PTT Philippines' tree-planting project lauded
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection (OPAEP) has lauded the environmental efforts of PTT Philippines Corp (PTTPC) to reforest the denuded portion of the Bataan Natural Park (BNP).
In a letter to PTTPC president and CEO Wisarn Chawalitanon, OPAEP chief Nereus Acosta, Jr. expressed his appreciation for the "Gas Up for a Tree" project that aims to plant 30,000 trees in the 50-hectare portion of the BNP in Barangay Kanawan, Bataan.
“We would like to express our appreciation and extend our sincerest salutation to PTTPC for taking action on the reforestation of the BNP,” Acosta said.
PTTPC, a local subsidiary of the Thailand's biggest oil company, launched the tree-planting project under the environmental component of its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) in May.
Acosta, having participated in two tree-planting activities, also vowed to work closely with PTTPC in all of its environmental and social responsibility programs.
The "Gas Up for a Tree" project hopes to plant at least 10,000 trees by September and is set to benefit more than 100 Aeta families belonging to the Magbukun Tribe.
The project will also gives its consumers, particularly motorists, the opportunity to personally participate when they gas up for P1,000 at any PTTPC service stations nationwide.
“Every purchase of P1,000 worth of PTTPC gasoline and diesel products entitles the motorist to plant one tree under his name,” Chawalitanon said. “They can even monitor the exact location and growth of the tree through online with the help of a mobile phone application.”