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Sunday, August 3, 2014

DAR personnel undergo seminar on Climate Change

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) – Personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of Agusan del Norte provincial office attended awareness seminar on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Friday here.

“Personnel should be aware of the new normal – living with the effects of Climate Change in which we are now experiencing,” said DAR provincial agrarian reform program officer (PARPO) Andre B. Atega. We should equip ourselves with the knowledge and be aware of what is Climate Change before going to our clients – the landowners, thus this activity is very appropriate, Atega said.

The event was also aimed to intensify the campaign on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation program of the Aquino administration.

Also, information officer Gil Miranda is very much thankful for the conduct of the seminar. “As an information officer, the seminar helps me in my information work, it provided us knowledge on what is climate change, what can we contribute in mitigating its effect and how to live with it normally," Miranda said.

During the seminar, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) Board Secretary Earl del Victoria, one of the resource speakers told the participants that "we are part in coming up with initiatives to counter what we are experiencing now – the effects of climate change. We should continue to protect our environment and enhance our productivity."

It was learned that one of DAR's important roles is mainstreaming the Climate Change in the Agrarian Reform Community Development Plans, through building partnership with the business sector, religious group and other stakeholders, gender mainstreaming and in providing appropriate support services for landowners. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)