Mogpog, Marinduque – In celebration of the Arbor Day and Philippine Environmental Month, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Marinduque headed by PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz conducted mangrove planting at Brgy. Capayang, Mogpog, Marinduque on June 25, 2019.

This is in accordance with Proclamation No. 643, series of 2004 in which Arbor Day in the Philippines has been institutionalized to be observed every 25th of June throughout the nation by planting trees and ornamental plants and other relevant activities. Moreover, the Month of June of each year is declared as the Philippine Environment Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1998.

Mangroves were planted in the shoreline of Marinduque to provide shelter and breeding area of fish and other aquatic resources. It also prevent soil erosion by stabilizing the sediments with their tangled root system and provide protection during strong typhoon and flooding.

A total of four hundred thirty five (435) propagules of Bakauan-babae (Rhizophora mucrunata) were planted along the shoreline of Capayang, Mogpog. mgpmaniquiz