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By PIA Samar
June 28, 2012

CATBALOGAN CITY  –  The local police force is bent on delivering their commitment to: Pulis Makakalikasan, Sampung Milyong Puno Pamana sa Kinabukasan.

Just yesterday, the Samar Provincal Police with barangay officials and rural folks of Barangay Pupua, Catbalogan City, Samar planted some 500 trees, in the barangay some fruit bearing and some in the mangrove area of the barangay as told by PCInsp Felipe Tan, Chief of the Police Community Relations (PCR).

“We planted cacao, jackfruit, talisay, mahogany and some in the mangrove area of the barangay,” Tan added.

As police officers, we are required to plant six trees a month to support the country’s National Greening Program,” said Tan.

He added that all PNP stations have established a nursery to ensure that seedlings are ready.

“We are a big organization and we cannot just rely on the DENR to supply us with planting materials, so that Police Director Eusebio Mejos instructed us to establish a nursery.”

The PNP composed of 145 thousand members nationwide has committed to plant ten million trees across the country in the next twelve months.

“The police force is also an advocate of the greening program as we need to protect our environment,” said Samar Police PD Eusebio Mejos in a text message.