National Greening Program: a program for both progress and destruction of the environment
A Library Research Paper
English 2: College Writing in English
C – 5R
March 22, 2013
For a long time, forests have offered a great assistance to our country in many aspects: social, economic, and ecological. People gain benefits from the forests, as forests also gain from them. Years have passed and the people became greedy. They come out to take whatever they could before someone else does; not taking into their minds whatever environmental problems may arise. The society is not aware of how the forests have been there to maintain the equilibrium in the environment for they only took into account the economic benefits they could get from it. It is known to all that most individuals have the tendency to learn the importance of an object only if they would experience a dilemma without that object. The people rarely appreciated the ecological benefits provided by the forests, so they continued to be unreasonable until they have been experiencing drastic environmental problems making them realize that the forest resources are not made to last forever. This awareness has resulted to the government’s decision of protecting what is left to further sustain what the country wants and needs. The government chose a plan that highlights the need to integrate the contributions of the forests to their actions, and that is through the implementation of a rehabilitation projects. With the information of a government agency, President Benigno S. Aquino carried out the Executive Order no. 26 that made the existence of National Greening Program. NGP is a government project that aims to alleviate poverty, to secure, conserve & preserve resources, and to stop the possible negative effects of the occurring climate change. EO 26, together with the EO23, made the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources attain the authority to monitor the program (DENR). The government has opted to ensure the successful implementation of NGP through the adaptation of well-thought strategies. Although NGP’s guiding principles subject itself as a multi-participant program which is for the benefit of the country, having a government that causes its own mishaps will only hinder the success of the program by letting private companies use the lands of the public domain according to their will that would aggravate the overexploitation of environmental and human resources. As long as there would be greed and inequity among people and the authorities, no way would there be of having an environment free from destruction. If the government thought that the project would be effective because of their strategy, it would be a problem especially if the officials behind it are the ones who are not in support with the idea. BODY
The NGP’s priorities are conservation, preservation and protection of the human and environmental resources. In 2011, the EO 26 made the program maximize these resources’ capabilities and offer it for the betterment of the environment and the people (1). NGP clearly shows that its objective is to attain sustainable development to have the available environment and human resources to meet of today’s generation, without affecting the capacity of being used by the future generation to meet their own needs. NGP socially assembles the society for taking responsibility of the plantations has become a requirement, and together with the government’s assistance to the other sectors, they will be able to monitor the program. Given that trees are being cut down faster than we are able to replace and grow, the said program plans to combine and strengthen development structures wherein resources are efficiently and effectively used. Taking those factors into account, the resources would be...