Friday, June 22, 2007

Malaybalay Ready for Nationwide Tree Planting

By: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City will take part of the upcoming nationwide project for the environment dubbed as Green Philippines Program.

It was learned from City Information Officer Joni Parrado after a meeting as preparation for the said tree planting activity.

Around 1,983 participants are expected to join on the said activity slated this coming June 29 this year.

Expected participants are composed of different group in the society such as barangay government of Casisang, local government of Malaybalay, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO), Bukidnon Environment and Natural Resources (BENRO) Bukidnon Forest Incorporated (BFI), City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO), Provincial Agrarian Reform Office, PNP Malaybalay, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bukidnon National High School (BNHS), Bukidnon State University (BSU), San Isidro College (SIC), Mindanao Arts Technological Institute (MATI), Department of Education (DepED), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Information Agency, Peacemaker Press Corps and Philippine Army.

It was learned that the said tree planting activity would be undertaken in Sitio Natid-asan, Barangay Casisang this city particularly in Mt. Tralala.

Prior to the actual planting, a meeting will be held at around 6:30 in the morning to be followed by a briefing and a short program.

Planting will be done at around 9:00 in the morning.

Col. Florante Martinez, 403rd Brigade Commander of Philippine Army extends his gratitude to City Mayor Florencio Flores for supporting the activity.

Recently, Malaybalay City Government through the City Council allocated an amount to be utilized for the said activity.

The participants who are mostly students will plant a total of 20 hectares.

Green Philippine Program is aiming to be a record holder in the Guiness Book of World Records with the biggest area and most number of trees planted simultaneously.


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