July 22, 2019 – The municipality of Alegria in Surigao del Norte identifies an alleged Tanguile (Shorea polysperma) to be the proposed centennial tree of the locality.
Together with team from DENR-CENRO Tubod, Municipal ENRO Omar Barillo conducted an ocular site visit and investigation to the Tanguile tree found at the upland area of Barangay San Juan. Barillo said that such tree will eventually be opened for public viewing upon local declaration. The tree has a dbh of approximately 140 cm.
Meanwhile, Municipal Tourism Officer Luniza P. Garrido revealed that such discovery of a unique huge tree will boost sustainable eco-tourism aspect of the town which the present administration under the leadership of Municipal Mayor Rene G. Esma who aspire to develop and sustain it for the benefit of Alegrianons.