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PIA Press Release
2010/01/23

Bontoc LGU requires couples applying for marriage license to plant 10 trees

by Juliet B. Saley

Bontoc, Mt. Province (23 January) -- In support to the "Plant a Million Tree" program of the provincial government and to help mitigate the impact of Climate, couples applying for marriage licensed are required to plant ten trees.

Under Municipal Ordinance No. 144, s. 2009 known as newly –wed couples civic and community service program in the municipality of Bontoc applicants for marriage license/contract are mandated to plant ten trees each as a civic and community service in their respective barangays.

Authored by Councilor Wilbert A. Padngaran, the ordinance was and approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan under Resolution No. 290.

The ordinance requires newly wed couple to submit to the Office of the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) a certification issued by the barangay captain certifying that they have satisfactorily complied with the requirement before they can get their marriage license.

It is also provided in this ordinance that the municipal government of Bontoc provides the seedlings either forest trees or fruit bearing trees to be planted in their own land or in any communal land in their own locality. (PIA-MP) [top]

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