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Launching of the “ Bayanihan sa Kalikasan Program” , a reforestation project initiative of the Department of Natural Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 7 Central Visayas through the National Greening Program.

Bayanihan sa Kalikasan Program is implemented in the region which not only aims to reforest identified forestland areas but also aims to impart and integrate spiritual formations, ans spiritual aspect in the conservation, protection and rehabilitation of the environment as well as provide capacity building/enhancement to the community to ensure successful implementation of the program.

The Bayanihan sa Kalikasan is a movement that brings together passionate individuals, communities, and organizations committed to conserving and preserving our precious environment. Around 20 hectares of forestland in the Municipality of Pinamungajan would be reforested with our very own indigenous tree species.

LGU Pinamungajan and other participating groups and collaborators committed to provide full support and ensure the successful implementation of the “Bayanihan sa Kalikasan” wherein its pilot implementation is the selected peoples’ organization (PO) beneficiary in Sacsac, Pinamungajan Cebu and it will be eventually replicated in some other areas in Cebu and even other Provinces.

Bayanihan sa Kalikasan Secretariat Group, representatives from DENR-7, Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Environmental Concerns (CACEC) and Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water (CUSW), facilitated and conducted series of meetings with the different stakeholders before and after the forging of the Memorandum of Agreement in January 09, 2023.

“During the launching, we laid down the foundation for various initiatives, such as tree-planting drives, waste management projects, and educational campaigns on sustainable practices. We firmly believe that small acts, when combined, create significant ripples of change, ” Father Murphy P. Sarsonas said.

The event was a remarkable gathering of like-minded eco-warriors, local leaders, and nature enthusiasts who share a common goal: to protect Mother Earth for future generations. Participants of the activity is the Municipal Mayor of Pinamungajan Ana Jessica Baricuatro, Vice Mayor Glenn Baricuatro, PNP Pinamungajan and other LGU participants, MENRO, BLGU Sacsac, Pinamungajan, Sangguniang Kabataan and some constituents, Sacsac Farmers Association, DENR RO, PENRO Cebu and CENRO Argao, Former DENR USEC Renato De Rueda, Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Environmental Concerns (CACEC), Catholic Women's League, Cebu Lions Club, Cebu Polaris Lions Club, Cebu Council of Lions, Couples for Christ, Cebu Caritas, Knight-Stewards of the Sea, Inc., United Church of Christ of the Philippines and University of San Carlos.

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RED Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. commends the effort of PO Sacsac Farmers Association thru the leadership of Rudolfu Banguiran because of his continued efforts and hard work to undertake reforestation related activities even then with the absence of budget allocation. He encourages everyone’s participation especially the community within the project area to ensure successful implementation of the program, through revitalizing the Bayanihan Spirit.

Also, RED Melicor expresses his gratitude to all the partners, who in one way or another contributed the program realization with hopes that even with the environmental problems we are currently facing, we can surpass and overcome it through everyone’s participation geared towards the common goal of conserving the environment, our common home.