Summit tackles preparations for future calamities
ENVIRONMENTAL groups and agencies under Writ of Kalikasan have gathered to tackle different environmental issues during the People’s Environment Summit on Wednesday, January 10, in Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City.
Undersecretary Orlando Ravanera, the head of Sulog, said the summit aims to increase the awareness of the people in the city on the environmental issues that are still present and to inform the public of its nature.
“But this is no ordinary gathering, because we will inform them the nature of the problem kay sila, (because) they do not know nga ang Cagayan de Oro diay, dili ni natural [ang problem] (that the problem in Cagayan de Oro is not natural), this is manmade,” Ravanera said.
Ravanera said knowing the nature of the problem will help the people to prepare for calamities in the future.
Ravanera also mentioned that environmental laws have not been properly enforced as illegal logging and mining are still prevalent.
“Kung naa pa tay forest, dili ta mabahaan dinhi (If only we still have forests,