Greening the Philippines...the NIA way

It is often said that we cannot survive without water, but water cannot be sustained without trees. Trees are helpful in various ways and one of them is to help preserve water that will irrigate the farmland. With our commitment to provide quality services to the farmers, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) committed to support the National Greening Program (NGP) of the government by conducting simultaneous   tree planting to unveil the response of the agency to the challenge catalyzed by global warming.

As the NIA celebrates its 52nd Anniversary on June 22, 2015, one of its highlights is to promote responsible stewardship of our environment and NIA Caraga joined on June 19, 2015 in leadership of Manager C’zar M. Sulaik. With total of 5,000 planted seedlings from different sites region wide, 500 participants from different sector march to help battle the effect of climate change. CENRO NGP Coordinator, Mr. Edito S. Tocle said that through this activity millions of lives will be saved.With the movement towards deeper partnership, NIA-Caraga, Department of Environment and Natural Resources- (DENR) and People’s Organization (POs)/Irrigator Associations (IAs) renewed its responsibilities that well nurture and promotes cleaner and greener environment.

The pledges poured by the stakeholders indicate its success for sustainable environment.Having exceeded the target that has been set, it has proven that individual knowledge and awareness of the benefits of the tree planting was established in their mind.

Tree planting is a great way to celebrate, so we must act and rejoice.