Marcventures plants a thousand trees in Surigao
Employees of Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) bolstered its commitment to environmental protection through a series of tree-planting activities in two of the Company’s host municipalities in Surigao del Sur.
The company-wide effort took place in Barangay Cabangahan and Barangay Bon-ot in Cantilan and Carrascal towns, respectively, participated in by officers and staff of MMDC.
According to Robert Belgica, MMDC vice president for Project Development & Mine Management, the employees were able to plant over 2,300 seedlings of bamboo, narra, magutambis, and acacia mangium.
This effort is part of the Company’s year-long environmental management programs and is meant to speed up MMDC’s commitment following the memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed last year with the mayors of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza (CarCanMadCarLan), MMDC’s host and neighboring towns in the province.
“For this year 2018, MMDC aims to plant some 940,000 trees in CarCanMadCarLan,” said Belgica. “This is an undertaking that we take seriously because we hope to not just rehabilitate the land but make it sustainable for future generations.”
MMDC also engages the services of a third-party agency in conducting bamboo planting activities and providing Marcventures the knowledge, management, and maintenance of the company’s existing bamboo nursery/plantation.