September 25, 2023
In line with the celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the Civil Service Commission for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CSC-BARMM), the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE), together with the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) spearheaded the Plant-Run activity today, September 22, 2033, at Dimapatoy, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte.
With the theme: “Cultivating Dynamism Among Government Workers”, ministries, agencies, and offices of the BARMM participated in the activity consisted of fun-run and tree-planting. Meanwhile, forty-five Cultural Workers of the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH-BAMM) participated in support of the activity.
Starting with the registration of all participants, the fun-run activity immediately took place that allowed the participants to engage in a physically challenging and invigorating activity by fostering camaraderie. Following the fun-run, awards were presented to recognize the top runners both in male and in female categories by recognizing their dedication and sportsmanship. With this, the Commission is extending its congratulations to its two Cultural Workers who clinched in the top ten (Female Category): Fairodz T. Mohammad (10th Placer) and Bairida T. Kalanganan (9th Placer).
After giving awards to those who clinched the top was the Tree-Planting activity served as the highlight of the program. BCPCH Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D. and Executive Director Akmad D. Mama spearheaded the Commission in taking part of this endeavor that collectively contributes to the reforestation efforts and preservation of our environment.
Prior to the Plant-Run activity, the Chairperson stressed in his message to the Commission’s Cultural Workers the importance of planting trees in Islamic point of view. “Planting trees is considered as an act of Sadaqah (Charity) and the planter will definitely receive rewards/blessings from all those who benefit from it. The Prophet Muhammad SAW said that here is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or saws seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him.” – He stated.
The activity not only benefited the Commission’s Cultural Workers in terms of environmental awareness but yield physical health benefits, foster teamwork, and promote government dynamism in leaving a positive and long-lasting impact to the community and to the natural environment.
BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Commission is currently under the leadership of Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D.