SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur— Local broadcasters will make good anew what they preached on the airwaves to preserve and protect the environment with the massive planting of trees in the open areas of the mountains on September 7.
This year’s edition of Oplan Broadcastreeing , a nationwide simultaneous tree growing activity initiated by Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), will draw around 2,600 people from all walks of life in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur.
Max Tutor, Chair of KBP Agusan del Sur-Surigao del Sur Chapter, said at least four areas in the neighbouring provinces have been identified for the activity where participants will plant the tree seedlings mostly of different indigenous species.
The areas for the tree planting activities are in Mt. Magdiwata in San Francisco town and the mountainous village of Calaitan in Bayugan City, Barangay Patong in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur and in Bislig City where they already held it in August 25.
Philsaga Mining Corporation will provide some 1,000 seedlings of indigenous species incluing Narra, Yakal and Lauan with laborers and transportation while the San Francisco Water District will identify the site and committed for the clearing and land preparation in the Mt. Magdiwata area.
The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office nin Bunawan town will also provide some 300 seedlings of mixed Gmelina specie.
Some 800 people will join in San Francisco, 600 people in Bayugan City , about 500 in Tandag City while 700 joined in Bislig City.
The local government units will support in transporting the tree planters towards the sites especially students in different collegiate private schools are expected to participate.
San Francisco Mayor Solomon Rufila will deliver an environmental message in a short program before they will proceed to the site in Mt Magdiwata.
To energize the participants, an early morning zumba exercise will be held in front of the town hall.