“It’s vital to plant trees especially nowadays as the world suffers from [extreme weather]. By planting trees, it provides shade to us; helps purify the air; and prevents soil erosion when calamities come,” said Herminio Datu, a Buklod district officer from the Local Congregation of Forestry.
Datu was among the Church members from the Ecclesiastical District of Zambales South who participated in a tree planting activity held on November 30, 2022. This activity for environmental protection is a mainstay in the Christian Family Organizations’ agenda intended to help reduce the drastic impacts of extreme weather events, such as typhoons which are frequent in the country.
Representing their respective organizations—Buklod, KADIWA, and Binhi—the brethren planted Mahogany saplings in a designated area in Sitio San Martin in Barangay Cawag, Subic, Zambales, Philippines.
“We have to take care of our nature for the sake of the future generations. That’s why as responsible individuals, we have to do our part by participating in such tree planting activities. So, thank you to the Church Administration for allowing us to contribute in protecting our environment,” Datu said.
“We, in the Christian Family Organizations (CFO), promise to be always united with our Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo in all the endeavors of the Church, including those of helping to have a clean surroundings,” expressed Noel Debatian, Buklod district president from the Tabacuhan Congregation. — With reports from Marc Alvin Sumala and INC News Section