SAN FERNANDO CITY – The Police Regional Office 1 here and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have joined hands in initiating a project that would address the problems brought about by global warming.
The PRO-1 headed by Police Chief Supt. Leopoldo Bataoil and Forester Constancio M. Arciaga, OIC, DENR Regional Director, signed recently a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and pledge of commitment as part of the launching of the Green Philippines Project in Region 1.
The Green Philippines Project was launched in La Mesa Dam last July by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and it is being carried out to urban parks, green campuses, camps and subdivisions nationwide.
“This is a global challenge for survival and we need your helping hand and support in nurturing trees of life,” Arciaga said during the ceremony which was attended by various government agencies in the region.
Bataoil stressed the importance of trees in life and in the future even as he cited the various advocacies of PRO-1 especially the “adopt a watershed program” which is being maintained by the Regional Mobile Group 1 in the four provinces of the region.
“In line with this Green Philippines project, we will support the preservation of the environment by enforcing the environmental laws without fear or favor and by promoting widespread advocacy for the future,” Bataoil said.
Bataoil and Arciaga led in the planting of trees at the surrounding grounds of the office after the signing of the MOA and pledge of commitment.#