We support several foundations that complement our businesses, broadening our ability to reach out to our different stakeholders to fulfill our purpose of improving peoples’ lives and futures.
The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center) is a non-profit organization born out of a private sector initiative to enhance support for research and innovative solutions towards climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. It is rooted in the principle that science must play a role in building the resilience of communities through actionable knowledge. Founded in 2012, the OML
Center was established in response to an apparent research gap that was alarmingly disproportionate to the climate-related risks and vulnerabilities of the Philippines. The first of its kind in the country, the OML Center continues to be the only privately funded grant-giving non-governmental organization (NGO) doing research-based climate change communications.
The Sikat Solar Challenge Foundation, Inc. (SSCFI or Sikat) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to uplift the lives of Filipinos living in rural communities bereft of electricity. Sikat works through various organizations and helps them deliver innovative and sustainable renewable energy (RE) systems and solutions.
Ang Misyon, Inc (Ang Misyon) is a non-profit organization that supports the musically talented, less privileged youth. The organization believes that social change is sparked through learning orchestral music. Since 2012, it has helped over a thousand scholars and continuously provides programs that focus on orchestral training and instrument support. Ang Misyon offers music programs that aim to develop music skills and talents at an early age. Scholars are introduced to the world of music and its possibilities, preparing them to progress eventually to professional levels. The values of commitment, discipline, and community are ingrained in their orchestral training, which empowers them to become responsible members of society.
Ang Misyon’s flagship music program and main performing arm is the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY). Under the baton of Gerard Salonga and the guidance of professional mentors, the OFY curriculum is specifically curated for a high-quality youth orchestra. The one-on-one lessons, sectional workshops, and masterclasses allow members of the orchestra to learn challenging pieces ranging from classical and pop music. Members of the OFY have also grown to become mentors of the younger generation, sharing their learnings and experiences from Ang Misyon as a way of paying it forward.