Two hundred seedlings of 27 premium and threatened indigenous species were planted by the Energy Development Corp. at the Rafael M. Salas Park in Bago City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday, a press release from the company said.
The activity highlighted the launch of the RMS-BINHI “Tree for the Future” arboretum project that coincided with the World Environment Day, in partnership with the Bago City government, the RMS Parks and Nature Center Foundation, and the University of St. La Salle-Institute for Negros Development, the press release also said.
“We take pride in knowing that these institutions are now part of our BINHI Greening Legacy,” EDC senior vice president for Environment and External Relations, Agnes de Jesus said.
Bago City Mayor Ramon Torres and Vice Mayor Nicholas Yulo; former Bacolod City Mayor Joy Valdez, BINHI-RMS Park project convener; Rhoderick Samonte, USLS-IND head, and RMSPNC Foundation head Lyn Gamboa was present, with De Jesus, Art Valdez, and Rei Medrano, all of EDC. Sixty youth leaders from the USLS-IND Youth Commitment for Sustainable Development also joined the tree planting activity, the press release also said.*