CLARK FREEPORT— The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently conducted a tree planting activity at the Boy Scout Jamboree Site along the Creek Side road here.
As part of the “green initiative,” some 75 seedlings of Narra and Molave were planted during the said event.
CDC President and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan led the occasion and shared the significance of planting more trees in the area.
“Clark is now becoming a green and sustainable city that is striving to balance ecological, economic, and social needs to ensure a clean, healthy, and safe environment now and for the generations to come,” he said.
CDC Environmental Permits Division (EPD) headed by Engr. Rogelio Magat spearheaded the activity and partnered with DENR to ensure the successful conduct of the said event.
For her part, DENR Asst. Sec. for Field Operations-Mindanao and Legislative Affairs Joan Lagunda and DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Laudemir Salac thanked the state-owned firm for its support and efforts in making the tree planting activity possible.
Meanwhile, a total of 25 delegates comprised of officials from both government and private sectors also participated in the event.
Coincidentally, the said participants also attended the 1st Masters on National Security Administration (MNSA) organized by the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).
Notable government officials who are also present during the activity are Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Managing Director Antonio Lambino II, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Asst. Sec. Atty. Omar Alexander Romero, Office of the President (OP) Asst. Sec. Erwin Enad, and NDCP Chief Defense Research Officer Rostum Bautista, among others.
Over the years, CDC has been active in keeping Clark green by commemorating National Arbor Day, an annual activity dedicated for public-tree planting.
Last year, the state-owned firm was able to plant 1,350 endemic tree species in this Freeport – exceeding its initial goal of planting 1,000 trees.