Police require drug surrenderees to plant fruit tree seedlings

Police require drug surrenderees to plant fruit tree seedlings

ALICIA, Isabela — Drug surrenderees here planted fruit-bearing trees in Barangay Rizal Wednesday, as required by the Alicia Police Station and Police Regional Office (PRO) – 2.

S/Inspector MaryJan Dalumay, police community relations chief, said the tree planting activity is in partnership with the local government unit of Alicia and aims to make the surrenderees actively participate in the greening program of the locality and to make them busy.

Dalumay said the drug surrenderees planted fruit bearing trees namely jackfruit, guyabano, bugnay and cacao.

The town’s police official said the fruit bearing tree seedlings are provided by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO).

She said the police-led tree planting activity is the first activity of its kind since the implementation of Oplan Tokhang to help the drug surrenderees be actively involved in social activities.

Dalumay said there were initially 150 fruit bearing trees planted at the site while there are still 1,500 available seedlings to be planted in other areas of the town in future activities. PNA/northboundasia.com