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|
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|
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|