Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Walk for a Cause

Our lone source of water in Butuan City has been endangered by the illegal mining, illegal logging and illegal constructions within the Taguibo Watershed area.  Socio-civic organizations have been actively creating public awareness to save our only source of water here (there are pending cases too, but we can't talk about it here).

As I went down the office today, I chanced upon the Walk For Cause to save our said watershed. The front-liners were our diocesan priests, followed by  the officers and employees of Fr. Saturnino Urios University, the seminarians in the St. Peter’s Seminary, students from the various schools in the cities, and so on and so forth.

The Walk intended to call and pressure those lawless individuals to cease their illegal operations in the Taguibo Watershed Forest Reserve Area.  By the looks of the wrath brought about by Ondoy, I hope those !@#$$ persons heed the persistent plea and stop already, por favor!

By: yenskay

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Taguibo Watershed: Before and After

This is a video that was uploaded on Youtube by a fellow Butuanon to show the damages within a month of continued illegal activities at Butuan City's main source of potable water, the Taguibo Watershed.

To know more about the issue read this previous post.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Voyage of the Balangay

Team Balangay has finally set sail aboard Diwata ng Lahi towards an epic journey from Manila Bay to Mindanao and later on to Southeast Asia. For more updates from Team Balangay, visit the official website. Lawig balangay!

Note: Diwata ng Lahi will be joined by another balangay once it docks in Butuan City. The balangay construction in Butuan will be paid for by private citizens.

To read more about the Voyage of the Balangay, read this POST or visit