WeatherPhilippines welcomes the La Filipina Uy Gongco group as its newest platinum sponsor
Weather information provider WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc. has enlisted the support of local agricultural group La Filipina Uy Gongco Corporation as its latest platinum sponsor. The entry of La Filipina Uy Gongco is seen as a big boost to the Foundation’s advocacy of helping create a #WeatherWiser nation and help the Foundation’s efforts to develop programs and services that will help agricultural communities in the future.
The partnership between WeatherPhilippines and La Filipina Uy Gongco was formalized last July 26 in a ceremony at NAC Tower, Bonifacio Global City by Sabin M. Aboitiz and Alfonso A. Uy, WeatherPhilippines and La Filipina Uy Gongco Chairmen, respectively.
As platinum sponsor, La Filipina Uy Gongco has pledged to donate around P35 million over the next 10 years to enable WeatherPhilippines to sustain its operations and knowledge-sharing initiatives. Aileen Ongkauko, La Filipina Uy Gongco President, will also be joining WeatherPhilippines’ Board of Advisors.
Current WPF platinum sponsors include Ayala Corporation, International Container Terminal Services, Inc., LBC Express, Inc., Nickel Asia Corporation, SM Investments Corporation, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., Union Bank of the Philippines, and the Aboitiz Foundation.
“We are pleased with the entry of the La Filipina Uy Gongco group as the newest platinum sponsor of WeatherPhilippines. The entry of La Filipina Uy Gongco will help the foundation’s capability to attain our shared vision of creating a #WeatherWiser nation,” Dave V. Valeriano, WeatherPhilippines Vice President and General Manager, said.
Creating a #WeatherWiser nation is WeatherPhilippines’ ongoing campaign to optimize weather knowledge for socio-economic growth and sustainable development through technology, partnerships, and engagements. On partnerships, WeatherPhilippines fosters collaboration and empowers communities on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation through inclusive partnerships.
In 2015, WPF signed a partnership agreement with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and started operationalizing its agreement with the Department of Education with Weather 101 seminars to its disaster risk reduction and management council members.