Corporate Social Responsibility
PSALM CSR Statement
A socially-relevant PSALM commits to the sustainable development of the economic pillars — energy, education and health — and the responsible management of the environment for the people’s overall welfare.
Towards this, PSALM shall-
Pursue the privatization and liability management mandates, judiciously considering the betterment of the energy sector, the stakeholders, and the public.
Support the government’s earnest efforts to implement economic and social reforms for the public good.
Align the agency’s corporate social responsibility thrust with the private sector to strengthen cooperation and coordination.
Learn and share the importance of corporate social responsibility as an integral part of business growth.
Motivate stakeholders, management, employees, and the communities to be proactively involved in sustainable development and social responsibility.
|PSALMa-sama: Joining hands to help the needy||
GIVING grace to the needy.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38
The times are hard and the weather is unpredictable, but the spirit of bayanihan — the Filipino custom of helping people in need — remains rooted in PSALM’s culture.
After the onslaught of the monsoon rains that swamped most of Metro Manila and neighboring provinces last August, assistance in the form of donations and fundraising activities poured in for PSALM’s affected employees.
They each had a story to tell about how they coped with the havoc wrought by the weather phenomenon, but they all knew they had to help each other, particularly their co-workers who bore the brunt of the inundation.
PSALMa-sama answered the call of the moment and gave grace to the needy.
The Office for Corporate Social Responsibility, in coordination with the Human Resource Division (HRD), made the call for assistance as soon as news of the aftermath of the deluge spread. Goodwill drop boxes were immediately put up within the PSALM premises to accommodate anything and everything that flood victims could use — food, clothing, toiletries, blankets, mats, and slippers. PSALM did not fail as donations came daily.
HRD’s Joy Lustre, recognizing the importance of cash assistance, initiated a fund drive — a merienda sale of champorado with tuyo, a sponsorship sale of “goodwill packs” (a pail containing a kilo of rice, a pack of instant noodles, and a can each of corned beef and sardines), and a three-day fundraising bazaar at PSALM’s Pilipinas Room on the 6th Floor.
PSALM raised a total of PhP28,557.45 that was evenly distributed among 25 affected colleagues ― nine PSALM employees and relatives, six security guards, and 10 utility workers.
|Red Cross interface
The overflow of assistance extended to those in need outside the Corporation as PSALM turned over the excess goods to the Makati City chapter of the Philippine Red Cross for its relief operations.
Seizing the opportunity, PSALM resumed the bloodletting activity it started in 2011, extending the invitation to other occupants of the Bankmer building. More than 50 volunteers responded to the invitation, with 27 individuals cleared to donate blood.
In the immediate future, PSALM hopes to get a minimum of 30 blood extractions to be able to avail itself of up to three free bags of blood courtesy of the Red Cross.
|It's "Bag to School" again for the Dike kids||
BAG TO SCHOOL: A welcome boost to the Dike children's academic needs.
It was August. The rainy season was in full throttle.
The PSALM volunteers knew that this year’s “Bag to School” activity at the Angat watershed would be a dripping undertaking. Yet, they were unperturbed as they geared up for their return to the Dike Elementary School to replenish the school supplies of the Dumagat youth.
Dark skies and heavy downpours greeted the PSALM contingent one early August morning as they made their way to Norzagaray, Bulacan. But as the group reached the premises of the 246-megawatt Angat Hydroelectric Power Plant, the rains turned into a drizzle, allowing the activity to be conducted amid a cooler, condensed climate.At the simple turnover ceremonies, PSALM was again joined by its partners from the National Power Corporation and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Angat Field Office who assisted in distributing snacks and new knapsacks — complete with pad papers, notebooks, crayons, pens, erasers, pencils and pencil sharpeners — to the Dike students. PSALM was led by Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility Helena C. Tolentino who even taught the kids to sing “Insy Winsy Spider.”
Along with the grateful smiles of the students, the PSALM volunteers took home memories of a boat ride along the Angat reservoir courtesy of the locals and a generous sampling of the day’s first catch.