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PIA Press Release
2010/09/08

Maasin tree planting to start massive refo effort

Iloilo City (8 September) -- The tree planting dubbed "Piyesta sa Kakahuyan" that will be spearheaded by the provincial government of Iloilo at the watershed area in Maasin, Iloilo on September 11 will be a symbolic activity of a bigger project that will be undertaken in the province.

This was emphasized by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. who called on Ilonggos to support the activity, which is part of the provincial government's overall reforestation program and its response to maintain water supply amid the threat of climate change and global warming.

Defensor, who initiated the project 16 years ago during his first stint as provincial governor, said the provincial government will sustain the tree planting activity to cover other watershed and forest areas in the province.

He said the efforts of the past 16 years have a substantial result. Nevertheless, he added that the recurring problem of water insufficiency requires a sustained and massive tree planting in critical areas.

The tree planting in Maasin this coming Saturday will be participated in by national government offices, schools, civil society groups, the business community, and other sectors. The tree planting activity had also been held here before.

"Piyesta sa Kakahuyan" was institutionalized by the provincial government as an activity every second Saturday of September by virtue of a provincial ordinance way back in 2000. The theme of this year's activity is "Tubig sa Kagulangan: Maasin Watershed Balikan." (PIA 6) [top]

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