The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 has been raising its tag as the Bamboo Capital of the Philippines, thus the continuous bamboo planting activity is being conducted by the National Greening Program (ENGP).
Furthermore, the DENR 6 joined the conduct of a National Simultaneous Bamboo Planting Activity spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 6 with the theme “Industriyang Kawayan Para sa Paglago ng Ekonimiya at Kalikasan.”
Regional Executive Director (RED) Livino B. Duran together with Guimaras PENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata and DTI Guimaras representative Dorita Chavez led the said activity held at Sitio Lusod, Brgy. Taminla, Buenavista, Guimaras on September 19, 2022.
They were joined by officers and members of Taminla Upland Farmers Association, Incorporated led by TUFAI President Norberto Pauchano and the community of Brgy. Taminla headed by their Punong Brgy. Jerome Crudo. The activity had a total of seventy (70) culms of Kawayan Tinik species were planted within the 23 hectares NGP bamboo plantation.
In his message, RED Duran stressed that “though bamboo is called as the poor man’s lumber but it is considered as the best commodity that has a great impact in the lives of the people in the community.”
“This bamboo planting activity that is now well-known nationwide is one of the possible answer to our prayer of minimizing the effects of climate change. Bamboo is acknowledge by the United Nations and the general public as the best carbon sequestration material,” he added. (DENR-6)