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JCI Legazpi goes beyond borders

LEGAZPI CITY--The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Legazpi has ventured anew into showcasing leadership prowess in service to communities, this time on the drawing board are on ensuring road safety, provision of clean and safe drinking water, woman empowerment and urban gardening for the Calabarzon provinces.

President Richard Ong of JCI Legazpi said the upcoming projects are aligned with the national program of the organization much as in consonance with the thrusts of the Sustainable Development Goals, also being pursued by the world-wide organization.

JCI Legazpi has partnered with the local governments of Atimonan and Pagbilao—specifically with the barangays with jurisdiction over the area— to provide the essential personal needs of volunteer traffic aides so they can better perform services to motorists and the public passing through the “bitukang manok” or bypass zigzag road in Quezon province.

Other collaborators are Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Albay and Quezon provincial offices while donors include Six in One Corporation, Casablanca Hotel, Manzihing, LightPlus, Kaloigraphy Gafix Lab, Lava Resto, Ultra Aire Okina,

Ong said that the project dubbed “Vest of Life” for road safety project has been crafted to provide assistance to the volunteer traffic aides manning the critical and dangerous segments of the zigzag road in the entrance and exit portions.

Punong barangay Rene Colico of Silangang Malicboy in Pagbilao Quezon was all thankful after learning about the projects from JCI Legazpi noting that such would somehow ease the lives of the volunteer traffic aides providing their essential personal needs and complement resources while at work.

The volunteer traffic aides guide motorists in almost all road curves, be it hairpin or not, that they need to obey their flag signals. Or else if they do not follow the traffic signals, they may fall to the ravine and take days to be recovered.

“JCI Legazpi will donate 100 reflectorized vests, 30 flash lights, 50 blue rain coats and 50 water containers to augment the resources of the volunteer traffic aides who help ensure the safety of motorist plying the Bicol-Manila route and vice versa, among others, utilizing the bypass zigzag road,” he added.

According to Ong, JCI Legazpi members have also been frequently travelling the South Road from Bicol to Manila-vice versa and we observed these volunteer traffic aides need to wear reflectorized vests especially at night so that they will be visible for their own safety and can be easily spotted by motorists passing by while the flash lights can be used as a tool in guiding traffic.

On “Pinay Power” initiative, JCI Legazpi will also be providing the rain coats this time giving priority to the female volunteer traffic aides manning critical points of the zigzag road to protect them while they are exposed to rains and fog to prevent illness.

“We will also provide them with the 4-liter water containers, under the “Agua de Vida” project, to provide storage of adequate and safe drinking water to quench their thirst during breaks following the performance of their duties,” Ong added.

The zigzag road is located within the Quezon National Forest Park and acclaimed as one of the most popular roads in Southern Luzon. One of the well-known parts of the road system is what locals call the “siko” or one which looks like a bent elbow that a mistake of the driver on this part could bring disaster.

Ong furthered that the initiative also complements the response of government authorities to ensure safe and smooth travel along the South Road next time.

The series of project implementation in a span of three days will conclude with the “Botika sa Paso” project in Tagaytay City showcasing urban organic gardening promoting cultivation, processing and distribution of grown medicinal herbs.

The “Botika sa Paso”project also intends to educate village resident on the efficacy and benefit of the use of herbal medicines as alternatives to prevent, relieve, and treat illness.

The stakeholders are also encouraged to develop an area or more in their village where different herbal medicines will be planted in a terracotta pot or any recyclable materials following the garden concept. (MAL-PIA5/Albay)

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