Production Day celebration at the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) with the theme “Breaking Barriers – Mission Possible” was concluded with a tree planting activity at Anayan-Rumangrap Watershed, Del Rosario, Pili, Camarines Sur last July 15, 2017.
The said activity was participated in by the Water Production and Electro-Mechanical Division/Water Quality Division (WPEMD/WQD) personnel headed by Engr. Renato R. Dela Cruz, Division Manager A; Watershed Management – Project Management Staff (PMS) headed by Engr. Virgilio B. Luansing I, Division Manager A, Planning, Design and Construction Division (PDCD) & OIC, Environment and Water Resources Division (EWRD); Atty. Esperidion Solano, MNWD Legal Counsel, and; Mt. Isarog Guardians (MIGs) Del Rosario Cluster.
The program started at 9:00 in the morning with an opening prayer led by Engr. Edgar E. Credo, Senior Water Utilities Management / Development Officer (SWUM/DO), followed by an opening remarks from Engr. Dela Cruz, who gave clarity on the purpose of incorporating the tree planting program in the celebration of Production Day. He also stressed the importance of planting trees and preserving the environmental integrity of Mount Isarog National Park (MINP) in order to create a balanced environment and provide a sustainable supply of potable water not only to MNWD but to all the communities surrounding the MINP.
Afterwards, Engr. Luansing presented the Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP) regular activities conducted by the Project Management Staff (PMS) and the Mt. Isarog Guardians (MIGs) in rehabilitating both the Kalinisan-Nabuntulan and Anayan-Rumangrap Watersheds. He added that the MNWD was actively coordinating with various agencies such as, NGOs, GOs, LGUs, Academic Institutions, and Water Utilities around the MINP to spearhead a program that will eventually replicate the MNWD’s Watershed Management Program.
Right after the short activity, the participants headed to Block 5 of Anayan-Rumangrap watershed and planted a total of Five Hundred (500) Marumanga Seedlings which was the highlight of the said event.