Students launch env’t drive
Student officers and members of the Grand Alliance for Environmental Advocacy affiliated with the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, participated in a community outreach in Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, recently, a press release from the group said.
The group, led by GEAE president Marilyn Buenafe and faculty advisers Morito Villa and Joecylda Perez, conducted an environmental seminar, feeding program and clean-up drive in the island, the press release said.
Villa said they chose Lakawon Island because they believe that it represents the microcosm of what the country is facing when it comes to many threats on unbridled human activity and growth, the press release added.
The group also documented evidence of environmental pollution due to improper waste disposal, the press release said.
Buenafe thanked the CHMSC administration, led by its new president, Dr. Renato Sorolla, and Brgy. Cadiz Viejo chairperson Dionision Villaruz, for their support to the activity, the press release also said.*
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GSP holds training-orientation,
oath-taking for Council leaders
A joint orientation-training and oath-taking was conducted by the Girl Scouts of the Philippines Negros Occidental and Bacolod City for Council Board and Committees at the Governor’s Hall of the Provincial Capitol Building in Bacolod City Sunday, a press release from the organization said.
In her speech before girl scouts leaders and volunteers from both councils, GSP Negros Occ. Council honorary chair Marilyn Marañon emphasized the importance of hard work, perseverance and commitment to strengthen the scouting movement, and to promote the development of young women in the province.
She challenged participants in the two-day training that started Saturday to share their learning and implement their actions plans, the press release also said.
The GSP plans to intensify its information dissemination campaign on the positive effects of enlisting more young girls in the scouting movement as good training ground to develop their skills and self-efficacy, and to link up with government, nongovernment and other sectors to make the scouting movement sustainable, the press release said.
The activity was facilitated by GSP regional executive committee director Aida Saromines, and present were Ruby Velez of GSP Negros Occidental, Mary Grace Mallen of Bacolod GSP and the new Division of Negros Occidental Schools Supritendent Juliet Jeruta, the press release added.*
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