October 1, 2023

In coordination with the educators of Burnay, Lagawe, Ifugao, the Lagawe Municipal Police planted trees in Burnay Elementary School compound on June 20.

The tree planting activity is conducted every month in selected areas of responsibility of the police force and is done voluntarily.

The pupils and youth were encouraged to join the activity and educated on the importance of preserving forest land areas and tree planting.

The activity was also in line with the makakalikasan core value followed by the police officers.

At their respective schools compounds, teachers from Burnay Elementary School and interns from the Ifugao State University planted 50 seedlings of mix of fruit bearing trees, mahogany, narra, and gmelina which were provided by the governor’s office.

“Our tree planting is conducted every month butwe also plant during the rainy months of June and July to replenish theold trees,” P/Cpl. Jennifer Joyce P. Barungan said.

 Before planting trees, she said they evaluate the area to identify the type of trees suitable and can withstand the weather in the area.

After months of planting, they revisit the planting site for weeding and watering seedlings if needed.

Laurence L. Guinaob, a fourth year Criminology intern at IFSU said, “As an intern participating in the tree planting, it made me feel closer to the community.”

The activity also allowed a chance to mobilize the community, make the youth appreciate tree planting and cleanup activities, and tap youth organizations like the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo. – Kisha Joy I. Coyam-an