REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR CY 2016 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL GREENING PROGRAM AND FOREST PROTECTION PROGRAMS
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The Regional Strategic Planning Workshop for CY 2016 Implementation of the National Greening Program and Forest Protection Programs was held in three (3) clusters: Luzon (January 20-23, 2016), Visayas (January 25-28, 2016) and Mindanao (January 17-20, 2016). It was participated by Regional Directors, Assistant Regional Directors, PENR Officers, Regional and PENRO NGP Coordinators. DENR Central Office Officials and Bureau Directors presented accomplishments and provided guidance to the participants on the implementation of DENR Programs.
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Mangroves and bamboo are among the commodities of the Commodity Roadmap of the Enhanced National Greening Program, a convergence initiative reforestation program the second phase of which is set to commence from 2017-2028. These two commodities shall be given prominence in the country’s campaign to combat climate change alongside the planting of beach forest species like Nipa, Bitaog, Bani and Talisay.