Dalipe reiterates commitment to 1M tree program

Mayor John Dalipe urges city government employees to be proactive and engaged in measures to care for nature for the benefit of the future generation as he reiterated his commitment to plant 1M trees during his term as chief executive.

The mayor said this as he addressed employees during the flag raising ceremony Monday morning in City Hall. “Let us protect our environment not only for ourselves but for our children and future generation,” he urged as he thanked those who participated in the OCENR-initiated Tree Planting, Growing Activity, Saturday, May 27 in Muruk, Pasonanca where a total of 2,000 variety of tree species were planted.

In the same flag ceremony, Mayor Dalipe directed traffic enforcers to intensify implementation of Ordinance 601 prohibiting parking on streets pursuant to DILG Memo Circular 2019-121 calling for the removal of road obstructions.

The chief executive likewise updated employees about other city government affairs to include the conduct of the Festival de las Bellas y Flores, International Food Expo (IFEX) at the World Trade Center in Manila as well as the city’s participation in the National Flag Day through the Knights of Columbus which spearheaded the hoisting of Philippine flags at Rizal Park Sunday, May 28. “Let this day remind us of our duty as proud Filipinos and public servants who are always ready to give our utmost not only to our nation but more specifically to our people.”

The flag raising ceremony was also highlighted by the awarding of champion bowlers from the Zamboanga City Bowlers Association who participated in the 43rd National Open Bowling Tournament in Davao City from May 1-5. (Sheila Covarrubias)