BOC Port of Cebu embarks on tree-planting activity

BOC Port of Cebu embarks on tree-planting activity

By Junex Doronio
November 26, 2022

CEBU CITY — Aligned with the humanitarian advocacies of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and under the guidance of Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz, the Bureau of Customs-Port of Cebu, under the leadership of District Collector Atty. Elvira Cruz, on Saturday planted 600 mangrove seedlings at the coastal area in Barangay Cabitoonan, Toledo City.

With the theme “Ikaw, Ako, at BOC,” the tree planting activity was a nationwide simultaneous program of the Bureau of Customs in all 17 collection districts to renew its commitment to promote personnel development through involvement in worthwhile causes such as social and environmental awareness.

“Mangroves are vital ecosystems that provide timber and fuel wood for the local communities, and habitat for marine species. They are also natural barriers against flood and erosion, and they safeguard coastal areas from strong typhoons,” Cruz noted.

The men and women of BOC-Port of Cebu were joined by the volunteers from the City Government of Toledo through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), and the Office of the City Vice Mayor.

“We have seen how natural disasters have displaced our fellows from their homes and livelihood in the past. We are taking this small step in hopes of encouraging others to do the same—being a citizen responsible for the present and future generations,” Cruz added. (ai/mtvn)

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