Cebu City river summit set-A A +A
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
THE Cebu Academe Network (CAN), in cooperation with the Cebu City Government and various higher education institutions, will hold the first Cebu City River Summit on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Cafa (College of Fine Arts and Architecture) Theater, University of San Carlos Talamban campus.
Deogracia B. Sumaylo, administrative aide I of the City Planning and Development Office, said the program will include exhibits and presentation of schools and partners, and the renewal of the memorandum of agreement among CAN, the City Government and the member schools.
The main highlight of the summit will be the presentation of the “Cebu City River Visions.”
Thirty student-representatives from each member-schools will be the target participants of the summit along with the government organizations, people’s organizations, youth leaders and parish partners.
Sumaylo said the member schools are the University of San Carlos, University of the Visayas, University of the Philippines, Southwestern University, Cebu Normal University, Cebu Institute of Technology University, Cebu Doctors’ University, University of Cebu, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, St. Theresa’s College, Velez College, and University of San Jose-Recolletos.
“Each member-school is assigned to a specific river in Cebu City for them to preserve, support, and save through upholding sustainable programs,” she said.
River Summit 2012 is a project organized by CAN to celebrate the culmination of the partnership of the Cebu City Government and the higher education institutions in the delivery of programs and services to benefit the city’s five river systems–Buhisan, Bulacao, Butuanon, Lahug-Mahiga, and Guadalupe.
The summit will facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences, and resources of government officials and advisers; policy researchers and academics; local water resources experts; and the civil society in a pro-active dialogue that will define the sustainability of Cebu City river systems.
CAN is one with the Cebu City River Management Council (CCRMC) in its pursuit to making life viable in the city.
The event is funded by the CCRMC, Cebu City Government and the SangguniangKabataan Federation. Jezrelle Joy Rasonabe, UP Mass Comm student
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 12, 2012.