Manila Standard’s ‘Adopt-A-Tree’ holds its 9th sowing
“Very proud ako kasi sa 31st anniversary namin ay napatunayan namin na very committed kami sa pangangalaga ng environment through this initiative of ours na Adopt-A-Tree program,” said Anita Grefal, Manila Standard’s OIC-Operations, during their tree-planting program in Barangay Talisay, Batangas. “This is our 9th sowing already and we plan to broaden our CSR in the coming years with our partnership with the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources),” added Grefal.
This is the third time that the DENR has partnered with Manila Standard for its “Adopt-A-Tree” program and the department is hoping for more in the future. “We joined Manila Standard in their 6th and 7th sowing for our Mangrove tree-planting activity and sana magpatuloy ang partnership namin dahil napakaganda na ng nasimulan natin,” added De Guzman. “Nawa’y mas mapatatag pa natin ang samahan na ito to para mapangalagaan natin lalo ang ating likas na yaman.”
Attended by almost 40 employees from the broadsheet and around 10 representatives from the DENR, the event had both sides actively taking part in the Mangrove planting, wherein 1,000 propagules were planted. Mangroves are known to provide shoreline protection and reduce soil erosion, providing protection from waves and water movement. These also provide habitat for numerous sea creatures, both estuarine and coastal fishes, crustaceans and mollusks.