ILOILO – The provincial government will hold a tree planting activity in Barangay Pangilihan, Janiuay town on June 22.
Some 7,500 seedlings of forest trees and fruit-bearing trees – such as narra, cacao, jackfruit, black plum, and mahogany, among others – would be planted, said Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, chief of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).
Over 1,000 volunteers from various government agencies and the private sector are expected to troop to Barangay Pangilihan.
Cangrejo said the activity is the provincial government’s way of marking June as Environment Month.
The capitol under Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has been consistently holding annual tree planting activities in various parts of the province since 2011 under the Action for Re-greening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (Art for CCA) program.
Cangrejo said ART for CAA also includes “mangrove reforestation” in coastal areas.
For this Saturday, the tree planting will start at 8 a.m.
Participants will assemble at the Ceres bus compound in Barangay Dungon B, Jaro district and leave for Janiuay at 6:30 a.m.
Cangrejo said the tree planting may stretch for two hours./PN