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Jul 17, 2019
Insular Foundation kicks off Bamboo Planting Project
Insular Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Insular Life, joined hands with the local government of Lubao, Pampanga and the Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) to help protect the environment through the propagation and planting of bamboo.
InLife executive chairman and Insular Foundation chairman Nina D. Aguas signed a memorandum of agreement with Lubao, Pampanga Mayor Esmeralda Pineda, and Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) president Edgardo Manda to formalize the project called “Kawayanihan: Protecting the Environment and Lives through Community Work and Cooperation.”
“Through Kawayanihan we are helping propagate bamboo, a versatile plant that can provide livelihood opportunities in many industries. But over and above this, the bamboo is known to purify air toxins and a rich source of breathable oxygen, which we really need at this point,” said Ms. Aguas during the signing ceremony.
Under this project, Insular Foundation will adopt 1.8 hectares of the six-hectare ecopark called Bamboo Hub located in Lubao, Pampanga by planting and growing bamboos for the next three years.
The Lubao LGU, on the other hand, will be responsible in providing technical assistance in training and hiring workers for the park while PBF will overs the production of bamboo seedlings and the development and marketing of bamboo products.
“As Insular Foundation celebrates its 50th year of incorporation this year, we are drumming up our programs on education, disaster response and rehabilitation, employee volunteerism, and environmental protection,” Ms. Aguas said.
To kick off the program, over 100 InLife employee volunteers went to the site recently for their first planting session at the Bamboo Hub.
InLife Executive Chairman and Insular Foundation Chairman Nina Aguas, Philippine Bamboo Foundation president Edgardo Manda, and Lubao Mayor Esmeralda Pineda join hands as they formalize the “Kawayanihan: Protecting the Environment and Lives through Community Work and Cooperation” project
than 120 InLife employees from Alabang and Makati, Insular Health Care, and San
Fernando District Office participated in the bamboo tree planting activity at
the Lubao Bamboo Hub and Ecopark