Free rafting treat for Chico clean-up volunteers-A A +A
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
TABUK CITY, Kalinga -- The Provincial Government offers free water rafting treat to those who would join the clean-up drive of the Chico River scheduled this month.
The offer was announced in the regular Kapehan sa Kapitolyo by Natividad Sug-guiyao, provincial head of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and promoter of the white water rafting adventure of the province.
Sugguiyao said the free treat set on September 14 is also a way of promoting the Chico River’s prime tourism industry on water rafting.
The Provincial Government spearheaded by the Provincial Tourism Council has scheduled massive clean-up of the Chico River in observance of World Tourism Month this September.
Government line agencies, Army troopers, police personnel, cause oriented organizations and other stakeholders will conduct clearing on both banks of the Chico.
Barangay officials and residents are also urged to support the drive.
The stretch of the clearing operation extends from Tinglayan to Pinukpuk, covering the entire length of the Chico River in Kalinga.
The drive shall observe the adage on “Tapat ko, linis ko,” where stakeholders are encouraged to concentrate their work at their respective sites.
Governor Jocel Baac, in an earlier statement, said: “Let the clean-up drive prove our deep commitment for a pollution-free Chico River that has become a part of the lives of the people of Kalinga, as major source of irrigation and marine resource.” (Larry Lopez)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 12, 2012.