The graduating management class of Dr. Rizalie Mibato of the College of Business and Accountancy hiked to the organic tree farm of Loreto and Judith Villanueva in Sitio Nailab, Brgy. Araal in La Carlota City and bagged native tree species on March 8, Sunday. The activity is a course requirement under corporate social responsibility, which deals with protecting the environment.
Dr. Mibato (in orange jacket) with students.
Ana Marie Pelaez, Edward Judilla and other students arranged the bagged potting medium.
The 32 students and Dr. Mibato listened to BIND program coordinator Benedicto Q. Sanchez explain that the farm is part of a BIND rain forestation project funded by the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation and the Million Trees Movement. Senior field staff Edward Judilla and Guary de los Reyes explained and demonstrated how to prepare the wildlings, potting medium, and the establishment of growth chambers, the seedlings’ equivalent of intensive care units for critically-ill patients.