The Provincial Government of Bataan through the efforts of Provincial Government – Environment and Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO), headed by Engr. Victor B. Ubaldo, formed a Strategic Initiative titled “Seedling Survival Monitoring Database (SSMD)” for the C.Y. 2020 in conform to the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (AITF-EID) as response to the “New Normal” strategem of the National Government.
This database will present the survival rate of the seedlings that were planted by the various Integrated Social Forestry or Community Based Forest Management (ISF/CBFM) People’s Organizations in Bataan. Monitoring, evaluation and uploading of seedlings will be updated every six (6) months upon the approval of this strategic initiative.
In this pilot activity, the PG-ENRO establsihed a total of five (5) target areas that were monitored and evaluated in various municipalities within the Province of Bataan; 1) Brgy. Camachile, Orion; 2) Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles; 3) Brgy. Parang, Bagac; 4) Brgy. Sabang, Morong; and, 5) Brgy. Tapulao, Orani. The areas selected in this database were based on the existing records of the said office on the conducted tree planting activities in Bataan.
The platform that will be used as database for this initiative will be through a google drive which will be accessible online through: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hTK4dUuTJsTIQg9jWDycS9F9G_6EVO5J?usp=sharing and will be posted in the official website of the PGB and facebook page of PG-ENRO.
Contributed by Cedric-Al F. Roque