STO NIÑO, GUTALAC, ZN – At least 6, 174 forest and vegetable seedlings were distributed by personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX- Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy to the farmers and residents of Barangay Sto Niño, Gutalac, Zamboanga del Norte last November 26, 2020 during the Serbisyo Caravan of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF9-ELCAC).
 
The activity was conducted by the task force to address and support the needs of the Indigenous People in the community through a whole nation approach.
The said activity was participated by heads of offices and regional agencies headed by the Chairman of TWG-RTF9-ELCAC NICA IX Regional Director Ariel T. Perlado. Other participating agencies were DPWH, DOH, DILG, DA, DTI, NCIP, AFP, and DENR.
 
The vegetable seedlings (5,194) composed of Bell Pepper, Okra, Eggplant and Tomatoes were produced at DENR IX’s Mechanized and Modernized Forest Nursery (MMFN) in Baclay, Tukuran with the technical assistance of DA IX while the Mahogany seedlings (980) were propagated by the same nursery.