Over 300 tree seedlings were planted in the Province of Aurora in Barangay Diteki, San Luis during the National Simultaneous Tree Planting Activity: Buhayin ang Pangangalaga sa Kalikasan which was held on September 13, 2022.
The DILG Provincial Office of Aurora and over 100 participants from DENR, PGA ENRO, PNP, BFP, AFP, joined the activity.
LGOO V Madam Cassey N. Buenaventura opened the activity with a message on behalf of DILG and Local Governments in Aurora saying, "Hindi po ito ang huli, kundi ang simula ng ating collaboration para sa pangangalaga ng ating kalikasan."
DENR representative Jimmy Aberin further oriented the volunteers on how to properly plant the seedlings so that they may thrive and spoke about his hope that in growing these trees, we can help to ignite the recovery of our forests and reduce the impact of climate change.
The kick-off ceremony was attended by partner agencies, DENR and DA, PNP, BFP, CSO partners and personnel from DILG Aurora composed of LGOO V Madam Cassey N. Buenaventura, Engr. III Rosanna C. Hernandez, Engr. III Kenny Nakar, PEO II Denn Jennings Angel M. Oviatt and ADA III Alex B. Peña, who all took part in the planting of bamboo and variations of trees in the DENR-selected area of Diteki