Megaworld, WWF-Philippines plant 5,000 mangrove trees in Mactan
July 14, 2014
As part of its commitment in developing sustainable townships, Megaworld, the country’s leading real estate developer, and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-Philippines), lead an environmental initiative dubbed “Building Visions for a Better World: Saving the Mangroves in Mactan,” where around 150 volunteers mostly Megaworld employees, BPO partners, local media and bloggers as well as local residents planted 5,000 nursed mangrove seedlings at the coastal area of Brgy. Kalawisan, Lapu-Lapu City. This is part of the property giant’s effort to support the local government’s drive to save the mangrove forests around Mactan Island under the leadership of Mayor Paz Radaza.
Photo shows (L-R) Hon. Eduardo Bensi, barangay captain, Brgy. Kalawisan, Lapu-Lapu City; Engr. Roderico Taga-an, head, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO); Hon. Marcial Ycong, vice mayor, Lapu-Lapu City; Lourdes Gutierrez-Alfonso, chief operating officer, Megaworld; Jamie Herrel, Miss Philippines-Earth 2014; Atty. Guia Ibay, head of climate change and energy program, WWF-Philippines; Donna Racho, vice president for sales and marketing, Megaworld.