Friday, September 24, 2010

Veco to plant 5T seedlings in Tabunan

Veco to plant 5T seedlings in Tabunan
Cebu Daily News
September 24, 2010

More than a hundred employees and contractors of the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) will plant 5,000 tree seedlings to cap off the Philippine Business for Social Progress’ (PBSP) annual reforestation caravan tomorrow, Sept. 25.

The seedlings of lumbang, narra, tagilomboy and hambabalod will be planted in sitio Sayaw, barangay Tabunan, Cebu City.

The planting site is located within the Kotkot-Lusaran Watershed and Forest Reserve, one of the protected areas of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL).

The CCPL is instrumental in providing Metro Cebu its major source of potable water. It is also where most of Cebu’s rainforests are located, making it one of the most ecologically diverse spots in Cebu.

Also joining Veco are 130 employees from the Metrobank Group and Petron Corporation.

PBSP's annual reforestation caravan, which runs for 15 Saturdays, kicked off last June with more than 731 volunteers from 54 institutions.

Part of the major environment initiatives of PBSP, the program aims to encourage the business sector to get directly involved in the protection of the CCPL by either adopting a hectare for reforestation or bringing their employee volunteers to plant.