Mimaropa cops plant almost 300,000 trees

Published May 26, 2022, 4:02 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

From crime busters to environment warriors.

Policemen assigned in Police Regional Office 4B planted more than 280,000 seedlings of fruit and non-fruit bearing trees as part of its effort to address environment degradation in the region.

Police Brig. Gen. Sidney Hernia, director of the PRO4B, said the tree-planting was started in January this year in the provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa).

“Planting trees is the PNP’s own little way of helping mitigate the effects of climate change to our environment and through this activity, we share the responsibility in protecting and preserving it,” said Hernia.

For his part, Police Col. Roel Lami-ing, chief of the Regional Community Affairs and Development Division (RCADD, said they coordinated with various stakeholders in the region for the planting of 282,747 trees, so far.

“All police units in the five provinces and one city in Mimaropa region took part in the simultaneous tree planting in selected sites within their areas of responsibility.

“Tree planting is part of their commitment to addressing environmental degradation and providing sustainable environment to communities in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and concerned agencies,” he added.