San Juan Mayor Ben Sarmiento leads Arbor Day tree planting

San Juan, Ilocos Sur, sanitary landfill

SAN JUAN, Ilocos Sur – Mayor Ben Sarmiento of this town led government and barangay officials in a massive tree-planting activity on the hill vicinities surrounding the town’s sanitary landfill in Barangay Asilang, August 3, in celebration of Arbor Day.

Arbor Day tree planting in San Juan, Ilocos Sur

More than 3,000 mahogany seedlings were planted by around 3,000 people as a continuity of the local government’s annual tree-planting activity.

“The seedlings we planted in Barangay Tapao are now tall,” he said.

He also said that the sanitary landfill is around 2.4 hectares but he admitted that it’s quite small.

“We can use this for several years and before it’s full, we will look for another area,” he said.

He also said that this landfill in Barangay Asilang is a secluded area, but transportation is accessible. (Edward B. Antonio)