By: Lanie Pitao-Tupaz

NAVAL, Biliran – Various sectors in Biliran were mobilized as Biliran goes full blast in the implementation of the National Greening Program which was issued by President Benigno S. Aquino last February 24, 2011 to help reduce the worsening effect of climate change.

Around 1,000 students, teachers and employees joined the second tree planting activity initiated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Biliran Provincial Office on September 6, 2011 in Sitio Barantayan, Brgy. Villaconsuelo, Naval, Biliran.

Students from Lucsoon National High School and Naval State University represented the majority of the tree planters in the timberland area of Sitio Barantayan.

Employees from the provincial government of Biliran, local government unit of Naval, Philippine National Police, men in uniform from the 806 CDC Command, and Philippine Information Agency were also engaged in the tree planting activity.

In an interview with Joselito Eco, NGP coordinator and chief of Reforestation and Aforestation Unit of DENR-Biliran, it was learned that around 5,000 seedlings were prepared for planting in the the 10,000-hectare timberland in Sitio Barantayan.

The first 500 seedlings were already planted on August 27, by the Naval South District teachers in the same area. Thus, the remaining 4,500 were left for yesterday’s activity.

Eco added that the next tree planting activity is set this month in Brgy. Baso, Cabucgayan, Biliran, in a 30-hectare public lands.

DENR Biliran is mandated to plant 385,000 trees this year in compliance with the NGP mandate of planting 1.5 billion trees to 1.5 million hectares of public lands all over the country from this year until 2016 where students and government employees are mandated to plant 10 trees every year from 2011 until 2016.

Around 3,000 trees were already planted in its first tree planting activity in June 29 at Brgy. Libtong, Naval, Biliran.

Planting of the rest of the required number of trees for this year is already under contract with the different people’s organizations in the entire province of Biliran, according to Eco. # (FEJ/LPT/PIA 8 Biliran)

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  1. HINAOT NGA MAKAB-OT GAYUD ANG PANUYO SA GOBERNO NGA GREENING PROGRAM. DAGHAN RA BA ANG GIKAPOY, SAGKA BUKID ARON LANG PAGTANOM UG KAHOY.
    PERO, UNDANG UNA TA UG MAG-OBSERBAR SA ATONG PALIBOT, WALA KA BA MAKA OBSERBAR NGA UG MGA HABAL-HABAL NGA MAG KARGA UG SINAKO NGA MGA OLING GIKAN SA BUKID? DIIN BA NA NILA KUHAA? KADA ADLAW IMO KINING MAKITA SA MERKASO. SA UBANG LUNGSOD WALA BA USAB KINI BUHATA.

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