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Monday, May 23, 2022

College students in Caraga take part in clean-up drive in schools, other public places

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY -- The college students from various schools in Caraga region actively participatef  in the clean-up drive in different public schools that served as polling centers during the recently concluded May 2022 national and local elections, including public places where campaign materials were posted.

These students are active in the National Service Training Program (NSTP) with the cadets of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) of Caraga State University (CSU); Saint Michael  College of Caraga (SMCC); and Northern Mindanao Colleges Incorporated (NMCI). 

Pixy Camille Sotes, an ROTC cadet officer from SMCC, was one of the youth who participated in the said event and expressed her concern for her community by engaging in meaningful activities that will benefit the majority.

“We have the power to help our country to develop and move forward, that instead of fighting against the government, we will be an instrument to unity and success by doing meaningful activities. To all my fellow youth, let's help our country to move forward and be good citizens for the betterment of our nation,” said Sotes.

According to Major Frances Belarmino, director of 1501st Community Defense Center (1501st CDC) of 15th Regional Community Defense Group (15th RCDG), the clean-up drive is just one of the many ways the youth can actively get involved with and show the spirit of volunteerism in their respective communities.

“We recognize the valuable contribution of our youth in this kind of activity. They wanted to help maintain the cleanliness and orderliness in our schools which were used as polling centers during the recently concluded national and local elections, as well as the other public places where campaign materials were posted,” bared Maj Belarmino.

Meanwhile, Amalia Pitogo, principal of Bit-os Elementary School in Butuan City also thanked all the students and the 15th RCDG for initiating this activity that is worth emulating to other young people.

“We are very happy with this initiative and we are looking forward to partnering again with the NSTP, ROTC students, and 15rcdg for another activity,” said Pitogo. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)