Events: NPC on Mangrove Planting Project at Seaside Village
The Negros Press Club (NPC) with its more than 100-member media organization in the city, has carried out along with the Brgy. Punta Taytay Council and various groups and business entities, with close coordination from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), a mangrove planting and development project last Saturday the whole morning, in a portion of the village dotted with 20 restaurants and events center, which is intended to eventually reforest the area.
The mangrove trees planting project, hopes to later envelope the whole area with seaside trees’ species, and which would serve as a guard against erosion, would be a sight for sore eyes and as everything knows, would ward off carbon dioxide pollution.
The mangrove planting project is being carried out by the Brgy. Punta Taytay council and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BF-AR) jointly.
With the development of the seaside resort and gourmets’ delight, many visitors and tourists have patronized the restaurants especially during this hot season.
Among the organizations which carried out the mangrove tree-planting project were, aside from NPC, the Ecological Society of the Philippines (ESP), the call center giant, Transcom which was represented by former broadcaster Malou Gacuma, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Demolay, Burlington-Philippines through Rudy Tan; Christian Ocay and Canag families, and businessmen Vladimir Gonza-lez with former councilor, Wilson Gamboa, Jr. who are professed environmental advocates.
Several snacks were tendered by village head, Rufino Alcala later.
Several former Presidents of the Negros Press Club (NPC) were present during the mangrove tree planting pro-ject, including officials of the group, and sizeable memberships.
NPC President Arman Toga, said more of the same activities will be carried out by the club later.
He also declared his full commitment to environmental promotion and protection fully. Other club activities are also being contemplated.*