For someone like me who has never been to Boracay for the past two decades, it may seem like an early holiday treat. But not until the other half of the message was delivered – “assist in the mangroves rehabilitation project.” The mangroves of Boracay have been diminishing.
Tanduay has realized this major threat to the environment and through the Group’s Tan Yan Kee Foundation, a team has been sent to Boracay to figure out how we can help.
Last March 5, a team led by Mr. Gerry Tee (Absolut Chemicals) and Philip Sing (Tan Yan Kee) with the help of no less than the town’s Mayor, Hon. John Yap, successfully pooled a team of volunteers to clean up Barangay Manoc Manoc’s mangrove sites. It was a 200-strong workforce of strongly determined Boracay residents, businessmen, government agency employees, business and social organizations and NGO’s who untiringly collected almost 4 truckloads of garbage and debris from the existing stands.
After the clean-up, a short program followed and Tanduay’s “ROOTS FOR BORACAY” mangroves rehabilitation project was officially launched and the campaign will be promoted throughout the island summer-long. –Reprinted from Tagay, the Official Newsletter of Tanduay Distillers, Inc.