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Mayor Pabillaran leads launching of Malaybalay City LGU, BSU 3-year tree-growing program

The Malaybalay City government led by Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, in partnership with the Bukidnon State University (BSU), has launched the joint three-year tree-growing program.

The city government wants to work hand-in-hand with higher education institutions in the restoration of degraded areas in Malaybalay.

The tree-planting activity Wednesday, October 19, was conducted in the easements along the Sawaga River (Casisang, Barangay 7, Barangay 11, Barangay 10, Sumpong, Kalasungay) and Mamala Creek (Casisang). The areas, located at the urban center of Malaybalay City, were planted with 3,000 assorted endemic forest and fruit trees, including bamboo, the local government said.

The first activity was participated in by 1,000 students and faculty members under the National Service Training Program of BSU.

Follow-through tree planting activities, with expected 4,000 students joining, will be held in the coming weeks.

The renaturation of Sawaga River and Mamala creek will benefit the entire population of Malaybalay City, especially the future generation, as the said river has always been one of the major water sources for drinking, irrigation, and industrial uses, the city government said.

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