Meralco recently launched “Lighting the Second Century,” a coffee-table book that provides an insight into the world of the new Meralco as an innovative and customer-centric company, and a responsible corporate citizen.
Meralco chair Manuel V. Pangilinan said the book narrates the story of the new Meralco, its journey in achieving its business goals, its aspirations for the country and Filipinos, and the trails it blazes, anticipating the demands of the future. The book’s three eminent Filipino writers are Butch Dalisay, Exie Abola and Felice Sta. Maria.
Meralco has been serving Filipinos for 112 years. From its longtime role as a distributor of electricity, the company today has expanded its services as an energy solutions provider and has revved up its commitment to the communities within and outside the franchise through the various projects of One Meralco Foundation.
(L-R) Meralco VP & Head of Central Business Area, Home and Microbiz Ferdie Geluz, Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Al Panlilio, Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, incumbent Pasig City Mayor Maribel Eusebio, former Pasig City Mayor Robert Eusebio, One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey Tarayao and Meralco Head of South Business Area Rainier Reyes.
Lighting the Second Century authors (L-R) Exie Abola, Felice Sta. Maria and Butch Dalisay.
Dashing men at the book signing: (L-R) Meralco AVP & Head of Public Information Office Joe Zaldarriaga, One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey Tarayao, Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Al Panlilio, DDB Chief Operating Officer Timmy Jayme and DDB PR Managing Partner Raul Redoblado.
(L-R) Lighting the Second Century book publishers Marily Orosa & BG Hernandez, One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey Tarayao and Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Al Panlilio.
Meralco recently launched its coffee table book, Lighting the Second Century. Present at the unveiling of the book cover are (from L-R) Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, together with the book’s award-winning authors Butch Dalisay, Felice Sta. Maria and Exie Abola, and Studio 5 representative BG Hernandez.
Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and Cultural Center of the Philippines President Raul Sunico greet each other after the conferment of an Architectural Legacy Marker in Meralco Lopez Building. Beside Sunico is Architect Ramon Ma. Zaragoza, son of the late Jose Ma. V. Zaragoza (National Artist for Architecture, 2015). The late national artist designed the now 47-year-old headquarters of Meralco.
(Second row, L-R) Meralco First VP and Head of Corporate Logistics Ruben Benosa, One Meralco Foundation (OMF) President Jeffrey Tarayao, Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Al Panlilio are joined by public school student beneficiaries of OMF’s One Child, One Lamp program, meant to spread the light in far-flung communities in the country that do not have electricity.
(L-R) Meralco VP & Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions and Product Development Tony Valdez, Meralco Chief Technology Adviser Gavin Barfield, book publisher Marily Orosa, Meralco SVP & Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Al Panlilio, and Meralco VP & Head of Central Business Area, Home and Microbiz Ferdie Geluz.
The Meralco Lopez Building, home to Meralco, was today declared an Architectural Legacy of a Philippine National Artist by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This is in recognition of the genius of the building’s architect, Jose Maria V. Zaragoza, who was posthumously proclaimed National Artist for Architecture in 2015.
The massive building has stood as a prominent landmark in the Ortigas commercial business district since its inauguration in 1968, and will become a historic landmark when it hits the half-century mark in three years.
In keeping with its annual “Maliwanag ang Pasko” tradition, Meralco once again opened the Liwanag Park to the public with a lighting ceremony at the company’s headquarters. Liwanag Park is open until Jan. 10.
Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro graced the lighting ceremony and received, on behalf of DepEd, a donation of 2,000 solar lamps from Meralco employees, partners and customers. The donation is the result of One Meralco Foundation’s “One Child, One Lamp” campaign launched in November, which aims to raise funds to donate solar lamps to public schools in mountain and island villages without electricity.