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Awards and Recognitions

The Foundation is humbled with the recognition given by various stakeholders here and abroad. They do not only celebrate the work the Foundation does, but more importantly, they inspire us to strive harder in making a positive impact on the lives of many Filipinos.

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Community Electrification


This advocacy pillar develops feasible electrification alternatives through workable socialized schemes for various community beneficiaries such as (1) informal settlers in certain public lands or private properties; (2) portions of resettlement areas where informal settlers such as families formerly residing along the Pasig River, railroad tracks and privatized government properties; (3) isolated communities; (4) families unable to meet the minimum legal requirements to apply for and secure legal electricity connections; and (5) off-grid public schools in remote island and mountain villages, in partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs), Non- Government Organizations (NGOs), local electric cooperatives, and other community institutions.

Community Electrification is divided into two programs namely, Household Electrification and School Electrification.


Household Electrification

The Household Electrification Program provides affordable and safe electric service in organized depressed communities. To date, the program has benefited more than 10,000 families in the Meralco franchise area.


School Electrification

The School Electrification Program focuses on energizing off-grid schools through the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Around 1,000 students from six public elementary schools in the island community of Isla Verde, Batangas were the first beneficiaries of the program in 2011.


Meralco, AFP energize northernmost isle using solar power

October 10th, 2018

One Meralco Foundation entered into a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to bring solar power to the Philippines’ northernmost island.


How one teacher’s passion energized his students’ future

September 28th, 2018

On his first assignment as principal, Gregorio Legal, 31, an educator with over eight years of teaching experience in public schools in Masbate, was assigned to the Mary Perpetua E. Brioso National High School in Brgy. Tigbao, municipality of Milagros. It is not unusual for new public school teachers and school heads to be sent […]


One Meralco Foundation, DepEd celebrate solar electrification of off-grid schools

August 29th, 2018

Technology is changing the way we educate our youth, and this requires electricity.


Lanao del Norte’s mountain schools can finally go high-tech

August 20th, 2018

One Meralco Foundation and UBS Investments Philippines bring solar power to Lanao del Norte’s remote public schools.


A Hero to the Mangyans

June 1st, 2017

Warlito Agustin, a public school teacher in Oriental Mindoro, brings hope to his Mangyan students.


One Meralco Foundation, UBS energize Bohol island schools

February 14th, 2017

Manila Electric Company’s corporate social responsibility arm, One Meralco Foundation (OMF), and Switzerland-based bank UBS recently energized six island schools in Bohol using solar photovoltaic technology.


Electrification gives rise to entrepreneurship in poor communities

June 20th, 2016

Despite the challenges, OMF holds on to its commitment to uplift the lives of individuals, families and communities through holistic development programs and by providing assistance in the worst of times.


Mga Kwento ng Liwanag

April 13th, 2016

One Meralco Foundation helps low income families in the Meralco franchise area obtain access to electricity through its community electrification program. Since the program’s launch in 2011, it has already energized more than 18,000 homes.


One Meralco Foundation powers Surigao’s remote schools via solar

March 21st, 2016

  Ensuring that students enjoy the benefits of electrification in far-flung communities in the Philippines is a tough challenge considering that thousands of schools still do not have access to electricity. These are located in hard-to-reach mountain and island villages wherein extension of electrical facilities from the mainland and prove to be technically challenging.


One Meralco energizes typhoon victims’ village in Davao Oriental

March 4th, 2016

One Meralco Foundation funds facility extension of the Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO) to reach newly constructed homes for Typhoon Pablo (int. Bopha) victims in Davao Oriental.




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Meralco, AFP energize northernmost isle using solar power

One Meralco Foundation entered into a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to bring solar power to the Philippines’ northernmost island.

READ MORE



How one teacher’s passion energized his students’ future

On his first assignment as principal, Gregorio Legal, 31, an educator with over eight years of teaching experience in public schools in Masbate, was assigned to the Mary Perpetua E. Brioso National High School in Brgy. Tigbao, municipality of Milagros. It is not unusual for new public school teachers and school heads to be sent […]

READ MORE