Creating a Globe of Good in the Spirit of Volunteerism

25 May 2018, Siniloan, Laguna & Glorietta, Makati.  FEED was invited to join the Globe’s launch of “Time Please” in Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City.

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“Time Please” is Globe’s volunteering program in partnership with Walt Disney Philippines, iVolunteer Philippines and Time-Please accredited organisations, running from May 25, 2018 to August 20, 2018.

Time PleaseTime Please is a nationwide volunteering program, inviting Filipinos and non-locals to join in groups to attend and accumulate volunteering hours with the partner organisations. Each group members should register in the http://www.timeplease.ph portal and each group will get a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Hong Kong Disney Land.

Time Please was introduced by Globe’s CEO, Ernest Cu, and told that the company is gearing towards expanding Globe’s Purpose into a higher one, in the saying “In everything we do, we treat people right to create a Globe of good”.  The CEO acknowledges the different problems that the country has, which is why they spearheaded this collaboration and allow individuals to give time and help solve these problems. The launch was followed by another launch of a new app, and a number of acting, singing and dancing acts from several Disney characters including the iconic Mickey Mouse which left big smiles on everyone’s faces.

FEED is one of the accredited Time-Please organizations. Registered groups can attend to one or more of FEED’s programs to accumulate volunteering hours. It’s exciting to see new groups to join our programs.

On the same day, the FEED team led by Diane Penales, VP of Operations, together with Globe volunteers, FEED’s Student and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) and the Mondo Project team led by its co-founder Rejina Balangot, went ahead to the southern part of Sierra Madre mountains to plant 219 indigenous trees to help restore the Philippines’ natural protective barrier against incoming typhoons.

100 Philippine native trees were planted by Globe; 85 by Mondo Project’s One Shirt, One Tree campaign; and 35 by 7 SAVE volunteers.

Slideshow of  Globe, Mondo Project & SAVE Tree Planting on 25 May 2018, Siniloan, Laguna

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The activity started with Forester & Forest Guardian Rey Lorida, Manager of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Laguna-Quezon Land Grant, conducting orientation for the 45 individuals who planted the trees. “Mayroon tayong batas na ang mga pilipino na may edad na labing dalawa pataas ay kailangang magtanim ng sampung puno kada taon” one of the statements that he mentioned in the orientation that struck and calls the attention of the audience. Most Filipinos might not know of this and it is important that such awareness is being brought up so that everyone can help restore our declining biodiversity.

After the orientation, Penales asked everyone to bring along garbage bags, so that anyone who could spot any trash while on the trek can pick it up and help maintain the forest cleanliness and demonstrate to the local community environmental stewardship & action.

At the site, a demo was conducted by the foresters on how to properly debag, handle the roots and plant the seedlings.  After almost two hours of planting, the group was able finish all 219 seedlings and trekked back to base camp to rest, freshen up and enjoy the native binalot adobo lunch prepared by the local community.

When everyone was fully rested and satiated by the delicious lunch, everyone was asked to share their own experiences about the activity.  One of the volunteers shared that it was her birthday and that she felt so fulfilled because it is a one of a kind experience. She promised to do more environmental activities on a regular basis. Certificates were then awarded to the volunteers which concluded the activity.

Thank you GLOBE Tree Planting Sponsors!

Christer Jalbuena
Eden Robles
Amiel Mungcal
George Semilla
Crisandrei Gimpaya
Darren Tacastacas
Marry Jane Beltran
Mida Marie Go
Mylene Laqueo
Reynante Salvador
Jomer Juan
Remedios Jovi Cuenca
Dennis Victor Garcia
Reynalee Ann Bonilla
Joseph Rex Abarro
Lester Navaluna
Edwin Talenjale
Torres Angenica

Thank you MONDO PROJECT One Shirt, One Tree Sponsors!

Mondo Project team would like to thank the following individuals who bought their shirts and make a difference to plant trees with their purchases:

TE Connectivity Kay Mijares Mikhaela Membriido
Cathryn Trinidad Jc Belmonte Karen Chua
JC Tordesillas Sabina Conda Aria Magadia
Lorraine Ramihano Rachel Domingo Nikki Bienvenida
Gabriela Aldaba Ben Orfara Veronica Samson
Teresa Delos Reyes Kattrina SanVicente Manuel Pangainy Jr.
Jiana Dalupang JC Tordesillas Loren Albar
Naomi Lavina Ella Erpina Grace Noble
Monica Joje Iya Fianza Atop Nicelito
Sabrina Raz Marian Santos Lui ALonzo
Lia Castro Jyra Limuaco Olive Culabat
Carissa Balagtas Sari Fores Carissa Montesa
Mickie Manago Cathryn Trinidad Angelie Lini
Alexandra Jocom Jovelle Mateo Randy Carpio
Rene Umali Joana Bello Kate Nesas
Sofia Nagrampa Saman tha Garcia Crisnil Victorio
Anne Castaneda Isabella Pohang Mariella Lantican
Maxine Sison Sofia Resurreccion

Thank you SAVE Warriors – May the Forest be With You!

  • Von Russel Ladines
  • Marry Chriselle Ranola
  • Regina Mae Villanera
  • Marilee Villalon
  • Sherlyn CHang

About Time Please Philippines

Time Please is a volunteering program spearheaded by Globe in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Philippines, iVolunteer Philippines, Inc. and Time Please-accredited volunteer organization partners which offer volunteer opportunities relating to education, health, community-building and other advocacies (the “partner organizations”), and collectively, the “Time Please Partners”.

Time Please will run from 25 May to 12:00 a.m. of 20 August 2018.

Time Please is open to individuals residing in the Philippines, locals and foreigners, willing to do volunteer work.

A group can be composed of family members, friends, neighbors, workmates, among other social relations, with a minimum of two (2) up to a maximum of four (4) members. Each group member must have a mobile phone and email address which will be registered at www.timeplease.ph (“Time Please portal”).

Employees of Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe) and their relatives are eligible to join Time Please.

More Related Information

On Tree-Planting with FEED

Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg

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Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular tree planting activities, to join SAVE or to design your own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Planting Program: info@feed.org.ph or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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