In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), more than 600 Narra and other tree seedlings were planted by the employees of the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) on June 01, 2023 at the Upper Marikina Basin Protected Landscape in Sitio San Isidro, San Jose, Antipolo City.

The said activity was joined by the rank-and-file employees as well as members of the top management. Clad in their farming shirts, the more than 60 ECC employees proceeded to Antipolo and participated in the annual activity as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Despite being greeted by the muddy trails caused by the bad weather, the employees were not discouraged to climb up the steep hills not only to fulfill a commitment but also to connect with the “Mother Nature”.

OIC-Executive Director Engr. Jose Maria S. Batino said, “This is more than just a plain compliance. Rather, this is another creative way to break free from work even just for hours, connect with nature and release our stress.

The said activity was adopted by the ECC from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) “Green Our DOLE Program.” Yearly, ECC commits to plant trees in areas designated by the DENR.

C. Katigbak – CO