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MangkonoTree planting in Mendiola

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"MANGKONO TREE PLANTING IN MENDIOLA AND  PRESENTATION OF SBCAF SCHOLARS FOR A.Y. 2011-2012

On the occasion of the feast of St. Benedict last July 11, 2011, the San Beda College Alumni Foundation organized a native tree planting activity along Mendiola Street. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim led the planting of the mangkono tree at the plant boxes fronting SBC. The planting ceremony was led by Very Rev. Fr. Aloysius Maranan, OSB, SBC Rector-President, Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan, SBCAF president; Atty. Jonas Cabochan, SBCAA president. Among those where participated in the tree planting included the various professorial chair donors, namely: Mr. Jesus Francisco, Mr. Jose Araullo, Dr. Conrad Oca, Robbie Roco son of the late Senator Raul Roco, Security Bank Foundation represented by Mr. Andrew Dy of Security Bank Mendiola and Ms. Mel Vigo of Security Bank Foundation, Inc.  Also, in attendance were Mr. Ed Favila, Mr. Bobbit Mathay, Prof. Joffre Alajar, Fr. Basil Apostol, OSB, and Ms. Imelda Sarmiento of Hortica Filipina Foundation.

Another highlight of the tree planting was the presentation of SBCAF scholars who were all given certificates of recognition by the SBCAF.