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Philippines Greening Program

by Merlito G. Edale, Jr.

ILAGAN, Isabela, October 25 (PIA) -- The three national government agencies based in this province together with local government employees of Isabela planted more than a hundred tree seedlings around the old capitol building in support to the government’s national greening program (NGP). Echague Isabela

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Telecommunications Office (TelOff), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and employees from the provincial museum and library of Isabela joined together and planted mahogany tree seedlings around the museum’s grounds where the agencies are holding office.
Barbara Garcia, NCIP Isabela chief, said the whole NCIP family fully supports the national greening program by planting any tree or fruit-bearing trees inside the office’s compound.

Garcia said the government wanted every Filipinos to plant trees in support to the greening program where the present government aims to plant one billion trees and the tree planting activity of employees is a move to meet the government targets.

She said that though the three offices have limited human resources, they have done something to help the government in re-greening the environment.

The government, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), launched in previous months the planting of 1 billion trees in the country to reforest the deforested forest zones and to mitigate the impact of climate change. (Isabela Province)
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