Tree planting now part of Women’s Week

PAMPANGA. Members of the Pederasyon ng mga Kababaihang Fernandino actively participate in a tree planting activity on September 13, 2019 at Barangay Lara in line with the celebration of Women’s Week. (Contributed photo)

THE Women’s Week celebration in the City of San Fernando culminated with a tree planting Friday, September 13, at Barangay Lara.

This was participated by the members of the Pederasyon ng mga Kababaihang Fernandino, local government unit (LGU) employees, public and private institutions including Prime Water, Soroptimist International Pampanga Star, Provincial Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

A total of 150 fruit-bearing trees were planted along the streets of Barangay Lara in an aim to promote environmental preservation and protection.

As the participants agreed, the planted trees will be monitored by the Pederasyon ng mga Kababaihang Fernandino through the supervision of Gender and Development Focal Person Amy Catacutan.

Aside from this, the Women’s Week celebration will culminated with essay writing contest and photography contest at the City College of San Fernando and the Womentrepreneurship Fair staged at Vista Mall, Pampanga.

The City Government of San Fernando, headed by Mayor Edwin Santiago, is steadfast in its commitment to achieve a smart, livable and green city as it conducts several environment-related activities in the capital city.

Santiago believes that community involvement is one of the key factors to thoroughly attain the city government’s agenda “Pagkalinga sa Kalikasan at Kapaligiran, Kaligtasan ng Buhay ay Makakamtan.”

It can be recalled that the city’s actions in combating plastic pollution and healthy environment were recognized by various institutions, one of which is the recent “Refill Champions” award conferred by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau Central Luzon.

This is just a manifestation that the city government is true to its mandate. (PR)


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