Updated: Apr 7, 2021
Started: August 2019
Completed: December 2019
Executive Order no. 26 or the National Greening Program (NGP) of 2011 is a program aimed at poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity conservation, climate mitigation, and adaptation. The program's objective is to plant 1.5 billion trees covering 1.5 million hectares for six (6) years. Target areas for planting include forestlands, mangrove, protected areas, ancestral domains, civil and military reservations, urban areas under Local Government Units (LGUs) greening plans, inactive and abandoned mine sites, and other suitable lands.
The Cordillera Administrative Region achieved a total of 16,629 hectares from CY 2013 - 2016. The established plantations were distributed in the Provinces of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Benguet, Ifugao, and Mt. Province. CELPA, Inc., led by Forester Dana Mejia, conducted a performance evaluation to assess the survival rate of the planted seedlings. Other team members were Aaron Christian C. Flores, Forester Jhinkee V. Rubio, Nolly F. Isip, Myla Ann Maduli, and Maricel J. Diri.