In celebration of the 59th founding anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration, and in support to the National Greening Program, the Iloilo-Guimaras Irrigation Management Office joins the simultaneous tree planting activity with 1,500 trees planted.

The participants planted 1,000 Bugnay trees and 500 Brazilian Falcata seedlings.

To establish continuity of the restoration effort of the office, the planting site is in the watershed area of the Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation System in Brgy. Nueva Invencion, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.

Prior to the planting of the seedlings, the participants were first oriented by For. Rene G. Abordo, CENRO Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Sara, on the proper way to plant a seedlings.

According to Engr. Randy C. Alipis, the Division Manager A of NIA-IGIMO, by joining the Greening Program of the government, they are helping the farmers to have a sufficient irrigation water to sustain their area. “Our irrigation systems are useless if have no enough water,” he said. “If there is no water, there is no life.”

The activity was done in partnership with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO)- Sara and the Provincial and Local Government Unit of 5th District of Iloilo.

“Amo guid ini and aton primary responsibility as a human being, ang protektahan ang God’s creation, not for his own Glory but para man ini sa aton ,” said Hon. Binky Tupas, Board Member of the 5th District of Iloilo. “Kung Pabay-an naton ang aton environment, kita man ang kaluluoy.”