Talisay City scholars plant trees
Bacolod City (6 August) -- Scholars from Talisay City, Negros Occidental planted trees recently in line with its campaign for environmental protection and preservation of the city.
Those who were not able to join previous tree activity, planted 60 mahogany seedlings, in addition to the 75 planted earlier along the road of Brgy. Zone 10 going to Brgy. Matab-ang.
Participants were from Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Negros Occidental Science High School.
The activity was spearheaded by Talisay Mayor Eric Saratan and Vice Mayor Neil Lizares. Each scholar will be parenting the trees, and plant 5,000 trees from 2008 to 2010.
Ornamental plants were also planted in conspicuous places as part of Talisay City beautification project, while coastal clean ľup and monitoring of mangroves are ongoing, supervised by the Scholarship Committee and Mayor's Office staff, in coordination with the Environment and Agriculture office. (PIA/cad) [top]