Aside from becoming a tourism draw
CABUCGAYAN, Biliran- Beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) are helping campaign to help protect the environment by planting mangroves along the shoreline in one of the barangays of this town.
About 52 people coming from Brgy. Looc who are beneficiaries of the 4Ps are planting mangroves which is part of the livelihood program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Recently, some members of the local media visited the site on the invitation of the DSWD to see the progress of the mangrove planting program in the said town.
Mangroves are considered to be natural barriers against storm surge, among its other useful functions.
DSWD Regional Director Restituto Macuto said that the 52 4PS beneficiaries are part of the 100 members of the association that manages an income generating project in Brgy. Looc who at the same time protecting the mangrove area in the village.
Mayor Edwin Masbang, in an interview, said that the mangrove area in Brgy. Looc is now considered as a tourist attraction of the town.
It was learned from the mayor that the mangrove gardening project in Looc are residents from sitios Naga, Rawis and Villa Corro.
(RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)