PILAR, Bataan –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bataan is effectively implementing the National Greening Program (NGP) and Manila Bay rehabilitating program.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Raul Mamac said he is pushing for the effective implementation in the province of NGP in support to the thrust of President Aquino. The President issued Executive Order 26 creating NGP targeting to plant 1.5 billion trees to 1.5 million hectares of land in the country from 2011 to 2016.
The DENR validating team had surveyed high survival rate of trees planted in Bataan province under NGP. Mamac earlier pointed out that they are also conducting replanting and catch up plan explaining not all planted seedlings will survive.
Meanwhile, village officials of the four towns in the province of Bataan already underwent forum on Manila Bay rehabilitation program. Mila Ramirez, DENR Bataan Section Chief and Manila Bay rehabilitation program focal person, said the conduct of forums dubbed MANILA BAYanihan Para sa Kalinisan aiming to inform village officials and other local officials on their role in the rehabilitation of the bay, had been conducted in Balanga City, and in the the towns of Pilar, Abucay, and Mariveles.
MANILA BAYanihan Para Sa Kalinisan was hatched by the DENR and concerned local government units around Manila Bay aiming to rehabilitate and revitalize the bay. “The DENR Bataan is the chair of the Technical Working Group of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Project Bataan. We have been accelerating the conduct of IEC for the rehabilitation and clean-up of Manila Bay with the other mandamus agencies”, Ramirez pointed out.