LRMC decreases environmental footprint with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya partnership
LRT-1 operator ensures proper treatment and recycling of its used oil and batteries with Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis projects
Manila, PHILIPPINES – LRT-1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) recently inked a partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. in an effort to decrease its environmental footprint through the latter’s Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis projects.
In a signing event held at the Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, LRMC and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya top officials and partners formally sealed the agreement which will facilitate the donation of LRMC’s used oil and batteries to the Foundation. ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, through its partners Motolite and Genetron, will then handle the proper treatment and recycling of used batteries and oils – the proceeds of which will directly go to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s projects.
“Our mandate is to safely transport commuters and while we are doing that, we’d also like to create the least impact on the environment as possible. We partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation to ensure our used oil and batteries are properly handled and used to help the worthy causes that the Foundation supports,” says LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Jesus P. Francisco. Francisco continues, “We are privileged to be involved in protecting the environment and helping the Foundation’s causes through this partnership.”
Among the projects that will benefit from the partnership are ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya’s Bantay Kalikasan, which tackles environmental protection; Bantay Bata 163, which looks after the welfare of Filipino children; and Sagip Kapamilya, which serves as the Foundation’s arm for emergency humanitarian aid.
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Managing Director Susan Afan adds, “This partnership with LRMC will greatly help in fueling the work we do on the ground. It is heartwarming to have companies like LRMC put to fore the cause of protecting the environment by partnering with us in our Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis projects. We thank LRMC and all our partners for their trust and support to the Foundation.”
Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis are initiatives that aim to address the threat posed by used lead-acid batteries and untreated used oil to humans and the environment. Launched in 2000 and 2007 respectively, Bantay Baterya and Bantay Langis has since struck partnerships with numerous companies to promote the proper handling and treatment of these regulated wastes. To date, Bantay Baterya has collected over 2 million kilograms of lead-acid batteries while Bantay Langis has recovered 50,000 liters of used oil from donor companies.