CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago led Friday other city officials in a tree planting activity at Barangays Calulut and Sindalan in celebration of Arbor Day.

A total of 120 Caballero seedlings, also known as dwarf fire trees, were planted in selected areas of the two villages.

Caballero is believed to be a cure for fever, rheumatism, cough, breathing difficulty, and chest pain among others.

"We want to bring back the green environment of the city and we encourage Fernandinos, companies, and establishments to partner with the city and join in its environment program," said Santiago.

Santiago also said that they are planting seeds according to suitability of an area, where they usually plant fruit bearing trees in subdivisions so people can benefit from them.

"Since 2013, a total of 25, 000 trees were planted in subdivisions, roads and streets," he added.

The program was participated in by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Soroptimist International- Pampanga, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, city councilors, city division chiefs and department heads. (Leslie Anne Mahusay)