PAMPANGA

HDFI, Guagua forge pact for 'Sagip-Ilog' project

COLLABORATION. House of David Foundation Inc. Chairperson Terry David-Carlos and Guagua Mayor Dante Torres shake hands during the ceremonial agreement signing and turnover of a motorized boat on Friday. (Nicole Renee David)

GUAGUA -- The House of David Foundation Incorporated (HDFI) and the municipal government of Guagua have forged an agreement for the town's Sagip-Ilog river rehabilitation project.

Under the said agreement, the foundation chaired by Teresa “Terry” David-Carlos, expressed its willingness to assist the municipal government by turning over a motorized boat for the rehabilitation of the creek.

The waterway starts from the San Roque Bridge to San Matias going to the Mary the Queen College (MQC) all in Guagua town.

The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) is tasked to protect public health and the environment.

Carlos said Guagua is the hometown of House of David family.

“When Mayor Torres mentioned his projects for Guagua, we were very glad that he has projects like the Sagip-Ilog — then the idea of having a motorized boat rose. We are very touched because we saw the impact of the cleaning of the motorized boat,” she added.

“This is our way of doing business because I feel we owe it to the community since they patronize the companies under the House of David Group (HDG),” Carlos added.

Among the HDG subsidiaries include the HDFI; Bank of Florida; MQC (Pampanga), Incorporated; House of David Investment and Management Corporation; House of David Realty and Development Corporation; and the DA Market Securities, Incorporated.

Torres said the motorized boat will help a lot in their environment protection particularly in the creek rehabilitation.

“We want to thank the HDFI for they have thought and gave us the boat as it will be used for our environment,” Torres said.

The agreement also asks the municipal government to collaborate with the HDFI in cleaning the creek including its lateral portions.

The municipal government shall also initiate the planting and maintenance of sasa plants along the waterway.

HDFI vowed to assist the local government in the tree planting project.

MQC of Pampanga through its National Service Training Program, will partner with the municipal government in maintaining the plants as well as the cleanliness of the area.


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