The DENR CENRO Calaca conducted monitoring on the tree planting activities in graduated NGP plantation located in Brgy. Patugo, Balayan, Batangas.

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the adoption of a graduated NGP site in Brgy. Patugo, Balayan, Batangas was forged by and between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources CALABARZON and SEM Calaca Power Corporation (SCPC) and Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corporation (SLGPC) on October 19, 2020. Part of the agreement is the planting of 25,000 seedlings of forest tree species in a 50-hectare upland plantation. Tree planting activities in the area will be conducted by SCPC and SLGPC until the year 2023.

To ensure its high survival rate, this was monitored by the team from the Conservation and Development Section of DENR CENRO Calaca last November 10, 2022 to identify additional maintenance and protection activities needed in the area such as weeding, staking, brushing and replanting.