Groups plant trees in college campus

FRUIT BEARING TREES. Officers of the Lions Club International sign the memorandum of agreement with head of the Naga View Adventist College for the tree planting project inside the college campus in Barangay Panicuason, Naga City. In photo seated from left: Councilor Vidal Castillo; Lelia Bolival of Lions Club Peñafrancia chapter; Naga View Adventist college head Pastor Lanie Estebes; Capt. Benito Pejo of 907th Auxiliary Squadron; and Lions Club Oragon representative Diego Coner. Also in photo are Councilor Dr. Jess Albeus (in pink polo shirt) and Lion’s Club members (in violet vests). PHOTO BY PAULO DS. PAPA

NAGA CITY--- Some 100 saplings of fruit trees were planted inside the campus of the Naga View Adventist College (NVAC) in Barangay Panicuason here to replace the trees that were cut due to the road widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The tree planting activity was led by the Lions Club International Oragon and Peñafrancia chapters, together with the 907th Auxiliary Squadron of the Philippine Coast Guard, and barangay officials on Sunday, Oct. 4.

In an interview, Councilor Vidal Castillo, Lions Club Oragon 101 president told Bicol Mail that the tree planting at the one-hectare lot of the school was done by virtue of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) whereby the NVAC allows the group to plant and grow fruit bearing trees in their property for a period of 10 years.

He said the MOA also allows the Lion’s Club to monitor the growing saplings provided by the club.

He added that the tree planting was also intended to replace the trees cut down by the DPWH along the city’s major roads as part of the road widening project.

Castillo said there are various types of fruit trees planted including numerous coconut seedlings and calamansi saplings.

Pili saplings donated by Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Gabriel Bordado were also planted by the group.