CENRO TALIBON, BOHOL: A Multi-Partite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh), DENR, and among other 24 partners from NGAs, CSOs, Academe, LGU, religious groups, civic organizations, and private sectors was signed to legally bind and give full support to the “Trees for Unity Program”.

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Present at the event were signatories Regional Executive Director of DENR-7, RED Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. and Bohol Governor Honorable Erico Aristotle Aumentado and the rest of the partners and representatives finalized the agreement in a ceremony held on September 28 at 9:00 am at the Ceremonial Hall, New Capitol Building, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The Bohol’s Trees for Unity Program aims to unite and mobilize Boholano citizens in protecting, conserving, and managing its environment and natural resources. Moreover, it is a collective effort and action among these entities to respond to the need to rehabilitate, restore, protect and conserve the damaged Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) plantations brought by typhoon Odette and the remaining denuded forestland within the province.

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Furthermore, this program will establish an initial 100 hectares in San Vicente, Ubay, Bohol which will be divided among the named partners.

 Among these are the partners include: the Office of 1st District Representative Atty. Edgar M. Chatto, Office of the 2nd District Representative Maria Vanessa C. Aumentado, Office of the 3rd District Representative Alexie B. Tutor; Sangguniang Kabataan Provincial Federation of Bohol, Local Government of Ubay, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-47IB, Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Bohol Island State University (BISU), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Brotherhood Christian for Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP), Community Based Forest Management Agreement Federation of Bohol (CBFMAFB), Bohol Small Scale Mining Asso. (BSSMA), Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Department of Agrarian (DAR-BOHOL), Department of Agriculture (DA-BOHOL), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-BOHOL), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-BOHOL), Department of Education (DEPED-BOHOL), Philippine Coast-Guard (PCG), Philippine Port Authority (PPA), Alturas Group of Companies, Enhanced National Greening  Program (ENGP), Bohol Quality (BQ), PhilHealth, Society of Filipino Forester Inc. (SFFI-Bohol Chapter) and LGU-Ubay.