DepEd Lauded For Greening Program In Capiz
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Aug. 30) -- The Department of Education has been lauded for its commitment in the implementation of the National Greening Program in Capiz.
According to Department of Environment and Natural Resources provincial head Dionisio Molina, Jr., the efforts of the employees, teachers and students of the DepEd is laudable and an inspiration to other Capiceños.
Molina said that the DepEd family from the Capiz and Roxas City Schools Divisions have shown their commitment and determination to help address climate change and global warming through their active involvement in the tree planting and growing activities.
“The DepEd people are so far the most active government agency in the National Greening Program implementation in Capiz,” he stressed.
He revealed that last August 19, the DepEd faculty and students together with members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Army and local government officials and employees of Jamindan town joined forces for the tree planting activity in said town.
“With all the Capiceños uniting for a laudable cause of protecting and saving Mother Earth, we are assured of a healthy environment for the future generation,” Molina said, pointing out that the massive tree growing in the province is expected to result in the increased forest cover here which is at present recorded at 12 percent.
Earlier, Capiz School Division Superintendent Eveleth Gamboa said that the active involvement of teachers and students in Capiz in the National Greening Program (NGP) is one way of ensuring food security and addressing climate change.
Gamboa pointed out that the different schools and districts are given the freedom to choose the date of their tree planting activity.
She pointed out that Capiz schools--with more than 5,000 teachers and 900 employees--are targeting to plant more than 59,000 trees. each academic and non-academic personnel is required to plant at least 10 trees starting this year until 2016. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)