Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur (December 7, 2010)  – The Overseas of International Service Cultural Academy  or OISCA (a Japanese institution)  established their linkage at Barangay Dardarat through then Brgy. Captain Alberto Solis in 1998   to put up a mangrove project at the shorelines of said barangay and neighboring  Sabang and Salapasap. 

The OISCAN's during the mangrove planting at Brgy. Dardarat, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur
 These were  materialized through the cooperation and efforts  of barangay officials and residents as well. On December 5-6, 2010, the Japanese   visited  their mangrove project in Barangay Dardarat, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. The Japanese Professors  paid courtesy to Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. and informed the latter about their frequent visits to monitor and   to  add  their mangrove plants  in these barangays.

Mayor Ediboy warmly  welcomed them.  The Mayor  has been  also  appreciated   their endeavor because it  is very vital in maintaining a balance marine environment in the area.

Mayor Ediboy with the OISCAN's during their visits
According to Brgy. Captain Danny Garcia of Barangay Dardarat, he supports  the mangrove project.  He commended also the assistance extended by the  LGU-Cabugao  and the OISCAN’s.  

On the other hand, the  Japanese institution also  donated  a Day Care Center building in the barangay as part of their cultural programs.

Finally,   according to an  Environmentalist  the  mangrove plant is found effective to regulate soil erosion and siltation, effective sea waves breaker, sanctuary of birds, rendezvous of marine animals and fish and other marine lifes’ shelter that contribute to  a balance marine ecosystem. # (Other source,  Anara-ar Nov.-Dec. 2010)

Mr. Ronie Solar, Day Care Teacher poses infront of the OISCA Day Care Center Building at Barangay Dardarat

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