TACLOBAN City, Oct. 26, 2011?The Commission on Youth of Palo archdiocese is spearheading a tree-planting activity in celebration of the CBCP-Year of the Youth.
Archdiocesan youth director Fr. Manuel Baybay Jr. said the youth commission wants its young people to be conscious of the beauty of God’s creation and become aware of their responsibility to care and preserve the environment for the future generations.
Baybay estimates some 500 young people from 70 parishes in the archdiocese to participate in the activity.
The Youth Commission aims to plant 1,000 seedlings the whole day of Oct. 29 at three planting sites in Tacloban City: Baspera in Apitong, Nula-Tula and San Jose.
Dubbed as “TREEP TAYO”, the activity has three main objectives: (1) to show care for the environment; (2) to joyfully start the communal journey towards the 10thArchdiocesan Summer Youth Camp on April 17-21; (3) to encourage all young people to discover Jesus in their youthful pilgrimage.
All arch/dioceses in the country have been given a tree planting orientation based on the module in view of the activity.
Baybay added that the module for tree planting will be explained in the morning of Oct. 29 at Liceo del Verbo Divino before proceeding to the planting sites at 3 p.m.
Aside from TREEP TAYO activity of the archdiocese, the Central and Eastern Visayas region also have an event on the same date.
Fr. Baybay assures the region that there will be young people from the archdiocese that will attend the Youth Forum in Naval. (Jandel Posion)