The Bacolod City Police Office, under the supervision of P/Col. Manuel Placido as city director, joined the Earth Day observance yesterday by participating in several environmental activities.
BCPO personnel, led by P/Lt. Col. Cristopher Prangan, deputy city director for Administration, joined the tree-planting activity in Barangay Vista Alegre, initiated by the Bacolod City government.
The event kicked off with a caravan along major streets of Bacolod, and participated in by about 200 individuals and members of sectoral groups advocating for environmental protection, a press release from the BCPO said.
In Brgy. Tangub, personnel headed by P/Lt. Col. Ariel Pico, conducted mangrove-planting and coastal clean-up activities. The activity was in line with the call to save the marine habitat, and coincided with the Earth Day celebration. It was participated in by environmental enthusiasts and members of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo, who are working hand-in-hand to help restore the balance of nature.
With this year’s theme, “Restore the Earth”, BCPO personnel continue to be true to their core value of “Pulis Makakalikasan” and hope to aid in the reforestation of Bacolod for the future generation to enjoy, the press release said.
The Bacolod City Mayor’s Office-Sectoral Concerns and the Metro-Bacolod Alliance for Nature’s Gratification, Environmental Protection, and Vibrant Sectoral Solidarity, meanwhile, led the caravan from the Bacolod Government Center to the GP Forest Area in Progreso Village 2, Barangay Vista Alegre.
Executive assistant Ernie Pineda, head of the CMO-Sectoral Concerns, said about 300 participants joined, including 51 cars, 10 motorcycles, and 10 tricycles.
The activity aims to sustain the Mayor Bing Cares environmental protection programs, particularly the mangrove-growing project, develop massive awareness on environmental conservation and protection, and strengthen the solidarity among multi-sectoral groups involved in environmental protection programs and projects, a press release from the city said.
In attendance were members of the Bacolod Fisherfolk Federation, Kongreso Pagkakaisa ng Maralitang Lungsod, Bacolodnon nga mga Kababayenhan para sa Kauswagan, Youth Organization Under New Generation, Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms, United PWD for Rehabilitation and Development;
Small Farmers Associations of Bacolod, Central Areas Federation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, Bacolod Integrated Trisikad Operators and Drivers Association, Bacolod City Overseas Filipino Workers Association, Bacolod Vendors Associations, Community Information Services Support Group, Katilingban sang mga Maninihon sang Pahanocoy, Bacolod Artists and Cultural Workers Group, and the Bacolod Animal Welfare Advocates Movement.*