PNB’s InfiniTREE: Lending a Hand to Nature
In Photo (L-R): Philippine National Bank (PNB) Senior Vice President-Special Assets Management Group Head, Christian Jerome Dobles; Miss PNB 1st Runner-up, Zilpah Sagaysay; Director John Tan; Director & Acting President, Omar Byron Mier; Chairman, Florencia Tarriela; Director, Florido Casuela; Miss PNB, Nicole Gochangco; Executive Vice President-Institutional Banking Group Head, Marlene Piccio; and Senior Vice President-Global Compliance Group Head, Alice Cordero.
Philippine National Bank Acting President Omar Byron T. Mier announced that PNB has committed to plant thousands of trees nationwide as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program and anniversary celebration every year until 2016, its centennial year.
During its 96th Anniversary last July, PNB launched a tree planting project dubbed “InfiniTREE: Lending a Hand to Nature” where its Institutional Banking Group committed to spearhead planting of wood-source trees by region. A ceremonial tree planting was done at the PNB garden area along President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and was participated by the Board of Directors and Senior Officers of PNB led by PNB Chairman Flor Tarriela and Acting President Mier. The staff of various IBG Lending Units in the provinces shall conduct the tree planting activities in their respective local communities.
Last year, PNB launched “Branches Grow Greener @ 95” during its 95th anniversary celebration by enjoining employees in more than 300 branches to plant trees in their communities and in partnership with local governments. The branch employees already planted and vowed to monitor over 5,000 saplings of narra, mahogany, tanguile and other wood source trees.
The Bank’s tree planting project seeks to demonstrate to the public how to protect and restore the environment, lessen the negative effects of deforestation and environmental deprivation, and minimize the devastating effects of frequent typhoons brought about by climate change.