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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.

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.

One Meralco brings electricity to Balut Island schools

November 6th, 2015

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.

One Meralco Foundation celebrates ‘The Power of Dreams’

September 15th, 2015

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.

Making communities safer with power

July 26th, 2015

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.

Transforming Pasig community’s way of life

July 26th, 2015

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

July 26th, 2015

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

July 26th, 2015

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

July 26th, 2015

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

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Responsible Citizenship

At the forefront of our march to aid in the sustainable progress of marginalized communities are thousands of Meralco employees who devote their time, talent, and treasure to the Foundation’s causes.


Environmental Stewardship

One Meralco Foundation engages employee-volunteers and local farmers in an effort to save the Philippines’ diminishing forests.