BONTOC, Mountain Province – In support to the greening program of the government, more than 1,000 seedlings were planted in four sites in the province during a recent simultaneous tree planting.
Participants from national line agencies, non-government organizations, and the provincial go- vernment participated in the simultaneous tree planting spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The participants planted 610 seedlings of which 260 were bamboo cuttings, 170 pine seedlings, 130 Dita or Dalipawen, 30 bugnay, and 20 pomelo seedlings in Dantay and Alab Proper, Bontoc.
DENR provided 500 seedlings while 110 seedlings were provided by the municipal government. The provincial government also helped in the hauling and transport of seedlings and provision of food packs for the participants.
In Losad and Indakling, Poblacion, Sabangan, 155 pine trees were planted by members of Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo Sabangan, Bauko, and Bontoc chapters, barangay officials, Sabangan Municipal Police Station, 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, and personnel from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Sabangan. Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Paracelis also provided 817 seedlings that included 240 narra, 240 rain tree, 240 tuai, and 100 bamboo propagules, which were planted in Mabarotbot, Bantay, Paracelis. – Valerie Taguba