Saturday, July 09, 2011

Telco supports Cebu hillylands reforestation efforts

Telco supports Cebu hillylands reforestation efforts
Cebu Daily News 
July 9, 2011 

Employee-volunteers and security personnel of Smart Communications Inc. trooped to the reforestation site in barangay Tabunan, Cebu City to join the kick-off tree planting activity of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) last June 18.

Called the Cebu Hillylands Reforestation Caravan 2011,  the team from Smart, together with the more than 800 volunteers from PBSP member-companies, planted seedlings of Cebu cinnamon tree, tagilomboy, narra, taloto, lanotan and toong.

A first-time volunteer, engineer Jun Lavetoria of Smart’s Property and Facilities Management group was awed by the Cebuano’s spirit and camaraderie.

“It is so heartwarming to see people from different companies and  walks of life working together to save and protect Mother Earth,” he said.

For the past seven years, Smart and PBSP have been working together in the greening of barangay Tabunan, one of Cebu City’s mountain barangays that form part of the Central Cebu Protected Landscape—Metro Cebu’s source of water.