Project BEACON (Barangay Electrification Assistance for Countryside Development) was
created in response to the invitation of the government through the Department of Energy's (DOE)
O-Ilaw Program, a multi-sectoral approach to electrify 95% of the rural population by 2004 and
100% by 2006. It is considered the largest private sector initiative to date. 1,500 far-flung barangays
from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi in the south have been electrified. More than 50,000 families have benefitted
from this Php 1.5B project.
Environmental stewardship is part and parcel of TeaM Energy's leadership philosophy. We
protect and enhance the environment in order to meaningfully contribute to sustainable development.
We monitor and manage any significant impact made on the environment by major environmental
issues such as the loss of livelihood, various environmental effects and emissions, and global warming.
The Carbon Sink Initiative was designed to protect existing watersheds from degradation
(upland reforestation), preserve life forms in the marine environment (coastal resource management),
and rehabilitate degraded mangrove forests (mangrove amelioration).
It is considered one of the biggest, single environmental stewardship programs implemented
by a Corporation to address and mitigate global climate change.
The Carbon Sink Initiative and the establishment of an eco-destination site and center was
undertaken in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the
Quezon Ecosystems Research and Development Center (DENR-QUERDC), and the local government
units of Pagbilao and Padre Burgos in the province of Quezon.
TeaM Energy has also provided the endowment fund for the Partnership for the Clean Air
Initiative that will help enforce and promote the implementation of the Clean Air Act of the Philippines.
TeaM Energy puts great value on programs that seek to improve the quality of education in the
country and make Filipinos more globally competitive. Through a partnership with the University of the
Philippines, we promote a higher level of research and training in Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) through the establishment of two learning centers in the UP-Ayala Technology Park
in Quezon City.
We rally behind the 57-75 Campaign to help reverse the education crisis in the country, as an
active member of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF). We continue to partner with the
Department of Education and other corporate foundations on programs that give children from poor
families access to quality education.
TeaM Energy believes in collaborative partnerships with the national government, local
government units, state agencies, non profit organizations, the academe and the private sector.
We established the TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Societal Divides at the Asian Institute
of Management (AIM) to help address social inequity bring about societal transformation.
We recognize and provide incentive to innovative projects in the Philippine civil society
supporting the World Bank's Philippine Development Innovation Marketplace.
TeaM Energy currently spearheads the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), enabling us
to forge stronger ties with the private sector and to push our advocacies in corporate social