MANILA, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region together with LGU Manila, DPS Manila, Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Coconut Authority, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority joined the Coconut Tree Planting Activity at Baywalk Area, Roxas Boulevard, Manila on Wednesday, June 16, in support of the ongoing Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu conveyed his message to the partner agencies and attendees of the event. He also mentioned the improvements of the water quality at Manila Bay and explained that they choose Coconut trees to be planted in the area for their long-lasting life, which can also last up to 80 to 100 years, aside from being known as the “tree of life”. It has also the strength to withstand wave attacks and horizontal forces for having a vertical and horizontal root of 8 meters and 16 meters, and a height of 15 meters at an old age.

Sixty Coconut trees were planted along with Manila Baywalk Area from US Embassy to Manila Yacht Club.

The said event was facilitated by Manila Bay Coordinating Office and DENR NCR West Field Office.