PLDT to build 17 solar-energized offices

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TELCO provider PLDT is set to open solar-operated sites in the Philippines.

This move is meant to make the company more environmentally friendly world and reduce the use of commercial energy sources, according to Melissa Vergel de Dios, chief sustainability officer, first vice president, and head of investor relations of PLDT.

PLDT will establish 17 solar-energized offices in the country, which includes five sites in Mactan, Talisay City, Silay City and Iloilo City for the Visayas and three sites in Mindanao.

With the rise of global warming concerns, de Dios said the scarcity of commercial resources has led to price increase in the world market.

Thus, using solar energy will save costs for the company and its consumers. “We aim to promote a greener world, a better environment for all of us, and to cut down costs for commercial resources by not sacrificing the needs of our clients and providing the best service for them,” said de Dios.

De Dios also said they find the project very relevant, especially these times with the presence of natural calamities and disasters such as Typhoon Odette (Rai) and the recent Tropical Depression Agaton (Megi) that devastated the country, particularly in the Visayas.

Renewable energy resources, specifically sunlight, are inexhaustible and sustainable.

She added that they aim to finish the project as soon as possible. (HIC)

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