The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – University of Antique Student Chapter (IECEP-UASC) climbed up the slopes to Mt. Igmitao in Pasong, Sibalom, Antique to conduct its yearly tree planting activity on February 7, 2015.
The said venture was conducted successful through the initiative of the IECEP-UASC officers, headed by the President, Vinjemar Ogatis, and the student organization adviser, Engr. Sunshine Mary Rose Melo. Participated by twenty-four persons, which include Electronics Engineering students from first year to fifth year of the University of Antique and four faculty and staff of the College of Engineering and Architecture, the student organization aims to help preserve the bounty of nature by planting sixty seedlings of fruit-bearing and non-fruit-bearing trees along the hilly sides of Mt. Igmitao where a remarkable landmark of Sibalom can be found.
The IECEP-UASC members assembled at the University premises at 7:30 in the morning,and started to make their way to the planting site through a hired jeepney for their transportation to the barangay proper of Pasong at around 8 o’clock a.m. The participants then engaged themselves to a one-hour-and-thirty-minute walk to reach the planting area.
Along with other activities, the tree planting activity was one of the various undertakings of the IECEP throughout the school year. This group one of the recognized student organizations in the university. The president believes that this could be a way to make the members be environmentally-aware.
The tree planters made their way home upon reaching their goal. They left the site at 11:45 a.m. riding the same jeepney. –Domingo,F.J.BSECE4
Text courtesy of Office of External Affairs and International Programs
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