Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines — In order to give significance to the reproduction of mangroves in the province, MSC’s College of Environmental Studies, supported by the Rotary Club of Marinduque North, Marinduque Premiere, & Interact Club of Marinduque National High School, initiated the environmental program with the theme “Restoring Our Shores: A Mangrove Planting Event” held in Sitio Ubog -Ubog, Brgy. Nangka 2, Mogpog, Marinduque on March 30, 2024.

Photo by Rotary Club of Marinduque North

Mangroves are deemed critical to sustaining Marinduque’s coastal and marine ecosystems. They improve water quality, provide natural protection, support biodiversity, and provide livelihood, among many others.

Highlights of the mangrove planting activity. (Photo by C. Olores and MJ Malapitan)

With this, Dr. Diosdado P. Zulueta, MSC President & Chartered President of RC Marinduque Premiere, together with the Dean of the College of Environmental Studies, Dr. Evangeline B. Mandia, spearheaded the program and led the planting of mangrove seedlings and propagules. This was also participated by beneficiary partners from the Fisherfolks Cooperative and Sangguniang Barangay of Nangka 2, Sitio Ubog-Ubog, Mogpog, Marinduque.

Through this initiative, the community hopes for the continuous restoration and protection of coastal areas in Mogpog, which in turn, would benefit the future generations to come.

(MJ Malapitan/C Olores/MSC OMIA/MSCIU)