CCPO targets to plant 1K trees
CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is targetting to plant at least 1,000 trees in the mountain barangays here.
According to Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, the director of the CCPO, it is one of the movements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to help protect the environment.
Tree-planting activities align with the core values of the PNP to be “makakalikasan” and also serves as a contribution of the city police to the community.
With this, the CCPO conducted a tree-planting activity in Barangay Mabini on Wednesday morning, February 3, 2021.
“Dili ra ni kausa atong tree planting, padayon kini. Kada buwan na ni natong buhaton,” said Ligan.
(We won’t be doing this just once. We will continue doing this every month.)
The CCPO has planted at least 60 seedlings of different tree species such as fruit-bearing trees and Narra on Wednesday.
Mabini village chief Richard Adolfo said he appreciates the adoption of the CCPO of their barangay for their tree-planting program.
Adolfo said trees would help maintain a sufficient water supply as the roots would help absorb water into the soil and replenish the natural water wells.
The village chief assured the police that the planted seedlings will be nurtured until these grow to maturity.
Adolfo hopes people would help plant more trees in their village as the village has been experiencing water shortage in the past years due to deforestation.
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