House proposes to require tree planting for new parents and graduates

House proposes to require tree planting for new parents and graduates

- The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading the two bills requiring for tree planting

- The bills require graduating students and new parents to plant trees

- The said bills are two environment conservative measures

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The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading the two bills which require tree planting for graduating students and new parents.

As reported by Manila Bulletin, House Bills No. 8728 and 8727 has been approved by the House which are both environment conservation measures.

HB 8727 is authored by Rep. Noel Villanueva and Rep. Carmen Zamora. This bill seeks to require parents who are expecting a baby to plant two trees before a birth certificate of their child gets released.

Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed the HB 8728 or the “Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act,” which requires graduating students in elementary, high school, and college to plant ten trees.

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The trees must be planted appropriate to the location, climate, and topography of the area as reported by ABS-CBN News.

Trees should be planted in the following areas and must be approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

  • Forest lands
  • Mangrove and protected areas
  • Ancestral domains
  • Civil and military reservations
  • Urban areas under the greening plan of the local government units
  • Inactive and abandoned mine sites
  • Other suitable lands

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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