EMPOWERMENT THROUGH LIVELIHOOD. Balai Café Enterprise members with PHRI representatives led by Site Head Engr. RJ Rivera and CSR Luzon Head Jason Gavina, and AFP Lt. Col. Erwin Commendador.
Balai Café is located at Sitio Galaxy, Barangay Pinugay, Baras, Rizal which is adjacent to PH Renewable’s solar farm project.
PH Renewables, Inc. (PHRI), a subsidiary of MGEN Renewable Energy, Inc. (MGreen), supports the government’s effort to attain inclusive and sustainable peace by fostering local economic development. In partnership with the 80th Infantry Battalion (80IB), PHRI recently turned over a livelihood starter kit for Balai Café located within PhilComSat compound in Baras, Rizal.
Balai Café is a collaborative project initiated by 80IB, together with various national agencies and private institutions to provide former rebels with a source of income and help rebuild their lives. The food venture which started in July, serves meals and snacks to over 500 workers deployed in the solar plant site and nearby areas.
Believing in the project’s worthy cause, PHRI donated a livelihood starter kit composed of chest freezer, refrigerator and kitchenware.
According to Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Erwin Commendador, the project is under the Enhanced Comprehensive Integration Program, which seeks to assist the formal rebels in reintegrating into society through livelihood opportunities and commercial endeavors.
PHRI is constructing a 75 MWac solar project in Baras, Rizal which is scheduled to commence commercial operations within the first quarter of 2023. As a member of the ONE MERALCO Group, PHRI is one in powering the good life of the Filipino through meaningful partnerships that empower communities.