More than 700 bamboos were planted by the members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to prevent flood and soil erosion in the riverbanks of Pandan, Catanduanes on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Personnel of the PCG Station Catanduanes have participated in a bamboo planting activity, initiated by the Department of environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Catanduanes, in the riverbanks of Barangay Canlubi, Pandan, Catanduanes.
The PCG said the bamboos help prevent flood and soil erosion, as well as balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The bamboos are also a highly encouraged substitute for household furniture and scaffolding.
The initiative was made successful in cooperation with personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and local government unit.