Officials and employees dedicated the provincial government’s annual Family Day on October 1 to nature and human life, both elemental to the vision of Bohol toward sustainable development.
Instead of going to a beach picnic, Gov. Edgar Chatto and Vice Gov. Concepcion Lim led the entire capitol officialdom and workforce to a massive tree planting on the site of the Bayongan Dam in San Miguel.
On its way, the capitol Family Day caravan from the province’s capital, Tagbilaran City, made stopovers in towns and distributed reading materials on the prevention of the dreaded dengue disease, which has already killed 14 in Bohol this year.
Both activities pursued the Chatto-Lim administration’s development-service strategy HEAT or Health and sanitation, Education and technology, Agriculture and food production, Tourism and livelihood.
The tree planting site serves a critical watershed while the dam itself nourishes agriculture and enlarges food production thru rice irrigation. The area is an emerging agro-tourism spot.
The proactive approach to prevent dengue spread is a priority among the pressing health concerns addressed by the yet three-month-old Chatto leadership of the province.
While provincial officials and workers tightened their oneness during their Family Day, they at the same time strengthened their bond with nature and life by greening the environment more and making human health pinkish.
After all, man and nature are interconnected in the creation’s grand web of life, Chatto said.