Department of Environment and Natural Resources Forest Management Bureau (DENR FMB) Director Lourdes C. Wagan (3rd from left) and Deputy Speaker and Ilocos Sur Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano (2nd from left) plant a bamboo tree at the Batasang Pambansa compound in Quezon City on September 18, as they lead the kickoff ceremony of the nationwide bamboo planting organized by the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC) in celebration of World Bamboo Day. In support of the activity, DENR field offices organized 99 sites across all regions where bamboo planting was simultaneously held. Also in the photo are (L-R): DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, PBIDC Executive Director Rene Madarang, Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau Director Henry Adornado, and House of Representatives Deputy Secretary-General Atty. Jarie Osias. #.