24 February 2018, Sierra Madre mountain range, Siniloan, Laguna. It all started with: “Good day, we would like to ask for your CSR programs that we can join in for this quarter”, emailed Jenny Agnatha Dueñas, Human Resource Officer at Metro Combined Logistics Solution, Inc. Philippines.
Thank you Metro Combined CSR Participants!
|1||Reno Magadia||21||Myrna Villorente|
|2||Noemi Aniban||22||Nathan Jacinto|
|3||Jenny Duenas||23||Jun Mamanao|
|5||Baby Lyn Prado||Carmona|
|6||Diosa Pingul||24||Hernan Chico|
|7||Elma Aladano||25||Greg Lucas|
|8||Thess Paelmao||26||Ferdie Fernandez|
|11||Ryan Marquinez||27||Reden De Jesus|
|12||Efren Epino||30||Fransico Torres|
|ZPC Tunasan||SRA Canlubang|
|13||Liezl Mesa||31||Diane Pelena|
|14||Jasmin De Jesus||32||Manuel Garcia|
|15||Rhandee Lopez||33||Jayson Castillo|
|16||Carlyn Lumalang||34||Mark Lowie Gemino|
|18||Manuel Ramirez||EL Laboratories|
|19||Rodrigo Larupay||35||Gloria Manduyog|
|20||Alexander De Leon||38||Julie Ann DomDom|
Protecting Sierra Madre Means LIFE for ALL
Extracted from Business Mirror, by Jonathan L. Mayuga (Oct 1, 2016). ACCORDING to the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance Inc. (SSMNA), citing a 2004 study by Eken, et al. and a 2007 study by Langhammer, et al. key biodiversity areas (KBAs) are identified nationally using simple, globally standardized criteria and thresholds, based on the needs of biodiversity requiring safeguards at the site scale.
The Sierra Madre has at least 201 species of mammals, 556 species of birds, over 85 species of amphibians and 252 species of reptiles, of which 48 percent are endemic, with many of these near-threatened, critical, vulnerable and endangered.
According to SSMNA, a recent study published by the University of Kansas revealed that the nor thernmost par t of the range has yielded 101 species of amphibians and reptiles, suggesting further that more species within the range are yet to be discovered.
Furthermore, the study of Larry Heaney on the mammals highlighted Luzon, where the expansive mountain range resides, as the most endemic oceanic island in the whole world.
Besides the KBAs within the mountain range are three national parks and at least nine other protected areas.
SSMNA said its watershed supports the water supply in Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley, including Metro Manila.
The Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park’s (NSMNP) 16 watersheds alone provide water to more than 1.5 million people.
It has a total land area of 2.8 million hectares, stretching from Cagayan Valley in the north of Luzon to Calabarzon in the south of Luzon, encompassing the 10 provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Quezon. There are 28 protected areas within the mountain range, including 12 KBAs.
Around 10 million people living within and around the Sierra Madre depend on its bounty—for food, water and medicine, shelter and livelihood.
Neighbouring Laguna and Quezon provinces, the LQLG natural resources are water with about 300 million gallons of underground water recharged by at least seven principal watersheds. Laguna houses Asia’s 3rd biggest lake-the Laguna de Bay- which ably supplies the Province’s fresh water resource requirements and form part of the people’s livelihood.
About Metro Combined Logistics Solution, Inc.
Metro Combined Logistics Inc. was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Gulf Agency Corporation (GAC) and Metro Alliance Holdings Equities Corporation (MAHEC). GAC is a worldwide leader in the shipping, logistics and marine field. MAHEC is a Philippine company established in 1927 engaging primarily in distribution and logistics. Metro Combined Logistics was formed primarily to service the logistic requirements of Metro Drug, Inc. but grew to become an established service provider in the local landscape.
In 2012, the company changed its name to Metro Combined Logistics Solutions Inc. to mirror its original name and indicate the broader range of Logistics services the company provides. MCLSI delivers on its promises. The day-to-day activities represent value for money, quality, continuity, innovation and global reach. MCLSI provides services that combine expertise and experience in the field of Logistics and its full scope of services. MCLSI is made up of qualified professionals dedicated to working together to provide the best possible service as they endeavour to bring world class service to their clients.
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