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1st Townhall Discussion, A Success!

Department Heads, junior executives, and the leaders of the First Balfour Kilusan were invited to participate in the company’s first town hall meeting last 6 March 2015. Organized with the aim to achieve a higher level of employee engagement and empowerment, the town hall fostered a less formal environment where participants discussed their ideas, voiced their opinions, and asked questions about the organization. Updates on the company’s corporate goals, target

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First Balfour Equipment Rental Acquires Genie Man Lifts

The newest addition to the First Balfour Equipment Rental fleet are the Genie S40 and S60 telescopic boom man lifts. These equipment offer greater horizontal reach than most aerial platforms and are perfect for construction applications with limited access and tight spaces. With its Dual Fuel Gas System, the man lifts can be operated both indoors and outdoors. Either way, they are proven to increase productivity and ensure the safety

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PSA Data Center Breaks Ground

A groundbreaking ceremony held on 27 February 2017 marked the official start of construction of the Civil Registry System – Information Technology Phase II (CRS-ITP2) Building, one of the two key components of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project between the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and Unisys Public Sector Services Corporation (Unisys). In September 2016, PSA and Unisys signed a concession agreement which involves the modernization of the civil registry operations

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PH’s First Sensor-based Landslide Warning System in Engineering

With the objective of reinforcing safety when working on slopes, First Balfour Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Dr. Erwin T. Calo, in cooperation with the Energy Development Corporation (EDC), established the first sensor-based landslide warning system in engineering practice in the Philippines. First Balfour started to implement the system in all identified geohazard sites at the EDC Leyte Geothermal Business Unit (LGBU) last year. This was done by installing Geohazard Early Detection

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INAEC Unveils New Hangar

NAEC Aviation Corporation recently inaugurated its newly-renovated hangar at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. INAEC, an air transport service provider to offshore oil and gas providers, medical service providers, high-value cargo movers, and VIPs, is the first Filipino-owned private airline in the Philippines. The renovation of this hangar, Hangar C, was undertaken by First Balfour. Its other hangars, Hangars A and B, located at the Manila International Airport complex

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First Balfour CEO Dr. Fiorello R. Estuar Named Outstanding Manilan

First Balfour Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Fiorello R. Estuar (FRE) was named one of the Ten Outstanding Manilans during an awarding ceremony held to celebrate the 443rd Araw ng Maynila last June 23 at the Manila Hotel Tent City. “Tunay na Manilenyo, lumaki hanggang maging isang inhenyero… Ang natatanging Manilenyo sa serbisyo publiko.” FRE was the former secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways in 1987 and

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FPIP Awards First Phase of Industrial Park Expansion

First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) has awarded the first phase development of FPIP-III, the park’s planned expansion in Brgy. Pantay Bata, Batangas, to First Balfour. The project, set for completion in January 2017, involves the design and construction of 580-linear meter roads and utilities. FPIP is a twenty-year old industrial park that boasts of best-in-class road network and infrastructure, underground power and telecommunications conduits, and dedicated industrial utilities. A number

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595 Employees Switch to Google Apps

Joining five million other businesses from all over the world, First Balfour has announced its move to Google Apps for Business as its primary communication and collaboration platform. Leading the switchover from its old e-mail system, the ICT Department had the suite in full swing by end-March. As technology has significantly changed the way businesses are conducted in today’s world, First Balfour has decided to provide its people with the

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First Balfour opens establishment at KidZania Manila

First Balfour, as the new industry partner of KidZania Manila, recently opened its Home Finishing establishment at the play city in Bonifacio Global City. The event was graced by First Balfour president and chief operating officer Anthony Fernandez, who talked about how First Balfour and KidZania Manila shared the same vision of helping shape a better nation by nurturing today’s younger generation. “Over the past four decades, our purpose has

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School Rehab Project in Leyte Breaks Ground

The ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya in partnership with the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) held the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two 4-classroom buildings at the New Ormoc City High School (NOCHS) last March 11. Located at Brgy. Don Felipe Larrazabal in Ormoc, NOCHS has a total population of 5,205 students and is just one of the many schools in Leyte where new typhoon-resilient buildings will be constructed. Ormoc City

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