A lot of distress has resulted from COVID-19, that halted and delayed some activities that was planned for the year. But alongside this unfortunate event, Xavier Science Foundation, Inc’s Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) still receives support from the Bukidnon Steel Inc. (BSI).
BSI was represented by its corporate secretary, Mr Aldwill Go who turned over the first tranche of financial support to XSF, who was represented by Xyla Mercedita Gualberto. Moreover, discussions were made on how to move forward in implementing the project. BSI is currently supporting two hectares of rainforestation in the Miarayon, Lapok, Lirongan, Talaandig Tribal Association (MILALITTRA) ancestral domain.
While the pandemic is far from certain when it will come to an end, XSF along with its partners are looking forward to the PES initiative urging us further to protect the ecosystems by minimizing climate change and protecting its habitats. We hope to have a positive impact and contribution to the environment to prevent future pandemics.