Saturday, November 18, 2017

ESGS-MSU-IIT and Iligan City CEMO Conduct a Seminar-Workshop on Saving the Environment

(Thursday, 7th day of September 2017)

 

ILIGAN CITY – The City Environment Management Office (CEMO), in partnership with the Environmental Science Graduate Studies of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (ESGS-MSU-IIT), conducted a two-day seminar-workshop on Strategic Environmental Planning held at Celadon Pensionne House, Pala-o, Iligan City on September 5-6, 2017.

The workshop aimed to discuss the current state of the environment, and other pressing matters related to the environment, in Iligan City. The workshop’s experimental objective is to contribute to the conservation and sustainable utilization of our remaining resources. “We are aiming to provide mass environmentalists because our environment is sick, we need doctors,” Dr. Ruben F. Amparado Jr., PhD Program Head of ESGS- MSU-IIT, stated in his speech. “We hope that we make a plan but won’t stay as a plan for long. The active participation of each and every one is enjoined,” he added.

Videos were played and visuals were shown about the destruction brought by men to nature and how some attempts to correct this and help recuperate and protect the environment through programs in partnership with the local government and the community. Most of those present in the seminar workshop expressed their concern. Maria Vicenta Pitogo, from the City Mayor’s Office said: “What we need is public awareness and discipline. Everything starts at home. I personally teach my children that if they need to throw trash and can’t find garbage bins along the streets, they should keep it and bring it home. We also practice garbage segregation at home.” These are little things that we can do to help our environment, and if all of us would have the same concern like Ms. Pitogo’s, it would mean a lot.

“This is just the first step, the beginning. I hope this will continue and progress as this is of great importance and of tremendous help to our city,” Councilor Jake Balanay expressed his delight that some are taking initiative to take care of the environment.

 

– –  Kristoff S./Web-CIO

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