The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Cadiz headed by OIC, CENR Officer Mamad T. Gandarosa, Jr., organized the first ECO Youth Learning Camp at the CENRO Cadiz City Office, just recently.
It was an initiative of this DENR field office, aimed to strengthen the mental, physical, and spiritual competencies of Contract of Service (CoS) personnel, particularly in the workplace following the Republic Act (RA) 8044 or The Youth in Nation Building Act. Topics during the activity were Conservation of Migratory Birds and Resident Waterbirds on Cadiz City's Coast, Health and Proper Hygiene in the Workplace, Expanded National Integrated Protected Area Systems (ENIPAS) Act or RA 11038, Power of Good Communication in the Workplace, and Tree Commodities and Climate Change: Impacts and Opportunities.
Furthermore, on September 18, 2023, CENRO Cadiz conducted Senior Citizens Day as part of its yearly endeavor. This activity was in collaboration with the Cadiz City local government –Social Welfare and Development, and the Federation of Senior Citizen Associations of the Philippines –Cadiz City Chapter. Food packs and rice were distributed to the thirty-five (35) beneficiaries, which includes senior citizens and Person with Disabilities (PWDs) at Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City.
“Giving importance to our youth as the future of our earth and to the seniors as our past mentors is a laudable activity. CENRO Cadiz City only proves that the Department and the people are working hand-in-hand to disseminate and inform the general public –youth, old, men and women, of the serious danger if we keep on damaging our earth,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran.
“I always believe that the ‘Youth is the hope of our Fatherland’ but this is based on what we teach and show them too, so let us all be the role model of a greener, cleaner, and ecologically sustainable environment,” he added.