Guest of honor, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian (middle), poses with Atty. Maria Concepcion P. Simundac (left) and Atty. Richard Henrick I. Beltran (right) after being presented with a book on the West Philippine Sea written by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, a founding Partner of V&A Law.
PE2 Alliance President Alexander Ablaza addresses a full house at the PE2 General Membership Meeting.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, members and guests at the PE2 networking cocktails give a thumbs up in support of the passage of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill before the Senate on 05 February 2018.
On 27 February 2018, the Firm hosted the Annual General Membership Meeting and Board Meeting of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance, Inc. (“PE2”) at the Rainmakers Lounge of the V&A Law Center.
PE2 is an Alliance of private and public-sector energy efficiency market stakeholder entities, which convened in order to organize, encourage, and promote advocacies, initiatives, studies, projects, programs, policy-directions, financing strategies, best ethical practices and sources in energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy in order to assist the Philippines in achieving its long term targets of: (1) energy intensity reduction, (2) increasing energy productivity (3) greenhouse gas emission reduction, and (4) increasing energy security.
V&A Law is a strong advocate of energy efficiency and has been an active member of PE2 since 2016. V&A Law Junior Partner, Atty. Maria Concepcion P. Simundac was elected as trustee and Corporate Secretary of PE2 during the General Membership Meeting.
After the meetings, the Firm hosted networking cocktails for the members of PE2 and distinguished guests from PE2 partner organizations such as the Access to Sustainable Energy Programme, the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation, and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.
The networking cocktails was headlined by guest of honor, Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, author of the Philippine Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill which passed on third and final reading before the Senate on 05 February 2018. Senator Gatchalian led the guests and PE2 members in the launch of the alliance’s website.
The PE2 website may be accessed here