A total of 200 bamboo culms were successfully planted by personnel of CENRO Siocon together with DENR IX ARD for Technical Services Ronald D. Gadot and personnel from PNP-Siocon within the NGP site of Sitio Otso Subanen Bisaya Association (SOSBO) Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte on September 18, 2020.
The activity was undertaken in celebration of World Bamboo Day. This year's theme is "Pamanang Kawayan: Luntiang Ginto ng Kagubatan".
Bamboo is valued for its ecological benefits. It absorbs greenhouse gases, insulates carbon dioxide from the environment and produces 35 percent more oxygen than its equivalent tree size and is considered today as "green gold" due to its economic value.
CENRO Siocon continues to promote and showcase the importance of bamboo and its products to DENR's partner communities and organizations in the upland.
Further, precautionary measures were observed during the activity such as wearing of masks and physical distancing to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.