Hedcor’s project helps local micro business in Bukidnon

THE P12.5-billion hydropower project of Hedcor in the Province of Bukidnon has a ripple effect in its host communities. Some of the Higaonon families are taking advantage of the ongoing construction as they earn through selling food during the break time of more than 400 locals working in the area.

Lilibeth Inigo and Cherry Mae Aroyal both residents of Barangay Guilang Guilang, Manolo Fortich are a just couple of those who are selling meals, drinks, snacks and coffee. According to Lilibeth, they have been earning up to P5000 every month for the past six months due to the hydro construction of Hedcor.

In vernacular she said, “I started to peddle goods for my neighbors who are working here. I started selling food with only P1500 as my capital. Then, I realized that I am earning every day. So, I decided to build a small ‘kubo’ and continue my small business. I couldn’t thank enough to Hedcor for building this hydro plant in our area.”

Hedcor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower. It ground broke the project last year and is on track being 34% complete todate. Today, Hedcor is operating 22 hydropower facilities in Benguet, Mt Province, Davao and Ilocos Sur with a total installed capacity of 185 MWs.

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