UAP San Juanico conducts beach tree planting

November 12, 2017 | By: UAP San Juanico Chapter

Climate change is real and is upon us. Here in Eastern Visayas, Region VIII, we all know too well the effects of climate change. We've experienced it firsthand and we continue to experience it. A vivid example of this is the typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history which killed many of our fellow "Waraynon". All architects of District C3 fell victim to it. Friends and loved ones lost so suddenly, a painful memory which will forever scar us.

This Community Social Responsibility (CSR) is very personal us. Although a few years have passed, we remember it like it was yesterday. We are doing this not only to contribute in combating climate change, but also a healing process for us all. We are doing this so our future generation will benefit from it. If these trees will not completely stop the flood, at least it will give time to everyone to run to a safer place.

On July 22, 2017, at 5 in the morning, the San Juanico members converged in Mac Arthur Park, Palo, Leyte and convoyed their way to Brgy. Zone 1, Mayorga, Leyte, together with representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We were blessed with a beautiful weather which made the activity all the more meaningful. 300 Talisay trees were planted that day and we manage to finish around 7am just in time for breakfast.

In a few months, we look forward to going back to the area to see if the fruits of our labour have grown. Until then our report ends here.

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