‘Samahang Pangkalikasan’ holds tree-planting activity

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


SOME 100 pine tree seedlings were planted by members of the Samahang Barangay Pangakalikasan on July 18 as part of their environment re-greening project at the Forbes Park area in South Drive.

Community leaders and members of the Association of Barangay Councils of Baguio City led by president and Councilor Michael Lee Lawana participated in the event.

“This activity is initiated by the Samahang Barangay Pangkalikasan backed by ABC which was originally established to promote sport activities and cater to environment protection at the same time,” Lawana said.

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Now on its fifth season, SBP also known as Lawana Cup, have unified small communities in the Summer Capital by arranging basketball tournaments and other sport activities including environmental projects since its founding in 2009.

“Actually this is the first time that SBP came up with a tree planting program. Before we were just conducting eco-walks and clean-up drives, thankfully we gathered a new activity and we hope to continue it in the next years of SBP,” Lawana quipped.

“So far with the 128 barangays in the city we are already running SBP with almost 80 of them completely active in our projects. With more small communities being aware of our cause we hope to bring a better future to Baguio,” Lawana added.

According to Lawana, the tree seedlings were paid for and sponsored by the Benguet Electric Cooperative.

Together with the tree planting activity was the induction of newly elected SBP officers.

Aside from basketball, other sport activities lined for SBP include golf, chess, and darts tournament.

Meanwhile, the basketball tournament, which tipped-off June 29 is expected to run until November.

Organizers said all games are scheduled every weekend to be held in various barangay covered courts in the city.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 24, 2014.

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