ROXAS City – To commemorate the third anniversary of the devastating super typhoon “Yolanda”, members of the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers, Inc. (CAGPIO) will plant trees in Barangay Lagdungan, Tapaz, Capiz on Nov. 9.
The greening initiative was unanimously approved by the CAGPIO members during its Oct. 26 meeting that planned out activities of the group for the remaining months of 2016.
“It will form part of the association’s team-building activity to strengthen networking and camaraderie among the public information officers of different national government agencies and local government units,” said Philippine Information Agency – Capiz Information Center manager and CAGPIO consultant Jemin Guillermo.
The tree planting will be complemented with a lecture on bomb and improvised explosive device (IED) awareness and security by the Philippine Army’s 1st Explosives and Ordnance Disposal Platoon.
Tapaz mayor Roberto Palomar has been invited to grace the activity.
The upcoming CAGPIO activity is in collaboration with the 61st Infantry Battalion.
In 2014, a tree planting activity was also conducted by the CAGPIO members at the Meditation Hills in Sitio Bangkal, Barangay Maninang in Sapi-an town to mark the super typhoon’s first anniversary.
It was in response to a Sangguniang Panlalawigan resolution which called for the conduct of meaningful anti-climate change activities to increase public awareness on the environmental issue.
The super typhoon’s first anniversary, Nov. 8, 2014, was declared as “Thanksgiving Day” in the province. (PIA-Capiz/PN)