A Call For Participation And Volunteers: Trees for Life
Dear MFPI Members and Friends,
On July 18, 2007, the Trees for Life Stewardship Declaration Ceremony will be held at the La Mesa Dam. This will coincide with the Presidential Proclamation Declaring La Mesa a Watershed Reservation.
I invite our members and friends to witness this ceremony. On this occassion, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will formalize the Stewardship Status of MFPI. MFPI has been put to task to rehabilitate the forest cover of our critical watersheds, national parks, NIPAS, protection forestlands, mining rehabilitation areas, open and denuded lands and riverbanks.
The Trees for Life Project is a joint undertaking of the DENR and Green Army Foundation. Our former MFPI President Regie Pablo is working closely with them. Around 20 Million seedlings has been allocated nationwide by DENR and the planting sites have been pre identified. We just need to provide the manpower support to rehabilitate the areas.
Any organization affiliated or not with MFPI are encourage to participate in this project. Please coordinate with Mr. Regie Pablo. He can be reached through his mobile number 0917-8173443 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Furthermore, stewardship of this land is officially given to MFPI to care for and look after for a long period of time. it is imperative that you SEND at least one representative to come to this event so that further directions may be given to you as to the area that will be turned over to you for long term stewardship.
The program for the event on July 18, 2007 is indicated below.
President – MFPI
20 Million Seedlings For Planting and Nurturing Stewardship
Eco Park – La Mesa Dam
July 18, 2007
Part I Pre Program Activities
7:45 AM Departure of Motorcade from DENR to La Mesa Dam
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-8:35 AM Prayer
8:35-8:40 AM National Anthem (AFP Band)
8:40-8:55 AM Inspirational Message ( Sec. Angelo Reyes)
8:55-9:05 AM Climb Every Mountain ( Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc.)
9:05-9:55 AM Hymns to Mother Nature (Joey Ayala, Bayang Barrios, Pinikpikan)
9:55-10:00 AM Preparation for PGMA Arrival
10:00 AM Arrival of PGMA
Part II Program Proper
10:00-10:10 AM Welcome Remarks (Sec. Angelo Reyes)
10:00-10:25 AM Presentation of Stewardship Papers by PGMA
10:25-10:30 AM Introduction of the President (Sec. Angelo Reyes)
10:30-10:45 AM President’s Statement
10:45-11:00 AM Tree Planting