General Santos City, South Cotabato-The Zone Six Small Fishermen Association (ZSSFA) in collaboration with the DENR 12 and City ENRO of General Santos City launched the first ever “Hudyaka sa Bahiya” on Wednesday, July 26 at the Mangrove Ecopark, General Santos City.
Hudyaka sa Bahiya, which translates to "Celebration by the Sea" in the Bisaya language, intends to draw attention to the celebration of variety in the region's coastal and marine habitat. This event, which was held to honor the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystems, is anticipated to become more popular over the next years.
PO President Cheryl Galo expressed her gratitude to all the participants who joined the said activity. Hudyaka sa Bahiya Festival will be celebrated annually with a series of activities such as mangrove bagging, planting and coastal clean-up.
Meanwhile, City ENRO Allan D. Marcilla emphasizes that the activity aims to help the marine resources in the area. “We did not plant today just for compliance. We are doing this because we need to protect our future. We, most especially the youth, are the ones who will protect our Environment”, he added.
The host PO, Zone Six Small Fishermen Association is a BDFE-supported organization under CMEMP that manages the mangrove areas in Bula. They invite the general public to work with them in protecting, maintaining, and managing our coastal borders through a pleasant and educational experience aimed to contribute to the improvement of the mangrove forests. (FABLLAPITAN-TIANCHON -CENROGSC) | 𝐑𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐆𝐏