Members of the Batangas PNP plant different species of trees in Lobo, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Batangas PNP.
MEMBERS of the Lobo Municipal Police Station (MPS) and the Provincial Community Affairs Development Office (PCADU) on Friday conducted a tree-planting activity at Sitio Ulupong, Bgy. Sawang, Lobo, Batangas.
Some 800 seedlings of different types of trees such as malabulak, Philippine teak, kamagong, ipil-ipil, and salinggogon were planted by the provincial police in the village, said a report by Batangas Police Provincial Director Col. Samson Belmonte to Police Regional Office 4A (Calabarzon) Regional Director Brig. Gen. Carlito M. Gaces.
Lobo Municipal Environment and Natural Resources officer Monina Cay, the next generation deserves a better place.
The activity was also conducted under the BINHI program of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) that aims to plant many trees throughout the country.
Around 160 police personnel participated in the planting of trees in Lobo.
Belmonte said planting of trees is a way to protect nature amid climate change.
He said the provincial police also wanted to make make residents aware of the importance of planting trees and how to save our natural resources.
“We want to make the community feel that we, the police, are allies and are ready to help with their needs,” Belmonte said.