WMPC, SRPI lead mangrove planting activity in Sangali PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 May 2015 09:01

More than 2,000 seedlings of bakawan were planted by hundreds of participants in yesterday’s major tree planting activity at sitio Pamigitan in the far flung barangay of Vitali in celebration of Ocean Month 2015.

The tree planting acitivity was spearheaded by top officials of Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC)   and San Ramon Power Inc. ( SRPI) and their employees as well as barangay officials and residents of the area and the nearby zone.

The activity was in keeping with an earlier accord signed by both WMPC and SRPI as they commit to the adopt a mangrove project in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR) and the barangays of Bolong and Sangali done last May 29, 2014.

The mangrove planting at Pamingitan Barangay Sangali were participated by 78 individuals headed by WMPC Power Plant Manager-Engr. Jose Marie T. Torrejon, Bolong Barangay Chaiman Antonio Evangelista and Barangay Sangali OIC and Peace and Order Committee Chairman- Mr. Abraham Salih .  Also present during the activity were WMPC and SRPI personnel, 44th Infantry Batallion, WMPC Scholars and representatives from Barangay Bolong and Sangali.

In a statement made to the media, Eng’rTorrejon said the activity is one of many committed by the power firm, which operates the 100-megawatt bunker C fired power plant  to the people in its nearby environs as a gesture of goodwill and gratitude for having played host to the plant since 1992.

‘We stand by our commitment to help in the social amelioration program of the communities it serves in the nearby area.

The Alsons Power Group is keen on putting up a 105 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city’s west coast soon.

The power plant when it comes on stream will help resolve the crippling power crisis that has hit the city every year for the past 5 years.

By then the Alsons Power Group presence in the city will be a collective 200 megawatt capacity of power generation, ample enough for the city to rely on without the attendant blackouts in the future.