Around 100 mangrove seedlings of Popotan species (Burgeria sexanguala) were planted in Brgy. San Juan, Sta. Rita, Samar in an activity spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Volunteers were from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Health (DOH), SIRAK Waraynon and EAGLE’s Club-Eastern Visayas. The activity was preceded by a marathon competition of delegates coming from Luzon and Visayas aimed at advocating environmental activities nationwide. This included tree-planting and coastal clean-up to help address pressing environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss.