Majority of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region X (MGBX) personnel, led by its Regional Director, Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. participated in the Simultaneous Tree Planting Activity at Camarahan Ridge, Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City on a Saturday dawn of June 25, 2022.

Seedlings of giant bamboos and narra trees were distributed to be planted on a more than three (3)-hectare area. Each MGB-X personnel carried their own eco-bags and digging equipment for the said activity.

Along with MGB-X were personnel from Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 10 (DENR 10), Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) – Misamis Oriental, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) – Cagayan de Oro City, and other National Government Agencies and, private businesses and corporations.

The fortuitous activity is in celebration of the National Arbor Day which is being celebrated yearly by planting trees, in accordance to Republic Act No. 10176 or also known as “Arbor Day Act of 2012.”

RD Gacad, Jr. aims for MGBX to continually be ‘InFormed,’ defining it to being ‘In’ to the latest updates plus being ‘Formed’ in becoming better versions of themselves for the protection and restoration of the environment.