Megaworld and WWF Philippines Planted 5,000 Mangrove Seedlings in Mactan Island

Keeping to its promise for a better world and sustainable township developments, Megaworld, a prominent real estate developer in the Philippines, and World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines or WWF-Philippines, teamed up for a worthy cause.

Inspired by the theme “Building Visions for a Better World: Saving the Mangroves in Mactan,” more or less 150 able volunteers gave their time and effort in planting 5,000 seedlings of mangrove in Barangay Kalawisan, Lapu-Lapu City.

Megaworld and WWF-Philippines Planted 5,000 Mangrove Seedlings in Mactan Island

(L-R) Hon. Eduardo Bensi (barangay captain of Brgy. Kalawisan), Engr. Roderico Taga-an (head of City Environment and Natural Resources Office or CENRO), Hon. Marcial Ycong (vice mayor of Lapu-Lapu City), Lourdes Gutierrez-Alfonso (Megaworld CEO), Jamie Herrel (Miss Philippines-Earth 2014), Atty. Guia Ibay (climate change and energy program head), Donna Racho (vice president for sales and marketing of WWF-Philippines), Jericho Go (senior vice president of Megaworld) and Harold Geronimo (public relations and communications head of Megaworld).

The volunteers were composed of employees from Megaworld and BPO partners, media personnel, bloggers and local residents.

This cause is part of the local government’s drive in saving the mangrove forests of the island of Mactan, which is currently under the administration of Mayor Paz Radaza.

*Image and press release courtesy of Megaworld.



16 thoughts on “Megaworld and WWF Philippines Planted 5,000 Mangrove Seedlings in Mactan Island

  1. Wow this is a good team up! 🙂 Can’t wait what they’re up to! 🙂


  2. Very impressive way to have this positive action be recognized by the government and private entities.


  3. We have also planted mangroves before somewhere in Alabang. Planting it should have straight roots or it wouldn’t grow successfully as high.


  4. papaleng007

    Perfect idea to maintain and keep the balance of nature tilted more sa Nture.


  5. Great job by Megaworld and WWF Philippines. I’m sure this would really help improve the environment as Mangroves can really excellent places for fishes to propagate and also makes the soil firmer.


  6. It’s a good thing that they raise awareness about this ongoing climate change and a little help to our planet can go a long way to a better future. 🙂


  7. A good moved coming from megaworld and WWF, really fantastic to know about this action.


  8. I am really glad for companies who never forget to reach out and do their social responsibility. This tree planting activity will really help a lot.


  9. Megaworld is doing a great job in keeping the environment much safer.


  10. Teresa Martinez

    I hope something that really benefits the community and the country will come out of efforts like this.


  11. I know that Megaworld is living to its social responsibility so well. More power to them!


  12. This is a very good initiative of Megaworld and WWF. Hoping for the best outcome for this project.


  13. Kudos to the whole team of Megaworld. It makes me happy knowing that they don’t only focus in building townships but also helping the Mother Nature 🙂 They certainly care for the community!


  14. This is great news! Private and public organizations help each other for a better world.


  15. I can see Harold Geronimo! 🙂 This is what I like about Megaworld. They always give time to give back to the community and the environment. 🙂


  16. Excellent write-up. I certainly love this website.


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