Constant engagement and communication are
important in maintaining relationships in the midst of
the ongoing work-from-home (WFH) set-up. On top of
the other employee engagement initiatives in place,
EDC also launched Power Chats in 2021 to connect
our leaders through light-hearted 10 to 15-minute
video programs, shared with the entire workforce.
Power Chats feature our leaders in a talk show
format where they share personal thoughts and
insights on certain topics or upcoming projects.
The first season mostly featured members of the
Management Committee (Mancom), starting off
with EDC President and COO Richard B. Tantoco,
but succeeding episodes will also feature facility
heads, union leaders, team leaders, and project
leaders. Eventually, we hope to include leaders
from our host communities as well. The interviewer
of the program from different departments changes
every episode.The short Power Chat video is often
released every Wednesday morning, which is
considered a “Zoomless time” for EDC.
EDC Boosters, a series of talks on varied key and
relevant topics, were also initiated. This series
featured experts from different fields. For example,
Dr. Ted Esguerra shared his personal COVID-19
story, from treatment to recovery, through Doc
TEDTALKS: Lessons from my COVID-19 Story.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gia Sison led the talk titled
“GYNEto Yan, Mars!” which tackled women’s
issues, such as hormones, menopause, and other
gynecological matters. In another event, Dr. Sison
also headlined the session titled “Unsaid Feelings”
which focused on understanding and managing
emotions. Francis Kong was also invited to share
his insights on “Leading and Living a Productive
Life.” The latest EDC Booster was led by Dr. Edsel
Salvaña, who discussed the COVID-19 vaccines
and the issues surrounding them.