(April 23, 2012) As part of the lined-up activities planned for the 2012 Earth Day Celebration, City Government employees and agencies engaged through learning the proper way of practicing 5S scheduled from April 17 – 26, 2012.
5S is the City’s kick-off activity that intends to share the correct way of exercising good housekeeping practices to its employees and agencies. This is done through office visitation by a core group which includes lectures from credible resource persons. An outright application of the discourses was also implemented.

Honorable Psyche M. Sucaldito, Engr. Alfredo C. Ranido, Jr., and Forester Norberto M. Lopez imparted lectures and talks that would help in addressing pressing issues of today such as climate change and environmental awareness. Different offices attended and learned on topics regarding 5S (Sort, Systemize, Sweep, Standardize, and Self-discipline) including its essence in the global scale and in the government offices as well as its benefits.

 Other related and connected discussions are: ways on how to lessen GHGs (Greenhouse Gases); proper household and office waste segregation; climate change; and the concept of City Ordinance #13 or the Integrated and Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Tacurong City.
Further activities regarding the Earth Day Celebration will consist of Limpyo Kalog (Hiligaynon term for “canal cleaning”) and Tree Growing in celebration of the Philippine Arbor Day. Tacurong City also joined in the observance of Earth Hour from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. on March 31, 2012.
The conduct of these activities is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in cooperation with Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP), that encourages government agencies and private institutions to participate in the celebration of Earth Day and prepare activities for the whole month. (Ariesha Faith Martinez Dimaano)