FPPF Project Director Lito Beltran, right, receives a commendation from Frank Thiel, General Manager of the Quezon Power Plant run by Covanta (Phils) in Cagsiay, Mauban, Quezon. The FPPF recently conducted two photography workshops for Covanta employees right in the Mauban power plant complex.

FPPF Project Director Lito Beltran, right, receives a commendation from Frank Thiel, General Manager of the Quezon Power Plant run by Covanta (Phils) in Cagsiay, Mauban, Quezon. The FPPF recently conducted two photography workshops for Covanta employees right in the Mauban power plant complex.

The FPPF Monday got a commendation from the Quezon Power Plant operated by Covanta (Phils) in Barangay Cagsiay, Mauban, Quezon for recently conducting photography workshops right in the power plant complex. The workshops enabled the power plant personnel to more effectively document their work activities while also providing them an artistic diversion from day-to-day work in their relatively isolated work area. The power plant personnel who attended the FPPF workshops are avid photographers. They produced a body of work which were also lauded by management and were displayed during last Monday’s event.

Highlight of the event was the launching of their waste hauling truck powered purely by straight vegetable oil (SVO), sourced from used cooking oil, eliminating the need for noxious diesel fuel. Covanta (Phils) is projecting an environment-friendly corporate image.

The vegetable oil-powered truck being inaugurated by Covanta (Phils) General Manager Frank Thiel, 3rd from right, and Facility Manager Jim Willey, 4th from left. With them are key managers of the Quezon Power Plant. Second from left is Engr. Chips Guevarra of Alterenergy Systems Inc, SVO supplier who converted the truck for straight vegetable oil fuel.

The vegetable oil-powered truck being inaugurated by Covanta (Phils) General Manager Frank Thiel, 3rd from right, and Facility Manager Jim Willey, 4th from left. With them are key managers of the Quezon Power Plant. Second from left is Engr. Chips Guevarra of Alterenergy Systems Inc, SVO supplier who converted the truck for straight vegetable oil fuel.

A Philippine Serpent Eagle, rescued by local residents and turned over to Covanta (Phils) for treatment and rehabilitation. The plan is to release the eagle back to the wild as soon as it recovers from its wound. The company has documented several wild animals that they have saved from harm and nursed them back to health.

A Philippine Serpent Eagle, rescued by local residents and turned over to Covanta (Phils) for treatment and rehabilitation. The plan is to release the eagle back to the wild as soon as it recovers from its wound. The company has documented several wild animals that they have saved from harm and nursed them back to health.

Prof. Joey Tañedo, FPPF mentor, poses with Lyra Guinto, a lady manager at the Quezon power plant before the wall of winning photographs from the company’s 2009 Outage Snapshots contest.

Prof. Joey Tañedo, FPPF mentor, poses with Lyra Guinto, a lady manager at the Quezon power plant before the wall of winning photographs from the company’s 2009 Outage Snapshots contest.

FPPF Director Lito Beltran enjoys a game of pool with Prof. Joey Tañedo after a day’s work at the Quezon Power Plant. Ka Lito won, 5-3, over Joey.

FPPF Director Lito Beltran enjoys a game of pool with Prof. Joey Tañedo after a day’s work at the Quezon Power Plant. Ka Lito won, 5-3, over Joey.

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