In coordination with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), DepEd Cavite engaged its various stakeholders in a tree planting activity and clean-up drive, September 21.

DepEd Cavite’s top management, Social Mobilization and Networking unit, selected public schools district supervisors and Silang school heads, Cavite federation officers of the Adopt-a-School Program, Teachers-Employees Association, Parents-Teachers Association, and selected Supreme Student and Pupil Government officers and advisers participated in planting 200 PENRO-provided Narra seedlings along Sta. Rosa Water Shed in Brgy. Pook I, Silang, Cavite.

Representatives from the MENRO of Silang and the Philippine National Police also joined in cleaning the streets of the said barangay.

In support of this effort, Congressman Roy Loyola and Silang Mayor Omil Poblete rallied environmental protection, conservation, and rehabilitation in their opening remarks and joined the said activities.

Cong. Loyola said that there is no better time to address environmental issues but now because humans, as consumer of nature’s products, would also be victims of their own wrongdoings.

Meanwhile, Mayor Poblete requested for the education sector and the parents present to be more in-depth in raising students’ awareness and engagement in addressing environmental issues at the earliest age possible to inculcate responsibility in and accountability for their actions against nature.

Schools Division Superintendent Cherrylou D. Repia also underscored that aspiring to become global citizens could contribute to improving the present situation could be achieved if only people learn to do things not only for the good of his or her self but for the greater good  of one’s nation. (Rey Ann M. Maramag, PDO I/ DIO)