San Remigio's Lapyahan was recently tagged as the first LakasLikasan area in the Province of Cebu.
The “LakasLikasan” tagging is part of the climate change advocacy campaign of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in places cited for environmental relevance.
Known as the longest shoreline in Cebu, San Remigio's lapyahan is one of the sources of livelihood for the locals.
More than 300 students from San Remigio National High School, Hagnaya Elementary School, and San Remigio Central School made a pledged to take care of the environment including the Lapyahan during a recent Multi-Schools Campus Caravan held by PIA Cebu and DENR-7.
The students were all ears as they listened to DENRO Provincial Officer Jose Cleo Cary Colis who discussed Environmental Stewardship.
Colis narrated several “small” things most people do not know are causing harm to the environment, including the fact that plastic takes several years to decompose.
“Bottle used in mineral water will take 450 years to decompose; styrofoams unfortunately will not decompose,” Colis said. - PIA.GOV.PH