Project Luntian Cavite has been launched as an environmental awareness series led by Professor Julio Castillo of Chiang Kai Shek College and his students, residents, and other individuals in the province.
The Project Luntian Cavite launched at the Belmont Subdivision clubhouse in General Trias Cavite aims to address concerns towards protecting the natural environment from destruction and pollution.
According to Castillo, Cavite’s proximity to NCR, the rapid urbanization, and migration of people coming from Manila and other provinces have severely affected the ecological and environmental condition of the once clean and green province.
“We cannot stop the ongoing development and progress of the province,” added Castillo as he recommended the promotion of basic waste management procedures and systems, help in the greening efforts of the community, and education on proper disposal and recycling.
The group will continue to spread environmental education in the different barangays of Cavite and will promote a massive campaign on this cause.
Meanwhile, MBA students of Chiang Kai Shek College participated in tree planting activities to support the project’s initiative. Dean Rolance Chua in a statement says that the school’s community extension program is important to strengthen student’s moral ascendancy awareness.
The Project Luntian Cavite hopes to encourage public agencies, homeowner’s associations, business groups, the media, and church organizations to support the campaign.
It also pushes for the implementation of Republic Act 9003, or the ecological solid waste act of 2000 providing for an ecological solid waste management program.
They added, RA 9003 should have a strong support mechanism that will implement, managed a systematic, efficient, integrated, and sustainable waste management program and initiatives to become more effective.
Recent environmental action programs in the Philippines include the efforts of Samar and Leyte in improving waste management with a plastics for food barter scheme and the women dismantlers of e-waste who were cited in a UN webinar for laudable workers’ safety practice.
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