JULY 17, 2009
Taiheiyo  scholars, patrons plant trees

The scholars of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc.(TCPI) planted trees with their patrons in the hinterlands of Magsico in San Fernando recently as their way of giving substantial meaning in the observance of the Environment Month.

They also took a lecture on better appreciation on the realities of global warming and the ways to contain its effects, including the planting of more trees, from Emylita Ortega, senior manager for human resources and administration of Solid Earth Development Corporation (SEDC).

Ortega explained to them the purpose and significance of tree planting, especially when conducted in what used to be mined-out areas, and the proper planting of seedlings that they applied during the tree planting activity that followed on that day.

The group planted at least 2,000 seedlings of acacia aure and a jackfruit at a site where SEDC used to quarry for TCPI clay materials for cement manufacturing.

TCPI plant manager Katsuo Ono and SEDC technical adviser Takashi Sugiyama led their respective staff in joining the tree planting with the scholars and officials of Magsico led by Barangay Captain Algerico Delfino.

TCPI and SEDC support 48 high school scholars, one for every year level from each of the 12 barangays in San Fernando town where they operate.

Recently they added three college scholars.