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LGU-IGACOS promotes Bamboo for Environmental and Economic benefits

LGU-IGACOS promotes Bamboo for Environmental and Economic benefits

The Local Government Unit of the Island Garden City of Samal led by City Mayor Al David T. Uy, through the facilitation of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) headed by Atty. Iryshell Villegas and the City Investment and Tourism Office (CITO) headed by Ms. Rosabel Jusguan, represented by Ms. Lolit Marikit, in partnership with the Philippine Bats for Peace Foundation, conducted a training session on bamboo production and propagation on June 5, 2024, at the PHRDC, Brgy. Catagman.

The participants received training on the various uses and economic opportunities of bamboo (Money Making Alternatives) and participated in actual demonstrations on bamboo propagation. The training was led by experts from the PENRO Forestal Management Division, Reil Delosa and Querico Glenogo.

As a token of appreciation, a giant bamboo seedling was given to each of the 40 participants which were the members of the Philippine Bats for Peace Foundation, staff from Fort Med, Barangay Agriculture Council Officials, ABC President Ruel H. Bantillo, representative from Virtu Trattoria House n Cafe, CENRO staff, and members of the G.I 11th Union Pillar Auxiliary - Samal Branch (GUARDIANS).

In his message, City Administrator Mr. Neljun Esdrelon highlighted the numerous benefits of bamboo, stating, "Ang bamboo daghan kaayo syag use. So with that, ginahimo nato syag alternative kay karung panahona dako ang reduction sa atong kakahoyan. When you plant a tree it takes time...isa ra pajud na sya kabook. But a bamboo, ibutang nimo sya, a single tree in a period of 5 years daghan na kaayo sya unya daghan napud ug magamitan."

Moreover, on June 6, 2024 in celebration of 2024 Environment Month, the ‘Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience Bamboo Ceremonial Planting’ took place on Fort Med (Monfort Bat Cave), Babak District.

The event was attended by Department heads and staff from LGU-IGACOS, G.I 11th Union Pillar Auxiliary, ABC President Ruel H. Bantillo, the SK Federation representatives, Binibining IGACOS 2024 Geronique Marie Tambilawan, Binibining IGACOS 2024 1st RU Asia Stephanie Trono, Binibining IGACOS 2024 3rd RU Dan Xeña Adelie Heramil, and Binibining IGACOS 2024 4th RU Shanen O. Tonog. (IGACOS-Info/NjPadillo/ChristianJuntong)

CITY GOVERNMENT OF SAMAL
City Hall, Sitio Maag
Peñaplata, Samal District
Island Garden City of Samal
Davao del Norte
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