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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 404, (1976-05-19)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l4082)
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 404, May 19, 1976 ]

TO:
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Natural Resources
Secretary of Public Highways
Secretary of Education and Culture
Secretary of Local Government and
    Community Development
  Secretary of National Defense
All others concerned

In pursuance of the beautification, environmental development and anti-pollution program, the government has launched a tree planting campaign all over the country.
  1. The Secretaries of Natural Resources and Agriculture are hereby directed to provide the   necessary materials and guidelines on how to plant  ornamental, fruit and other kinds of trees.
  2. The Secretary of Public Highways shall see to it that fruit and ornamental plants and trees  are planted along highways  provided that they  do  not pose hazard to the  motoring  public.
  3. The Secretary of Education and Culture shall require the planting of trees by pupils   and faculty members in all campuses in public and private schools, or in such places as the school principal may indicate after consultation with the municipal or city mayor.  All agricultural schools shall be required to establish nurseries which shall provide seeds or seedlings for this undertaking.
  4.  The Secretary of Local Government and Community Development shall see to it that all provincial, city and municipal governments shall maintain  nurseries so that they shall be able to provide the necessary seeds or seedlings for distribution to the barangays within their jurisdiction.  Each barangay member shall be required to plant at least ten trees every year and to give these trees proper and adequate care to ensure their growth.
  5. The Secretary of National Defense shall require the planting of trees in all military camps and reservations.
The tree planting campaign shall be a part of the nation's beautification, environmental development and anti-pollution program.

Done in the City of Manila, this 19th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-six.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines

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