Petron Corporation has sealed an agreement with local partners on April 25 for the adoption of a 20-hectare mangrove site in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur, which the company will reforest and rehabilitate in the next five years. The agreement also covers the measurement and monitoring of the carbon capture generated through the adopted site in line with Petron’s commitment to protect the environment and its communities.

Above photo shows (from left) Petron Mindanao Operations District Manager Ramon Belo, Bgy. Aplaya Chairman Ramel D. Morello Sr., Acting Mayor of Hagonoy Jesus Dureza, Jr., Petron Corporate Affairs AVP and Petron Foundation Executive Director Mia Delos Reyes, Municipal Agricultural Officer Leowin Briones, and Mangrove Eco Park Association Chairman Manuel Boloy during the MOA signing held at the Hagonoy Municipal Hall, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.

Since 2000, Petron has planted over a million trees and mangroves under its Puno ng Buhay program. The newly adopted site in Davao del Sur will contribute to increasing Petron’s carbon capture in the area while promoting disaster resilience, environmental preservation, and new livelihood sources for the local community.