KALILANGAN, Bukidnon (November 14, 2013) – The Provincial Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Bukidnon Chapter, joined in a tree-planting program spearheaded by community leaders of Iranon Village in Central Problacion of Kalilangan, Bukidnon. The tree-planting activity of the community is in connection with the villagers’ aim of mitigating adverse effects of climate change.
Astany Mamandog, Bukidnon Provincial President of the UNYPAD, said, “It is also a part of a UNYPAD’s ‘Adopt-a-Tree Now’ advocacy that encourages members of UNYPAD and community residents to plant trees in their backyards, farms, and to disaster prone areas.”
He disclosed that the Sitio Darusalam, Barangay Aquino, Kalilangan was the target area for the planting of fruit bearing trees.
“We planted 150 trees but different variety like Jackfruit, Durian, and Marang on October 20,” he added.
Mamandog also explained that some trees were given to them by the barangay officials of barangay central poblacion.
“We enjoyed doing this activity because it is our first time to plant trees in this area…we got tired but knowing that we did something great thing for our nature, we didn’t feel it,” he added.
There were more than 20 volunteers who joined the said activity.
The Secretary of the Committee on Research and Information of the UNYPAD Bukidnon Chapter said that there will be another round of tree planting in December, after a school break for vacation.
He said that, this year, the municipalities of Quezon, Kabanglasan, and Malaybalay City Bukidnon province have experienced landslide and there were reported casualties. (UNYPAD News)