4.58 PM“ARBOR DAY” IN HIZON!
A tree planting activity headed by Punong Barangay Ralph O. Abella was recently conducted at Nova Tierra Village last February 5, 2012 which started at 7:00 a.m..
The tree planting was sponsored by the Sangguniang Kabataan led by SK Chairperson Ma. Kristina Karla P. Quiban. Joining her are some SK Kagawad members and Youths from Nova Tierra Village.
Present also to give their full support to the Punong Barangay are all the Kagawad Members namely; Kagawad Erico R. Talili, Kagawad Laurente S. Capisos, Kagawad Delfin R. Compoc, Kagawad Leo F. Digal, Kagawad Pepito B. Manayon, Kagawad Cristita B. Santander and Kagawad Eufracio C. Uy.
The different barangay functionaries such as the Purok Leaders, Barangay Tanods, Lupong Tagapamayapa members and some staffs were also dipping their fingers on the soil.
Not to be left behind, was a group of graduating BSEEd students numbering around fifteen (15) from University of South Eastern Philippines (USEP) and taking up their internship at Vicente Hizon Elementary School participated also the tree planting activity as part of their community service. Mr. Leandro Lucero, a regular teacher from Vicente Elem. School with his "alalay” Impoy, escorted them to the planting area after reporting to the Punong Barangay.
The activity was given full media TV coverage by ABS-CBN through field reporter/news anchor, the very amiable and oozing with sex appeal Ms. Vina Araneta. A total of 165 mahogany seedlings were planted for the day, 150 seedlings planted beside the basketball court and another 15 at Molave St., both of Nova Tierra Village.
According to the Punong Barangay, this will be a continuing activity once a week to plant as much trees as we can, to all open spaces within the barangay since we still have plenty of mahogany seedlings available given by CENRO. The barangay maintenance crews as well as the poster parent of trees will all be responsible to nurture the growth of the trees for them to become big and sturdy.
A breakfast "merienda” composed of different kinds of native delicacy such as puto with ripe mangoes, tsokolate and coffee were served after the participants were already sweating it out from planting the trees which lasted up to 10:00 a.m. Sec Red