Henkel Philippines Plants: Unstoppable When Higher Powers Conspire

15 July 2023, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, LagunaDO GOOD DAY! was the slogan for the reforestation efforts involving 100 Employees from Henkel Philippines, Inc. – who celebrated 20 years of its Global Business Solution division by planting 600 trees in the Sierra Madres.  What an inspiring and fulfilling day at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant planting site in Sierra Madre. Despite the rainy weather, the whole crowd remained optimistic and hopeful for fair conditions.

Foggy rainy morning view from the Training Center

The event began with a morning motivational talk about community-based Ridge to REEForestation from FEED Partnerships Director, Anne Marie M. Bakker, followed by an inspirational speech from Forester Reynaldo E. Lorida, Field Supervisor II Laguna Quezon Land Grant, emphasizing the significance of the Sierra Madre mountain range as a rainforest and a protective barrier against harsh typhoons, especially given the impact of climate change and the need to protect and help with her healing.

Field Supervisor II, Forester Reynaldo E. Lorida, says every effort counts in saving the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Before starting their tree-planting activity, they did morning stretches conducted by one of FEED’s Ambassadors, Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen. Sabrina calls herself a “non-chef FOOD LOVER whipping up her own EASY, INEXPENSIVE DOABLE DISHES! From TV to Digital!” – focused on nutritional cooking and advocating native Philippine vegetables every day. Aside from her healthy food advice, she highlighted the importance of doing morning stretches to combat tiredness and to enhance productivity in our daily tasks and work.

FEED Ambassador, Chef Sabrina Artadi (of Sabrina’s Kitchen), led the morning stretch and jumping jacks!

A 45-minute trek to the planting site—absorbing energy from mother nature!

Sierra Madonna as participants vibe with the planting playlist.

Everyone was dancing and having a fun time together while planting, even a random worm joined the group in the groove! Here’s a video of that magical moment:

The day’s activities seemed to be blessed by the warmth of the sun, as if nature itself was cooperating to make the event as success.  The combination of prayer, manifesting positive intentions, and a deep love for mother nature were instrumental in making this event a miraculously successful and meaningful experience for everyone.

Thank you HENKEL ECO-WARRIORS, May the Forest be with you all, Always!

Site Preparation & Forest Guard Team Facilitators

  • Senando Velina
  • Teotimo Argete
  • Jenniroso Alawas
  • Bernard Baldaria
  • Roger Glipo
  • Joel Velina
  • Renato de Leon
  • Reygie Romaraog
  • Dave Montecalvo
  • Mark Ian Beatriz
  • Arnold Comingking
  • Ederson Beatris
  • Jordan De Suyo
  • Darwin Bacasen
  • Arnel Lavidez
  • Rodante Rasay
  • Shermae Canzana

Species Planted

Malaruhat 200
Bani 200
Malalansones 200

About Henkel Philippines, Inc.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings.

For more info, visit: henkel.com

Picture Gallery


Video Gallery (Warm-up & Nursery Work)

GPS Coordinates

Use any GPS (Global Positioning System) software / applications to input the latitude and longitude coordinates to be able to remotely see the location of your trees planted. Some examples include:

NATURE IS SPEAKING (Narrated by Julia Roberts)

What can I do to stop climate change?

“As the world warms, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sea levels are rising, prolonged droughts are putting pressure on food crops, and many animal and plant species are being driven to extinction. It’s hard to imagine what we as individuals can do to resolve a problem of this scale and severity.

The good news: We are not alone. People, communities, cities, businesses, schools, faith groups and other organizations are taking action. We’re fighting like our lives depend on it — because they do.

In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.” –  David Suzuki

Check out some of the ways you can take more climate change action.

For example, Climate Action groups are the local solution to a global crisis. Right now people just like you are coming together to develop practical, local solutions and make their towns and cities more climate-friendly. Are you ready to join them? Find out what’s happening near you.

More here: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate-change/what-can-I-do-to-stop-climate-change


Contact FEED

In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry.  Join us!  Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.

Tree-Planting with FEED

Contact us at FEED for more details, to join our regular activities or to design your own tree-nurturing eventinfo@feed.org.ph or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.

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