Iacat 11 conducts poster-making tilt
THE Inter-Agency Council against Trafficking (Iacat 11) staged an on-the-spot poster-making contest in celebration of the World Day against Trafficking in Person at Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City, yesterday, July 30.
Some 60 students from different public schools like the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) and Sta. Ana National High School (SANHS), among others, participated in this event with the theme “Kapakanan ng kabataan pangalagaan, human trafficking ay labanan.”
In preparation for the said event, Iacat Region 11 Deputy Regional Prosecutor Barbara Flores said in an interview with Sun. Star Davao that they have been conducting orientation in different schools in the region.
She also said that they aim to reach out to the youth, adding that poster making is a tangible activity that will show if they have learned what human trafficking is all about.
“The 12 entries that will be chosen in this contest will be publicized in our next year’s calendar,” she said.
LAAK, Compostela Valley -- With the success of its three-day Caving Festival held July 27-29 that was participated by senior high school students, the municipal government here will soon open the town’s caves to tourists and spelunkers.
Municipal Mayor Antonio Libuangan, in an interview on Sunday, said his town is ready to accommodate tourists who want to experience the wonders of their caves, which the town boasts as a tourist attraction.
He said they plan to open the caving festival to the entire Davao Region.
“Nindot nga ma open ni sa tibuok region aron masaksihan sa tanan (It is good to open them to the whole region so that everyone will see our tourism attraction),” he said.
Libuangan said the town has more than a hundred caves and that each one of them needs to classified for conservation management and protection under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
To complement these tourism initiatives, the town will also open access roads going to the cave sites for easy transportation, and a hotel to be managed by the municipal government
Provincial Tourism Office caving coordinator Prescila Decena said the municipal government initially targeted the graduating senior high school students because they can help promote the caves once they leave the town to study in the cities.
“Kung asa man sila, makakita sila sa TV nga well-known kaayo ilang cave dili kaayo sila ma ignorante. (Wherever they go, if they see their caves featured on TV, they will not be ignorant or surprised about them),” she said.
Decena said the town is positioning itself as the ‘Cave Capital’ of the region, and the campaign is supported by the Department of Tourism and the DENR.
Cecile Claros, barangay captain of Sto. Niño, assured that environment protection will be a top priority, citing an ordinance passed by the barangay council for the protection of the caves.
She said part of the ordinance is the prohibition of cutting trees within the 500-radius of the cave areas and promoting waste segregation. PNA
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