To help lessen the harmful effects of climate change, brethren from Tuga Local Congregation and Malagnat Extension in the Ecclesiastical District of Kalinga joined hands in planting trees on a hillside within the territory of Barangay Malagnat, Pinukpuk, Kalinga, Philippines, on January 14, 2023.
Kalinga is a landlocked province within the Cordillera Administrative Region in the northern-central part of Luzon, Philippines. Kalinga district is one of the four ecclesiastical districts established in the said region.
“Since a huge part of the population here is involved in farming, we are confident that the trees we planted will be properly taken care of by the brethren,” said Brother Efren Bag-oyen, district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer. “Through this activity, not only the brethren will certainly benefit from it, but also the residents here and, most of all, our environment.”
The brethren planted saplings of rambutan, a fruit tree found commonly in tropical countries, like the Philippines.
On behalf of the brethren, Brother Jefferson Montealegre, resident ministerial worker of Malagnat Extension, expressed, “We are so happy because we were able to once again show our unity with the Church Administration in expressing our concern to our surroundings. We promise to take care of the trees.” — With reports from INC News Section and Elizardo Capili