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Press Release: Trees for Life (July 18, 2007)

Live beyond your lifetime.
Plant a tree.

Tree Adoption ceremonies will be held at the La Mesa Dam Eco Park on July 18, beginning at 8:30 in the morning. During this time, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Secretary Angelo Reyes of the DENR will accept the commitments of various groups and individuals who have signified their desire to plant and nurture tree seedlings in designated areas throughout the country. ‘Adoption Papers’ for the required number of ‘baby trees’ will be given to these adopting ‘tree parents’ by the President. The ‘baby trees’ will be drawn from the nurseries of the DENR and other cooperating organizations.

Nation Celebrates Earth Day

Almost a hundred classical singers and instrumentalists performed various versions of the Ave Maria Prayer at the Ave Maria Gaia Mystica Concert, a multimedia event held at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, last April 20 to celebrate Earth Day 2007. 

The multimedia concert featured videos of our very own Tubbataha Reefs Reserve, Donsol Whale Sharks, Bohol and Malapascua Dive Sites, the Olango Bird Sanctuary, Balabac Strait Wildlife and the Agusan Marsh, our mountain ranges as the Cordilleras and the Sierra Madre. 

The classical singers performed the opening number of Gounod's Ave Maria, usually intoned by Benedictine Monks, accompanied by Raul Sunico and Mary Ann Espina at two grand pianos. Famous Ave Maria works by Caccini, Tosti, Saint-Saens, Malvare, Schubert, Montecillo, Verdi, and Mascagni were interpreted along with local compositions by Buencamino, Abelardo, Santiago, Francisco, Dadap, De Leon, Bolipata, and Cayabyab. Versions of the Ave Maria were sung in Philippine dialects such as Ilocano, Pangasinense, Kapampangan, Hiligaynon, Cebuano, and Bikolano.

Uniting for the Common Good

The GREEN ARMY Supports the DENR “Green Philippine Highways” Project.

The Filipino Bayanihan Spirit is alive and well! Rather than squander precious energy on matters that divide and exclude, people from all over the archipelago came together on the morning of August 25, 2006 to plant native trees along the sides of the 3,439.5 kilometer Pan Philippine Highway which stretches from Ilocos province in Luzon to the cities of General Santos and Zambaonga in Mindanao.

The Green Philippine Highways project was initiated by the DENR and actively supported by the Green Army, a foundation comprised of representatives from the business, NGO / civil society, the religious and government sectors dedicated to caring for the Philippine environment.

Through the generous support of Green Army’s partner — Mirant Foundation, the Green Army conducted a massive information education and awareness campaign to engage and mobilize public support for this multi-sectoral endeavor.


A Joint Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Green Army

The Trees for Life: 20 million Seedlings for Planting project was launched on June 5, 2007, World Environment Day, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by its joint proponents, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Green Army Philippines Foundation. Its object is to initiate a massive reforestation of denuded watersheds and logged-over areas all over the Philippines by planting 20 million tree seedlings between July and November of this year.

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