Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro – As part of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB)’s  advocacy to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the branch conducted  an  Outreach and Greening Program on July 25 -26, 2018, in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.  These activities were conducted in collaboration with the Oriental Mindoro Industrial Peace Advocates (ORMIPA) and local government of Bulalacao

The team was headed by Director Lourdes P.  Estioco and staff – (Julia Peleo, Felix G. Belza Jr. and Renato Fajardo Jr.) together with the officers of ORMIPA, led by its President  Ms. Renita A. Alda.

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Smiles and excitement filled the corners of Tambangan Elementary School as the chosen elder beneficiaries gathered here to receive gifts.  In her message, Director Estioco RCMB-MIMAROPA region, “Sana matugunan namin ang inyong pangangailangan sa kaunting regalo namin sa inyo.” At least 45 elders benefited during the said activity, an annual undertaking of the branch and ORMIPA.  Last year, the team distributed school supplies to the chosen elementary school children in Tumbaga Elementary School in the same municipality.  Estioco and Alda said that like the children, senior citizens deserve to be recipients of our community services.  Mr. Viterbo F. Isidro,   leader of the elders, said “ maraming salamat po sa inyo dahil  kami po ang napili ninyo para sa proyekto na ito, malaking tulong na po ito sa amin.”

After the above-mentioned undertaking,   each team member planted narra seedlings on the school property.  Students were assigned one tree each to take care and grow. The principal said that this is a great way for them to connect with nature and to the community – FELIX G. BELZA JR.