Kuya Daniel’s Environmental Initiatives Receives Award Anew from DENR
As part of his public service initiatives, Kuya Daniel Razon together with the Members Church of God International (MCGI), launched the biggest tree planting activity called “ADD-A-Tree Project.” This was made possible with the help of UNTV News and Rescue through its “Kahit Isang Araw Lang” (Just One Day) advocacy.
Because of Kuya Daniel’s initiatives on preserving natural resources, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has once again recognized UNTV for its contribution and support to DENR’s advocacy to maintain a clean and safe environment for people.
On July 29, 2019, UNTV was given the “Natatanging Parangal ng Pagkilala” award by DENR Region I for the TV station’s participation in ADD-A-Tree initiative and other projects whose primary objective is to improve not only the environment but also to increase awareness among people about the current state of our nature.
The awarding was held at Marand Resort and Spa, Bauang, La Union in celebration of DENR’s 32nd anniversary.
The ADD-A-Tree was a global tree planting activity held simultaneously in various places in the country and abroad last October 10, 2010, with more than 70,000 seedlings planted. It was a part of the 30th anniversary of Ang Dating Daan, the Philippines’ longest-running religious show hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel.
This project is also a response to the challenge of global warming and climate change which the world is experiencing today.
“There are worldwide concerns about global warming and climate change, and we want to be a part of the global solution,” said Kuya Daniel when asked how he came up with the said campaign.
The tree planting activity focuses on nurturing the planted trees until they grow to serve their purpose.
Years after the event, MCGI and UNTV continue to take part in tree-planting and other activities aimed to preserve the environment.
Written by Samantha Baluyot