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AFP Toyota Eco Movement sets treeplanting activity in Mt Cabuyao

Baguio City (17 October) -- The hierarchy of Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CEISSAFP) in coordination with Toyota Philippines will launch a tree planting project dubbed as CEISSAFP-Toyota Eco Movement at Mt. Cabuyao, Tuba, Benguet on October 25, 2009.

Initially planned in the mid of September, the project is part of a nationwide annual activity done by Toyota-Philippines.

Both Toyota rank and file, who come from Toyota-Baguio and Dagupan, and the personnel of 201CECOY, 2CEISG, CEISSAFP based at Camp Allen, Baguio City have braced a hundred-strong individuals to trudge up the hills of Mt Cabuyao to deliver one big and best shot for nature by planting pine tree and alnus seedlings.

The Project CEISSAFP-Toyota Eco Movement will start with an Eco-Walk at 7:00 AM at PNP-Sub Station at the foot of Mt. Cabuyao. Other stakeholders who will not participate on Eco-Walk can just go directly to Headquarters, Cabuyao Radio Relay Station, Sitio Cabuyao, Tuba, Benguet. Tree Planting will be at 8:00AM. All participants are encouraged to bring their own breakfast and water rations. It is also encouraged that participants will also bring with them planting materials, bolos or spades.

With the aftermath of typhoon Pepeng, Baguio and Benguet people saw the devastating effects of nature's wrath to be a big threat to the economy and tourism of this upland society. As a result, many Baguio cause-oriented individuals and entities express their interest to join the activity.

The stakeholders, mostly alumni of University of the Cordilleras, who also represent some government and private agencies in Baguio and Benguet, hold hand together to manifest a new wave of action towards re-greening Mt. Cabuyao.

The local government of Tuba, represented by its Tourism Officer, Mrs. Dalen Niwane, also expressed support to the activity. She said that Tuba mayor Florencio Bentrez welcomed the idea of a combined effort to bring about CEISSAFP-TOYOTA ECO MOVEMENT to the landslide-wreck Benguet mountains.

Dr. Cleofas M. Basaen, UC-BCF Vice President is so happy to hear that graduates of University of Cordilleras, who are now positioned to different government and private agencies, are bringing the spirit of shared effort to support CEISSAFP-Toyota Eco Movement. "In behalf of UC-BCF Alumni Association, I am greatly honored to know how UC-BCF alumni pave well in their own fields of expertise. Rest assured, the UC-BCFAA will continue to uphold the values of the hallowed institution these alumni had been honed."

Mr. Christopher David, PR and IT Manager of Toyota-Baguio announced the other stakeholders to be ABS-CBN Northern Luon, Bombo Radyo Philippines, UC-BCFAA, the CEISSAFP, The Philippine Military Academy, DENR, LGU Tuba, PNP Tuba, NBN and the PIA, and other individuals who are willing to become part of the activity.

Mr. David is also inviting s all civic-minded individuals and Baguio Mountaineers to participate to this momentous event, as one way to help preserve nature, and to preempt other devastating wrath nature had just done when typhoon Pepeng hit and destroyed the mountains of Baguio and Benguet.

For more information, please contact: Mr. Christopher David (074) 3003273 or 09154331631 Cpt Mario Recentes (074) 426-6103 or 09062116475. (PIA) [top]

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