Paper ID IJMS0519-010 IMPACT OF NATIONAL GREENING PROGRAM (NGP): THE BARANGAYS SALASANG AND SUMALILI’S EXPERIENCE

  • KIM N.R. DELA MERCED International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • REYNALEN C. PARAY International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • JOVELYN N. PLENIAGO International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
Keywords: National Greening Program, Socio-Economic Condition, Biophysical condition, Impact Assessment, Barangays Sumalili &Salasang

Abstract

By virtue of Executive Orders no. 26 series of 2011 and no. 193 series of 2015, (Expanded) National
Greening Program was conceptualized as a government priority program to reduce poverty, promote food security,
environmental stability and biodiversity conservation, and enhance climate change mitigation and adaptation. Thus,
this study surveyed the socio-economic profile of the beneficiaries of National Greening Program (NGP) at
Barangays Sumalili and Salasang to evaluate the impact of NGP to the two (2) barangays after it has been
implemented, it also aimed to assess NGP’s impact to the biophysical condition of the study areas. The study
employed descriptive survey method to describe the socioeconomic and biophysical condition of the study areas, it
also employed frequency and percentage in treating the responses of the respondents. The result of the study
revealed that National Greening Program (NGP) has affected the socio-economic condition of the beneficiaries and
the biophysical condition of the study areas. It was shown on their responses at figures 2 and 3 in which they
checked all 13 options with an average of 7-8 times per respondent and all 10 options with an average of 6-7 times
per respondent, respectively. This implicates the positive effect of National Greening Program to their daily lives
and to the biophysical condition of the area since options provided were all positive impacts of NGP. Further
investigation to fill in gaps of this paper is highly recommended like in-depth interview and focus group discussions
to document the limitations of the program as well.

Published
2019-10-09