Army, NGO reforestation project to grow food, too | Inquirer News

Army, NGO reforestation project to grow food, too

12:38 PM June 21, 2023

Army, NGO reforestation project to grow food, too

Proponents of the “Water is Life: Agri Reforestation”project of the Philippine Army’s Armor Division and Tarlac Heritage Foundation check some of the water spinach that had been planted to form part of the project. Among them are (from left) Anthony Cortes, of Corvill Agricom Inc.; Isa Cojuangco Suntay, co-founder of Tarlac Heritage Foundation; Col. Victor Llapitan, G7 Philippine Army; and Maj. Gen. Facundo Palafox, commander of the Philiippine Army’s Armor Division. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The reforestation project of the Philippine Army’s Armor Division and the nongovernment organization Tarlac Heritage Foundation (THF) is expanding to include food-growing.

In an event last Monday, top officials involved in the project—Maj. Gen. Facundo Palafox, head of the Philippine Army Armor Division, and THF co-founder Isa Cojuangco Suntay—led the planting of water spinach in part of the project site.


The vegetables are being grown for the consumption of soldiers in the Armor Division camp and for distribution to Kadiwa stores.


Several hectares of the project site are being planted with tree seedlings.


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