Police Affirms Support For Capiz Green Campaign
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Aug. 5) -– Nearly 200 trees will be contributed by the police officers for the realization of the greening thrust in the country.
Ivisan town Acting Police Chief Danny Cordovero said that the police officers of the town are set to plant about 200 trees this month in the designated planting area by the Department of Environment and natural Resources.
Cordovero added that the upcoming event is in addition to their tree and mangrove planting activity last month in partnership with a private company and civic organization.
He revealed that about 70 employees of Du Ek Sam, Inc. from the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Negros Occidental, 15 Capiz Red Cross members and barangay officials of Agustin Navarra Ivisan were joined by the police officers of said station.
According to him, about 200 mangroves were planted in the mangrove reforestation site of barangay Agustin Navarra by said group.
Under Executive Order No. 26 or the National Greening Program issued by President Benigno S. Aquino III, all government employees and students are required to plant 10 trees each starting this year until 2016 as part of their contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The National Greening Program aims to plant 1.5 billion trees in the country’s 1.5 million hectares of land from 2011 to 2016.
The NGP is a flagship project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources which aims to reforest the country’s depleting forest, and in turn, prevent flooding in flood prone areas and ensure sufficiency in the country’s timber needs
For Capiz, the national government targets to plant 176,000 trees to be planted in the 235 hectares, however, more than 300,000 trees are expected to be planted this year alone which is double the set goal.
This, after different local government and national agencies, including the private and civic groups have affirmed their support to plant and grow trees to save Mother Earth. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)