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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Soldiers join Arbour Day in Zamboanga

By Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A tree-planting activity was held Friday in celebration of Arbour Day in the city.

Participants planted over 2,000 tree seedlings in Sitio Abong-abong, Pasonanca village.

Among those who joined the event were government employees, the police and military.

The rain did not stop soldiers from the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTFP) from planting their own set of trees.

Lt. Col. Bob Boone, Chief of Staff for JSOTFP said they support any program that promotes the environment.

Other than tree planting, the local government also tagged century-old trees around town.

This year they have labeled at least 16 trees. Among the oldest was a 155-year-old acacia tree located in Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City

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