The activity was attended by various personnel from different offices, including the Civil Service Commission, Sultan Kudarat Field Office, headed by Director II Josefina G. Buenbrazo, the Sultan Kudarat Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, and the Public Attorney’s Office. Additionally, personnel from the CENR Office Tacurong City and PENRO Sultan Kudarat actively participated in the event.

Most of the trees that participants hugged during the activity were Narra trees, with a significant portion of them aging between 40 to 50 years old. The area where the office conducted the activity is appropriately named Narra Park due to the prevalence of these majestic trees. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Narra Park has emerged as a cherished sanctuary where individuals seek solace, fresh air, and relaxation.

However, one Narra tree stands out due to its captivating story. There exists a superstitious belief that this particular tree is inhabited by mythical spirits known as “engkanto,” which has led people to avoid the area. According to Ms. Sharifa M. Pendatun, the Narra Park Ecopark Administrator, this particular Narra tree boasts an impressive age of 106 years.

The highlight of the event was the formation of a human heart-shaped formation by all participants, symbolizing unity in our shared goal of conserving and protecting the environment. More importantly, it was a gesture of love and appreciation for our mother earth.