ILOILO CITY, Sept. 22 (PIA) - The Iloilo Provincial Government is set to launch the "Tanum Iloilo Challenge" a tree growing contest which aims to ensure survival of planted tree seedlings in the province.
In a press conference, Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. said that the contest is part of the conduct of the province-wide tree planting activity dubbed "Tanum Iloilo: Tree Growing With Social Distancing" slated on September 26, 2020 in Lemery, Iloilo.
"It is not just tree planting; we will issue a challenge. We will document our tree planting with social distancing and we will monitor, and next year we will revisit our trees," he said.
Defensor said that the contest, which is part of the commemoration of the "Piyesta sa Kakahuyan", aims to achieve a survival rate of more than 80 percent.
"What is important is we do not just plant trees but we nurture them. That is why we call it tree growing," he said.
To join the contest, participants shall document their tree planting activity and post it on social media and in the Tanum Iloilo Facebook Page.
Participants shall revisit and monitor the growth of the planted trees and document their survival rate during the Piyesta sa Kakahuyan next year. (JSC/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)