Over 5,000 seedlings of both indigenous and fruit-bearing trees were planted by volunteers from government agencies, local government units, academe, civil society organizations, security forces of the government and other private institutions.
The massive tree planting activity was done through the coordinated efforts of the DENR through its CENR Office in Catbalogan, the ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan Puno ng Buhay Program, and the Samar Rural Farmers Association (SRFA) at Brgy. San Jose, Happy Valley, Calbayog City, Samar.
The Puno ng Buhay Program is one of the green initiative projects of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation that has supported the SRFA for its reforestation activity and organic farming as alternative source of livelihood.
Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez, extended her appreciation to all the volunteer planters, through her representative, Congresswoman Marybeth Ty-Delgado of the 1st District of Surigao del Sur. According to her, “poverty can never be eradicated if we do nothing. Such should be the consciousness that we bring every day for our entire lives. Our convergence approach in the Puno ng Buhay aims not only to protect the environment, but also to reduce poverty through agro-forestry.” ###
DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, Sinimulan ang pagtulong sa mga apektado ng operasyon ng minahan sa Zambales; Mga katutubong Aeta, makakatuwang.
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