- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) participated in mangrove planting activities
- They did the activity in Ilocos Norte and Zamboanga del Norte
- The PPA now requires planting of trees and mangroves for every contract, accreditation and permits issued by the agency
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) showed their dedication in preserving the environment by helping in a coastal cleanup and mangrove planting activity.
On Facebook, the official pages of PCG and PPA shared photos of their initiative in Ilocos Norte. The personnel cleaned the shoreline of Barangay Pias Sur, Currimao, Ilocos Norte. They also planted mangroves which have been known to be a big help in improving marine life and help prevent flooding in the area.
The PCG posted, “LOOK: Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) planted mangrove propagules and collected sacks of garbage along the shoreline of Barangay Pias Sur, Currimao, Ilocos Norte last, 04 February 2021.”
“With the cooperation of government agencies, LGUs, and private volunteers, the PCG continues to promote marine environmental protection through consistent and sustainable community efforts,” the post added.
Meanwhile, the PPA was proud that they replicated the same initiative in Zamboanga del Norte, in time for the celebration of the 2021 World Wetland Day. Their personnel participated in the mangrove planting activity headed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and CENRO-Piñan at Libay, Sibutad Zamboanga del Norte.
They were able to plant over 500 mangrove propagules. The PPA also announced that as part of its contribution in the promotion of environmental protection and sustainability, the PPA now requires planting of trees and mangroves for every contract, accreditation and permits issued by the agency under its Administrative Order No. 14-2020.