The signing at Rockwell Business Center with First Gen senior vice presidents Dennis Michael Gonzales and Julicer Alvis (4th and 5th from left) and vice presidents Jason Samonte and Ged Cajucom (3rd and 6th from left). Also in photo are (l-r) QESH analyst Zyrah Camerino, Janelle Herrera from the Gas Business Unit, QESH senior manager Melchy Enriquez and senior CSR manager Janice DuganFirst Gen Batangas and First Gen Hydro Power Corporation are collaborating on the implementation of the BINHI greening legacy program in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. A ceremonial signing of a memorandum of agreement took place at Rockwell Business Center and at the Biodiversity Center in Pantabangan to mark the tripartite partnership with four farmers associations.
First Gas Power Corporation, FGP Corporation, First NatGas Power Corporation and Prime Meridian Powergen Corporation will adopt a total of 1,209 hectares established in the Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Forest Reserve as the four Batangas-based subsidiaries are advocates not only of environmental preservation and enhancement but also of empowering communities through livelihood opportunities.
“Dahil ang suporta nila [First Gen Batangas] sa proyektong ito ay makakatulong hindi lang sa pangangalaga ng ating kalikasan kundi pati na rin sa pagtaguyod ng mga proyektong pangkabuhayan para sa ating mga kasamahang magsasaka,” Dennis Michael Gonzales, First Gen senior vice president, said.
Recognizing the carbon sequestration potential of the site, First Gen Batangas will also use the plantation as its remote carbon sink to offset a portion of the carbon emissions of the 1,063-megawatt (MW) Santa Rita, 550-MW San Lorenzo, 414-MW San Gabriel and 115-MW Avion power plants.
(Story/Photos by:Dianne Datu)