The Project Management Office of 10Min 10 said a ceremonial planting of a Katmon tree was held at the ProvincialCapitol grounds here. This was a positive developmentconsidering that in the past four years, 10M in 10 partners have planted around7.7-million trees in Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental way ahead ofschedule, said Frances Ariola, public relations specialist of geothermal powerleader Energy Development Corporation (EDC). The 10M in 10 is a private sector-ledmovement that aims to unite, inspire and encourage people to plant, grow andprotect 10-million trees in 10 years to re-green the Negros Island, accordingto its Project Management Office.(With areport from PNA/PN) To mark their fourth year anniversary,the movement honored partners whose contributions have allowed the greeningproject to reach almost eight-million native trees planted in less than halfthe number of years targeted to attain its goal. The EDC initiated the greeningmovement in 2015, partnering with the Department of Environment and NaturalResources, other government agencies, non-government organizations and privateinstitutions to embark on a massive forest restoration by planting nativetrees, she added. Professor Marlo Mendoza and ProfessorPastor Malabrigo Jr. from the College of Forestry and Natural Resources of the Universityof the Philippines-Los Baños have graced the event. “The partners’ commitment andcontinuous tree-growing efforts are the reason behind the Movement’s deeperroots. Our shared re-greening experiences within the past four years, alongwith the increasing amount of groups and individuals who express their interestto be part of 10M in 10 only reflect that the idea of uniting for a greenerNegros has taken root within each of us,” said Pinky Medina, head of the 10M in10 Project Management. BACOLOD City – The 10 Million Trees in10 Years (or simply 10M in 10) for a Greener Negros Movement on Thursdayreported an 85-percent survival rate of the millions of indigenous trees it hasplanted on the island. The highlight of the celebration wasthe recognition of the 10M in 10 partners, who planted over 10,000 trees thisyear as their contribution towards achieving the movement’s three main goals:to help protect and restore the watersheds, improve biodiversity and buildresilient communities in Negros Island. Around 100 partners attended thecelebration, representing various stakeholder groups such as governmentagencies, local government units, academic institutions, businesses, media,non-government organizations, and other concerned groups and individuals. Certificates were also granted topartners who were able to maintain at least an 85-percent survival rate oftheir planted trees.
Brazil were jeered by their own fans in their opening Copa America game against Bolivia despite winning 3-0. Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Everton netted a superb third late on in Sao Paulo.Fans at the Morumbi stadium, which was around 70% full, booed Brazil at the break after a goalless first half in the Group A match.Manager Tite said he “expected” a negative reaction from supporters after his team’s lacklustre performance. Brazil celebrate Phillipe Coutinho’s second goal against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America “We felt it … young lads feel it, the coach feels it,” the 56-year-old said. “We need to understand. If we get forward and create chances then they will applaud.“Having been at big clubs, when you sometimes don’t produce, then don’t expect the fans to understand. They will boo. When you pass the ball along the back, from full-back to central defender to goalkeeper, the first thing you hear is boo.”Brazil, who are without Paris St-Germain striker Neymar because of an ankle ligament injury, started with Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino up front and Manchester City’s Fernandinho in midfield.Neither could break down Bolivia’s resistance in the first half, as a large section of the 46,342 fans in the stands made their frustrations clear.But they saw a brighter Brazil in the second half, as former Liverpool forward Coutinho, 27, scored the first goal of the tournament from the penalty spot in the 50th minute following a Bolivia handball, and added his second with a deft header three minutes later.Substitute Everton, 23, lashed home the third in the 85th minute – a first international goal for the Gremio striker – to seal the win for Brazil, who were playing a home game in white shirts for the first time in 60 years.Brazil are hosting the Copa America for the first time since 1989, with all 10 South American teams taking part, along with guest nations Qatar and Japan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram