Batangas personnel during the World Bamboo Day celebration

In celebration of World Bamboo Day 2020 with the theme “Pamanang Kawayan: Luntiang Ginto ng Kalikasan”, the DENR CENRO Calaca together with PENRO Batangas, conducted a Bamboo Tree Planting last September 18, 2020, at Brgy. Lumbang na Matanda, Calaca, Batangas.

The said activity was participated by selected employees of CENRO Calaca headed by OIC CENRO Isagani Q. Amatorio, PENRO Batangas headed by OIC PENRO Noel Recillo, LGU barangay, Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng Brgy Lumbang na Matanda, and PNP Calaca. The number of participants was limited to maintain social distancing during the conduct of activity.

 “Sana’y wag matapos ito sa pagtatanim, dapat ito’y atin ding alagaan.” PENRO Recillo said during his message. He reminds the DENR employees, LGUs and POs to continuously practice proper maintenance of bamboo after planting.

Before the planting, an IEC lecture were conducted, highlighting the importance and benefits that can be derived from bamboos and some information about the advocacy of our DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, which is to rehabilitate and reforest degraded forestlands using Bamboo. It was followed by a short demonstration on how to properly plant the bamboo culms. Also, 30 pcs IEC materials on “Paraan ng Pagpaparami ng Kawayan” were distributed to all the participants.

Lastly, 60 pcs of Kawayang Kiling (Bambusa vulgaris) culms were planted within the 2017 NGP site.

Health and safety measures against COVID-19 were properly observed and practiced during the activity. ###