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Pilimania

A project under the Naga City Government GrEET Program

  • GReening- improves airshed quality
  • Environment Protection- mitigates carbon emission as pili trees exhibit a high carbon absorption rate
  • Entrepreneurship- as a component of the GROW Negosyo project, Pilimania provides sustainable source of raw materials for the city’s pili processing industry
  • Tourism- enhances the city’s OTOP program for tourists and contributes to beautification efforts

Our goal as an Economic Greening Movement…

  • Plant and nurture at least 30,000 pili trees from June 17 to December 2012
  • in agricultural and residential zones,  barangay roads, subdivisions, urban poor communities, vacant school lots, within CBD I and II and in other viable open spaces,
  • establish “Protected Pili Green Spots” to be managed by the barangay council and Pilimania Patrollers in partnership with various civic groups and corporations
  • Supported by Executive Order No.13 Series of 2011 by Hon. John G. Bongat, City Mayor

Who are the Stakeholders?

  • 27 Barangays and Barangay Pili Patrol Teams
  • City Government of Naga through its departments and offices
  • Schools and Universities
  • Selected Commercial Establishments and Corporations
  • Non-government Organizations  (Rotary Club,  SALIGAN, Ladies in Green, Lakas ng Kababaihan, Urban Poor Federation, Bankat Federation, NC Scholars Guild, MNCCI)
  • Homeowners  Associations, Subdivision Developers

Plant and Nurture. How will it be managed?

Protected Pili Green Spots will be managed by the Barangay Council in partnership with the City

  • Government through the CAgO and ENRO and with Corporate Partners and volunteers
  • validated according to Pili tree growth suitability criteria and classified under the following conditions:
    • Less than 1 hectare – managed by barangay
    • More than 1 hectare – managed by CAGO

How to properly plant and take care of Pili trees?

  • Choose a suitable area (not previously infested with pili plant pests, secured area with a fence to keep it away from children and feeding animals)
  • Shaded, with at least 50% of daily sunrays
  • Accessibility of garden water
  • Gradually expose seedlings to sunlight from 15 to 20 days. Rainy season is the best time of the year to plant the seedlings.
  • Remove the seedling from the polythelene bag before planting. Fertilizer goes first to the plant hole covered with a thin layer of soil before transplanting.
  • Weed out grass and other plants around the pili tree regularly to assure its continuous growth.

Join and support Pilimania! …

  • Volunteer as Pilimania Patroller
  • Adopt a site to regularly plant and nurture pili trees (for group volunteers)
  • Donate funds for grafted pili and pili seedling acquisition
  • Buy a Pilimania merchandise (t-shirt, keychain, car hanger, commemorative pin, bagtag, mug, tumbler and more) from our Pilimania Souvenir Center. 10% of proceeds go to the Pilimania Fund.

Like to know more?

Get in touch with the Pilimania Project Committee today…

FARAH R. BONGAT, Chairperson
MIKE D. RICO, Project Officer

The Secretariat
Metro PESO Micro Business Center
1/F DOLE Building, City Hall Compound,, J. Miranda Avenue, Naga City,
Tel. No. 473-8274 or 811-8231

Add us at facebook: pilimania2011@y.c.

PILIMANIA 2011 Activities

Opening of the Maogmang Naga Trade and Job Fair and Pilimania
June 15 @ 3PM, Plaza Quezon

City-wide Tree Planting Activity and Pilimania Opening Ceremonies
June 17 @ 6AM, Plaza Quezon and 27 Barangays

Pilimania GrEET Jam Concert
June 17 @ 6PM, Plaza Quezon