SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan, Oct 18 (PIA) — The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)-Pangasinan Chapter spearheaded a tree-planting activity, dubbed “broadcastreeing” in this town on Saturday, Oct 13.
Chapter President Bernie Errasquin said the activity was conducted nationwide by 30 KBP chapters simultaneously, in response to the National Greening Program (NGP) of President Benigno Aquino. .
The NGP aims to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of public lands in a span of six years – 2011 to 2016.
The tree-planting activity covered 10 barangays in San Fabian town which included the barangays of Alacan, Cayanga, Guilig, Longos, Mabilao, Poblacion, Rabon, Tempra, Tiblong and Tocok.
Seedlings of fire trees planted in these barangays were provided by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, said Errasquin.
San Fabian Mayor Irene Libunao is thankful as the town was chosen as the planting site. The ornamental plants with its fiery blooms in summer will add beauty to the town which is one of the tourist attractions in Pangasinan, she said.
As a token of appreciation, Libunao gave “bangus” sardines to KBP members and other agencies present in the occasion.
The product is made by the Pangasinan Council of Women which is part of their One Town, One Product and serves as a means of livelihood for the women of San Fabian.
Errasquin requested the residents of San Fabian to constantly water the planted fire trees until these can fend for themselves.
The broadcastreeing is in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police and Philippine Red Cross. (ANL/AMM-PIA2, Pangasinan)