BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 26 (PIA) – Students of Bayog National High School (BNHS) here have expressed their support to protecting the environment, as they formulated an action plan aimed at addressing the adverse effects of climate change.
In a climate change advocacy forum conducted on Friday by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), a 30-minute video documentary on climate change produced by PIA and a six-minute video produced by the GMA Network were shown to the students, followed by an open forum.
The students were also asked to give their suggestions and recommendations to mitigate the impact of climate change.
“We have to plant trees so that we can help the government address climate change that is already affecting us today,” said Armie Jay Anlap, a senior high school student adding that “human beings are now suffering the adverse effects of climate change and so with our agriculture.”
Grizzell Elardo, also a senior high school student, said “we have to observe proper disposal of garbage and avoid burning of plastics, as these would contribute to global warming and climate change.”
“No one will be spared from the severe consequences of climate change. We need to act now. Otherwise, we will all suffer,” Elardo urged.
Nasher Dulay, a freshman student said he is ready to participate in tree planting activity to be undertaken by the school to help solve climate change problem.
Dulay recalled that during his elementary years, he actively participated in tree planting activities conducted by the Boy Scout of the Philippines at the Eco-Park in Bayog.
“I am very much eager to plant more trees and will support other activities related to climate change mitigation and adaptation,” Dulay added.
Meanwhile, School Principal Danilo Ungang said BNHS has implemented Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, in support of the climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts of the government.
“We are teaching our students to be responsible by strictly observing proper disposal of garbage in our school, Ungang concluded. - PIA