The Local Government Unit of Lubao, in cooperation with the Philippine Bamboo Inc. and Insular Foundation, spearheaded a bamboo planting activity at Sta. Catalina, Lubao last Friday, October 18, 2021.
Led by Mayor Esmeralda G. Pineda, Philippine Bamboo Inc. President Ed Manda, Ms. Tere Melad of Insular Foundation, the groups planted 480 propagules of kawayang tinik, kawayang kiling, and yellow bamboos in a 3-hectare land along the Porac-Gumain River.
According to Engr. Danilo Aquino, Municipal Planning and Development Officer, bamboo planting is one of the local government’s initiative to provide livelihood to communities from bamboo crafts and products.
Councilor Edgar Dabu, Committee on Environmental Protection Chairman, Liga ng mga Barangay President Roland Sibug, barangay captains, and personnels from MPDC, Materials Recovery Facility, Lubao Bamboo Hub, PH Bamboo Inc. and Insular Foundation participated in the said planting activity.