The Provincial Agriculture Office supported the Sonshine Philippines Movement (SPM) in their Tree planting Project at Brgy. Anibong, Pagsanjan, Laguna on June 15, 2012. 200 Rambutan seedlings were awarded to the SPM for the said project to support the organization’s advocacy to mitigate the effects of climate change and to look after mother earth.
OIC Juanito T. Samson together with Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in-charge of Urban Forestry Program Maria B. Calma and Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Laguna Council Chairman Fred Capistrano joined the SPM, students and volunteers in the tree planting project to take their part in the National Greening Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The Sonshine Philippines Movement is a non-government organization founded on volunteerism, partnership, networking, and collaboration with communities, local government units, environmental groups and funding agencies who shared the vision of protecting the environment in a more sustainable method to help counter the impact of global warming.
Provincial Agriculture Office OIC Juanito T. Samson speaks of the OPAg programs with regards to mitigating the effects of Climate Change, which is promoting Organic Farming Practices. Volunteers, mostly high school and elementary students were the frontrunners in the tree growing project of Sonshine Movement Phils.
Another highlight of the program is the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between CENRO and Sonshine Philippines Movement to undertake responsibilities to promote ecological enhancement thru mobilization of adopters and volunteers in tree planting and growing projects.(Article by:Joy Siaga/Jun Sapungan; Photo by Jun Sapungan)