BuCor joins tree planting, boosts nat’l greening program

Published January 15, 2021, 2:18 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) said it has joined government efforts in planting more trees in the country.

“The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) through its Director General, Undersecretary Gerald Q. Bantag expressed its solidarity with the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR)’s Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP),” said the BuCor in a statement issued Thursday night, Jan. 14.

The BuCor said that just last Sunday, Jan. 10, it participated in a tree planting activity at organized by the DENR at the Masungi Geo Reserve Park in Baras, Rizal.

“A total of 1,000 indigenous tree seedlings of guyabano, cacao, coffee, banaba, bitaog, balobo were planted in the area in partnership with representatives from other law enforcement agencies, the local media and other stakeholders,” it said.

The BuCor contingent who participated in the tree planting activity was led by BuCor Assistant Secretary Gabriel Chaclag.

The BuCor explained the DENR’s ENGP aims “to plant over 150,000 hectares of forests and produce almost 167 million seedlings, as well as to maintain 318,871 hectares of forests and watersheds.