(Salutations)

THE COCONUT HAS BEEN CALLED THE “TREE OF LIFE,” // AND RIGHTLY SO, // GIVEN ITS MANY USES, // FROM ITS ROOTS TO ITS LEAVES. // THERE IS NO PHILIPPINE VILLAGE WITHOUT COCONUT TREES, // FROM THE COASTAL AREAS TO THE MOUNTAINS. //

NO PHILIPPINE BEACH AND COASTLINE CAN BE COMPLETE WITHOUT COCONUT TREES. //

THE COCONUT TREES OR PALMS WE ARE PLANTING THIS MORNING, // WILL NOT ONLY BEAUTIFY THIS MANILA BAYWALK PORTION OF THE MANILA BAY COASTLINE // BUT WILL ALSO SERVE AS LIVING REMINDERS // OF HOW MUCH THE COCONUT TREE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO OUR WAY OF LIFE. //

THIS AREA HAS BEEN PLANTED WITH COCONUTS BEFORE. // SUBALIT SA GINAWANG ASSESSMENT NG ATING FIELD OFFICE, // MARAMI NA ANG MGA NAPUTOL O NAMATAY SA PAGLIPAS NG PANAHON. //

SO WE WILL UNDERTAKE COCONUT PLANTING TODAY AS PART OF OUR RESTORATION // AND CONTINUING REHABILITATION OF MANILA BAY. //

THESE COCONUT TREES OR PALMS WILL ADD TO THE AESTHETIC VALUE OF THE AREA // BECAUSE THEY WILL GIVE AN OTHERWISE PLAIN LANDSCAPE A DISTINCTLY TROPICAL AURA, // THE WAY THIS AREA WAS DECADES AGO. //

ON THIS NOTE, // LET US MAKE SURE THAT THESE COCONUT TREES OR PALMS GROW TO FULL MATURITY. //

MARAMING SALAMAT PO, // AT MABUHAY! //