Calamba City, Laguna – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) Rizal, conducted a massive bamboo tree planting activity along the shores of Angono River located at Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal, last December 2, 2020.

A total of 145 River Rangers from the seven (7) Priority Rivers for Rehabilitation in Rizal were mobilized by the Provincial ENR Office to help plant 1,000 bamboo culms along the 2-3 kilometer stretch along Angono River. A clean-up activity was also conducted in line with the continuous efforts in rehabilitation and conservation of the Angono River. 

Tree planting and clean-up activity conducted at Angono, River

Tree planting and clean-up activity conducted at Angono, River


Present during the activity were DENR CALABARZON Regional Executive Director Nonito Tamayo, Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Luzon Gilbert Gonzales, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change and concurrent Director of Biodiversity Management Bureau Ricardo Calderon, Director of Forest Management Bureau Lourdes Wagan, and Angono Vice Mayor Jerry Calderon.

“Mas marami tayong maitanim ay mas maganda… Good for us. Good for Rizal. Good for the environment”, says RED Tamayo.

Bamboo tree planting activities will also be conducted in other priority rivers in Rizal, such as Boso-boso, Taytay, and Teresa.

These initiatives are under the program of Manila Bay Rehabilitation, which primarily aims to restore the water quality of Manila Bay, as well as  to protect the streambank and our river systems. ###