SCIPSI vaccination drive continues

About 1,000 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccines have been administered to the employees, dependents of South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI) and other port users of Makar port as part of the vaccination rollout program of the Company.

The first dose vaccination began last July 31, 2021 and ended on August 6, 2021 held at SCIPSI Bakuna Center, PPA Passenger Terminal Building Makar Wharf GSC with the assistance of the Local Government Unit of General Santos City.

The COVID19 vaccines were purchased by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and distributed to SCIPSI as a subsidiary company.

South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, INC. Wins The Community Employee Of The Year Award In The Investors In People Award 2020

Investors in People (IiP) recognized SCIPSI’s Ms. Eloisa Jane Onez deed and named as the Community Employee of the Year at Investors in People International Awards in London, United Kingdom.

The announcement was held last 24 November 2020 via YouTube.

For five years running, SCIPSI has been selected as a finalist in the annual Investors in People International Awards in London, United Kingdom. In 2020 SCIPSI is a finalist in three award categories: the Community Employee of the Year Award, the Employee Engagement Award, and the Learning and Development Award.


South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI) has been crowned the winner of the Reward and Recognition in the Investors in People Awards 2019, the leading industry event recognizing high performance in people management.

The awards ceremony was held on 19 November 2019 at the Old Billingsgate Market, London, United Kingdom.

Being crowned the winner in the Reward and Recognition category in The Investors in People Awards 2019 is a fantastic achievement and something everyone at SCIPSI is really proud of.

Looking after your people is something that matters to all of us. And that’s why these awards are so special.

About Investors in People

For four years running, SCIPSI has been selected as a finalist the annual Investors in People International Awards in London, United Kingdom. This year, SCIPSI is a finalist in three award categories: the Community Employee of the Year Award, the Employee Engagement Award, and the Reward and Recognition Award.

Other Philippines accredited companies who made it in this year’s finalist and won an award in the Investors in People International Awards 2019 are Task Us,Max’s Kitchen, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and Bounty Agro Ventures.

The UK government started Investors in People in 1991 to help companies become more competitive. The organisation transitioned into a Community Interest Company on February 1, 2017.

More information about Investors in People is available at

BIDA solusyon for COVID-19 campaign

Sharing the same purpose and intent with the DOH, SCIPSI conducted health and safety awareness to all employees. With the help of Ms. Jocelyn Lasmarias (company nurse), a series of meeting was done to discussed the BIDA solution sa COVID-19 campaign of Department of Health (DOH). The campaign seeks to remind everyone about the basic but the most important measures to follow to maximize protection against the virus.

For easy to remember and better understanding, the standard health measures to prevent the virus is simplified in four letters.

B – Bawal ang walang mask

I – Isanitize and mga kamay, Iwas hawak sa mga bagay

D – Dumistansya ng isang metro

A – Alamin ang totoong impormasyon

On top of these mandatory protocols, It was also discussed the simple yet what experts recommended, an everyday home sanitation practices such as handwashing with soap for 20 seconds, bathing after coming home, and laundering clothes worn outside.

Heavy Equipment operation (HEO) Forklift NCII Pre-Assessment

Ten (10) Heavy equipment operators of South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. participated in the competency Pre-Assessment seminar conducted by Mr. Rey Las Piñas (Engineering Superintendent) last March 15, 2021. A one (1) day assessment with discussion and demonstrations to help participants equipped with basic skills and knowledge. Also, a written and practical examination was given to them at the end of the day. The purpose on this activity is to prepare the participants for the actual TESDA assessment and to determine their capabilities as an equipment operator.

Mangrove Planting

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Employees of South Cotabato Integrated port Services Inc. actively participated in mangroves planting activity in partnership with City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) at the Menanga, Buayan. The said effort is part of the company’s commitment in protecting and preserving the marine environment.

A total of 900 mangroves planted and 1,900 seedlings were bagged for the quarter. The seedlings will be used for the next quarter planting activity. Considering the pandemic, SCIPSI ensures that health protocols, practices, and procedures were followed and observed to prevent the spread of the virus while conducting this noble cause.

SCIPSI conducted a mangrove planting activity last July 25, 2018. SCIPSI have been an active partner of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in the on-going rehabilitation of mangroves in the area.

SCIPSI build mangrove nursery at the backyard of the building where bagged mangrove seedlings were nursed and used in planting activities of the company.

Having an owned nursery would help the staff to get hands-on experience and knowledge about the process involved from planting the seed to caring for the trees, as well as carrying out enforcement duties. Collected mangrove propagules (seeds) from private nurseries were kept at the nursery for a number of months before being replanted to replace the lost trees. The mangrove planting program was part of efforts to restore the rich bio-diversity of the forests to provide an ecosystem for fish, crabs, birds and other creatures and plants.



Employees Spiritual Retreat, a program involving employees and designed to re-introduce core spiritual and moral values. It aimed at improving employee relationship and to encourage teamwork.


Birthdayhan is a monthly gathering to celebrate the birthday of employees for the month and an opportunity to interact with the management. This is also as venue for recognition and rewarding employees with superb performance.


Employees flaunted their team color during the opening ceremony of the annual Sports Fest last July 14, 2018. This event is organized as part of the Company Anniversary activity.  It also promotes camaraderie and unity among the employees through various sports activities, such as basketball, badminton, volleyball, dart, etc.

Feeding Program

In line with the celebration of Nutrition Month, SCIPSI organized an event that highlights the importance of good health and nutrition. The company provides mass feeding for children and pregnant women in the community of Barangay Labangal.



SCIPSI was nominated as Finalist for Excellence in Rewards and Recognition (2-499 employees) and also a finalist for Excellence in Social Responsibility, 2-499 employees. The awarding was held in London, United Kingdom last 23 November 2017.

Out of 1000 applicants, 97 organizations were shortlisted for the Investors in People Global Awards. Out of the 97, 14 are from the Philippines including SCIPSI. Other organizations in the Philippines who made it as a finalist in different categories were Cardinal Santos Medical Center, City Government of Tanauan, Max’s Kitchen Inc., Bounty Agro Ventures, Watson Personal Care, TaskUs, Lyceum of the Philippines in Cavite and Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc.

Outreach Program

SCIPSI recognizes the role of Corporate Social Responsibility in improving the quality of life not only of the company’s customers but also of other stakeholders. “CSR is about business giving back to society”.

Last November 15, 2017, SCIPSI joined the ICTSI Foundation in an outreach activity at Pao-Pao National High school in Barangay Sinawal, General Santos City. The volunteers spent time interacting with the students and participated in games with the children. Bags with various hygiene kit and school supplies were distributed to the children.

This project is also a way promote the spirit of volunteerism among SCIPSI employees through projects that support the marginalized sectors of society.


South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. (SCIPSI) in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) General Santos City Chapter facilitated a blood donation activity last March 21, 2017 at SCIPSI Admin. A total of 13 bags were collected from the qualified donors.

Another bloodletting activity was held in September 2017, as part of the company’s 42nd year anniversary celebration. It is also one of SCIPSI’s annual traditions. Other port users were also invited such as coast guard and other port users to join the activity. From among more than 50 who underwent screening, 43 bags of blood were collected.

The employees who participate in the said activity enjoy the health benefits of bloodletting as well as the privilege of easy access to the Red Cross blood bank in case of emergency. Everyone is urged to donate blood, as all are made aware of the benefits of bloodletting.

Medical Mission

Last November 14, 2017, SCIPSI partnered with ICTSI-Foundation along with the local government units and private health organizations to conduct medical-dental mission in the residents of Barangay Labangal. The medical mission benefitted a total of 371 medical and dental patients. Aside from free consultation, the beneficiaries also received vitamins and complete dosage of prescription medicines.


IIP Gold Employer of the Year

South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. have been named as Gold Employer of the year (International) at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognizing high performance in people management.

The Awards, which received over 300 entries from organizations working in a variety of sectors and locations across the globe, celebrate the best people management practices amongst businesses. The Gold Employer of the year (International) category recognizes high-performing and high-achieving organizations that put people at the heart of their future success. Finalists are drawn from the top 7% of Investors in People organizations. South Cotabato Integrated Port Services, Inc. was crowned winners at the ceremony held on 29th June in London, at Old Billingsgate, and hosted by comedian Sally Phillips.