Revilla wants to require graduates to plant 10 trees each
Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. filed a bill requiring all graduating elementary, high school and college students to plant at least 10 trees each as a prerequisite for graduation.
Senate Bill 1538 or the proposed Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act of 2022 aims to address the alarming effects of climate change.
Revilla cited the data provided by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority that forest cover totaling more than 154,000 hectares have been lost in the past 12 years.
“The depletion of the country’s forest resources leads to grave environmental and economic losses. With the country now being tagged as one of the world’s most severely deforested countries, policies to promite forest conservation and environmental sustainability are of priority,” he said.