Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. (CMPI) in partnership with Cebu City Government through deputy mayor for education, City Councilor Joy Young, held ‘Canon Image Bridge’participated by students of Camp Lapu-lapu Elementary School, Barangay Apas.
The activity aims to engage with children from other regions by exchanging photos that would show the culture and way of living in each region. There were 20 students chosen to join the activity, most of them are those students who already have interest in photography and photo journalism.
The students were taught the basics of photography and how to caption the photos that they took themselves. These photos are then sent to students from other countries that are also part of the company’s project and let them interact with each other. (Jessa L. Celocia & Tito Basilisco/PIO)
The Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) has chosen a total of 80 residents from the different 8 identified stations of Guadalupe River for the Food for Work Program.
Food for Work Program is conceptualized by CCENRO in which 10 chosen individuals from each station listed by the Barangay Environmental Officers (BEO) will continue the clearing and gathering of uncollected garbage during the Guadalupe River Clean-up. They will be working for 4 hours in exchange of 3 kilos rice and 6 canned goods.
CCENRO together with the Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) and the Department of General Services (DGS) is also planning to use an equipment to collect the estimated 2 meter pile of garbage found under the bridge that were not collected manually along Guadalupe river.
CCENRO is also eyeing another step which is the removal of pipes connected to the river where residents throw their garbage, with the help of the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, Enhancement (PROBE) team.
CCENRO head Ma. Nida Cabrera said that the Guadalupe River has the most number of garbage collected with an estimated 30 to 40 tons of waste. (Margie P. Bulado, Jessa Celocia, Tito Basilisco/PIO)