UNO-R cleans up Brgy 40 streets and campus, conducts hand washing with Safeguard

Some swept the trash.Some picked them with recycled plastic-covered bare hands. Some did it with sticks. And some even shoveled the gutter to clear the water passage ways to minimize the flooding in the street.

About two thousand UNO-Rians hit the roads again and the whole university surroundings for its 2011 University Week Cleanup Drive today, September 8. A Rekorida explaining to the public the importance of garbage segregation plied the streets as the cleanup was going on.

Macro Distributors Inc. gave out free Safeguard soap bars as the Medical Technology Students of College of Arts and Sciences conducted the Proper Hand Washing Demonstration after the cleanup drive.

Composed by students, faculty members and department heads from seven colleges: Arts&Sciences, Business&Accountancy, Criminal Justice Education, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Nursing, the group cleaned Libertad Street and Extension, Lizares Avenue and Extension, Margarita Street and Extension, Mercedes Street and Extension, Amelia Street and Mabini Street.

The non-teaching personnel joined the High School Department students and faculty and picked up trash in university parks and gardens, football field, amphitheater, and other areas.

Grade School Department cleaned the UNO-R Gymnasium after their 2011 U-Week Literary Musical Contest.

Leading the UNO-Rians in the off-campus environmental community action were College Deans Nieves Hibaler-Pepito, Dr. John Clifford Salugsugan and Engr. Christopher Taclobos. University Property Administrator and Greenheart Hermitage Founder Br. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR, also came and showed his support.

Barangay 40 Captain Jose Elon Sugon and his officials , along with his Barangay Tanods and some police officers from Bacolod PNP, also joined the clean-up drive and provided security and order during the activity.

Two garbage trucks were deployed by Bacolod City DPS OIC Engr. Jose Phus Cerna and collected the segregated trash.

Students from the School of Law and the Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School donated the black bags and bamboo sticks for the cleanup drive participants.

UCDO (University Community Development Office) organized and coordinated the Institutional UNO-R Cleanup Drive of 2011University Week and the Hand Washing Demo. #msf