LANDBANK Fulfils Their Promise: “We Help You Grow”

Lank Bank of the Philippines Logo (LBP).png19 November 2016, Laguna-Quezon. On this day, 49 enthusiastic Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Ermita – headquartered participants volunteered to personally donate and plant 200 indigenous Philippine Malaruhat (scientific name: Syzygium nitidum) trees, fulfilling in part the LBP’s promise to “help you grow” – a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event that took place at Siniloan, Laguna organised by FEED in collaboration with Living Legacy program partner University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

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Philippine Malaruhat (scientific name: Syzygium nitidum, family Myrtaceae).

Malaruhat “can grow up to 25 meters tall with a bole up to 60cm in diameter; these trees are typical to Southeast Asia (Philippines to New Guinea and the Caroline Islands) in habitats of dense, primary forest, and more open secondary formations, growing on well-drained soils at low to medium elevations”. (Source: http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Syzygium+nitidum)

Following the debrief by FEED Director of Partnerships Anne-Marie Mananquil Bakker,  UPLB Forester Ben Arizala presented the history of the Laguna-Quezon Land Grant (LQLG)  site, one of last remaining (9000 hectare) protected forests of the Philippines situated at the Sierra Madre Mountains – the country’s longest mountain range.  Forester Ben, VP, Operations Diane Penales, along with 10 foresters led the Land Bank tree-planters along with 10 UPLB foresters through the foothills to the planting site, where there was much merriment due to the 100 additional seedlings sponsored by Land Bank head of the Banking Operations Group (BOG) Corazon Gatdula. The occasion also marked the birthday of Mrs.Loida Rosario – all of which was captured in the Photo/Video Journal below.

Photo & Video Journals

CSR Planting Group Photos:

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Certificate Awarding Photos:

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Video: Welcome Speech by Corazon Gatdula (LBP) – soon to come.

Video: Birthday Greetings (LBP) – https://youtu.be/SwfqZDoEmW8 (Certificate Awarding); https://youtu.be/QZpKWJNKOBs (in the forest).

Video: Impressions & Thanks (by LBP) – soon to come.

Thank you Land Bank of the Philippines!

ANNANG, NINO ANGELO L. SUAN , JAIME N.
ASIS, LEALANI S. TANZA, DEBBIE, J.
BISANA, MARITESS, M. YNOT, JOCELYN M.
BOSTRELLO, MIRASOL B. ROSARIO, LOIDA A.
DE JESUS, JANILLE, L. CUBANGBANG, KRISTINE JOY R.
DE LA CRUZ, MARLON B. FRANCISCO, MANUEL F.
DISION, LIWLIWA VENUS, P. MALLEN, TEODORO M.
ESGUERRA, LADYMAY M. JAMIAS, MARIA CHRISTINA V.
ESPANOLA, MA. CYNTHIA MARASIGAN, ARIES LLOYD B.
GALURA, ANGELICA, S. TABUCOL, MA. CRISTINA P.
GATDULA, CORAZON A. BUENAFLOR, JOEMARIE
JESALVA, MARIA ROSARIO D. BALMONTE, LAURO Y.
MAGARARU, JOHANNA ANDREA D. DUQUE, WILFREDO  L.
MALLEN, MA. THERESA, M. TIANZON, ELMER  T.
MENDOZA, AMADO JR, C GO, HELEN M.
MICU, MAYCHELL P. ORIA, JUN V.
MIRANDO, MILAGROS M. TAN, DORIS D.
ORIA, LIEZEL B. AGDA, GREG T.
PADILLA, EMILIA  L. DADAL, LEONARD EMIL G.
PAGTANAC, LOU KIMBERLYN J. ELEP, KIMBERLY  V.
PANTI, ADRIAN LUOIES V. FABIA, LORETA O.
PEREZ, RANDY D. MALLARI, JIMMY C.
PINTOR, MICHAEL, C. PANICAN, NENITA T.
REYES, MARLENE, R. RODIL, PABLO C.
RIBON, DIANA R. ZAGUIRRE, MARINELLE  M.
 RIVERA, KATHLEEN P.

About the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) & CSR

LANDBANK’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) embodies its commitment to the institution’s social mandate with programs and activities that contribute to a better, safer and more progressive society, redounding to an improved quality of life for people of the present and future generations.

As a major catalyst in countryside development, LBP’s operations are anchored on the five (5) Sustainability Cornerstones of LANDBANK—

  1. Enterprise Development,
  2. Community Development,
  3. Environmental Protection and Management,
  4. Customer Service, and
  5. Employee Development.

These principles are aligned with the “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Financial Services Sector Supplement” of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI):

  • Engaging Stakeholders in Environmental Responsibility
  • Improving Lives Across the Nation
  • Banking on a Healthy Environment
  • Nurturing our Most Important Resource
  • Championing Human Rights in the Quest for Prosperity
  • Promoting Social Justice and Sustainable Development
  • Serving Customers with Excellence and Integrity

All LANDBANK personnel are guided by the principles of professionalism and integrity, and abide by the Code of Conduct for Employees and ARTA.

(Source: https://www.landbank.com/csr-statement)

Land Bank Jingle: “We Help You Grow” – Composed and Sung by: Martin Nievera. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IZznOrZkHw)

More Information

For more information on CSS/tree planting with FEED, email: info@feed.org.ph or text/call +63(0)917 552 4722.

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