10K mangrove propagules planted in Panubigan to mark Earth Hour

Mayor John Dalipe Thursday morning spearheads a mangrove propagule planting activity in a 4-hectare site in sitio Panji-panji, Mala, Panubigan and to mark Earth Hour 2024.

A total of 10,000 mangrove propagules were planted during the activity that sought to help restore and protect coastal environment and to fulfill Mayor Dalipe’s mission to plant 1 million trees by 2025.

Organized by the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), the event was participated by various agencies from both local and national government including civil society organizations. Other city officials present were Councilors CJ Dalipe, Jerome Santos and Frederick Atilano, OCENR head Engr. Rey Gonzales and his Assistant Gerry Pollisco among others.

Meanwhile, Mayor Dalipe has enjoined everyone to support Earth Hour 2024 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. by turning off or dimming non-essential lights, signage lights, lights at key monuments, and lights in private facilities or business insofar as operations will allow during the global “lights out” event.

The mayor has issued Executive Order No. JD 2024-011, an order to promote energy efficiency, environment conservation, address climate change and to support Earth Hour 2024, particularly on 23 March 2024, Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. thereby amending EO No. JD 2023-005.

Earth Hour is an annual worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).(photo credit: OCENR)