01 October 2012

US Navy & Smart in reforestation efforts in Subic

Military servicemen joined Smart Communications, Inc. and its sister-firm Tollways Management Corp. in their reforestation efforts in Subic Bay as part of the US Navy’s community service.

The volunteer-sailors from USS Hawaii and USS Frank Cable were on a routine port visit in the Philippines recently.

Chief Select Jonathan Palmer said this was the first tree-planting activity that the Navy servicemen participated in as a group.

“Most of the time, we go to an elderly folks’ home and we do some cleaning and we entertain them. This is something really different from what we’ve done before as part of our program to help and give back to the communities. It’s good to help protect the environment and plant the national tree of the Philippines. I think everyone here will remember this.”

Narra seedlings were planted during the activity. (Kabalikat News & Features/Smart)