MNWD prime movers together with the respective Punong Barangays and Committee on Environment Chairpersons of LGU Naga City
Environment Month’s theme this year is “Connecting People with Nature” and to celebrate, a “Save Our Watershed” seminar-workshop was held at the MNWD Multi-Purpose Hall on June 23, 2017, a partnership between the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) and LGU Naga City.
Representatives of Each Barangay during the “Save Our Watershed” Seminar-Workshop
Fifteen (15) barangays represented by their respective Punong Barangays and Committee on Environment Chairpersons participated in the activity and these are: Barangays Panicuason, San Felipe, Pacol, Concepcion Pequeña, Concepcion Grande, Peñafrancia, Cararayan, Bagumbayan Norte, Bagumbayan Sur, Tinago, Carolina, Calauag, San Isidro, Lerma, and Del Rosario.
MNWD Chairman of the Board, Jorge T. Palma and Acting General Manager Virginia I. Nero welcomes the participants of “Save Our Watershed” Seminar-Workshop
In the welcome address of MNWD Board of Director’s Chairperson Jorge T. Palma, he acknowledged the participants’ unwavering support to the water district’s Watershed Management Program. His message focused on the collaboration of all units of society toward the protection, conservation, and management of the watersheds, particularly the Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) and the Naga River Watershed. AGM Virginia I. Nero followed with her message stressing the importance of protecting the watershed, particularly the MINP, being the major source of potable water of Naga City and neighboring municipalities.
Engr. Gilbert V. Eleazar introduced the resource persons and their respective topics, namely: Engr. Noel Martinez Jr, the MNWD Septage Management Program; Forester Armando A. Omolida, MINP Protected Area Superintendent, Theories and Principles of Watershed and Wastewater Management; Oscar P. Orozco, City ENRO, LGU Naga City Naga River Watershed Management and Programs, and; Engr. Menandro U. Calingacion, Agricultural Engineer I, City Agriculture Office, Principles and Best Practices of Agro-Forestry and Natural Farming.
Afternoon workshop facilitated by MNWD personnel
The afternoon session was devoted to the workshop for every participating barangay to plan out and calendar environmental programs specifically for the protection and conservation of the Naga River Watershed.
Some of the proposed action plans to seal their commitment in helping connect people to Nature of the participating barangays include the following: Maintaining Cleanliness of Drainage/Riverbanks/Clean Up Drives, Seminar Training on Septage, Joining and Supporting Environmental Activities, Continuation of Urban Gardening, Conduct Poster making/Drawing/Slogan Contests re Environmental Projects, Implement Waste Segregation, Information Dissemination/Barangay Awareness Advocacy, Echo Seminar to their barangay, Riverside Tree planting, Seminar on Waste Segregation and Proper Disposal, Water Conservation Awareness, and even Rabies Awareness Campaign.
The EWRD headed by Engr. Virgilio B. Luansing I were the prime movers of this noteworthy and timely seminar-workshop.