BONTOC, Mountain Province – Elected officials and employees of the local government, along with bikers and officials of Barangay Balili took part in the tree-planting activity on Sept. 2 at Kaman-Utek, Barangay Balili.
The activity is part of the line-up of activities for the 115th Bontoc foundation day and 19th Am-among Festival.
Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office Asst. Department Head Roger said 540 pine tree, marang, and mulberry seedlings have been planted.
Christian Kadchao, from Barangay Samoki, donated 47 mulberry seedlings, 200 pine trees came from Am-ancho and the rest were from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office.
Agcapen said officials of Barangay Balili committed to look after and protect the seedlings as they grow.
On the part of the LGU, the Menro will do a follow-up check-up every summer to ensure that the trees are healthy and growing properly.
The activity was organized by the Menro in collaboration with the Penro and Liwid Bikers.
In support of the promotion of a healthier ecosystem through the rehabilitation and re-greening of the environment, 43 bikers in Bontoc mostly belonging to the Liwid Bikers supported the activity.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., thanked those who joined the activity despite the inclement weather. He expressed high hopes that the activity will motivate the people of Bontoc to care for the environment, particularly the province’s lush mountains. – Shannon Anthea S. Pagaduan and Alpine K. Malwagay