Gov. Jalosjos calls for unity to preserve environment PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 January 2013 14:29

“We should be untied and solid and have one voice and direction to take good care of our Mother Earth. We need to strengthen ourselves. We need each other and help each other safeguard, protect and preserve our environment to strengthen our economic growth.”

Thus emphasized Zamboanga Sibugay  Governor Rommel A. Jalosjos in his message during the 2013 Community Based Forestry Management National Convention which he initiated and held at the Mia Casa Hotel in Ipil from January 20-24, 2013.

The theme of the national convention was “2013 CBFM Convention: Consolidate  and Act! Towards Viable Forest Management Community Organization Facing Climate Change.”

Jalosjos urged the participants from the different regions to voice out their sentiments on the destruction of the environment and degradation of the forests.

He said the people, the CBFM officials and members play a major role in safeguarding the environment for the economic growth of the country.

“I urge you to tell your people and reach out to them what the good things you have experienced here in Zamboanga Sibugay... how we take good care our environment. We have to change our country into caring our environment. No more fightings, no politics, no cultural differences and one voice to take good care of our environment,” Jalosjos said.

The participants were divided into four groups for the workshop. First group was KKK and dubbed as “Kalikasan, Kayamanan at Kabuhayan.” Second group was dubbed as “Take good care the  Agila and all Birds.” Third  group was the Environmentalists — “Take goods care of the environment for the future” and fourth was “Climate have changed same as human being. We must go back to our traditions in catring our environment.”

During the workshop, the participants passed several resolutions.

On of the resolutions was commending Gov. Jalosjos and the provincial officials for a job well done in hosting the 2013 CBFM National Convention in Ipil.

Another resolution was requesting  Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje to issue another clarificatory memorandum in relations to the processing of resource utilization permits  to CBFM.

A third resolution was requesting the DENR secretary to allow the utilization of felled trees as a result of typhoon Pablo in affected areas of Regions 9,11 and 13 and a fourth resulotion was requesting the DENR Secretary for immediate assistance to the affected CBFM  and typhoon Pablo victims by giving them free planting materials pursuant to the national greening program roadmap for  Regions 9,11 and 12. —  Allen Abastillas