OCBO personnel participates in various Araw ng Dabaw Activities
The Local Government of Davao prepared series of activities in line with the 75th Araw ng Dabaw and Diamond Celebration. At the core of this year-long celebration, which officially kicked off early March this year, is the advocacy of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). With the theme, “Pag-amuma sa syudad, bahanding ikabilin sa kabatan-onan dinhi sa Dabaw” employees are encouraged to give back blessings to local communities or better put, to pay it forward.
Among the eager participants of the CSR activities were the personnel of the Office of the Building Official (OCBO).
On March 10, OCBO employees engaged in the Adopt-a-Family activity. This activity aimed to extend assistance to less-fortunate children of the SOS Children’s Village in this City. Slightly-used clothing and other useful items were handed down to the children beneficiaries. Also incorporated in the one day visit were feeding and short discussion activities. A range of topics – from the city’s history, importance of schooling, work and family – were talked about in the fellowship.
Another meaningful activity for OCBO employees was the Tree Planting at Km. 9, Matina Pangi on April 21. This was part of the 42nd Earth Day Celebration and the City’s Clean and Green Program. This time around, the staff experienced giving back care to Mother Earth, which was a timely venture in the midst of climate change and worsening global environment conditions. Around __ trees were planted together with high hopes of a cleaner and greener environment for the future generations.
Other activities fell around the same time with the 75th Araw ng Dabaw Celebration. Among these was the 102nd International Women’s Day Celebration held last March 08. Women employees joined an early morning parade routed from the Freedom Park beside Ateneo de Davao University to the People’s Park where a culminating program was held.
Upcoming activities that OCBO plan to conduct are (1) coastal clean-up, and (2) mangrove planting and tree planting, tentatively scheduled on June and August, respectively. Early plans for 2013 include a bloodletting activity.
All these activities are in line with the awareness-raising on Corporate Social Responsibility among employees.