The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)'s Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) planted 500 mangrove propagules in Tondo, Manila, yesterday, 23 September 2022.

Two hundred participants from the public and private sectors supported the marine environmental protection initiative, including the Office of the Vice President (OVP), Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), PCG Auxiliary (PCGA), Anti-Crime and Community Emergency Response Team (ACCERT), Petron, SeaOil, and Heirs of the World Incorporated.

According to Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (CG-9), CG Captain Lazaro Ernesto Valdez, the initiative was one of the PCG's pre-anniversary activities as it will celebrate its 121st founding anniversary next month.