July 12, 2019—The Resiliente Sugbo Network (Resugbonet) has gained the support from Archbishop Jose Palma on launching a movement that aims to create a sustainable and resilient city for Cebuanos. ReSugboNet is a multisectoral movement that promotes, advances and strengthens resiliency platforms through disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change and environment-oriented actions through policy advocacy, campaigns, capacity-building, technical assistance, education, and research. Sectors during the meeting include, Cordaid, Center for Environmental Informatics (CENVI), Feed the Children Philippines and the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation.
During the meeting, Arch. Palma said that his advocacy was always for the environment. One of his main advocacies is the reforestation of Cebu, and cleaning up riverbanks and coastal areas since these problems are also once of the causes of making Cebu’s problem on water shortage even worse. Resugbonet is planning to officially launch and also a joint collaboration on a pilot area for this initiative.