Firms fulfill promise to Pangilinan

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


APALIT -- The MVP Group of Companies on Monday fulfilled its promise to the birthday celebrant, Manuel Pangilinan, to plant 20,000 trees as part of the environment program of the business tycoon’s firms.

Ramoncito Fernandez, president and CEO of Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), told Pangilinan during his 68th birthday celebration in Pampanga on Monday that they had fulfilled their promise to him last year to plant trees, most of which are at the MNTC-controlled North Luzon Expressway or NLEx.

It could be recalled that Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr., president of the Pampanga Mayors’ League, joined Pangilinan during a tree-planting activity at the portion of the NLEx in Pampanga as part of his birthday celebration last year.

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MNTC president and CEO Rodrigo Franco represented officials of the MVP group, which gave a small tree and painting to symbolize the fulfillment of their promise and as birthday gift to Pangilinan.

Pangilinan also turned over P100,000 to the members of Livelihood Assistance to the Nagkakaisang Mamalakaya ni Apung Iru (Livelihood project for Fisherfolk of Apalit) on Monday afternoon. Pangilinan later led the ceremonial tree planting at the Puerto de Sulipan, Apalit.

Pangilian also donated a drinking and wash station at the Jose Escaler Memorial School in San Juan, Apalit and graced the blessing of the MVP Building in the City of San Fernando. (Joey Pavia/Contributor)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 16, 2014.

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