Events: 3 District Joins Nationwide Tree Seed Planting Project in EBM
"Protection and preservation of the environment is a priority, and we in the Third District fully support the National Greening Program".
3rd District Congressional Office staff joins the mangrove tree seedling planting in the coastline of Barangay 6A, Victorias City. Also in photo is Victorias Vice-Mayor Francis Frederick "Wantan" Palanca.*
Congressman Alfredo "Albee" Benitez rallied the support of local government units and other community sectors in the Third District and last July 14, 2012 close to 3,000 volunteers spread across the Third District joined the nation-wide simultaneous tree-planting activity spearheaded by the National Assembly of the Beta Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DENR).
In Victorias City, the activity was held in the coastal purok of Villa Miranda, Barangay VI-A led by Vice Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca and Punong Barangay Jose Dignadice, where mangrove seedlings were planted along the coastline.
In E. B. Magalona, the site was in the E.B. Magalona Elementary School with the support of Mayor David Lacson and principal Angeles Verde-prado. Acacia seedlings were provided by the municipal environment office.
Barangay E. Lopez was the site in Silay City and the activity was fully supported by Mayor Jose Montelibano and ABC president Joedith Gallego. Talisay Mayor Dr. Eric Saratan supported the activity in Barangay Dos Hermanas Demo Farm with the assistance of Punong Barangay Fernando Dolendo. In Murcia, spearheaded by Mayor Andrew Montelibano, the activity was held at the grounds of the Lopez Jaena National High School together with principal Nelly Gorrote.
The National Greening Program embodied in Executive Order No. 26 with DENR as the lead implementor, advocates that each Filipino citizen plants ten (10) seedlings every year. This year’s theme is "Alay ng Kapatiran sa Inang Kalikasan".*