SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union– The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of La Union has commended, in Resolution No. 096-2016, the two Young Earth Ambassadors, James Daryll Rey of Nagyubuyuban Elementary School; and Cesar Ariola, Jr. of Pao National High School, both from this city, who were earlier chosen as “ambassadors” by the YAKAP KALIKASAN through the Kids-to-Forest Project (K2F), a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization- sponsored Non-Government Organization.
Rey was cited for convincing his father to stop cutting down trees, which he did, to make charcoal. He initiated tree planting activities to replenish dying trees in their community forest and even asked his teacher in Nagyubuyuban Elementary School to stop burning garbage and dried leaves.
On the other hand, Ariola was commended for initiating bamboo-based projects in promotion of bamboo as an eco-friendly economic enterprise, which is one of the focus projects of the current city administration.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan commended their initiatives and values as they serve as role models, not only to the youth, but to all people with genuine concern and care for the environment and in preserving its natural resources.
The provincial law-making body also approved a cash incentive of P10,000.00 each for both young earth ambassadors.
Various agencies such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Yakap Kalikasan Program, Green Warriors, and Department of Education were also given due recognition for their efforts and contributions in the protection of the environment and natural resources in the province.
Said commendations, embodied in various SP Resolutions, were bestowed to the ambassadors during the 141st session of SP last March 10 by board members Francisco “Kit” C. Ortega, Jr., Nancy Corazon M. Bacurnay and all Sangguniang Panlalawigan members who sponsored the resolution. By Jane T. Flores- GPC