Camp BGen Paciano Rizal – The Philippine National Police in Laguna planted 1,500 seedlings during the second month of Laguna PPO’s “Samahang Pulis Laguna Kapanalig Mo at Makakalikasan held in Tayak hills Bgy. Tala, Rizal , Laguna.
The tree planting project was led by Provincial Director Police Colonel Serafin Petalio II.
It was previously launched on August 26 with 11,000 seedlings planted in Pila, Laguna.
Laguna conducts the project every month in different towns of Laguna.
Vice Mayor Antonio Aurelio recognized PCol. Petalio II’s initiative as part of collaborative efforts to aid Rizal in improving its ecotourism development project called “Tayak Adventure, Nature and Wildlife Park (TANAW) de Rizal or TANAW de Rizal.”
Joint personnel of the Laguna PNP, DENR Laguna and Rizal towns as well as residents of Bgy. Tala planted 1,500 seedlings in the area.
Aurelio, said they aim for a high percentage of survival of the seedlings to be planted. “These seedlings are one of the living testaments of man’s ‘fulfillment of the responsibility’ for the environment and the future generation.” he added.
PCol.Petalio II said he initiated the project to ignite public interest in promoting a safer environment.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Laguna PPO and the DENR represented by For. Nonito M Tamayo, Regional Executive Director DENR 4A, For. Ronilo L Salac, Head PENRO Laguna, . Mayor Vener P Muñoz, of Rizal and Vice Mayor Aurelio.
The tree planting activity was attended by staff officers, chiefs of police and force commanders of the police units of Laguna PPO, personnel of the 2nd Infantry Unifier Brigade, personnel of DENR 4A, DENR Laguna, DENR Rizal, and Bgy. Tala residents.