Members of the expanded Executive Committee (Execom) of DENR National Capital Region participated in the simultaneous tree planting activity jointly organized by the departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Interior and Local Government (DILG) at the La Mesa Water Reservation area in Fairview, Quezon City on Tuesday, 13 September 2022.
The regional expanded Execom was represented by Administrative Division chief, Jan S. Bautista; Legal Division chief, Atty. Alma Delos Reyes-Lanzo; Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, Aida E. Esguerra; Licenses, Patents, and Deeds Division (LPDD) chief, Atty. Alvin Joseph G. Constantino; Enforcement Division (ED) OIC Chief Maricar Puno-Sanchez; Surveys and Mapping Division (SMD) chief, Engr. Lina L. Mirandilla; and, focal for Manila Bay Site Coordinating and Management Office (MBSCMO), Haidee D. Pabalate. DENR Metropolitan Environmental Office-East (MEO-East) also joined the activity.
Assistant Regional Director Atty. Ana Lyn R. Baltazar-Cortez led the DILG-NCR contingent. The Quezon City government, meanwhile, was represented by District Action Officer William Bawag and Parks Development and Administration Department (PDAD) chief Nancy Esguerra. They were joined by officials and employees of the Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) led by Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol and Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Jude Thomas P. Trayvilla.
The participants planted around 2,500 seedlings of indigenous and native trees at La Mesa. The La Mesa Water Reservation area is the largest National Greening Project (NGP) site of the DENR National Capital Region in Metro Manila. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa watershed and is the source of Metro Manila’s supply of potable water. The regional office is part of the efforts to rehabilitate, conserve and protect the La Mesa Water Reservation area.