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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012


Tabuk youth group sparks positive

by Larry Lopez

TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 6(PIA) -- Merely a year after it was organized, the Tabuk Youth Community Service Club (TYCSC) has attracted other youth to join its greening projects and activities towards preservation and protection of the environment.

Now with over 700 members, the club accepts new applicants who believe in the cause for the environment and clean surroundings.

Councilor Antonio Bakilan, Chair of the City Council Committee on Environment, who founded the TYCSC, said the club has given positive influence on other youths and is working as diversion from debilitating habits.

For its major projects since its organization in 2010, the club has planted at least 10,000 tree seedlings along the Chico River bank, barangays near the Chico River and other identified greening sites.

Members of the club develop a weekend habit of visiting tree planting sites to check on the seedlings and for other necessary care. Planting sites are prone to destruction from cattle and stray animals. Newly planted seedlings also need extra care until such time that these can independently survive by their own, Bakilan noted.

During weekends, instead of just hanging around, club members gather and proceed to the sites with their gardening and watering tools.

Without going for open advocacy, Bakilan said what the young members of the club are doing sends enough message to others on what should be done and how they can help preserve and protect the environment.

Aside from its greening efforts, TCYSC is also involved in clearing of water ways and sewerage system in the city as support to dengue and malaria control programs.

Members of the club are in-school and out- of- school youth, who are encouraged for environmental projects under the City council’s environment committee. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR,Kalinga)

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