1st General Assembly of Verde Zamboanga Inc. (VZI)
Verde Zamboanga Inc., a coalition of peoples organizations, schools and other Non-Government Organizations in Zamboanga City that focuses on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, gathered its members and other stakeholders last May 26, 2018 at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology (ZSCMST).
This year’s assembly focused on the presentation of 2017 accomplisments and steps taken towards Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Activities such as; Community Tree Planting, Education, Training and Advocacy, Waste Management, Solid and Water Waste and Research.
On behalf of Dr. Milavel D Nazario, ZSCMST President, Prof. Wilson Lambiquit, a Faculty Member welcomed the participants as they host the event. Followed by a solidarity message given by ZABIDA President, Fr. Angel C Calvo, CMF. putting emphasis on Pope Francis’ Laudatu Si’s inspirational message on taking care and being responsible for the protection of the Earth.
Thereafter, Dr. Grace J Rebollos, VZI President, expplained the organization’s vision, mision and goals. Hon. Ancelita Dalingay, Punong Barangay of Barangay La Paz, talked about the La Paz Barangay Tree Park. Atty. Eduardo Sanson, Dean of WMSU College of Law, gave a brief Analysis per standard/acceptable survival rate of trees planted monitored.