The SM group and Unilever Philippines will be helping “green” Tacloban as well as in providing jobs to a People’s Organization (PO) by planting 15,077 jackfruit, sugar-apple (atis) and tamarind trees under its Grow A Million Trees (GAMT) Campaign.
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No storm can truly weather the bayanihan spirit as, despite being victims themselves, SM employee-volunteers from the affected areas of Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) stepped forward to help distribute 7,500 kalinga (relief) packs under SM Foundation’s disaster response program Operation Tulong Express (OPTE).
Nestled in between luxurious green lawns and posh residential units of Belle Corporation’s Tagaytay Highlands is a 5,000 square meter of open land where 102 graduating Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan farmers proudly showcase the fruits of their 12-week training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers Training Program. This 111th KSK training is done in partnership with Belle Kaagapay, Belle Corporation’s social responsibility arm.
102 farmers from the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto joined the sustainable farming revolution in Negros Occidental. They recently completed SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Program where they were taught sustainable agricultural methods to help improve the quality and quantity of their produce.