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PHLPost to plant 1,600 lauan seedlings at Angat watershed


As part of its 23rd corporate anniversary, the Philippine Postal Corp. will plant 1,600 lauan trees in the Angat Watershed reservation in Bulacan on Saturday, April 25.
 
PHLPost said the tree-planting also seeks to "reciprocate the generosity of Mother Earth in terms of papers use in mailing."
 
It said this is also in observance of International Earth Day, which wa son Wednesday.
 
Postmaster General Josefina dela Cruz said PHLPost will adopt one hectare of land to plant 1,600 seedlings of lauan, a popular wood for plywood.
 
“As our core business of delivery depends highly on papers, we deem that it is our corporate social responsibility to engage in initiatives that will have positive impact on the environment, and our stakeholders in general,” she said.
 
PHLPost recognized the significance of reforestation of open areas in the Angat Watershed reservation.
 
But PHLPost also said that due to limited water supply from the dam, its team will return in late May, the onset of the rainy season, to continue planting trees.
 
It added Saturday's tree-planting is part of a three-year tree plantation project in partnership with Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society. — Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News
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