Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at DENR’s office in Quezon City, marking the start of the second phase of its on-going plantation project.

Present during the signing ceremony were DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, MMPC President and CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, PENRO-Laguna, Ronilo Salac, MMPC Senior Vice President for Corporate Division, Yasuki Maruyama, and other key officials from DENR and MMPC.

In this new partnership, MMPC will provide Php 1.3 million to initially cover the implementation of the various activities within the 30 hectares of forestland in Barangay Kapatalan, Municipality of Siniloan, Laguna. This includes site preparation, seedling production, and protection of the established plantations.

MMPC and DENR first signed a plantation convergence project last 2017 which covers 100 hectares in the areas of Region I-IVA as qualified and endorsed by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) within a span of four (4) to five (5) years. This MoA laid the foundation for Ilocos Norte’s first plantation project last 2018.