ERDB took part in putting up an exhibit in the celebration of 119th Independence Day held in Rizal Park on June 10-12, 2017. Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MBFDP) was featured in the exhibit. Posters and different mangrove species were displayed and IEC materials were given away.

Visitors from different government agencies and nearby communities were accommodated by ERDB. Some of them inquired on how to plant mangroves and what species should be planted. Others commended the ERDB on this project and said that this is a good step in the rehabilitation of the mangrove area. The exhibit also informed the visitors on the importance of mangroves in the environment.

The ERDB staff attended the flag-raising rites led by Vice President Leni Robredo. Vice President Robredo also led the wreath-laying at the monument of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Photos and text by Ms. Ann Valerie V. Gillado, TTD