Camarines Sur eyes new world record
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The province of Camarines Sur is aiming for another Guinness World Record by planting a million mangroves next month as it celebrates tomorrow a previous record of planting 500,000 trees in one hour.
The province, according to a statement from the office of Governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte, will celebrate the first Guinness Record tomorrow in rites coinciding with the first People Power Revolution on Edsa.
The massive tree planting program, called El Verde, was launched on February 23 last year with an objective to plant at least 12 million trees throughout the province by the end of 2012.
The effort paid off as a total of 585,566 trees were planted in multiple sites in an hour.
In the statement, Villafuerte said the province decided to celebrate El Verde’s first anniversary on the same day as the historic event on
Edsa because El Verde is a form of people power.
“In the same way that the Filipino people gathered together in 1986 to restore democracy in our country, the people of Camarines Sur have banded together to work for the restoration of the ecological balance of our province,” the governor said.