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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – In partnership with the City Cooperative Development Council (CCDC), the City Cooperatives Enterprise and Development Office (CCEDO) planted 150 fruit-bearing trees in Barangay Tuga on Friday, October 16.
Engr. Ryan Jose, Cooperative Development Specialist II, said the tree-planting activity is part of this year’s celebration of the Cooperative Month with the theme “Cooperatives amidst the pandemic, stand for resiliency, strive for sustainability’’, and to embody the cooperative principle which is the ‘’concern for community’’.
He said the seedlings which include mango, rambutan, kalamansi, bugnay, and paper tree were provided by the Office of the City Agricultural Services (OCAS) and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).
CCEDO chief Catherine Lee Uera explained that Barangay Tuga was chosen as recipient of this activity to continue the legacy that the CCEDO and CCDC has given to the barangay last year also in the form of a tree-planting.
In his message during the opening program, Tuga Barangay Captain Enrique Hernaez assured that the council will take care of the seedlings to make the project sustainable.
The activity was participated by representatives from St. Joseph Multipurpose Cooperative (SJMPC), Riverside Multipurpose Cooperative (RIMPCO), Cabaruan Multipurpose Cooperative, Tabuk Municipal Officials and Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (TMOEMPC).
The same activity, according to CCEDO will be conducted in Barangay Bulo on October 23. By Darwin S. Serio