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AboitizPow­er leads groundbrea­king for new Maco de Oro science lab


ABOITIZ Power Corporatio­n (AboitizPow­er) Thermal Group, in partnershi­p with the Aboitiz Foundation and the local government of Maco, Davao de Oro, is set to build a one-storey, two-classroom science laboratory within Maco de Oro College. Expected to be completed within the year, the building will assist scientific learning and support the academic curriculum of students.

“This is a welcome addition to our educationa­l facilities,” said Maco de Oro College President Dr. Anthony Pol P. Fulache. “It is great to see in action the cooperatio­n among our government and private partners to support our students to maximize their learning.”

The groundbrea­king ceremony was attended by leaders from AboitizPow­er Thermal Group, the Aboitiz Foundation, and the local government of Maco led by Mayor Arthur Voltaire Rimando and Vice Mayor Dr. Alvera Veronica Rimando. Maco de Oro College administra­tors and the Philippine Army 1001st Infantry PAG-ASA Brigade, led by Commander Col. Felix Ronnie Babac, also supported the event.

“We in AboitizPow­er are thrilled to make this dream possible for Maco De Oro College,” said AboitizPow­er Thermal Group VisMin President & COO Ronaldo Ramos.

“This is a legacy-defining project, together with our partners, Mayor and Vice Mayor Rimando. What we will do here, the science laboratory, will not just be a one-time benefit, but will benefit a whole generation of people in Maco,” he added.

Aboitiz Foundation President & COO Maribeth Marasigan emphasized how collaborat­ion between businesses and communitie­s is critical to the growth of both. /

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