A total of 5,200 indigenous and fruit trees seedlings were planted by over 600 participants in Region 12 today, June 25, in line with the celebration of 159th Year of Philippine Forestry Service and Philippine Arbor Day.
Based on the reports of DENR-12 field offices, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of South Cotabato has planted 3,500 seedlings; 1,200 seedlings by CENRO Banga; and 500 seedlings by PENRO Cotabato in today’s greening activity.
Personnel from DENR-12 Regional Office, PENRO Cotabato, PENRO South Cotabato, CENRO Banga, Philippine Army, MASON Koronadal, local government units, students, people’s organizations, and other stakeholders took part in the observation of this year’s Arbor Day.
Yesterday, a total of 1,800 seedlings were planted in other areas of Soccsksargen Region ahead of today’s celebration of Arbor Day.
Philippine Arbor Day has been institutionalized to be observed every June 25 throughout the nation by planting trees and ornamental plants and other forms of relevant activities through the Proclamation No. 396, s. 2003 signed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. | With reports and photos from DENR-12 Designated Information Officers.