Naga – 128 scholars of the YOUNG MINDS ACADEMY (YMA) of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.(RAFI) – Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center (EADSC) visited the City Government of Naga, Cebu on May 18, 2016.
Ms. Ruth Rowena B. Alensonorin gave an orientation on the Naga Akong Garbo Program as well as the City's vision, accomplishments, challenges, and plans towards a sustainable urban development, highlighting the City Government's initiatives and plans to make our City liveable. The scholars, through an AVP, were also taken to the journey of the City from a sleeping town to a booming industrial city. A representative from FDR – Integerated Resource Recovery Management Inc. (IRRMI), the city’s partner in solid waste management also gave an overview of the operations of its Material Recover Facility.
The YMA scholars visited the City to gain a deeper understanding of the communities - their current situation, strengths and assets, and the problems and challenges affecting the community.
The Naga Akong Garbo (NAGa) Program is initated by the City Government. It is a sub-project of Our Cebu, a developmental program initiated by the Province of Cebu and RAFI to put and maintain Cebu, Philippines on the map as an ideal place to live, work, play, invest, and do business.
Author: Francis Kenneth M. Pore
Photo by: Francis Kenneth M. Pore