BAGUIO CITY, June 6 (PIA)– About 3,000 pine tree seedlings were planted at the presidential home in the county’s “Summer Capital” as part of the regreening program of the government to counter the effects of global warming.
Assisted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Cordillera staff, members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG), and Office of the President – Events Management Cluster (OP-EMS) composed of the Presidential Management Staff, Presidential Communications Operations Office Radio Television Malacañang and the Philippine Information Agency recently planted Benguet pine tree saplings and seedlings at The Mansion compound. The DENR provided the seedlings.
DENR-Cordillera Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo, in his pep talk, stressed that after planting a tree, it should be cared for, given special attention by watering and visiting it to weed out the grasses.
Pine tree seedlings are like babies that need to be taken care of while they are growing, Pablo said.
“Kailangan nating tumulong sa pagtatanim ng mga pine trees para mapanatiling City of Pines and ating mahal na Baguio City,” said PSG Deputy Group Commander Col. Potenciano Camba. He said they have orders from President Rodrigo Duterte to help preserve the environment and the tree planting activity is timely.
“We provide security to the President of the Philippines, at the same time do our part in protecting and preserving the environment,” Camba added. (JDP/JBZ- PIA CAR)
Source: PIA Feed