CIAC official asks cops to be “protectors of the environment”

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CLARK FREEPORT —An official of the government-run Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) urged members of the Philippine National Police—Aviation Security Unit 3 (PNP-AVSEU 3) to protect the environment and promote physical well-being.

In a message during the National Women’s Month kickoff at the PNP Polar Base at Clark, Irish Calaguas, CIAC vice president for operations, said law enforcers must be committed in protecting the environment especially in this time of pandemic.

“Simulan natin ito sa pagtuturo sa ating mga anak—na magtanim ng puno, limitahan ang paggamit ng plastik at krudo,” Calaguas said.

Calaguas, a former acting deputy director general for administration and chief of staff of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, also encouraged the members of PNP-AVSEU 3 group to help the Angeles City government in its call to reforest the 560-hectare watershed of Angeles City and Clark located in Barangay Sapangbato.

She explained the CIAC appropriated a total of P500,000 for the purchase of seedlings.

“The city government needs manpower to effectively carry out its goal to reforest the watershed,” Calaguas said.

Calaguas sought manpower assistance from the PNP-AVSEU 3 group for the CIAC’s tree-nurturing activities as part of its corporate social responsibility.

“Para sa ating mga anak. Dahil ang mundong ito ay iiwan natin sa kanila,” she added.

The CIAC official also urged members of the PNP AVSEU 3, led by P/Lt. Col. Edgardo Rivera, to become CIAC’s partners to “effectively lead in campaigns to care for the environment.”

“I salute you as law enforcers because your individual efforts in defense against COVID-19 are parallel to your actions in defense of the environment.  All women who have great capacities as leaders, educators and innovators must be involved in all levels of decision-making relevant to environmental protection and sustainable development,” Calaguas said.

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