Thousands of individuals armed with bolos and crowbars swooped down Philippine Army’s Camp Bancasi in Butuan City not for a battle but to care the Mother Nature.
The Department of Agriculture Caraga is one of the agencies who responded the call from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter in the conduct of the tree growing activity dubbed as Oplan Broadcastreeing last August 6, 2016 at Camp Bancasi, Butuan City.
Participants who came from different government agencies, private sectors and media institutions arrived at the planting site around 5:00 am within the 48 hectare military reservation of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division (4ID), Philippine Army.
Around 10,000 tree seedlings provided by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga and CENRO-Nasipit were planted by the participants.
It was learned from Cathy Tobis, station manager of DXMK Magik FM and the president of KBP Butuan City Chapter that Oplan Broadcastreeing is an annual activity in support to government’s National Greening Program.
Meanwhile, Benjie Balansag, station manager of DXBR Bombo Radyo said that it is already seven years that Oplan Broadcastreeing has been conducted to increase the number of trees in the city and to lessen the impacts of climate change.
DA has been an advocate for maintaining ecological balance since it could affect agricultural productivity hence tree planting activity deserves an all-out support. (Aurell P. Arais/DA Caraga)