MGB-10 joined the launching of the Climate Change Advocacy Campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on July 22, 2014. The launching was held at N Hotel in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. MGB-10 Information Officer Cecilia Tan and Geologist Daphne Niccole Galero represented the office at the launching. The Climate Change Advocacy Campaign is a collaboration of the DENR with the Philippine Information Agency.
Prior to the launching, the PIA-10, in coordination with the DENR-10, conducted a Media Advocacy and Writeshop for Broadcasters Manual for Climate Change on July 9-11, 2014 in Initao, Misamis Oriental. Resource persons from DENR-10 gave talks on Climate Change, the National Greening Program, the Solid Waste Management Program, and the National Geohazard Mapping and Assessment Program. The latter is a major program of the government on disaster risk reduction.
A Climate Change Youth Advocacy and Strategic Implementation Planning was held on August 9-10, 2014 at Budgetel in Cagayan de Oro City.
On August 14, 2014, the Kick-off: Climate Change Advocacy for the Youth, was held at St. Peter’s College, Iligan City. This was preceded by a Climate Change Advocacy Forum for the Youth. The event was graced by local officials headed by the Mayor of Iligan City, Hon. Celso Regencia.
On August 15, 2014, an Environmental Symposium on Climate Change was held at the Cagayan de Oro College (COC)-PHINMA main campus in Brgy. Carmen and at the Puerto Campus, Cagayan de Oro City.
Hundreds of youth participants took their pledge of commitment at the Iligan and Cagayan de Oro campaigns.
The climate change advocacy campaign for the youth is also held in coordination with the Presidential Communications Operations Office and Pilipinas Natin (youth group). The slogan of the climate change advocacy campaign is “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago”.
OIC-Geosciences Division Osin Sinsuat, Jr. served as resource speaker on geohazards and the national geohazard mapping and assessment program in the climate change advocacy forums.