by Moumina Sheryne Domadalug*
Last November 12, in line with the 65th Anniversary Celebration of the Glorious House of Beta Sigma Lambda, Inc. (BSL) and the 2nd Anniversary of its MSU Iligan Chapter, a mangrove planting activity and a Mini-lecture on “Writ of Kalikasan” was held at Bayug Island, Barangay Hinaplanon, Iligan City.
The DENR-PAWCS Chief Benjie Jumawan first lectured on the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project and its importance to the local people living along coastal areas such as Bayug Island. One hundred fifty (150) Mangrove propagules were planted initiated by dedicated BSL members after which the Mini-Lecture was conducted. The Most Illustrious Sister and 5th Year law student Samaira C. Maba delivered the seminar in the Visayan vernacular so that the local people will have a better grasp re the salient of points of the innovative Writ of Kalikasan.
“As law students, we should not confine ourselves to in-house fraternity activities only. We have to give back to the community using our knowledge in law and whatever resources we have. Hopefully, BSL will come back with a thousand more propagules and a more extensive lecture—this time, to a larger audience.”, says Most Illustrious Brother Jalanie A. Puno.
The activity was in cooperation with the DENR through the assistance of Benjie C. Jumawan, Chief PAWCS, Barangay Hinaplanon Chairman Veronico Echavez, Councilor Rio M. Gonzaga, Mr. Erlito Echavez and the Hinaplanon local government unit.
It must also be remembered that aside from community works, BSL also conducted “The Brasstacks: The Journey: Crossroads of Becoming a Lawyer”, a bar exam seminar at the Nursing Conference Hall last July 10 at MSU-IIT.
*Editor’s Note: This article was written by Moumina Sheryne Domadalug for The Nexus, the official magazine of the Mindanao State University College of Law - Iligan Extension Volume 13, Issue No. 2 with me, JR Lopez Gonzales as the Editor-in-Chief.
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