After various flowering plants were placed along Iloilo City roads earlier this year as part of the ongoing beautification program by the Iloilo City Agriculturist Office, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said more flowers are expected to be planted at public parks and district plazas.
He said the city will be planting golden shower trees, or purging cassias.
The mayor noted, center islands, plant boxes, pocket gardens, and landscaped open spaces across the city will be utilized to further enhance the beautification project
Last May, the city announced blue butterfly pea and sunflowers would be placed along General Luna Street, in front of The Mansion and University of San Agustin; while rosy trumpet trees were planted along Ledesma Street.
Earlier this year, then-Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III turned over two “tri-bikes” to the City Agriculturist Office.
At the time, City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon pointed out how the vehicles could be used to reduce cases of damage with regard to plants./WDJ