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Power firm donates 11 computers, printers to Ifugao town

by Ben Moses Ebreo

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (February 15) -- SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Magat, Inc., a hydro power firm recently handed over at least 11 sets of computers and printers to various public schools in Aguinaldo town in Ifugao province.

The computers and printers were turned-over to school officials during a program witnessed by Aguinaldo town Mayor Delfin Bullan, Vice Mayor Gaspar Chilagan, Councilor Agustin Natuno and SNAP External Relations Manager lawyer Mike Hosillos.

Rhoda Santos, SNAP Magat Inc. communications officer said the computers and printers will benefit at least 1,600 students and teachers of 8 public schools in Aguinaldo town.

SNAP Magat owns and operates the 360 megawatt Magat hydroelectric power plant bordering the towns of Ramon, in Isabela province and Alfonso Lista, in Ifugao province.

The company is a joint venture of Aboitiz Group and SN Power of Norway, which took over government operations in 2007.

Mayor Bullan accepted the equipment on behalf of the schools, vowing to ensure proper maintenance and maximum use of the computers for the children and teachers.

"We thank SNAP-Magat for bringing this project to our municipality. These computers will go a long way in the educational development of our children," Vice Mayor Chilagan also said in his welcome remarks.

Lawyer Mike Hosillos, the SNAP Magat's external relations manager also expressed hope that the project will help improve the teaching and learning process among teachers and school children.

"SNAP wants to make a positive impact on the communities where we operate through its program of corporate social responsibility (CSR). We don't want to see children being left behind in this computer-driven age," he said.

He also emphasized that other than CSR projects, SNAP promotes a culture of honesty and integrity in the conduct of its business, ensuring compliance to applicable business laws.

Aside from the donation, SNAP-Magat also supported a medical and dental mission last month, benefitting 111 dental patients and 67 medical patients also in Ifugao.

The mission was spearheaded by Don Bosco High School Alumni Association Batch 84.

The volunteers provided medical services to residents of Barangays Cudog, Boliwong, Burnay, Buyabuyan, Caba, Tunggod, Ponghal, Poblacion in Lagawe and some from the municipalities of Lamut and Kiangan. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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