DENR VI awards best NGP plantations
Mr. Larry J. Justo receives the certificate of recognition for the Camaligan National High School for bagging first place in the NGP Urban Greening Program Plantations from DENR VI Regional Director Jim O Sampulna and Aklan PENR Officer Ivene D. Reyes. (right) The NGP site in Brgy. Nabaoy, Malay, Aklan adjudged as the Best NGP Plantation Site – Upland (2012).
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) recently awarded the best implementer or partner people’s organization in carrying out its National Greening Program (NGP) in Western Visayas.
NGP Regional Coordinator CENRO Bernabe H. Garnace said that there were three categories for the awards – Best Upland NGP Plantations, Best Mangrove and Beach Forest Plantations, and Best Urban Greening Program Plantations.
DENR VI Regional Director Jim O Sampulna created a selection committee to identify for the Best NGP site or people’s organization, chaired by Garnace with Forester Conrado B. Marquez as vice chairman. Marquez is the Regional Focal Person for Mangrove and Coastal NGP Sites.
“This is to highlight the contributions of our partners in the success of the NGP,” Garnace said.
The criteria includes the quality of seedling materials in the plantation, survival percentage of plantation, quality of maintenance and protection activities, community/people’s organization involvement, and other innovations introduced by the nominees.
Director Sampulna, for his part, said that such recognition would further encourage the people’s organizations and the communities to protect the plantations and engaged in future activities of the DENR.
The winners are:
Upland NGP Plantations
Best NGP Plantation Site (2012) - Brgy. Nabaoy, Malay, Aklan
Nabaoy Farmers and Forest Developers Association
Best NGP Plantation Site (2013) - Brgy. Agboy, Candoni, Negros Occidental
Bali Agboy Payawan Farmers Development Association
Best NGP Plantation Site (2012) - Brgy. Sta. Ana, Tapaz, Capiz
Sta. Ana Barangay Council (LGU)
Mangrove and Beach Forest Plantation
Best NGP Site – Mangrove Plantation - Brgy. Tibsok, San Enrique, Negros Occidental
Tibsok Talaba Growers Association
Best NGP Site – Beach Forest Plantation - Brgy. Jinalinan, Bugasong, Antique
Jinalinan Barangay Council (LGU)
Best People’s Organization – Coastal Rehabilitation - Kalibo Save the Mangrove Association
Brgy. New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan
Best LGU – Coastal Rehabilitation - Brgy. Madulano, President Roxas, Capiz
Madulano Barangay Council
Urban Greening Program Implementation
First Place - Camaligan National High School
Brgy. Camaligan, Batan, Aklan
Second Place - Agustin Navarra Elementary School
Agustin Navarra, Ivisan, Capiz
Third Place - Mag-aba National High School
Mag-aba, Pandan, Antique