Laguna Water Plants 500 Trees In Liliw, Laguna

Laguna Water, in coordination with PENRO Laguna and the Municipal Government of Liliw, plants more than 500 seedlings in Liliw, Laguna.

Committed to protect the environment, Laguna Water partnered with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Laguna (PENRO) and the Municipal Government of Liliw in the conduct of the company's tree growing activity- Pasibol. 

Two hundred guyabano and three hundred narra saplings were planted at Barangay Novaliches in Liliw, Laguna last May 2018. Joining the employee-volunteers from Laguna Water in this environmental conservation initiative were representatives from Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office, Boy Scout of the Philippines and Lufamco. 

"Planting tree is one of the simplest ways to mitigate the problem of environmental degradation, which is happening faster than we've thought. Through this, we help ensure that the future generations will still enjoy a clean and safe environment," said Sustainable Development Manager Eunice Christine Ricaforte-Cosico. 

Prior to the Pasibol activity in Liliw, Laguna Water inspected the site, put signage, and installed ropes to ensure safety of the tree planters and the farmers. 

The Pasibol volunteers took a 20-minute hike going to the planting site. Participants from PENRO gave a brief discussion and demonstration on the proper way of holding and planting the trees. 

To ensure the positive result and sustainability of the activity, Laguna Water along with the participating agencies and institutions are currently exploring possible partnerships that will aid the farmers in the maintenance of the trees and the marketing of the products. 

Known as the Footwear Capital of Laguna, Liliw has also ventured into ecotourism. Its strawberry farms are now becoming the newest attraction in the said town. 

One of the company's way of encouraging its employees to do their share in preserving the ecosystem, Laguna Water conducts at least three Pasibol activities annually. The largest water and used water services provider in Laguna is set to plant trees in the Municipality of Kalayaan and City of Cabuyao this year. 

Since the launch of Pasibol in 2016, Laguna Water has already planted more than 2000 trees in different sites in Laguna. 

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