Cimatu to hold nationwide E-NGP summit in Kalibo, Aklan

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy A. Cimatu will hold a nationwide Enhanced-National Greening Program (E-NGP) Summit in Kalibo, Aklan, on Tuesday to address alleged irregularities in the implementation of the massive reforestation program.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the lead implementing agency of the NGP, the flagship reforestation program of the Aquino administration, which was adopted by the Duterte administration.

Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 26 signed by former President Benigno S. Aquino III on February 24, 2011, it aims to reforest 1.5 million hectares between 2011 and 2016.  Before the tail end of the program’s implementation, Aquino signed EO 193 expanding the NGP up to 2028 to reforest the remaining 7.1 million hectares of open, degraded and denuded forest.

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