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Maritime police plant mangrove propagules in Pangasinan

Philippine Information Agency
18 Nov 2019, 04:38 GMT+10

SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan, Nov. 17 (PIA) - Some 500 mangrove propagules were planted along the Bakawan River in San Fabian town by personnel of the Regional Maritime Unit-I (RMU) on Friday.

Regional Chief Col. Dennis Denver Sab-it said, it is part of their mandate to maintain cleanliness of the rivers and help in mitigating the effects of strong waves during storms so as not to directly hit the residential houses in the vicinity.

MANGROVE PLANTING. Some 500 mangrove propagules were planted Friday by personnel of the Regional Maritime Unit-I (RMJ) at the Bakawan River in San Fabian town. Regional Chief Col. Dennis Denver Sab-it said it is part of their mandate to maintain cleanliness of the rivers and help in mitigating the effects of strong waves during storms so as not to directly hit the residential houses in the vicinity. Personnel of the Coast Guard, Army and members of the Regional Advisory Council joined the initiative. (Photo courtesy of RMU-I)

"Bilang mga Maritime police, gusto naming makatulong hindi lang sa paglilinis ng karagatan kundi makatulong din sa pagkabawas ng hagupit ng alon sa tuwing may bagyo para hindi matamaan directly ang mga residents at mga residential houses," Sab-it told the Philippine Information Agency.

Sab-it said, it is also the right time to plant along the rivers as summer time is nearing.

The regional chief said, there is also a technique in planting mangroves as taught by the Department of Agriculture.

"Dapat hindi masyadong nakalubog ang seedlings. Kapag tama ang pagkakatanim, lesser ang mortality rate ng ating mga pananim," he explained.

Personnel of the Coast Guard, Army and members of the Regional Advisory Council joined the initiative.

The RMU-I is also preparing for its big clean-up activity of the Pantal River in Dagupan City slated on November 19.

Fourteen sections of the river will be designated with stakeholders and volunteers in this "Adopt-a-River" project. (AMB/VHS/PIA Pangasinan)

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