Bantay Kalikasan

Companies Support Bantay Kalikasan’s Initiatives

Althea Cahayag
September 7, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Philippines (J&J) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) have been long time partners of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation (ALKFI) with its advocacies.

Recently, the two companies supported ALKFI’s Bantay Kalikasan initiatives in the La Mesa Watershed through Employee Engagement Activities (EEAs). Johnson & Johnson Philippines crafted germinant pots and planted 350 seedlings of Cupang trees. JPMorgan Chase & Co. planted 400 Kalumpit trees in the La Mesa Watershed forest.

“We have been partners with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation for many years. We believe in what the Foundation is doing to help preserve this watershed not only for us but for the future environment as well. That is why this is our little way of saying we care for our environment, we care for our generation, and we care for the coming generations as well,” Homer Nuqui, J&J’s Asia Pacific GS Finance Director explained.

The Save the La Mesa Project started in 1999. The germination pots or nursery management is the starting point in producing new seedlings which will be planted in the La Mesa Watershed forest. These seedlings will later on grow into trees that can trap carbon and prevent siltation of the watershed. Cupang and Kalumpit are tree species that only grow in the Philippines.

The La Mesa Watershed is the source of water of the 12.8 million residents of Metro Manila. To join Bantay Kalikasan’s activities, visit or ALKFI’s facebook page at