Personnel from MGB – CAR and Provincial Government of Apayao poses with their newly planted Molave sapling. (L-R; Engr. Romel Catral Jr., Efren Parandit, Marcel Menor, Engr. Denver Wayas, Lilybeth Dascil, Loly Lilibeth Bongsalo, Diosdado Fajardo, Engr. Alfredo Genetiano, RD Fay W. Apil, Engr. Stephen Joshua B. Blanco


Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region (MGB-CAR) Director Fay W. Apil led a team of the regional mining bureau personnel in a small tree planting ceremony held at LMP Bldg, Payanan, Luna, Apayao on March 15,2022.

The tree planting ceremony was held to celebrate the birthday of both RD Apil and Hon. Eleanor C. Bulut-Begtang, provincial governor of Apayao, before the first quarter Provincial Mining Regulatory Board (PMRB) meeting of Apayao started. This is also in compliance to the provincial Executive Order requiring birthday celebrators to commemorate their special day by planting a tree.

The team planted Molave seedlings locally known as “Sagat”, and also regarded as the Provincial Tree. The PMRB Technical Working Group (TWG) assured that the seedlings would be properly cared for.

Before the PMRB meeting ended, participants serenaded the regional director and gave her a cake.

By: Engr. Stephen Joshua Blanco, SRS Apayao

PMRB participants serenade RD Apil as she receives the cake.