Officials of the DENR National Capital Region visit NGP sites at the La Mesa Water Reservoir area in Quezon City.

Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan, together with Assistant Regional Directors Al O. Orolfo for Management Services and Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, Jr. for Technical Services took time to check on the status National Greening Program (NGP) sites inside the La Mesa Watershed area in Quezon City on Monday, 30 June 2020.

They were accompanied by Foresters Aida E. Esguerra, Chief of the Conservation and Development Division and Concurrent Chief Environmental Officer for DENR-NCR East Field Office (EFO) and Arturo G. Calderon, Production Forest Management Section chief.

Director Caancan, ARD Orolfo and ARD Almira visited six (6) NGP sites planted with indigenous and native tree species like Alim, Amugis, Baguilumbang, Balakat gubat, Banaba, Banato, Covilla, Dao, Igyo, Ilang-ilang, Kalumpit, Kubilis, Lanete, Mali mali, Molave, Narra, Taluto, Tangisang Bayawak, Taklang Kahoy, Toog, Tuai among others. Director Caancan was delighted to see that the trees planted from way back 2012 are well and alive. Director Caancan also reminded DENR-NCR farm workers assigned in the area to be vigilant in protecting the trees as these play an important role in ensuring water supply for Metro Manila and its urban ecosystem.

"The La Mesa Water Reservoir is one of the few remaining green spaces of Metro Manila and we must do our best in conserving and enriching the area", Director Caancan said.