Educating the province one barangay at a time
Professor Julio Castillo of Chiang Kai Shek College has been worried about the rapid urbanization of Cavite and, because of its proximity to NCR, the migration of the city people to the province, which has affected the ecological and environmental condition of what was a clean and green area.
While this has troubled the professor, he knows that progress can’t (and shouldn’t) be stopped.
“We cannot stop the ongoing development and progress of the province. What we need is to promote basic waste management procedures and system, help in the greening efforts of the community, and educate them on proper disposal and recycling.” The professor gathered students, residents, and other concerned citizens to launch his project called “Project Luntian Cavite,” to address concerns towards protecting the natural environment from destruction and pollution held at the Belmont Subdivision clubhouse in General Trias Cavite.
The group wants to spread environmental education in the different barangays of Cavite and will promote massive campaign on this cause.
The MBA students of the college participated in tree planting activities to support the project’s initiative. Dean Rolance Chua in a statement says that the school’s community extension program is important to strengthen students’ moral ascendancy awareness.
The Project Luntian Cavite is hoping to encourage public agencies, homeowner’s associations, business groups, the media and church organizations to support the campaign. It also pushes for the implementation of Republic Act 9003 (RA 9003), or the ecological solid waste act of 2000 providing for an ecological solid waste management program.
‘We cannot stop the ongoing development and progress of the province. What we need is to promote basic waste management procedures and system, help in the greening efforts of the community, and educate them on proper disposal and recycling.’
For RA 9003 to become more effective, according to the Project Luntian Cavite, should also have a strong support mechanism that will implement and manage a systematic, efficient, integrated, and sustainable waste management program and initiatives.