Group conducts coastal clean up, gives seeds


COASTAL CLEAN UP. Members of the SEACAD movement clean the beaches of San Miguel and Lamit Bays as part of their environmental advocacy and promotion of productivity among the youth amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo by SEACAD Youth Movement



Members of the Sustainable Environment Advocacy towards Coastal Advanced Development (SEACAD) group have conducted coastal clean up and distributed free vegetable seedlings to village resident of Tinambac town to ease hunger and provide livelihood amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The group is a local government unit (LGU) supported youth movement in Tinambac that implement pro-environment activities related to marine and coastal ecosystem.

The group started as a class research project at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) Calabanga Campus and lately was organized as a youth movement.

In an interview, NJ Boy Sagales, the group founder, said that due to the pandemic, they implemented the “Gulayan sa Natad” program to help poor families grow vegetables as a livelihood.

He said through the program, the young people of Tinambac became productive by helping others during the pandemic.

Since the imposition of the modified general community quarantine in the province, their group has continued their coastal clean up and gulayan activities in cooperation with residents and officials of the 44 barangays of Tinambac.

The group also partnered with the “Alkansiya ng Bayan” project in partnership with the International Marketing Group (IMG).

Diego Coner, the founder of the Alkansiya ng Bayan, who is the president of Diarcco Corp., said that installation of the “alkansiya” in Barangay Binalay, Tinambac, will give a one-peso discounts for every one kilo of rice purchase at the SEACAD store.