TYKFI’s social welfare advocacy includes not only calamity assistance but the protection of the environment as well. In partnership with Tanduay Distillers, Inc., the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local government, the Foundation launched Roots for Boracay: Mangrove Rehabilitation Project in 2012.
Initially, a total of 2,000 mangroves were planted in a one-hectare area in Manocmanoc, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. To sustain the project, DENR-Malay will provide 10,000 mangroves. Through the joint effort of TYKFI and Tanduay Distillers, Inc., 18 lamp posts were also installed along the boulevard and construction of a boardwalk is ongoing to fence, protect, and preserve the mangroves in the paradise island of Boracay.