DENR 10, CSC, KULAGO FARMERS ASSOCIATION PARTNER FOR LINGKOD BAYANI ECO PARK
To instill further the importance of preserving and protecting the environment and to continue the legacy of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) awardees and key officials from the various government agencies, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 10, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10, and Kulago Farmers Association partner for the establishment of the Lingkod Bayani Eco Park in Sitio, Kulago, Barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City.
A signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the said project was conducted on September 22, 2023 by DENR 10 Regional Executive Director (RED) Henry A. Adornado, CSC 10 Acting Regional Director Noemi Rabe-Torres, and Kulago Farmers Association President Jessie S. Gayla. It was witnessed by CSC Acting Assistant Commissioner-Central Office Atty. Karin Litz P. Zerna, DENR 10 Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Ma. Theresa J. Allen, Acting Director of CSC Field Office-Misamis Oriental Atty. Cosette Maglasang-Mundo and City Administrator Roy P. Raagas of Cagayan de Oro City. It was assisted by DENR 10 Conservation and Development Division Deputy Chief Mercedita P. Barbarona.
“We look forward to this partnership in developing this area into Lingkod Bayani Eco Park which will be sustainable in the future through the involvement of the People’s Organization and other stakeholders”, says DENR 10 RED Henry A. Adornado.
CSC Acting Assistant Commissioner-Central Office Atty. Karin Litz P. Zerna lauded the DENR 10, CSC 10 and Kulago Farmers Association for the partnership for Lingkod Bayani Eco Park which cultivates dynamism among government workers with the involvement of the community.
“Every year, CSC or any government agency awardees can plant a tree in the Lingkod Bayani Eco Park. This will be our legacy to our next generation”, according to CSC 10 Acting Regional Director Noemi Rabe-Torres.
To officially launch the project, the DENR 10, CSC 10, Kulago Farmers Association and other stakeholders in the region, joined in the tree planting activity on the same date in Sitio Kulago, Barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City.
More than a hundred of indigenous trees of different species, mostly Narra were planted by participants from DENR 10, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Initao, CSC 10, Kulago Farmers Association, Bureau of Fire Protection, Local Government of Cagayan de Oro City and Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology 10, Department of Education 10, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, and Gold Star Daily.
The Lingkod Bayani Eco Park covers a total land area of 6.1 hectares under the Peoples Organization-Kulago Farmers Association, a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement holder, to be planted by indigenous tree species which will be provided by DENR 10. The CSC 10 will identify the regional and national awardees, including the Key Officials from various government agencies, who will participate in the project activity and the PO-Kulago Farmers Association will help protect and maintain the site.
The Lingkod Bayani Eco Park is also in support to the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) – Community Passion (ComPassion) Project which was relaunched last August 30, 2023 during the CES Leadership Conclave. ComPassion Project activities cover the pillars on Sustainable Development Goals: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. #TayoAngKalikasan RSCIG No. 09-252-2023