Pueblo Undertakes Tree Planting Activities in Cagayan de Oro
2019 Apr 18 | by rei
PDO Purchasing Officer Joyce Saletrero and Sr. Manager for Township Relations and Operations Mier Castrillo (first and second from left) shake hands with members of the Faith and Light Community.
In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, Pueblo de Oro (PDO) conducted two tree planting activities within the Pueblo de Oro Township in Cagayan de Oro during the last quarter of the 2018.
The first activity was a joint tree planting by PDO employees with the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro represented by members of the Laudato Si and Faith and Light Communities held on October 20, 2018 at the 36-hectare Pueblo de Oro Urban Rainforest. The Cagayan de Oro City Agricultural Office provided the 180 cacao seedlings which were planted in the denuded sections of the forest. The activity aims to establish an instructional and pilot nursery, products of which would be dispersed to constituent farmers.
Laudato Si and Faith and Light are comprised of parishioners from the St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy of Pueblo de Oro who have heeded Pope Francis’ call to “Care for Our Common Home”. Among their projects are coastal clean-ups, education and calls to personal cleanliness, solid waste management, tree growing, and care and social acceptance for differentlyabled brethren.
Relatedly, PDO employees and their families also planted 100 variegated African Talisay seedlings along the circumference of its upcoming project, The Grove at Pueblo Golf, last December 8, 2018. The Grove is a new townhouse development surrounded by the verdant Pueblo Golf course. It is scheduled to be launched this year.
Both activities were spearheaded by the ICCP Group Foundation, Inc., the community relations arm of PDO and the ICCP Group.
PDO employees plant trees along the road leading to The Grove.