Junior environment watchdogs to be organized in Puerto Princesa
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 15 (PNA) -- The Bantay Puerto Program, Puerto Princesa's environment watchdog, is set to be organized before the year ends, its Junior Bantay Puerto to support and help in the city's effort to sustainably protect its environment.

Bantay Puerto chief Tony Reyes said the Junior Bantay Puerto will be composed of youth representatives and will be set up in schools around the city.
Primarily, they will assist the Bantay Puerto in the conduct of information dissemination on the conservation of the city's environment; take the lead in youth participation during the Pista y ang Kagueban and other similar activities to preserve forests and important marine ecosystems.

Reyes believes that "youth leadership on the environment" can further help the city's goal in keeping its ecological system safe and balanced.

"The children can go to their parents and tell them what is right on protecting the environment. If they see their parents maybe involved in something illegal concerning the environment, they will tell them because we have inculcated in them love for the environment," Reyes said.

The organization of the Junior Bantay Puerto came at a time when the environment program was going around schools conducting information campaign regarding sustainable environment protection. Reyes believes teaching the children will eventually make them environment lovers. (PNA)