By Carmela Isabel Bañuelos

Narra, eucalyptus, and lumabayao trees would soon grow on the College of Mass Communication (CMC) grounds after the college held a tree-planting activity at the college grounds fronting the CMC Media Center Monday,

GREEN-MINDED. Members of the CMC administration and CMCSC took the effort to plant around 20 seedlings in front of the CMC Media Center. (Franz Jonathan de la Fuente)

CMC College Secretary Danilo Arao said the event, which was supervised by the CMC administration staff and CMCSC, took place “to build not only the environment, but also the people.” He also dubbed the activity as “pro-life” in contrast to the more somber commemoration of the first year anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre the next day.

CMC Dean Rolando Tolentino also pointed out the relevance of planting trees in one’s life.

“They say there are three things we must accomplish in our lifetime: bear a child, publish a book, and plant a tree,” Tolentino said in Filipino.

Participants in the said activity included representatives from UP Cineastes’ Studio, UP Cinema Arts Society, Interdependent Student-centered Activism, UP Mass Communicators Organization, Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP, and the CMC Student Council.

This is the first time CMC had a tree planting activity on the college grounds. The UP Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (SAMASKOM), had a tree planting activity last July in Marikina City.

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