The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 9 signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region 9 for the one (1) million tree growing activity in the next five years. The signing was witnessed by the Zamboanga Del Sur Provincial Governor Victor Yu and the 1st District Congresswoman and Deputy Speaker Divina Grace Yu.
 
This is in commemoration of the 1st National Higher Education Day and the 27th founding anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) which commenced on May 17 until 21, 2021 with the theme: PADYAK! Tungo sa Paghilom ng Kalikasan";
 
A Five-year, One Million Tree Planting Program.
 
To seal the agreement, an estimated total of 5,000 seedlings of indigenous and fast growing tree species were planted in the region by some representatives of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Local Chief Executives (LCEs).