For the past two years, through the initiative of Cadet Captain Justin Abe Descallar and Cadet Major Joseph Caligner, the Ateneo De Manila Reserve Officer Training Corps of Air Force Cadets have been participating in environmental camps at the Tungtong River. Last February 4, 2015, they planted close to 60 endangered Philippine native trees in the Tree Conservatory areas. Their second trip to the river scheduled last April 30 did not push through due to administrative problems on their end but they have graciously continued to support the Tree Conservatory by donating funds for another 50 trees. (Images in the slideshow above are from the Facebook page of Dis Co Astronaut.)
One officer in particular, Cadet Captain Patricia Anne Santos, have gone the extra mile and came back to our beloved river last November 18, 2015 to conduct her project which required some creative shots. Here’s her collection- a truly fine set of work especially considering that the day was rainy:
Captain Pat even donated (from her own money) several grass shears, clippers and pruning shears. Cheers Pat!