Tawi-Tawi Marks ‘World Nature Day’

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi - The provincial government of Tawi-Tawi conducted on Tuesday several activities marking the observance of the "World Environment Day" with theme "Green Economy: Does It Include You?"

Tawi-Tawi Vice Governor Hja. Ruby M. Sahali, an environmentalist herself, reminded the people here of their responsibility in protecting the environment, and the rich natural resources in the province.

"Green economy in my own point of view is ensuring the sustainability of our resources while providing and securing the livelihood of our people," she said.

"Environmental protection should not end in awareness alone, but we have to work hard for it. Environmental awareness had already been done," she added.

The energetic lady vice governor emphasized that "we already had empowered our community, now is the time to move and act so we could sustain the richness and beauty of our province so that future Tawi-Tawians could enjoy the abundance of our natural resources."

"The unanswered question of how will I protect our environment without sacrificing the livelihood of our people is my utmost challenge as a leader and as an environmentalist," she lamented.

Sahali who served as chairperson of the Provincial Natural Resources Management Program also formally opened on Tuesday the annual Roving Poster Exhibit that has attracted many environmentally concerned local residents in this capital town.

The exhibit is being spearheaded by the Philippine Association of Marine Scientists in the province of Tawi-Tawi, in cooperation with the provincial government and the Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography MSU-TCTO.

The activity was brought to Tawi-Tawi by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Project Consultant Dr. Filemon Romero with the hope of encouraging more students to engage with environmental conservation studies.

At the opening, Sahali also took the opportunity to inform the officials and other dignitaries in attendance to the exhibit about the silent accomplishment of the energetic governor of the province, Hadji Sadikul Sahali

"Looking back three years ago, Tawi-Tawi has improved a lot as far as our economic status, physical development, and infrastructure, and as far as the knowledge of our people in protecting our environment is concerned," she said.

The increasing number of people coming in to our province simply signifies economic growth, and environmental exploitation and tourism, she added.

Looking at the economic point of view, these people come to our province for leisure and business, which help generate and sustain the livelihood of our people, she claimed.

Nonetheless, she said this growth in the local economy means exploitation of our natural resources.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the country's president said Monday, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States. …

  • A weekend of premium cars
    A weekend of premium cars

    Good news to all luxury car fanatics as PGA Cars, the exclusive importer and distributor of Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley cars in the country, will be holding the PGA Cars Premium Festival from May 29 to May 31 at the PGA Center in Global City in Taguig. The 3-day event will showcase PGA’s latest […] The post A weekend of premium cars appeared first on Carmudi Philippines. …

  • APEC ministers to endorse Boracay Action Agenda
    APEC ministers to endorse Boracay Action Agenda

    Trade ministers at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Boracay, Aklan agreed yesterday to endorse the proposed Boracay Action Agenda to the member countries’ leaders, presenting opportunities for global trade for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In a press conference following the conclusion of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, who also served as chairman, said ministers agreed to recommend the adoption of the …

  • Talks with China over sea row urged
    Talks with China over sea row urged

    The Philippines should engage China in bilateral talks in its efforts to maintain peace and order at the disputed West Philippine Sea, Sen. Francis Escudero said yesterday. Escudero supports the government’s move to bring the issue before international arbitration but also stressed the need for the Philippines to pursue talks with China. Escudero made the statement after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea. …

  • House panel tackles bill on regular disaster drills
    House panel tackles bill on regular disaster drills

    The House committee on national defense is deliberating on a measure mandating the regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in educational institutions nationwide. Authored by Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., the bill mandates that risk reduction drills be held annually in all educational institutions throughout the country in coordination with the schools’ respective local government units. “The Philippines’ location along the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator …

  • PCSO running out of funds
    PCSO running out of funds

    Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Ireneo Maliksi has admitted that the revenue-generating agency is running out of funds as it continues with its mandate to provide financial assistance to indigent Filipinos. Aside from providing financial help to individual recipients, Maliksi cited at least 13 laws that mandates the PCSO to provide mandatory contribution to different government agencies. Just last week, PCSO released P100 million to the Commission on Higher Education as …

  • Cops receive mid-year bonus
    Cops receive mid-year bonus

    Active duty uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP)have received their mid-year bonuses. However, the bonus of personnel with pending administrative and criminal cases has been deferred as per administrative policy, according to PNP spokesman Senior Superintendent Bartolome Tobias. The PNP has released P1.9 billion for the mid-year bonus of the 155,000 active duty uniformed and non-uniformed personnel. …

  • Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

    NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options