Akapela Open competition, but this year “Acapella Go” made sure they’re going to take it back — and with a landslide kind of victory.

September 24, 2015

OMF energizes low-income households in Quezon City

One Meralco Foundation held a ceremonial lighting event at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on September 7 to celebrate the electrification of over 900 households in 20 marginalized communities in the city.

September 22, 2015

One Meralco feeds 150 children in Brgy. Kalayaan, Angono Rizal

One Meralco Foundation recently sponsored a feeding program for 150 children in Rizal. We snapped photos of the event and captured the priceless smiles of the beneficiaries.

September 15, 2015

One Meralco Foundation celebrates ‘The Power of Dreams’

One Meralco Foundation celebrates three milestones in its continuing mission to “spread the light” in a three-part program held Wednesday (September 2), at the Meralco Theater.

One Meralco joins DepEd for 2015 Brigada Eskwela

One Meralco Foundation joined DepEd National Capital Region’s kick off ceremonies of the 2015 Brigada Eskwela held at the Pinaglabanan Elementary School in San Juan.

July 26, 2015

Giving peace a fighting chance

One sunny afternoon in 2011, Lt Col Stephen L Cabanlet and his fellow members of the Philippine Marine Corps stationed in Sulu decided to play football in a field just outside of their detachment. Intrigued by the ìnew sport,î the local children gathered around them to observe.

Making communities safer with power

For four years, KACSA did not have access to electricity due to legal and financial challenges. Learning about the plight of the residents of KACSA, Meralco and the Foundation stepped in in 2014 and determined the possibility of energizing the community through the household electrification program.

Hope to rebuild communities

In the course of fulfilling their mission, Meralco engineers and linemen came across badly damaged public school buildings in their assigned areas. Moved by the heart-rending condition of the students, they turned to the Foundation for help.

Transforming Pasig community’s way of life

Over 100 indigent families residing in Villa Evangelista, a compound in Brgy. Palatiw, Pasig City recently benefited from the gift of light given by Meralco and its social arm, the One Meralco Foundation.

Lighting up homes, lighting up hearts

Marking the start of the “ber” months was One Meralco Foundation’s recent upgrading of existing electrical facilities of the Kuya Center for Street Children, a four-storey center formed by the Luzon Association of Religious Brothers to provide temporary shelter for children wandering the streets of the commercial district of Cubao, Quezon City.

One Meralco Foundation energizes Marilao community

Forty families residing in Platinum Village, Brgy. Loma de Gato in Marilao, Bulacan recently benefited from the gift of light given by One Meralco Foundation under its Community Electrification Program.

A large dose of cooperation brought light to Welfareville dweller’s homes and streets

Meralco not only provided electricity to the one hundred twenty households in Welfareville, but also lighted up their streets and basketball court.

Realizing dreams of the youth in Isla Verde

Living on an island with not much amenity is no longer such a hardship for Parent Teacher Association (PTA) president Reynold Porcino now that there is electricity to power lights for a better learning environment at San Agapito Elementary School in Isla Verde, Batangas.

Cultivating the agricultural productivity of a Sierra Madre farm

Farming families in Brgy. Sibul, San Miguel, Bulacan now have the power to boost their development through the light they received from the social development arm of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), One Meralco Foundation.

June 8, 2015

One Meralco Joins Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge 2015 in Dasmarinas, Cavite.

In support of Gawad Kalinga’s “Bayani Challenge,” One Meralco Foundation and Meralco’s Dasmarinas Business Center installed street lights at the GK SMDC Kabayanihan Village in Piela, Brgy. Sampaloc, Dasmarinas City, Cavite, to provide illumination during the three-day event held from June 5 to 7, 2015. “Bayani Challenge” is an annual event to fuel and inspire […]

January 30, 2015

Lighting up B’laan community in Sarangani

After the T’bolis of South Cotabato in 2014, One Meralco Foundation’s School Electrification Program brought much needed electricity to another indigenous peoples’ community in Southern Mindanao in 2015: the B’laans in Sarangani province.

July 26, 2014

Shooting goals for a brighter future

The social development arm of Meralco, the One Meralco Foundation (OMF), and the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club (LMSFC) teamed up with the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) in Football for Peace, a sports initiative focused on developing and honing football skills and instilling values of discipline, camaraderie, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Drawing inspiration from One Meralco’s basketball program

It’s refreshing to see how the prospect of playing basketball brightens up the faces of Aeta kids. And to learn the fundamentals of basketball from Meralco Bolts head coach Ryan Gregorio himself, what can be more thrilling than that?

One Meralco offers chess workshops to public school students

The first and second Meralco Campus Tour Chess Workshops were held at the Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS) in Cubao, and Bagong Silangan Elementary School (BSES) in Batasan, Quezon City respectively, gathering more than 180 students who were also chess enthusiasts.

Sharing the value of excellence with Meralco employees and dependents

Every parent’s dream is to see their children excel in whatever endeavour they choose to take. Parents’ main role is to open up opportunities for their children to develop and reach their full potential and be productive citizens of the country.

Project Light-a-Dream makes the future brighter for underpriviledged youth and adults

One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the social development arm of Meralco, has partnered with Miriam College for Project Light-A-Dream in support of the academic institutionís night school for underserved adults and out-of-school-youth, the Miriam College Adult Education (MAE).

One Meralco Foundation makes Basketboys out of underprivileged kids

Nayon ng Kabataan, a temporary home run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the care and rehabilitation of the socially disadvantaged youth, was the site for the implementation of the Meralco Basketboys Program, a sports-development initiative by One Meralco Foundation, the Meralco Sports and Youth Advocacy office and the Meralco Bolts PBA team.

Paying it forward in Talim Island

Ben Deciar, a 43 year-old resident of Brgy. Sapang, Talim Island, is often described as a family man by his peers in every sense of the word. Except that he doesn’t have his own family to support.

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset through One Meralco’s livelihood skills program

For 24-year-old Myra Coral, a student from Concepcion Uno, Marikina City, looking for a source of income to help her parents with the household expenses has not been easy. Applying in job fairs brought initial hope but then, with each passing day with no contact from the companies she has applied to, her routine has ended up in despair.

Capacity building for savings and community engagement

On a typical weekday, Veronica Atlas, a housewife from Bgy. Sapinit in Antipolo City, wakes up with a smile on her face. As a loving wife and mother of four children, she prepares the breakfast of her family to fuel their day at work and school, respectively. After she bids them goodbye, she tends to the communal farm, using skills she learned from the training of One Meralco Foundation’s Bio Intensive Gardening (BIG).

Youth First Aid Challenge: Increasing safety awareness among the youth

Equipping the youth with the skills needed in doing First Aid, One Meralco Foundation in collaboration with Philippine Red Cross’ Rizal Chapter implemented the Youth First Aid Challenge, a competition promoting safety awareness to students under the Red Cross Youth program, last November 12. Aside from added knowledge and skills, teams involved also gained leadership, and improved their character and discipline.

Responding with a sense of urgency

When there are typhoons or floods, fire, earthquakes or other natural and man-made calamities, affected communities feel a common abysmal low, prompting these families to wallow in depression, thinking that no amount of will can uplift them from such fateful devastation set upon them. Fortunately, in time before this bleakness swallows their whole beings, corporations, institutions, schools and even individuals go out of their way to help those in need of immediate attention.

Meralco and DORECO work hand in hand in Davao Oriental

Days after Typhoon Pablo ravaged Eastern Mindanao, particularly the province of Davao Oriental, thousands of families in the towns of Cateel and Boston were left with painful memories of how the typhoon devastated their lives.

Meralco employee divers suit up for Shore It Up

Drawing hundreds of employee-participants from the MVP group of companies, this year’s eco-campaign included coastal and underwater clean up and environmental protection lectures.

One Meralco now accepts donations in MVP Tulong Kapatid Center

One Meralco Foundation, the social development arm of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), is now accepting donations in cash or in kind for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Meralco restores power in Maring-hit Cabanatuan

As part of its disaster response efforts, Meralco recently assisted Cabanatuan Electric Corporation (CELCOR) in rehabilitating 35 poles brought down by Typhoon Maring in the city. The affected poles make up their 9 kilometer 69kV subtransmission line. Restoration of this is very crucial to CELCOR’s operations as it serves as their main supply line from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) Cabanatuan Substation to their distribution system.

Lighting up lives through employee engagement

There is something profound in the way Meralco employees share their resources to light up the lives of fellow Filipinos who have less in life. It transforms them perhaps equally as it brings cheer to those they are trying to help.

Volunteers bring light to a nation

Neighbors who grew up with Manuel V. Pangilinan in San Juan of vintage Manila remember the readiness of his family to help others in need, a mindset he carries to this day and which he shares with those who work with him.

Providing opportunities to be Makabayan

Volunteering has always been second nature for the men and women of the country’s biggest electric distribution company — the Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Apart from offering excellent service to their customers, these employees never forget to reach out to their respective communities in whatever way they can. In fact, today, sixty Meralco employees are currently sprucing up public classrooms in two schools in Metro Manila under Hands on Manila’s Servathon.

One Meralco Foundation energizes remote public school in Rizal

The future certainly looks a lot brighter now for almost 150 pupils of Casili Elementary School in Rodriguez, Rizal after the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its social development arm, One Meralco Foundation, installed a 1-kilowatt photovoltaic system to equip the school with a source of electricity.

One Meralco Foundation powers irrigation system of GreenEarth farm in Bulacan

More than the usual energization, One Meralco Foundation engaged farming families from the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation farm in Bgy. Sibul, San Miguel, Bulacan in a different kind of light.

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How One Meralco Foundation’s academic assistance program helped realize Meralco dependents’ dreams

One Meralco Foundation’s MVP Academic Achievement Awards (MVP AAA) grants educational assistance to deserving sons and daughters of Meralco Group employees to support their education expenses for the current school year. Over 600 brilliant Meralco dependents have been recognized under this program since 2011.


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