Saturday, May 27, 2023

Earth+Lens 2023 promotes conservation of Philippine forests via HUAWEI P60 Pro lens

Manila Bulletin’s annual photo exhibit that highlights the beauty of Mother Nature returns anew with this year’s theme putting the spotlight on the Philippine Forest. Aptly titled, Fragments of Entirety, MB’s  Earth+Lens aims to magnify the natural beauty of the Philippines alongside spreading the importance of environmental sustainability.

This year’s Earth+Lens will highlight the grandeur of the micro and macro elements of the Philippine forests with its theme ‘Fragments of Entirety’. The 2023 photo exhibit which opens today at SM Aura in Taguig City aims to spread awareness on what needs to be protected and call-to-action for the public to start a pledge on forest protection, dealing with the threat of the daily decrease in Philippines’ forest cover that endangers wildlife and affects forest-dependent communities.

“Through this year's Earth+Lens photo exhibit, we encourage the Filipino nation to reflect on our collective responsibility to protect and conserve our forests. These forests hold within them a tremendous wealth of biodiversity. Many species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles that reside in our forests are endemic, as they exist in no other country. Likewise, there are thousands of species of vascular plants that are also endemic. As stewards of our country's share of the world's natural wealth, let us do our part in conserving these precious fragments of the entirety of God's creation.  We thank our partners --- HUAWEI, the Department of Tourism and SM Aura --- for joining us in this vital endeavor,” said Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, Jr., Manila Bulletin Publisher.


Sharing the same goal of strengthening and further promoting the country's eco-tourism, the Manila Bulletin collaborated with the Department of Tourism (DOT) for this annual photo showcase. The Department of Tourism is a staunch supporter of Manila Bulletin’s Earth + Lens as this year’s edition marks the third year of the annual partnership. 

 Joining again on this year’s edition is another long-time partner of Manila Bulletin’s Earth+Lens, HUAWEI. Similar to previous partnerships, HUAWEI will enable the content producers with tools to capture the magnificence of Philippine forest via its latest phone model, the HUAWEI P60 Pro.  It has the latest tech capabilities that can capture vivid micro and macro images which befits Earth+Lens’ goal to highlight pieces that make up a woodland. The HUAWEI P60 Pro’s Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera allows taking pristine-looking photos from great distances, may it be day or night. A perfect feature to showcase forest scenes from afar whether under gloomy weather or broad daylight. Its Super Macro gives a new level of detail that can help unravel beauty hiding in plain sight.

“HUAWEI has always prioritized sustainability in the advancement of our products. This partnership has given us the opportunity to yet again be part of an important endeavor that promotes the conservation of Philippine forests by sharing stunning images caught by the lens of our HUAWEI P60 Pro. With the awareness of the rich and vibrant flora and fauna, we hope that this inspires everyone to help protect the environment,” said Peter Peng, Country Head of HUAWEI Philippines Consumer Business Group.


Photos to be exhibited are taken by select photographers from Manila Bulletin and known photographers in the field, following immersive forest photowalks in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Staying true to the campaign’s core mission, photos captured by the latest HUAWEI P60 Pro are printed on fabric canvas using eco-solvent ink. 

The comeback of the on-ground activity happened today with Manila Bulletin Earth+Lens to officially launch the event in partnership with the DOT, and HUAWEI, who have long been advocating eco-tourism and supporting Earth+Lens for several years. The exhibit is being held at SM Aura which is also the official venue partner for this year’s edition. 

Immerse in the magnificence of the country’s forests through the photo is on displays during the Earth+Lens 2023 exhibit only on May 27-28 at SM Aura, BGC, Level 3 Atrium.

TCL C645 finally arrives in the PH market to give Vivid Color and Vigorous Life on your TV Screens


TCL Electronics, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing, finally announces the arrival of the C Series QLED TVs. First to be launched and available in the PH Market is the C645 Color Master TV. This much-awaited release of the most valuable QLED Smart TV will give a new definition on home entertainment. Giving outstanding color expression that speaks of vivacity and vigorous life on your TV screens.


The TCL C645 Color Master is part of the groundbreaking C Series line together with C745 Game Master and C845 All Around Master giving the users a brilliant experience like they’ve never had before. The TCL C645 and the other C models C646 & C647 will be exclusively available at the different TCL dealers nationwide.


“Every TV in the C Series line will be a worthy addition to anybody’s home. Each TV is brilliant, outstanding, amazing, and impressive in its own right,” said Loyal Cheng, president of TCL Philippines.


The three TVs are created with 4K Ultra HD QLED TVs with Dolby Vision Atmos and Google TV. Likewise, each of the TV models present an outstanding image quality, impressive sound, big screen sizes, and provide viewers with immersive viewing experiences that will bring joy into the homes of movie, sports, and gaming fans.


All three TVs have a bezel-less design for a sleek and stylish aesthetic. The  ultra slim body allows the TV to fit seamlessly into any space, making it a stunning addition to the home.


 C645 Color Master, QLED for Gen Zs

 The TCL C645 Color Master comes in as a bigger than life TV experience featuring a 4K UHD resolution display, which delivers a crystal-clear picture with accurate colors and exceptional clarity. The QLED technology optimizes the color gamut and saturation, resulting in a stunning and natural-looking picture.


The HDR10+ - High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the latest standard for UHD content and it provides a superior experience with striking brightness, exceptional shadow detail, and vivid color. The TV also supports Dolby Vision Atmos, which enhances the HDR performance, delivering even more stunning visuals.


The TCL C645 is made with 120Hz Game Accelerator which has a high-refresh rate which displays sharper high-speed motion pictures of industry-wide parameter competition. TCL’s software algorithm raises the bar to 120Hz, satisfying the refresh rate needs for most game users.


C645 comes equipped with Android TV, which offers an intuitive interface that is easy to navigate. The TVs also feature a built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast, allowing users to control their smart home devices and stream content from their smartphones and tablets seamlessly. With the Google Play Store, users can access thousands of apps and games, making the TV a one-stop entertainment hub making it the ideal “TV for GenZs”.

What’s good about C645 is that it's priced competitively in the market being one of the best QLED TVs to have. With its impressive and innovative features, ultimately it’s worth the wait!

Get your own TCL C645 Color Master and experience brilliance like never before. TCL  C Series C745 and C845 will be heading soon in the Philippines. For more information about the TCL C Series, go to

Beko PH Marks 3rd Anniversary With the Incredible Renewal of the Ambassadorship with Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo

Beko Philippines is entering a new phase of business in their journey to bring the European brand to a sustainable lifestyle for Filipino customers. In celebration of its third year of operations, Beko announces its goal of being the number one European brand in the Philippine market in the next 5 years.

“We are very happy to be holding this trade launch for our dealers and stakeholders as we share that Beko will be a bigger and better brand in the Philippines in 2023 and beyond,” said Gürhan Günal, Beko’s country director in the Philippines, who also presented the company’s business development plans of EXPAND, GROW, LEAD, CONNECTIVITY and SUSTAINABILITY for the Philippines along with the brand’s hero technologies at the anniversary trade launch at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila. 

Beko Philippines

This is the heart and reason why this year, Beko will be made available soon in other appliance stores nationwide as it continues to “expand” its distribution to other retail channels. 

To further “grow” brand awareness and visibility they also announced the renewal of their brand ambassadorship with Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo alongside with digital and traditional media investments. 

As one of the “leading” manufacturers of home appliances, Beko Philippines promotes the Live Like a Pro lifestyle and inspires Filipinos to experience a more convenient way of living through European style product lines. They stated that Beko Pilipinas Corporation is the exclusive distributor of Hitachi Major Domestic Appliances as part of their brand portfolio. 

Beko Philippines appliances are made smart, relevant and designed to easily support Filipino families. With the HomeWhiz function you can easily “connect” to your Beko appliances with the use of your smartphones.

As part of Beko’s global sustainability effort, Beko Philippines announces its partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange, which serves a global ecosystem of carefully vetted partners that recover, process, and recycle plastic waste with programs that improve livelihood, scale up social impact, and reduce the flow of plastic pollution into nature. The partnership is in line with Extended Producer Responsibility Law, which holds companies responsible for the plastic packaging they use throughout the lifecycle of their products.

Trade launch showcasing hero technologies

As Beko Philippines marked its third year, the appliance brand held a grand trade launch for its dealers at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom with the theme “Empowered to Live Like A Pro.”

During the whole-day event, guests, including media and dealers, got to experience Beko’s range of appliances. They also got tips from a chef and an interior designer on how to manage their homes like a pro.

Beko Philippines showcased its hero technologies, such as HarvestFresh, ProSmart Inverter Technology, Steam Cure, Hygiene+, AeroPerfect TM and many others. These technologies help you live like a pro. Among the products displayed that day were cookers. The HII64205F2MT is a 60x50cm built-in induction hob with four Cooking Zones and two 2 Flexizone, nine cooking levels and a glass burner plate. Meanwhile, the BBIS14300XCSE 60x60cm. multifunction built-in oven with six cooking functions,  including Steam Aid feature for moist and even cooking.

There were also refrigerators, one of the appliances which Beko is famous for. The GNO480E40HFGBPH is a 16.6cf inverter multi-door refrigerator with Neofrost Triple Cooling Technology, HarvestFresh, Prosmart Inverter Compressor, in sleek black glass door finish.  Also featured is the Hitachi Refrigerator R-WB640VG0-1 GBK with Vacuum Technology with Platinum Catalyst, Inverter X Dual-fan Cooling with Eco-thermo sensor. 

Other appliances include the CEG7302B, a bean-to-cup espresso machine and the BSEOG180/181 2Hp air-conditioner with Go Clean Technology, MicroClean TM Filter, Gold Guard, ZoneFollow, 4D Auto Swing and HomeWhiz. 

Beko appliances are available at 1st Megasaver, Abenson, All Home, Anson’s, Appliance Centrum, Asian Home Appliance, Automatic Centre, BHF, Echo Electrical, Fair N Square, Gloria Bazaar, Great World, Hat, J Marketing, Lazada, Magic Appliance, Manhattan Appliance, Mike’s Department Store, NB Marketing, Pricewise, RS David, Our Builders, Robinsons Appliance, Savers, Shopee, SM Appliance, Solidmark, SVC & Plusign, United Motoliance, and Western Appliance.

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Rex Education’s innovative program ‘Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon Continuum’ recognized at UNODC Conference

 During the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Conference recently, at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, Rex Education bared its ‘Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon (BPE) Continuum’ for strengthening drug-abuse prevention.

UNODC’s Conference gathered organizations, policymakers, and prevention implementers for discussions on addressing drug-related problems in the country. Under the theme “Prevention Digest: Strengthening the prevention strategy and family-based initiatives in the Philippines”, UNODC encouraged individuals and groups to share drug-abuse prevention responses that are health-centered and based on family intervention. The agenda tackled the healthcare system, evidence-based programs, and Philippine experiences in family-centered interventions.
During the 3rd day of the event, REX was among the government and non-government organizations who shared their experiences with prevention programming, as well as the impact and influence of these initiatives.
Taking a whole school approach to reform initiatives
BPE officially launched during the January 2021 Annual Educators' Congress, where 400 private and public schools expressed interest and intent in pilot implementing the framework.
In March 2021, pilot implementation for BPE began with 13 schools completing one implementation cycle. These schools were Marantha Christian Academy, St. Edward School, Canossa Academy Calamba, Ednas School, Cherished Moments School, Colegio de Santa Rita de San Carlos, Inc., Cabulay High School, San Andres Elementary School, Divisoria High School, Rosario National High School, Sagana National High School, Patul National High School, and Sinili Integrated School.
REX gave life to the portmanteau ‘Edukampyon’, a combination of the words edukasyon (education) and kampyon (champion) to mean champions of education. The BPE program is grounded in the Edukampyon advocacy: To engage duty-bearers and build their capacities for respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the right to quality education.
Pursuant to BEDP 2030, REX advocates a whole school approach that entails the collaboration of all members in a school community. The whole school approach recognizes that the informal curriculum is just as valuable as the formal one, highlighting the importance of providing learners with inclusive and safe environments beyond the classroom. This framework is meant to advance agendas on global education and reform initiatives such as health awareness, eradication of violence, and drug-abuse prevention.
The whole school approach also comes into play in promoting the six facets of the Filipino whole learner. REX has identified various indicators that should ensure a Filipino learner is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged, and values-oriented. Across these indicators, there is a common theme that encourages school culture and leadership to promote learners' physical and mental health, implement policies relevant to civic participation, and equip students with the essential competencies for lifelong learning. Families and communities are recognized as a major part of this advocacy, as the success of a child's education largely relies on the effective collaboration of stakeholders advocating every learner's well-being.
Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon in support of UNODC standards
Based on the standards of UNODC, drug-abuse prevention is a significant motivator for children, young adults, and adults to contribute positively in their families, schools, workplace, and communities. Drug-abuse prevention at the school level focuses on the health and safety of children and youth, in a bid to encourage self-actualization that can lead to the realization of their full potential, prompting them to become productive members of society.
PHOTO CAPTION: Attendees of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Conference pose for a photo at Novotel Manila, Quezon City recently, with the theme “Prevention Digest: Strengthening the prevention strategy and family-based initiatives in the Philippines”.

UNODC has found that developing a student's personal and social skills can prevent drug use and alcohol abuse. For children aged 10 and below, programs centered on improving resistance skills and self-control have been shown to reduce general problem behaviors in and out of the classroom. Several other factors can also influence discouragement of substance abuse, such as students' academic performance, commitment to school, and social opportunities.
To achieve these benchmarks, REX designed BPE as a three-tier implementation framework that will allow schools to conduct systematic assessments of their progress in the UNODC's domains. BPE encourages schools to work with their stakeholders, students, parents, and community members in the planning and implementation of activities and interventions that are relevant to UNODC's standards.
Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon as an exemplary school-community-family program for drug-abuse prevention
The BPE's pilot implementation allowed learners to learn about drug-abuse prevention through the collaborative efforts of their teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders. In particular, parents reported feeling more engaged and knowledgeable of their children's school activities and priorities after participating in the BPE process.
The participating schools showed significant levels of involvement and support, having developed appreciation for the BPE framework. REX intends to leverage this support in fine-tuning effective BPE advocacies, communications, and education initiatives for more schools across the nation.
In doing so, REX was able to complement UNODC's standards on drug-use prevention. Placing value in partnership, emphasizing the importance of effective parenting, and delivering evidence-based prevention strategies proved to be the pillars that drove the success of BPE's initial launch. REX is committed to pushing BPE at a wider scale, in a bid to ensure children and youth become invulnerable and more resilient to drug use.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Smart Washing, Soft Caring for mom with TCL's new C20 Front Load Washing Machine



Everyone will agree that mothers always give their selfless love and devotion to their families. And that no matter what circumstances anSd situations are presented to her, she will make sure that her family is well-fed and nurtured in the best way that she can.


As we celebrate their significance and loving contribution on this special day for all mothers, we always want to give something that can spark joy and be the best assistance in making her daily routine much easier and hassle free.


TCL, the leading consumer electronics company, presents their newest washing machine model that offers Smart Washing and Soft Caring. Make way for the TCL's C20 Front Load Washing Machine that is bound to change the way Moms do their laundry. 


The new TCL front-load C20 Wash Pro makes washing clothes such a joy with its 10.5kg capacity and a drying capacity of 7kg. All together with its notable features namely Honeycomb Crystal Drum, Air Wash, Steam Wash, Fast Washing and Drying Low Temperature, Softly Drying, and Safety Lock. The Wash Pro C20 also has the DD Inverter Motor for energy and better washing efficiency.



Lovin’ Laundry Tasks



The TCL Washpro C20 is equipped with a Dryna Heat Inverter that intelligently adjusts the heat level in drying your clothes. Laundry can be frustrating and time-consuming, but the C20’s Drum Clean function ensures that clothes are washed thoroughly every time. The Drum Clean function rapidly flushes the inner cylinder with hot water thus preserving hygiene and ensuring your machine is pristine the next time you want to wash.


Also among the top features of the TCL Washing Pro C20 is the Honeycomb Crystal Drum that has a specially engineered drum pattern for a scrubbing action that removes even the toughest of stains and dirt in every wash while also being gentle enough for delicate fabrics.


While the Steam Washing uses steam and water to clean your fabrics. Steam lifts wrinkles from your clothing, sanitizes fabrics, and allows for detergent to sink deeper into your linens. This means mom will have more time for herself instead of ironing the clothes.


Lastly, the TCL Washing Pro C20 is powered by Direct Drive Motor that operates more stable, quieter and more energy saving. This feature enhances the C20’s performance and durability and makes a purely silent and vibration-less washing machine.


It’s always nice to honor our mother's unwavering commitment to our family in different ways that you can think of.  But in addition to deeds, it's also wonderful to express our gratitude to her in whatever circumstance we can.


The TCL C20 Wash Pro will be available at the TCL authorized dealers starting May 14. For more information, visit the TCL website at


Make Mother’s Day special with these incredible deals from HONOR


Still thinking on how to #HONORmyNanay this Mother’s Day? Don’t fret because HONOR is here to offer you a wide range of smartphones and devices suited for your mom’s lifestyle! And the best thing about this is that you can get these for up to Php 2,000 worth of discounts, with free shipping and exclusive freebies nationwide through Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop.


Looking for eXtra phones for your eXtra special moms? HONOR definitely got you! HONOR X7 has 5000 mAh large battery, perfect for moms who like uninterrupted calls with their kumares or binge-watching of their favorite dramas! HONOR X8, on the other hand, has 64 MP Quad Camera style for mamas who like taking Instagram-worthy pictures of their babies, grandchildren, and even furbabies!

HONOR X9a 5G is the best match for your adventurous and active moms who are always using their phones anytime, anywhere. With its Premium OLED Curved Screen, on the go moms would not worry now about cracking their screens. HONOR Philippines recently just released a limited edition of this in Midnight Black, so make sure to check it out before supplies run out!



Check out HONOR’s Mother’s Day Special where you can get up to Php 2,000 worth of discounts on select HONOR devices! Offers are available during online live selling sessions, so make sure to catch these from May 12 to 14, every 12 NN and 5 PM, through Lazada (, Shopee (,  and TikTok ( to avail these exciting deals and discounts.

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

Thursday, May 11, 2023

DoE awards contracts to SunAsia Energy and Blueleaf Energy for world’s largest floating solar project

PHOTO CAPTION: SEOCs turnover ceremony with Blueleaf Energy CEO, Raghuram Natarajan (4th from the right),SunAsia CEO and President, Tetchi Capellan (5th from the right),DOE Secretary Raphael P. M. Lotilla (7th from the right), Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, HE HK Yu PSM (6th from the right), Singaporean Ambassador to the Philippines, HE Gerard Ho Wei Hong (5th from the left), Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner (AusTrade), Christopher Lim (3rd from the left), Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager, Atty. Senando Santiago (4th from the left), and ceremony guests.

 SunAsia Energy Inc. and Blueleaf Energy have secured contracts from the Philippine government to build and operate the world’s largest floating solar project in the Philippines, which has a cumulative capacity of over 610.5 megawatts (MW).

The move is viewed as a milestone in the country’s energy sector, with the Department of Energy (DoE) issuing the first set of Solar Energy Operating Contracts (SEOCs) for a total 1.3 gigawatts (GW) in floating solar projects.
In September 2022, Blueleaf Energy, a stand-alone portfolio company of Macquarie, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) during President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. state visit in Singapore. The company made a commitment to significantly increase its sustainable infrastructure investments in the Philippines. In partnership with SunAsia Energy, Blueleaf Energy is jointly developing the large-scale floating solar facility on Laguna Lake, spanning the growing cities of Calamba, Sta. Rosa and Cabuyao, and the towns of Bay and Victoria.
During the contract turnover ceremonies, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla reiterated his promise to strengthen the renewable energy sector and declared the DoE’s strong support for the commercialization of floating solar facilities as an emerging technology.
Australian Ambassador HK Yu PSM and Singaporean Ambassador Gerard Ho Wei Hong were among those who attended the event at the DoE office in Makati City. The program echoed the need to accelerate the realization of the country’s decarbonization targets by 2040.
Raghuram Natarajan, CEO of Blueleaf Energy, said that “as an active investor in sustainable infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, we believe the Philippines holds great potential to add significant renewable energy capacity to its energy mix and at the same time delivering green energy at an affordable cost compared to fossil fuels.”
The recent announcement of the removal of foreign ownership restrictions, Mr. Natarajan said, “is an important step in attracting the much-needed foreign direct investments in Philippine Renewable Energy (RE) sector to accelerate the energy transition for meeting the country’s decarbonization and net zero targets.”
After the signing of the SEOCs, Blueleaf Energy’s top executive said his company would push for cooperation among public and private stakeholders to ensure the successful development of the project.
This will “not only contribute to the country’s RE goals, but also spark green job growth locally during construction and the long-term operations of these floating solar projects, enable local supply chains through the manufacturing of critical components and bring about notable benefits to the local community,” Mr. Natarajan said.
The SEOC is a testament to the viability of this emerging technology. Tetchi Capellan, president and CEO of SunAsia Energy, noted that “land use is becoming a big issue for renewables.” "People are worrying about competing uses of land, and in some markets, you might struggle to find land,” Capellan said. “There is a strong incentive to build on water as the Philippines gears up for an ambitious 46 GW solar energy installations in 2040 and at the same time, increase power supply in the country.”
She said that this first 610MW floating solar project “is our collective legacy, our immeasurable contribution to the body of knowledge in the renewable energy space and to the growing solar energy installations worldwide.”
“Once built, we are certain that it will stand as one of the engineering wonders of the world. It will capture the imagination of developers, it will be published in multiple journals, shared in social media, visited by hundreds of practitioners, and studied by academics,” Capellan added. Since 2019, SunAsia Energy has been operating a testbed on Laguna Lake to study the behavior of waves, the movement of wind, the intensity of the sun, as well as the variability of the temperature in the locality. The wealth of experience has contributed to the growing knowledge of floating solar panels on the lake.
SunAsia Energy further explained that like land-based systems, floating solar panels generate electricity from the sun’s rays. But the bodies of water that these farms rest on also help to cool the panels, allowing them to be more efficient than terrestrial solar, according to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
Solar-on-water will definitely boost clean power as the world races to cut carbon emissions. Massive solar farms can now be found atop bodies of water in South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, and Portugal.
Developing solar-on-water projects, in the country’s largest lake, will help achieve not only the government’s ambitious decarbonization target but also much needed power to run industries, light homes, and energize cities.
More importantly, it will be a legacy of the Philippines to the global renewable energy space, SunAsia Energy said.
In the last two decades, Blueleaf Energy has developed and built almost 2 GW of solar capacity across the globe, including 250 MW in the Philippines. It currently has over 7 GW of solar, wind and storage projects project pipeline across the Asia Pacific region.
SunAsia Energy, a developer of sustainable solar energy in the country, has since its inception in 2013 partnered with various entities to develop solar projects including the 60 MWp Toledo solar project in Cebu and the 20 MWp Dagupan solar project in Pangasinan. About Blueleaf Energy
Blueleaf Energy is a leading Pan Asian Renewable energy platform that develops, finances, owns and operates renewables and storage assets to accelerate the energy transition towards net zero and beyond.
Committed to upholding the highest environmental, social, governance and safety standards, Blueleaf Energy serves both corporate and industrial consumers and large utilities, providing our customers access to competitive and green energy mix and solutions to achieve their sustainability targets.
Blueleaf Energy has a development pipeline of solar, wind and storage projects in excess of 7 GW, a historical track record of developing and building 2 GW of capacity globally which includes over 500 MW in the Asia Pacific. Blueleaf Energy is a portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), operating on a standalone basis. In the Philippines, Blueleaf Energy is managed by the Macquarie Capital operating group of the Macquarie Group.
SunAsia Energy SunAsia Energy Inc. is a pioneer renewable energy developer in the Philippines harnessing the power of the sun to provide environmental and business solutions. Founded in 2013 by innovative entrepreneurs from real estate and agriculture, SunAsia Energy continues to deliver megawatts of clean electricity in support of the energy security goals of the country and contribute to global efforts to transition toward a net- zero carbon emission future.

P&G integrates sustainability in the way it does business


Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines continues to integrate sustainable solutions in its product manufacturing and business operations so that their trusted and superior products are produced and delivered in more sustainable ways from plant to shelves, and ultimately into every Filipino household.

P&G’s purpose begins with improving people’s lives with irresistibly superior products that are also sustainable. The Company aims to make responsible consumption possible by developing innovations, striving for a more circular approach in its supply chain, and providing alternative solutions for a more sustainable future.

Here are some of P&G’s recent solutions in product manufacturing and supply chain to make it a more sustainable journey from plant to shelf to every Filipino home:


Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

P&G is one of the largest players in the consumer goods industry in the Philippines. It has stepped up to integrate sustainable solutions in its Cabuyao plant, which manufactures most of P&G products sold domestically. It purchases 100% renewable electricity and is a zero-manufacturing waste-to-landfill plant. It recycles over 300 metric tons of non-residual waste every year.

Green Facilities

P&G’s LEED-certified Cabuyao distribution center houses energy-saving facilities that feature the use of roof skylights, roof ventilators, and automatic exhaust and supply fans that only run at specific times of the day to save energy during the cooler times of the day. P&G’s offices and plants have also started converting its use of fluorescent lights to LED light fixtures which use less energy than other types of light bulbs. The Company is reducing electricity consumption by utilizing motion detector devices in its lighting fixtures in the distribution center to eliminate the possibility that the lights will accidentally be left on in the mega-facility. These motion detector devices detect and measure movement inside the rooms in order to switch on lights when employees are inside and switch off lights when the rooms are empty.

Sustainable Packaging

P&G also integrates sustainable alternative solutions in its product packaging. Safeguard multipacks eliminated its virgin plastic overwrap packaging to 100% recycled paper carton material, saving 8,500 kilometers worth of plastic waste every year, equivalent to one thousand times the length of the world-famous Boracay shoreline. Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Collection also uses 25% post-consumer resin for its bottle packaging. 

As they work on packaging innovations, P&G has also improved its product bundling packaging by converting single-use laminate-based bellybands and stickers to 100% FSC-certified papers, resulting in 66% less in bundling material usage and a 380,000 kg reduction in plastic waste.


Recyclable and Reusable Display Shelves

To further expand P&G’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in its business operations, P&G launched its employee-led Project LESS program in 2021 to provide better and more sustainable alternatives to other significant but often overlooked retail materials such point of sales materials (POSM). The initiative resulted in the development of “Flexi-POSMs”, which are collapsible, reusable, and paper-based in-store displays. P&G’s flexi-POSM has a changeable visual structure that allows P&G brands to easily redesign and reuse the flexi-POSMs for other brand launches and initiatives.


Sustainable Delivery Solutions

P&G launched a regional sustainability partnership with a leading e-commerce company to recycle used cartons from its Cabuyao plant for use as last-mile packaging in e-commerce delivery. Cartons converted into honeycomb-like protective wraps are now being used as replacements for the previous plastic bubble wrap paddings. The honeycomb-like protective wrap reduces usage of single-use bubble wrap plastic while providing the same quality of packaging protection.

P&G’s beauty brand Olay also produced a “Ship-In-Own-Container” molded carton packaging for online purchases, eliminating the need for additional customization and last-mile packaging materials such as bubble wrap, fillers, and tape.

These efforts are a testament to P&G’s commitment to find ways to design for reduction, reusability, recyclability, and circularity in its manufacturing and supply chain operations. 

P&G Philippines was recently recognized at the 2022 Asia CEO Awards with the Sustainability Company of The Year’s Circle of Excellence Award. The award is given to organizations that achieved important success in environmental progress and demonstrated leadership and commitment to sustainability.

Visit P&G's website to learn more about its ongoing efforts to promote sustainability in every aspect of its business.