RPMC Plastics Plant 200 Trees in Sierra Madres

2 July 2023, Laguna Quezon Land Grant, Siniloan, Laguna.  6 enthused staff from RPMC Plastics planted 200 trees at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant, contributing 100 native Philippine forest trees for two separate but related divisions of their company, for a total of 200:

  • 50 Bani and  50 Malaruhat Puti for RPMC PLASTICS PHILS. INC. 2068-B Candido St. Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City; and 
  • 50 Malaruhat Pula, 50 Malalansones for RPMC PLASTICS PHILS. INC. 4093 Servando St. Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela City.

The planting effort was part of the companies’ compliance drive with BOI Memorandum Circular #1 which requires BOI-registered firms to plant at least 100 trees within their premises or along the perimeter of their compounds.

BOI requires firms seeking tax incentives to plant trees

“If they don’t have space even for perimeter planting, these BOI-registered firms can plant the trees in a park of their choosing, as long as they would be responsible for their care and maintenance,” Leviste said, adding “We will be auditing these companies for compliance.”….

Leviste said the BOI and the DENR are also studying the possibility of using fast-growing species such as gmelina, eucalyptus and neem as an alternative to forest species which have a longer maturing period.

“The aims is not so much to undertake a massive nationwide reforestation but to rekindle in the business sector the motivation to take part in the effort of environmental protection and preservation,” said Leviste.

“We are after the awareness and sense of responsibility of the business sector. We have to develop a culture of environmentalism.”

Source: (Des Ferriols, 2000, https://www.philstar.com/business/2000/03/19/100225/boi-requires-firms-seeking-tax-incentives-plant-trees)

Special thanks to the following staff who committed to planting for RPMC Plastics:

1. Jennifer Fajardo
2. Lilibeth Abalos
3. Annabelle Villamor
4. Nerie Estrella
5. Enrique Esmundo Jr.

They were accompanied by forest rangers Rodante Rasay, JImlie Ortega, Randy Velina, Jenniroso Alawas and Renato de Leon, who were present throughout the forest trail and planting for assistance up to the return to the training center.

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