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Photo shows winners of the first K-Ligtas Awards and members of the K-Ligtas Awards Committee comprised of officials from Meralco, Meralco Power Academy, Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the U.P. College of Engineering.

MERALCO HOLDS FIRST K-LIGTAS AWARDS

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) recently held the first-ever K-Ligtas (Kuryenteng Ligtas) Awards, the country’s first industry recognition that honors organizations and businesses that observe excellent practices in electrical safety as well as invaluable heroism in promoting safety in the workplace. The awards ceremony, attended by key stakeholders in electricity safety, was held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, in conjunction with the 41st National Annual Convention of the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE).

Following a stringent screening and evaluation process, the K-Ligtas Awards Committee named the following as winners of the inaugural Meralco K-Ligtas Awards: (top row) Nestle Philippines, Inc. Cabuyao Plant, represented by Hasmukphinder Singh, Nestle Head of Engineering, won in the K-Ligtas Industrial Business category; Crimson Hotel, headed by Gerhard Doll, General Manager, received the K-Ligtas award for Commercial Business category; BAG Electronics, Inc., represented by Jennifer Bascon, Management Systems and Continuous Improvement Manager, was awarded in the K-Ligtas SME Business category, and; Atty. Dennis Bernard N. Acorda, City Administrator, Pasay City, received the K-Ligtas award under the LGU City category.

In the bottom row are members of the K-Ligtas Awards Committee comprised of officials from Meralco, Meralco Power Academy, Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the U.P. College of Engineering.

Promoting best practices particularly in electrical safety, K-Ligtas Awards is an advocacy program of MERALCO through the Meralco Power Academy, in collaboration with the Philippines’ premier authorities in electrical systems, labor management, and public safety. The same industry partners comprised the K-Ligtas Awards Committee that scrutinized this year’s Awards entries.

More information may be obtained from the K-Ligtas Awards secretariat through e-mail at power.academy@meralco.com.ph, or visit www.meralcopoweracademy.com.

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