Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 16 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2009/02/26

BGPF-EDC heightens environment conservation program

Sorsogon City (26 February) -- The Bacman Geothermal Production Field (BGPF) has launched over the weekend its wildlife conservation program and spearheaded a tree planting activity in the geothermal complex manifesting the company's commitment to preserve the ecosystem as a good corporate citizen.

Miss Earth 2008, Karla Paula Henry, along with other beauties, graced the launching activities and took time planting trees at the geothermal complex in Bacon district here.

BGPF Resident Manager Buddy Virata said "as an energy company, we are working with communities not just to produce clean and renewable energy, but also to proactively safeguard and nurture nature's bounty."

"We have reforested and we continue to plant more trees all over the geothermal sites," he added.

As of 2008, Energy Development Corporation has already reforested a total of 9,928 hectares in its five geothermal sites in Leyte, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Bicol and North Cotabato.

"Here in BGPF, we are proud that we have maintained a contiguous forest cover that has become the habitat of the giant fruit bat," Virata said, referring to the golden-crowned flying fox, a giant fruit bat found only in the Philippines.

After planting trees, Virata led the guests to the deer and wild boar breeding farm for the launching of the company's wildlife conservation program.

BGPF has been declared a Wildlife Sanctuary since 2006. A "No Hunting" policy is being implemented in the area as part of the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Campaign of the company. It has a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation center and several conservation projects under the technical supervision of DENR-Region V.

It has also received recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for its outstanding environmental programs.

The guests, also including Provincial Environment and Natural Resources-LGU Sorsogon officer Engr. Maribeeth Fruto and PIA Sorsogon ICM Irma Guhit, visited as well the company's butterfly garden and mangrove plantation.

Established last year, the Bacman butterfly garden not only serves as a tourist attraction but also promotes the protection and preservation of butterflies.

The 25-hectare geothermal reservation, owned and operated by EDC, is a certified ecotourism destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT) since 2005. (BGPF-EDC/PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»Tagalog News: Lalago ang kalakal sa magandang daan
»Tagalog News: Marikina-Infanta Road, malaking tulong sa kaunlaran ng Quezon
»Tagalog News: Malawak na daan, tungo sa kaunlaran
»Tagalog News: Tungkulin ang seguridad at kaligtasan ng mamamayan
»PGMA visits hydropower plant in Davao del Sur
»Mindanao gets 30% of agri budget
»RP inches towards energy security
»Displaced OFWs from Mindanao to get P2.7 million for livelihood projects
»PGMA urges private sector to help protect RP from global recession
»Job hunts top 23rd EDSA I celebration
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines