The Republic Cement Teresa Plant held a number of activities, including river clean-up and tree planting, in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.
On June 11, more than 40 Republic Cement employees and contractors joined the residents of Barangay Dulumbayan in cleaning up the Kalubcob-Pamanaan Creek. More than 100 forest and fruit-bearing trees, as well as 30 bamboo saplings, were also planted along the creek as part of the company’s Adopt-a-River Program. The activity, which was also in celebration of the 118th Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal, was graced with the presence of Teresa Mayor Raul S. Palino and members of the Sangguniang Bayan, led by Vice-Mayor Jeriel SD. Villegas.
The Teresa Plant also joined the Simultaneous Bamboo Planting Activity held at the Quarry 2 Area on June 17 in celebration of the founding anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). More than 30 Republic Cement employees and contractors participated in the event by planting approximately 285 bamboo saplings.
To celebrate Philippine Arbor Day, another tree planting activity was held at the Quarry 3 Area. More than 30 Republic Cement employees and contractors came together to plant more than 120 seedlings of caballero and mabolo trees. Both activities on June 17 and June 25 were also conducted as part of the Progressive Quarry Rehabilitation Program of Republic Cement in Teresa.
The celebration of June as the Philippine Environment Month is by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1988 by then President Corazon Aquino to promote environmental protection, conservation, and sustainable development.