Xavier University has been tapped to lead the award’s search committee for the 3rd Oro Kalimpyo Awards (OKA) this year.
This is a city-wide search for the most outstanding barangays, public elementary, and secondary schools in their implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Xavier Ateneo with its continued commitment towards environmental protection also sends its delegates as they take the helm within the committee.
Nestor Banuag Jr, director of XU Student Social Involvement and Advocacy Program, leads the pack as the over-all chairman of the committee, while Dennise Edwina Gonzales, director of XU-NSTP, takes the post of co-chairperson in the barangay category.
This year, the search sets its sights towards highlighting the city’s initiative to promote multisectoral collaborations in the implementation of RA 9003 in all levels of society.
The awarding of winners will take place in January 2020 for the school and barangay categories, respectively with the latter coinciding with the City Charter Day.
The committee hopes that this local network engagement of Xavier Ateneo as an institution not only serves as its response to the call of environmental preservation but also an inspiration to the students on the huge impact of social involvement. (xu comm)