PERSONNEL of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte planted 75 giant bamboo culms as they joined Friday, September 17, 2021, the celebration of the World Bamboo Day.
Dionisio Rago, head of Cenro-Liloy, said the giant bamboo culms were planted along the riverbanks of Patawag village in the town of Liloy.
Prior to the planting, Antonio Yanos, supervising ecosystems management specialist and deputy Cenro forester, conducted an orientation on the importance of bamboo.
Yanos emphasized that bamboo plays an important role in the environment as it helps lower light intensity and protects humans against ultraviolet rays.
“It also reduces pollution and carbon dioxide in the climate and delivers more oxygen,” he added.
The activity was also participated by village officials and selected members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and residents of Patawag village.
This year’s celebration of World Bambbo Day is anchored on the theme: “Alay ng Bayan sa Inang Kalikasan, Kawayan.”
The activity was observed following minimum protocols amidst the health pandemic. (SunStar Zamboanga)