TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Isabela Governor Rodolfo Albano III called upon the citizens and other local government units in his initiative to help save the Sierra Madre by planting one million trees in a day.
In a Philippine Information Agency (PIA) article, Gov. Albano III convened with different stakeholders in Isabela to ask their support for the “One Million Trees in One Day Tree Planting” activity which is set in December this year.
Moreover, Albano also urged Local Government Units led by League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Isabela Chapter President and Tumauini Mayor Arnold Bautista to join and participate.
The Isabela governor also requested the participation scholars, the Sangguniang Kabataan officials, the public and private sector, through cooperative tree planting agreements to ensure that the targeted number of trees to be planted will reach the one million mark in one day.
According to the PIA article, the Holy Trinity Agro-Forestry Multi-Purpose Cooperative, pledged to donate 10,000 Narra seedlings, another 10,000 seedlings from the Isabela State University, and 5,000 rubber trees to be planted at the Magat Dam reforestation area in Ramon, Isabela from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
The donated seedlings will be submitted to the Environment and Natural Resources at the Isabela Provincial Capitol for accounting, safekeeping and recognition of the donors.
Isabela Environment and Natural Resources Officer Geronimo Cabaccan said the cooperation of all Isabeleños are enjoined to meet the target of planting one million trees in a day to be held at the Ilagan – Divilacan road project and and the province’s NGP site at Sitio Lagis, City of Ilagan, Isabela.
(SOURCE: PIA ISABELA. WITH REPORTS FROM MGE)