A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the "Adopt-A-Mountain" program was signed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX represented by Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez and the Philippine National Police Regional Office 9, Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Office, 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (ZS 1st PMFC) represented by the Force Commander PLTCOL Bonifacio B. Arañas Jr. today May 10, 2021 at DENR Regional Office, Balintawak, Pagadian City.
DENR IX Regional Executive Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez welcomes this partnership as this is will boost reforestation efforts of the department.
"The participation of the PNP in joining with us in regreening our mountains is a sure sign that more people are beginning to care for the protection and conservation of our environment", RED Rodriguez said.
"Hopefully, this partnership shall serve as a beacon for other organizations to emulate", she added.
DENR Administrative Order No. 98 dated October 01, 1998 stipulates that the "Adopt-A-Mountain" program shall aim to accelarate the revegetation / regreening of denuded/ degraded mountains and range lands so as to improve water yield capacity and timber production.
A total of three (3) hectares at the Baclay-Pulacan Reforestation Site in Baclay, Tukuran, ZDS were alloted for PNP personnel to conduct their greening efforts.
Both parties recognize the importance of collaboration and partnership in order to achieve the objectives and the direction to the Core Values (Makakalikasan) of their organizations.