KIDAPAWAN CITY, (PNA) — More than 300 seedlings of Mahogany and ornamental plants were planted Saturday by about 160 volunteers here who participated in this year’s “Oplan Broadcastreeing” tree planting activity nationwide.
Spearheaded by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), departments of interior and local governments (DILG) and of environment and natural resources (DENR), the volunteers planted ornamental plants at the Kidapawan Overland Terminal and at the Kidapawan City landmark.
Ruby Cabiles, Kidapawan City environment officer, said her office prepared the seedlings and the volunteers planted and adopted them to ensure the trees will grow.
“We have recited a pledge and commitment by each participant before the actual tree planting activity,” Inceta Kiunisala, city DILG officer, said.
“Unlike tree planting activities in the past, this year’s Oplan Broadcastreeing activity was unique because each had committed to plant, nurture and ensure the trees will grow by visiting the planting area once a month,” she said.
Edwin Fernandez, station manager of DXND Radyo Bida and KBP regional coordinator, said the local media will remind the participants during radio programs “every now and then” about their commitment to really take care of the tree they have planted.
Supt. Leo Ajero, city police director, led a police unit in participating the tree planting activity.
“Our policemen will visit the areas we have planted trees because we do not only ensure security, we the police are also pushing our advocacy as “Pulis Makalikasan,” he added.
“We plant this trees to be reaped by our future generation here in Kidapawan,” Kuinisala said.