‘Genuine public-private collaboration essential in reforestation’s success’

Originally published by BusinessMirror The country’s forest cover increased by 5.65 percent as a result of the massive reforestation program of the government, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The government has spent around P49 billion in implementing the National Greening Program and the Expanded NGP from 2011 to 2020. For […]

Birds, the ultimate tree farmers

Originally published by BusinessMirror Considered the ultimate tree-planters along with bats, birds need trees to perch on, to rest—sing and dance to find a mate—and a nest to build on and lay their eggs and start a family.     With trees around them, so are the fruits to feed on and seeds to plant wherever they go—even […]

Oscar M. Lopez, 93

It is with great sorrow that we at First Philippine Holdings Group announce the passing Saturday, 22 April 2023, of our former Chairman Emeritus Oscar M. Lopez. He was 93. OML, as he was known to us, led FPH through its expansion into power generation, industrial estates, construction, and other fields. But his conviction that […]

EDC inaugurates biggest BINHI Vegetative Material Reproduction Nursery in Bicol

First Gen-owned geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) launched on Friday its one-hectare Vegetative Materials Reproduction (VMR) facility located at the heart of its Bacon-Manito (Bacman) Geothermal Project in Manito, Albay. The facility is EDC BINHI’s sixth automated nursery that propagates endangered native trees recovered from various places across the country. It will provide […]

EDC launches 5th VMR in Leyte

TONGONAN, LEYTE – First Gen-owned renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is unveiling its fifth BINHI Vegetative Materials Reproduction (VMR) Nursery today – a corporate social responsibility initiative that seeks to elevate the environment and propagate the most vulnerable Philippine native trees in the region. BINHI is EDC’s landmark 15-year-old greening legacy program that […]

EDC Biodiversity Team rescues an endangered Philippine Deer in Ormoc

The biodiversity team of EDC BINHI came to the rescue of an endangered male Philippine Deer (Rusa marianna) that was found suffering from several wounds and broken antlers caused by illegal hunting methods in the forests of Kananga, Leyte last November 8, 2022. Roy D. Dalaguit, a member of the Tongonan Farmers Association and a […]

Our native trees, our heritage

Members of the Baguio City Council are stepping up deliberations to protect some of the city’s century-old trees and other tree species that are deemed important due to their ecological, historical or cultural value as “heritage” trees. They include rare trees or those adjacent to water source, spring or well, and whose cutting or destruction […]

EDC celebrates environment month, vies for a greener Philippines

Lopez-led geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) eyes a greener Philippines, through its banner environment program BINHI, as it enjoined the month-long celebration of the Philippine Environment Month last June. Despite the pandemic hampering physical activities to commemorate this important event, EDC finds ways to celebrate the environment month and further increase awareness on […]

Lopez Groupkicks off Environment Month celebration

The Lopez Group of Companies has kicked off its series of events in celebration of Philippine Environment Month this whole month of June, with the theme “Pathways to Uniting Ecosystems and Society” that highlights the efforts of the organizations under its arm to address current environmental challenges and how they all strive to achieve a […]