Extending their hands to the community through environment-friendly initiatives, various organizations from the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) Education Department held a Coastal Clean-Up Drive, with the theme, “Itapon ang Basura sa Tamang Basurahan, Hindi sa Dalampasigan,” at the Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora; November 28.

The Teacher Education Students Organization (TESO), the Education Department’s main students’ organization together with the Samahan ng mga Nagdadalubhasa sa Filipino (SANFIL), the department’s organization for those students with Filipino as their field of specialization, organized the said activity wherein their officers and members together with their respective organization advisers collected garbage and wastes scattered on the beach’s seashore and throw them in their respective disposal areas.

Moreover, the said clean-up was also participated by other organizations from the said department including, the Skills and Technological Empowerment Organization (STEO), Science Major Society (SMS), Elementary Education Students Society, and members from The Voice of the Sierra, the official students’ publication of ASCOT.

In a Facebook post, TESO and SANFIL extended their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Amelia Picart, Ms. Glenda Nad, Ms. Angelica Vallejo, Dr. Jay Amon, and Mr. Jan Cristopher Salazar for making the said event possible as advisers of the facilitating organizations. They also thanked Honorable Reynaldo Go, Jr., Brgy. Captain of Barangay Sabang for his approval to make the activity possible.

They also added that this small effort is meaningful enough to make a significant difference in our world. They are also hoping that this simple act will raise environmental awareness for everyone.

Photo Courtesy: The Voice of the Sierra (TVOTS) Facebook Page