MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Local officials, policemen, soldiers and Moro rebels on Friday planted thousands of forest and mangrove trees in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to set a world record of having planted 4.6 million trees all together at one time.
Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and ARMM’s natural resources secretary, Kahal Kedtag, led the planting of trees in four sites in the province as part of the Mindanao-wide "Treevolution: Greening MindaNow."
The project, initiated by the Mindanao Development Authority based in Davao City and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, was aimed at breaking India’s Guinness World Record on most trees planted by nationals in a single activity.