Environmental protection tops VG Marcos’ priorities

Hopeful to continue the initiatives of her late husband, former Provincial Board Member Mariano “Nonong” Marcos II, the novice Vice Governor Cecilia Araneta–Marcos sees the importance in continuing the advocacy of preserving and protecting the environment through the anti-plastic ordinance.

The late Board Member Marcos was the chairperson of the Committee on Environment from 2016-2019. He also sponsored Provincial Ordinance No. 056-2007, also known as the Enactment of Ilocos Norte Environmental Code of 2007 which aims to provide a framework of norms, standards, and requirements in the restoration and sustainability of nature in the province.

“I am very passionate about the ordinance since my husband is the one who sponsored Ilocos Norte’s environment code and right now we talk about the issue about single-use plastic and how to penalize violators,” Vice Gov. Marcos said.

According to her, the provincial board is currently “researching” on ways to transform the single-use plastics into useful tools before the ordinance be fully implemented.

Moreover, she commended the “Basura Exchange School Tiangge” Program of Burgos Central Elementary School, an initiative encouraging students to collect garbage such as chip packets, plastic cups and bottles, and styrofoams in exchange for school supplies or grocery items. Collected plastic wastes are molded to make eco-bricks.

“I heard about the program and it is parallel to my advocacy— for the local government units to incentivize individuals who collect garbage. If there is no incentive, they will not be motivated to do anything about the plastic [wastes],” she expressed.

As stewards of the environment, Vice Gov. Marcos urges the whole Ilocano community to support the efforts of the Provincial Government and work for hand in hand in combating the environmental problems, specifically the mismanagement of single-use plastics. Blessing Angel V. Agliam, PGIN-CMO

Written by Village Connect

In a world where free quarterly print and online publications rule, Concept and Beyond Publishing (formerly, Tesmarias Publishing) a publisher of Village Connect (VC) stands out as a pillar and a trailblazer, raising the bar for complimentary magazines with quality reads that are tailored to discriminating Filipino urbanites.

As a print and digital publication, VC strives to provide readers an insightful glimpse into the ever-changing business landscape through relevant dialogue and inclusive coverage of trending news, information, and lifestyle tidbits within (and outside) the metropolis.

On a bigger scale, VC identifies and promotes Philippine innovations in various industries and connects them with Manila’s young and upbeat populace.

Since its founding in 2011, VC emerged as a household and business name, with a monthly circulation of 50,000 copies distributed FREE in Metro Manila, VC is targeted toward select villages, multi-dwelling outfits (condominiums, serviced apartments), banks, and lifestyle facilities including salons, wellness institutes, and beauty and fitness centers. It is also exclusively carried by Figaro Coffee Shops in Metro Manila – truly living up to its goal of connecting villages and businesses.

“Get Connected and Join the Conversation”

Connecting villages to the urban world where villages and businesses come together. Your information hub for urban and corporate living.

Should you have further queries, please feel free to contact us at the telephone number, (02) 7255-1092 or mobile numbers: (0916) 704-7815 or (0939) 592-7990 or visit our website:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



The First World Chocolate Fair in PH

NESTLĖ Launched Ready-to-Drink Subscription Service and Upcycle the used Beverage-Cartons