144,350 bamboo propagules planted in Antique
SAN JOSE, Antique - In line with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ ( DENR) 6- year Bamboo Plantation Development Project (BPDP), the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Antique has already started to plant (bamboo) propagules in the
kawayan tinik northern part of the province.
A total of 144,350 propagules will be covering 650 hectares of land in the municipalities of Tibiao (100 hectares), Culasi (100 hectares), Sebaste (150 hectares), Bugasong ( 50 hectares), Valderrama ( 100 hectares) and San Remegio (150 hectares).
“By exceeding our propagules production target by 11.04 percent, DENR Antique aims to transform these e-NGP [Enhanced National Greening Program] areas into vibrant economic zones and also to reduce poverty and mitigate climate change,” said PENRO officer Ruel L. De Los Reyes.
Meanwhile, DENR-6 regional director Jim O Sampulna stressed the agency’s “hard work to carry out their role for the success of the bamboo plantation project.”
“In Antique, we are looking forward to provide more livelihood opportunities and social entrepreneurship to the Antiqueños when these bamboos have fully grown,” said Sampulna.
BPDP is under the Enhanced National Greening Program which aims to restore the denuded areas in the Philippines.