Sunday, December 21, 2008
BIR, RDO 2, Vigan Tree Planting
Local government officials and employees, students, soldiers and residents of Ilocos Sur participated in the simultaneous nationwide tree planting in different identified sites in the province.
Spearheaded by the Philippine Army’s 50th Infantry Battalion, with the help of local government units, national line agencies and the local media, the tree planting has for its theme: “Beat the Heat ”.
This is in support of the National Greening Program being pushed nationwide by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Reyes.
Capt. Dominador Valerio, Civil Military Office of the Army’s 50th Infantry Battalion, said they tapped students from 52 schools throughout the province to plant 40,000 seedlings.
Among the seedlings planted were mahogany and G-melina.