Republic Cement volunteers say YES to Green

In support of the Rizal provincial government’s flagship program for the environment, the Ynares Eco System or YES to Green Program, which has three components, Greening and Cleaning the environment and Recycling, Republic Cement, through its Teresa plant, joined the provincial government’s tree planting activity which aims to restore and rehabilitate Rizal’s woodlands.

Over a span of two days, volunteers from the Republic Teresa Plant and its Makati Office participated in tree-growing activities in their host barangay, Dulumbayan, as well as in Barangay Cuyambay. Led by Environment Officer Gyro Aguinaldo, the volunteers walked on muddy pathways, crossed streams, and climbed more than five kilometers to reach the top of the mountain. The challenging terrain of the area to be restored may have put the volunteers’ physical fitness to a test, however, the team’s innate tibay ng samahan prevailed allowing them the satisfaction of knowing that they have literally gone the extra mile to make a difference in their community.