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23M trees planted! Rey Umali touts environmental program

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Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali has touted the success of his environmental program which has so far resulted to 23 million planted trees.

Umali said that his Unified Tree of Life (UTOL) Program only aimed to plant 12, 012,012 trees in the province.

“Kalikasan at kaunlaran – dalawang magkaibang aspektong parehas na naitugma ni RU sa kanyang Unified Tree of Life (UTOL) Program na layong makapagtanim ng higit 12 milyon 12 libo at 12 puno sa mga kagubatan ng Oriental Mindoro,” he said.

“Ngunit ngayon, higit 23 milyong puno na ang naitanim at nakapagdagdag ito ng siyam na porsyento sa kabuuang forest cover ng lalawigan,” he added.

Umali also said that million of seedlings have also been distributed to farmers.

“Pinapangako pa lamang nila, nagawa na ni RU! Ngayon, samahan natin siyang mas mapangalagaan ang kalikasan ng buong probinsya,” he said.

Umali is serving his last term in Congress. He is now running as Oriental Mindoro governor.