100 Hectares Targeted for PBSP Reforestation Project
CEBU CITY - The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), which is the country's largest corporate-led foundation in the country, said an additional 100 hectares within the 504-hectare area adopted by the Kantipla Ecosystems Enhancement and Protection (KEEP) Foundation will be targeted for reforestation this year.
PBSP's Cebu Hillyland Reforestation Caravan is the Foundation's main activity in the campaign to reforest the denuded areas of the 29,000-hectare Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL). The CCPL is Metro Cebu's major source of potable water.
"There is urgent need for massive reforestation because of the extreme weather conditions brought on by climate change," said PBSP-Visayas Chairman Jose Antonio Aboitiz.
Aboitiz said he is hopeful that with the planting of thousands of trees, Cebu will likely be made to adapt more to climate change in the coming years.
In a statement, PBSP announced that this year's reforestation caravan will run for 15 Saturdays beginning June 19 and will go on till September. …