Last 30 September 2017, the Isuzu Supplier’s Association (ISA) conducted their annual tree planting and nurturing activity. ISA is part of the Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) which is one of the corporate partners of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) in the Tree Planting and Nurturing Activity of the Center. This is part of the Isuzu “Adopt A Forest” Project located inside the Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG). The project started in 2010 when the company adopted a 13-hectare forest area of the Dipterocarp arboretum. From then on, IPC and ISA annually conducts its Corporate Social Responsibility in the area.
A total of twenty (20) ISA employees participated in the activity. They planted a total of 100 dipterocarp seedlings of two (2) species, namely: Dalingdingan (Hopea foxworthyi Elmer) and Guijo (Shorea guiso (Blanco) Blume).
Photos credit to AALimpiada
The 105th foundation celebration of UPLB is held at SMX Convention Center on March 4-5, 2014. The celebration features the UPLB Science and Technology Exhibit dubbed as EXSCITE. See the snapshots of PHILTROP’s booth in this gallery.
International scientists attending the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network East Asia and Pacific (ILTER-EAP) training workshop and conference visit Mount Makiling’s 2-hectare LTER site. The event is attended by local and foreign participants from various ILTER network member countries, academe, local institutions, and non-government organizations.
The Mount Makiling Forest Reserve is declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park on October 3, 2013. The awarding ceremonies were conducted at the Makiling Botanic Gardens following the field trip of the 4th AHP Conference held at Tagaytay City.
The Makiling Botanic Gardens celebrated its 50th founding anniversary on June 2013. This video highlights the events during the celebration