The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) led the annual simultaneous and nationwide tree planting activity called “Oplan Broadcastreeing” last August 2015.
The KBP chapters and volunteers planted at least 37,350 tree seedlings and saplings in protected areas, watersheds, and sites. Over 7,700 volunteers helped in 30 cities and provinces including Rizal, Ilocos Norte, Tuguegarao City, Pangasinan, Baguio City, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Naga City, Albay, Roxas City, Aklan, Eastern Samar, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro, and Bukidnon.
To date, “Oplan Broadcastreeing” has planted more than 200,000 assorted tree seedlings and saplings. KBP chairman Herman Z. Basbaño started the project in 2009 to address the country’s environmental degradation. The project supports the government’s National Greening Program, which aims to plant 1.5 billion trees by 2016.
“Oplan Broadcastreeing” was made possible through the cooperation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the President, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Metro Manila Development Authority, and the local government units; and support of the St. Pedro Poveda College, De La Salle University – College of St. Benilde, Liga ng Brodkaster, Junior Chamber International, McDonald’s, Alaska Milk Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation, Asia Brewery Incorporated, and Pepsi Cola.
“Kasangga ng Oplan Broadcastreeing” – At the Pililla Wind Farm in Rizal, veteran broadcaster Rey Langit is a regular supporter of this KBP project.
In Apostol Hill, Barangay Barobo, Bukidnon
Oplan Broadcastreeing in Bukidnon – Volunteers plant Ipil-Ipil, Caliandra, and Mahogany seedlings.
Oplan Broadcastreeing in Camarines Sur – KBP CamSur Chapter Chairman Edwin Lara along with other officers plants at least 5,000 Mahogany, Pili, and Narra saplings in Sitio Matan, Gaongan, Sipocot, Camarines Sur.