Ikebana International (I.I.) Manila Chapter 108—a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the Japanese art of flower arrangement—through Parity Values, Inc. has partnered with Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), to support the latter’s ongoing mangrove conservation and rehabilitation project in Cebu.
A contribution of P80,000 from Parity Values, Inc. will be used to rehabilitate and to reforest one hectare of the mangrove area in Bantayan Island that sustained damage from Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.
Mangroves serve as a nursery for different kinds of fishes and help protect the shoreline from typhoons and strong waves.
The turnover was held during the “Joy in Ikebana” exhibit at the Grand Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City.