The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) together with the Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Climate Change Commission (CCC-CCO) signed Memorandum of Agreement on Carbon Neutral Program (CNP) Convergence on June 13, 2022 at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,Visayas Avenue, Diliman Quezon City.
PRC Chairman Teofilo S. Pilando Jr., DENR Secretary Jim O. Sampulna, CCC-CCO Vice Chairperson and Executive Director, Secretary Robert E.A. Borje and SFFI National Council President Forester Tommy T. Valdez led the abovementioned ceremonial signing with the special participation of the Professional Regulatory Board of Foresters committed to perform their respective roles and responsibilities implementation of the CNP Convergence.
With the acceleration of climate change, the PRC begun its Carbon Neutral Program initiatives in 2019 with the tree planting activity and was reinforced with the issuance of the Commission Resolution No. 1251 (s 2020) Declaring June 25 of Every Year as PRC Nationwide Tree Planting Day and Making it a part of the Annual PRC Week Celebration to recognize the sustainable forestry and mitigate the climate change.
The Carbon Neutral Program shall be a continuing program for Filipino Professionals around the country to achieve carbon neutrality by way of reforestation initiatives through partnership of the Professional Regulation Commission, and the PRC for Foresters with the Society of Filipino Foresters Inc. (SFFI), other professional organizations in collaboration with the Philippine Climate Change Commission and the DENR.