30 July 2018, Bulacan Province, Philippines. The Kapisanan ng mag Mag-aaral at Manggagawa sa Agham Panlipunan (KAPIMAGPA) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with FEED for the enhanced protection and preservation of Bulacan’s environment and biodiversity, through the planting of more Philippine native trees – targeted at contributing to water and food security; and coastal and fluvial protection from flooding.
KAPIMAGPA’s Official Flag symbolises:
- Blue – Peace
- Yellow – Wisdom
- Red – Courage and Loyalty
- Sun – Symbolizes the 9 disciplines of the Social Sciences
- Laurel Wreath – Symbolizes Excellence, Competence and Compassion
- Golden Scale – Justice and Integrity
And their Official Motto is: “CARITAS IN VERITATE” meaning Charity in Truth.
Excellence in Community Engagement and Services
KAPIMAGPA is committed to enhancing people’s lives by delivering the highest quality service in a community engagement programs with competence and compassion.
KAPIMAGPA’s Goals and Objectives are to:
- Participate actively in the greening program of FEED Inc. as part of environment conservation and preservation of United Nations;
- Actively contribute to community environmental engagement activities; and
- Promote the importance and values of Humanities and Social Sciences
KAPIMAGPA was founded by one of FEED’s staunchest student volunteers from the One Child, One Tree program, Mr. Jan Philip B. Cabrera on May 11th, 2017 with an active roster of Student Officials:
- President: Ms. Danica Rose B. Sobrepena
- Vice-President: Ms. Jorimay Provida
- Secretary: Ma. Erika Magtalas
- Asst. Secretary: Mary Nicole Angeline Octoso
- Auditor: Christel Erica Ordonio
- PRO: Aira Marie Aquino
Including KAPIMAGPA Members:
- Azhizha E. Cruz
- Christian Adrian B. Ang
- Mherlyn Mae S. Caguntas
- Ana Graciela M. Tanjoco
- Krishia Rein A. Baculpo
- Mary Ann J. Yazon
Officials from Employees/Labor Sector:
- President: Mr. John Joseph R. Lopez
- Vice-President: Mr. Jayrick Oliver R. San Juan
- Secretary: Mr. Henry R. Bautro, LPT
- Treasurer: Mrs. Lara C. Roberto
- Auditor: Mr. Sherwin Tanjutco
- Coordinator: Mr. Mark Anthony A. Yamat
- Mr. Jhon Erwin G. Lopez, LPT
- Mr. Michael John M. De Castro, LPT
- Ms. Rica Mae DG. Villanueva, LPT
- Ms. Imee Torres, LPT
- Ms. Mary Anne R. Lopez
“Servant Leadership is a task that shall begin today!”
– Sir. Jan Philip Cabrera, Founder, KAPIMAGPA
To uphold fairness and order in the midst of differences, constant change and complex modern society seem the greatest challenge for the modern leaders today. To recognize that these differences would lead us not into competition but into a complementary process will give us the kind of leaders that we need. To realize that there is a higher authority form which man’s knowledge and strength emanates from and to whom he submits himself, will give us the kind of public servant that we need.
Before we take on our duties and responsibilities, it is necessary that we define the kind of leadership that will eventually define our character and that will, hopefully, make a difference in our society. More than how people will judge us and what they will say about our leadership at the end of our terms, it is important to see the purpose of KAPIMAGPA and the authority but above all, we are servant leaders.
From our positions, we humbly submit ourselves to three things:
- We acknowledge the presence of God, who guides and directs our decisions and actions in carrying out our mission and vision.
- We uphold the rule of law and the Constitution, which protects our rights as citizens of this country.
- We protect the welfare and right of, the majority members of this organization and its environment as the core of our existence and creation.
From here, we begin our duties. KAPIMAGPA is a mixture of talent, skills, wisdom, ideas and potentials. This is the machinery, which will help us achieve our goals. We must acknowledge our difference and imperfections that we may learn to adjust our sails and complement each other. We have one goal but we may have different ways or ideas of carrying them out. At the end of the day, we may have a brilliant project proposal on hand.
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Tree-Planting with FEED
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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