Republic’s Green Initiative Program

Tree Planting Activity and Outreach Program at Barangay San Andres, Tanay, Rizal

In coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and in support of its “National Greening Program”

August 25, 2012


The highlight of Republic’s CSR Program was the Tree Planting and Gift-Giving Activity held in Tanay, Rizal on August 25, 2012.

The company is an adamant believer that businesses, regardless of size, should strive to meet the sustainability requirements in the economic, social and environmental aspects, which has now become the new measure of organizational success. As such, the CSR Program, called “The Green Education Initiative”, has given Republic the opportunity to implement sustainable development practices and create ripples of change in both its internal operations and to the external environment to which the Company operates.

The tree-planting activity was done in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in support of the latter’s “National Greening Program”. Meanwhile, the two Gift Giving activities were part of the outreach program designed to support students of San Andres Elementary School.

Deforestation is one of the major environmental challenges facing the country. The Philippine forest cover is said to have dropped to a low of 6.6 percent, and that the country’s deforestation rate of 1.4 percent annually is now considered to be the highest in both the East Asia and Southeast Asia. As such, for the First Phase of the CSR Program, Republic endeavored to participate in the tree planting activity with the DENR, in an effort to contribute in restoring our ecological balance, promoting environmental sustainability and ensuring that future generations shall have a better and cleaner environment to live in.


Gift Giving at Barangay San Andres, Tanay, Rizal

Christmas Gift Giving with Santa Claus and Jollibee

December 7, 2012

One of the eight Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations is to “achieve universal primary education”. Indeed, it is through education that we can enhance our skills and learn new things which we can use to improve not only our own lives but also the lives of others. Lack of access to education and even the materials needed to study can prevent the realization of this goal. As such, the second phase of the CSR program was comprised of a gift-giving activity held on the same day as the Tree Planting Activity, with the hope that the provision of a basic set of school supplies to San Andres Elementary School can truly make a difference in aiding eager students to finish their school and open opportunities for them to lead better lives.

The youth is the hope of our country – this is one of the impactful ideologies of our national hero, Jose Rizal, and indeed, helping the youth achieve primary education can lead to a better future for the Philippines.

On December 7, 2012, Republic returned to San Andres Elementary School for the third phase of the CSR Program. Another gift-giving activity was conducted for the school followed by a Jollibee-themed Christmas Party.