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    The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022
    Safe Food
    Country’s plan to address malnutrition: Philippine Food and Nutrition Policies and Governance What are the malnutrition problems being addressed in PPAN?   Other forms of Malnutrition: ◆Vitamin A deficiency ◆Iron deficiency anemia ◆Iodine deficiency disorders ◆Hunger and food insecurity   Guiding Principles:  ◆Attainment of nutritional well-being is a main responsibility of families but government and other stakeholders have the duty...
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    EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 927
    Philippine Law
    FURTHER DEFINING CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE LAGUNA LAKE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYWHEREAS, the land and the waters of the Laguna Lake Region are limited natural resources requiring judicious management for their optimal utilization to insure renewability and to preserve the ecological balance; WHEREAS, the increasing pressure of urban growth and development dictate...
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    Philippine Crocodile
    Philippine Species
    Description The Philippine crocodile is one of the most endangered freshwater crocodiles. It is small with a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back. Until recently, the Philippine crocodile was considered a subspecies of the very similar New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaguineae). Biology Philippine crocodiles are thought to feed...
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    Arroceros Park, A Window to Our Past, A Lifeline to Our Future
    Kamayan Para Sa Kalikasan
    Michelle (not her real name), a third year education student of Universidad de Manila, sees the nearby Arroceros Park as welcome relief amidst the urban jungle that is Manila. “Our school is right next to busy thoroughfares, so there is considerable noise and air pollution around the area. The trees...
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    Building The Country From The Bottom Up
    Kamayan Para Sa Kalikasan, Sustainable Economy
    The Goal: Communities living high quality lives in love, peace, and harmony. The Plan: Each area of the Philippines is developed with a non-negotiable commitment to certain principles.     DownloadDownload You must be logged in to view this content. Free Virtual Library Registration Here Username or Email Address Password Remember Me  
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    Search for a Just Model for Economic Sustainability
    Kamayan Para Sa Kalikasan, Sustainable Economy
    Global context: Continuing crisis of the dominant global model (Washington Consensus) since the 2008-2010 Global Financial Crisis Reflected in the rise of Donald Trump (“America First”) and other Trumps, Brexit crisis in Europe, unresolved crisis of Greece, failure of the World Trade Organization to conclude its Doha Round (2000), crisis of “shareholder...
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    Climate Change Reality Project
    Healthy Environment
      By 2050, warmer waters in the southern Philippines could cause the maximum fish catch to decrease by 50 percent. Low-lying areas inundation affecting seagrass beds in shallow tidal and sub-tidal marine environment coral bleaching and degeneration. Sea level in the Philippines is projected to rise two to three times faster than...
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    Sierra Madre: Threats to its Ecological Services
    Healthy Environment
    What are the threats to Sierra Madre? Timber poaching Agricultural encroachment Road development Airport development Settlement Kaingin making Wildlife hunting Influx of migrants Tourism development Forest Fire Mining/quarrying Treasure hunting DownloadDownload You must be logged in to view this content. Free Virtual Library Registration Here Username or Email Address Password Remember Me
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    Coconut Oil the Tree of Life
    Healthy Environment, Sustainable Economy
    Understanding Plant Oil What differentiates them is the profile of their fatty acid composition e.g. carbon chain. Plant oil is also referred to as Lipid Current usage of Coconut Oil based products Food Products Cosmetic & Personal Care Health Products Value-Adding Processes Coconut for Clean Air and Environment   Coconut has many more potential applications...
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    Visayan Warty Pig Wild Swine with a WILD Look
    Philippine Species
    Why exhibit Visayan warty pigs?  Help save this species now! The express purpose of this captive breeding program is to act as a genetic insurance policy: hybridization with feral pigs is a major threat to wild populations. Present a spokes-species for island endemism, and tell the stories of habitat...
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    Tamaraw Habitat Assessment an Exploration of Inner Mindoro Island
    Philippine Species
    The Tamaraw, Bubalus mindorensis, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. It is the largest mammal endemic to the Philippines and can only be found on the island of Mindoro. The main current threat to the Tamaraw is habitat loss due to farming by resettled...
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    Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua Haematuropygia)
    Philippine Species
    Cacatoès des Philippines. Previously widespread in the Philippine islands, this cockatoo now numbers perhaps less than 1,000 and is reduced to only a few places. Its stronghold being the island of Palawan where the LPF supports the conservation programme run by the Katala Foundation. The supporter partnership includes Chester...
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    State of Nature Assessment 2017: Resolutions
    Green SONA
    STATE OF NATURE ASSESSMENT 2017 “Our Land, Our Life” August 11, 2017; Little Theater, Miriam College RESOLUTIONS Whereas the Philippines is archipelagic, mountainous and volcanic, blessed with inherent ecosystems and natural elements that maintain and preserve the richness of its biodiversity; Whereas the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) is the largest and most...
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    Greening the Church: Sambuhay Misallette
    Greening the Church
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    General Assembly: August 22, 2017, Environmental Studies Institute -Miriam College
    General Assembly
    Green Convergence Board of Trustees for 2017-2018 (from left to right: Standing-Carlo Garcia(Environmental Studies Institute), Clarissa Magsarili (Zero Waste Philippines), Leonor Berroya (Earthday Network Philippines), John Din (Columban Missionaries), Ma. Teresa Oliva (Executive Director, Green Convergence); Seated-Sr. Angelina Villanueva (Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines-Justice, Peace, and...
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    Palm Oil Expansion In The Philippines
    Green SONA, Healthy Environment, Safe Food, Sustainable Economy
    Marami ang nagsasabi na mayaman ang Pilipinas subalit naghihirap ang mamamayang Pilipino. May katotohanan ito dahil kahit sagana sa mga likas na yaman ang ating bayan, nananatiling mahirap, nagugutom at nagdudusa pa rin ang marami nating mga kababayan. Kabilang sa pinakamayamang lugar sa ating bansa ang Mindanao, tinatawag din na...
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    GREEN SONA 2017
    Green SONA
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    State of Nature Assessment 2017
    Green SONA
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    The Oceans are in Trouble : Protecting Benham Rise
    Healthy Environment, Kamayan Para Sa Kalikasan
    The oceans are in trouble, as ocean explorer, film maker and conservation advocate Alexandra Cousteau puts it. A team of marine scientists found a dazzling array of soft and hard corals, fish, algae, and sponges in Benham Bank,during a week-long expedition in May 2016. They observed one hundred percent coral...
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    Education for Sustainability by Rev. Brother Armin Luistro
    Speeches
    Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. It gives me much pleasure to join you this afternoon but first a correction, I am not a presidentiable, so don't ask me difficult questions. It is a privilege to join you this afternoon, especially in the presence of Chief Justice, the greenest of...
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    Critically endangered: The Philippine Eagle - What Do We Know After a 100 years
    Philippine Species
    The Philippine Eagle is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered to be one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest and certainly among its most critically endangered vertebrate species. The Philippine eagle...
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    Ensuring Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment
    Healthy Environment
    Priority Strategies Subsector Outcome 1: Sustained Functioning of Ecosystem Services Intensify sustainable management of natural resources through adoption of ridge-to-reef approach and integrated area development Reverse the loss of forest cover through sustained rehabilitation of degraded forest lands including critical watersheds & major river basins Complete delineation of final forest...
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    Address of the Chair of Lopez Group of Companies, Oscar Lopez
    Sustainable Economy
    Delivered by Mr. Richard B. Tantoco President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Development Corporation (EDC is the largest renewable energy developer in the country making the Philippines the no. 2 geothermal country in the world since 1983). Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, and good afternoon Chief Justice. I'd like to begin...
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    Sustainable Economy for the Philippines
    Sustainable Economy
    Hon. Joey Salceda  Governor, Province of Albay Good Morning! Unang-una salamat sa pagbibigay ng opportunidad sa akin upang maibahagi at matuto na rin ako sa mga ginagawa ng iba. Siguro naman kung may pipiliin kayong presidente para sa 2016, isa lang ang pamantayan: yung marunong makinig. At tignan ninyo na ang...
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    Prayer from the Seniors (Luz Sabas, Founder of Zero Waste Recycling Movement of the Philippines)
    Prayers
    Loving God, we remember that Jesus taught us to pray saying, “Our Father”. You created us, You made this world, and You called Your creation very good. Yet often we forget that You are our loving parent who continues to bless Your world. Jesus told us that You are “in...
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    Sustainable Cities & Sustainable Schools
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon Davis presented the ASEAN Framework for Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) and Eco-schools. ESC are cities or urban areas that are environmentally sustainable while meeting the social and economic needs of the people as outlined in the ASCC Blueprint (2009 – 2015). The ESC Award aims...
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    Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Governance
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    Early humans have enjoyed close relationship with nature as indicated by the knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous and local communities. The case study of the Ifugaos, entitled Community-based Monitoring System for Restoring Balance, described their traditional monitoring and management systems like the “do nothing” to minimal economic activities...
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    Ecosystem Governance
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    The principles in ecosystem governance that Mayor Maquiabas employed in running their municipality’s activities include: - Strengthening leadership cognizant to better risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation initiatives - Building a culture that is committed to the preservation of the environment - Building people for peace and development, by way of people...
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    SALt Lamp
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    The SALt Lamp is a lamp with 90 lumens equivalent to seven candlepower powered by saltwater thus it can light up those in the coastal communities and those in the remotest barrios in the hinterlands. With two tablespoons of salt in one glass of tap water, the lamp runs...
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    Micro-mini Dams
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation is the leading developer of run- off-river hydropower plants in the Philippines for 37 years. It develops energy sources that are locally available, can be constantly replenished, and have little adverse effects to the environment. The Run-off River Scheme is a type...
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    Green Economic Development: Driver for Competitiveness and Innovation of the Industry and Services in the Philippines
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    The Green Growth Program of DTI Climate Smart Industries and Services is one of the desired outcomes in the 2010 National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP). Climate change and green growth is one of the future-oriented themes in the 2011 – 2016 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Plan....
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    Wind Energy
    Renewable Energy, Sustainable Economy
    Renewable Energy (RE) has a net benefit to electricity consumers. As of the end of 2015, there are already 393 megawatt wind farms and 144 megawatt solar power plants operating in the country. Based on the Energy Regulatory Commission’s approved Feed- in Tariff (FIT), rates for solar (P9.68/kWh) and...
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    Community-based Renewable Energy Systems (CBRES) Model
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    Community-based Renewable Energy Systems (CBRES) is a model for renewable energy development that has been promoted by SIBAT since 1995. It provides need- based energy, and in the rural context of the country, these are household and community lighting, community services, livelihood, and non-power needs. It can provide reliable,...
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    Community-based approaches: Private-community partnership
    Sustainable Economy
    REGINA PAZ L. LOPEZ is the chairperson of one of the Philippines’ biggest non- government organizations, the ABS- CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. She initiated Bantay Bata163, the country’s first media-based hotline, which in 1997 became the United Nations Grand Awardee for Excellence besting 187countries. She spearheaded Bantay Kalikasan,...
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    Private Agri Tourism: Malabing Valley Casibu, Nueva Viscaya
    Healthy Environment, Safe Food
    JOSEPHINE NAMUJHE is the founder of the Malabing Valley Sustainable Integrated Forest Farmer's Association (MVSIFFA). The Malabing Valley Multipurpose Cooperative has ventured into non-traditional capacity building activities as a means to organize farmers in the valley, and as a way to protect its natural resources. The cooperative has joined...
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    Writ of Kalikasan
    Speeches
    Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. Well first, let me say I am happy to see again my friend, Secretary Luistro. Pagkatapos kong makinig doon sa sinabi niya ako ay naniniwala na higit na mabuti kaysa tuwid na daan ang berdeng daan. For a start I will give the background...
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    Carbon Neutral Industries thru Biomass
    Renewable Energy
    Biomass as legally defined in Republic Act 9513 is a non-biodegradable organic material originating from naturally occurring or cultured plants, animals and microorganisms. Biomass is a cleaner source of energy compared to coal. It emits less pollution and Green House Gases (GHGs) thus helps mitigate climate change. There are drivers...
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    SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
    Healthy Environment
    This session was moderated by DR. DONNA PAZ T. REYES, the Chair of the Graduate Program of the Department of Environment and the Executive Director of Environmental Studies Institute of Miriam College. A graduate of Ph.D from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, she is an authority in...
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    Recycled Products: HMR
    Healthy Environment, Sustainable Economy
    CECILIA BANICOD, is the pollution control officer at the HMR Envirocycle Phils. Their environmental commitment recognizes that nature's resources are finite. Thus, HMR Envirocycle Phils. Inc., the de-manufacturing branch of HMR group, is committed to undertake maximum recovery of useable commodities from end-of-Iife and by-products for reuse through the...
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    Non-burn Technologies
    Sustainable Economy
    ENGR. JULITO POGOY is the President of Pollution Abatement Systems Specialists, Inc. (PASS, Inc.). It is organized by a group of mechanical engineers and is engaged in the transport, storage and disposal of infectious wastes using autoclave treatment process. The founding of the company was a response to the...
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    Prayer from the Youth (Sarah L. Z. Sarmiento, Bachelor of Laws 2014)
    Prayers
    Almighty and everlasting God, You made the universe with all its marvelous order, its atoms, worlds, and galaxies, and the infinite complexity of living creatures. Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of Your creation, we may come to know You more truly, and more surely fulfill our role...
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    Prayer from the Adults (Rex San Diego, Head Teacher of Ismael Mathay Sr. High School)
    Prayers
    Compassionate and loving God, You created a beautiful world for us to share. Give us the desire to live simply, so that our lives show Your generosity. You made us responsible for the earth: guide us so that those who come after us may enjoy Your creation. Merciful God, hear...
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    The LGU Eco Champion Project: A Closer Look at LGUs Compliance to Environmental Laws and Regulations and Unique Efforts to Sustainability
    Healthy Environment
    Sr. Marvie Misolas, MM Project Leader The LGU Eco Champion is a national survey of LGU compliance to various Philippine environmental laws and regulations that aims to determine successes and gaps in its implementation. The project is a collaboration between EMB/DENR and Green Convergence. Project Concept Philippine environmental laws and regulations have...
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    Prayer from the Business Sector
    Prayers
    Dear Lord, Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth. Please bless this conference and all its participants. Guide us with Your goodness and mercy. Give us the resolve and commitment to protect Your creation. Grant us the courage to do Your will and enhance the environment. Make us instruments of Your will. Give us the...
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    Prayer from the Government
    Prayers
    Almighty God & Father, we praise You and we thank You for the many blessings You have given us. With Your might, You created the earth and enriched it with Your providence. You have given us the earth to cultivate, so that we may gather its fruits to sustain...
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    Twin Phoenix Project: Climate Smart Planning
    Healthy Environment
    MA. SUSAN RACHEL JOSE is the chief technical advisor for the Project Climate Twin Phoenix, a project that envisioned to be the first stage of a more comprehensive and long term capacity development program for cities and municipalities to manage risks from climate change and climate-related natural hazards. With...
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    Localizing GHG Inventory: Implications to LGUs
    Healthy Environment
    SANDEE G. RECABAR is a Senior Research Specialist of the Climate Change Office of the Philippine Climate Change Commission (CCC). She started working for the Commission in 2011 and serves as its lead technical focal person for climate change mitigation issues particularly GHG inventories, mitigation actions and MRV. She...
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    System of Rice Intensification: Climate Tolerant Endemic Crop
    Sustainable Economy
    JESUS LAS MARIAS is an advocate of System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a method of planting and growing rice that reduces costs, increases yields, and avoids the use of agrochemicals. It has been successfully tested in more than 40 countries, and in almost all regions of the Philippines. SRI-Pilipinas...
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    Budget Tagging for CCA / DRRM Projects
    Healthy Environment
    RONALDO U. TOLEDO is the Director of the Fiscal Planning Bureau (FPB) Department of Budget and Management (DBM). As the Director, he supervises the operations of the bureau in its conduct of fiscal policy research and planning, development of fiscal and budgeting frameworks, (including multi-year and annual budget ceilings...
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    CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & MITIGATION & DISASTER RISK REDUCATION & MANAGEMENT (CCA – DRRM
    Healthy Environment
    The breakout session on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures was led by ATTY. ANGELA CONSUELO IBAY, head of Climate Change and Energy Program, WWF and the Program Coordinator of the Klima Climate Change Center. DR. MARY JEAN CALEDA, Associate Dean for Research and Governance Practice, Ateneo School of Government...
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    E vehicle: Filipino Investment Model
    Healthy Environment
    JOHN TAN LEE is the president of Applied Machining Corporation and Nito Seiki Manufacturing Corporation. He is also the Director of the Philippine Utility Vehicle Inc. and the current President of Aerospace Industries Association of the Philippines. He is a Board Member of the Electric Vehicle Association of the...
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    Implementing Euro 4
    Healthy Environment
    ENGR. JEAN ROSETE is the chief of the Air Quality Management Section under the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. EMB-AQMS is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of R.A 8749 or the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999. Its primary goal is to...
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    Inclusive Mobility Conceptual Framework
    Healthy Environment
    JULIA NEBRIJA recently graduated with a Master of Urban Design from the City College of New York, Bernanrd and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. She earned her undergraduate degree in International Affairs with concentrations in International Development and Latin America, at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the...
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    Clean Cooking Stove
    Healthy Environment
    DR. MYLENE G. CAYETANO is a Balik (Returning) – Scientist Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology. She is currently minting her career as an assistant professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. She had her...
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    Technical Innovations for Clean Air
    Healthy Environment
    ENGR. REYNALDO ESGUERRA, a licensed chemical engineer, has over 30 years of experience in environmental management that includes research; policy studies; design of waste treatment facilities; water quality monitoring; and environmental management system. At present, he is the Chief of Environment and Biotechnology Division of Industrial Technology Development Institute....
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    Healthy Air
    Healthy Environment
    The session on Healthy Air was chaired by ATTY. GLYNDA BATERINA- BATHAN, the Deputy Executive Director of Clean Air Asia. The moderator was MS. ELENIDA BASUG, the current Chief of the Environmental Education and Information Division (EEID) at the Environment Management Bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources...
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    Eel Industry
    Safe Food
    JUAN RAÑA is the chairman of Integrated Growers and Traders (IGAT), a private sector-led voluntary, self-help and selfregulating association composed of Philippine Eel Industry stakeholders. It is organized to promote the interest of the Philippines in general and the eel industry in particular. The acronym “igat” is a Filipino word...
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    Healthy Water
    Healthy Environment
    The session on Healthy Water was chaired by ATTY. ANTONIO A. OPOSA, JR. He pioneered the practice of Environmental Law in the Philippines and is one of Asia’s leading voices in the international arena of Environmental Law. He was conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2009 for “his...
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    Healthy Environment by David Suzuki, Ph. D.
    Healthy Environment
    First of all, I would like to congratulate the organizers of the first of what I hope will be a continuing series of conferences bringing together all of the people that are concerned about the environment in this beautiful, that you call your country. I would like to congratulate...
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    Zero Waste Water Facility
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    A lot of water currently is wasted because of inefficient harvesting and treatment. There are a number of zero wastewater initiatives like wastewater treatment system, decentralized wastewater treatment system, rainwater harvesting and detention pond that may help solve the problem. In a wastewater treatment system, water from a septic tank...
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    Ram Pump
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Ram pump is a pump that requires no electricity or fuel. It uses only the kinetic energy of flowing water to push water to an upland tank. The collected water is then piped down into faucets constructed in the community. The ram pump is effective, easy to install, low...
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    National Greening Program Success Stories
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    The worsening forest destruction in the country has brought disasters especially during typhoons. To help address the issue, President Benigno Aquino III signed Executive Order No. 23 declaring a moratorium on the harvesting of timber in forests nationwide and creating the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force. With strengthened forest monitoring,...
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    Role of Communities in Local Conservation Areas
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Established in 1986, Kapunungan sa Gagmay ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) is the municipal fisherfolk association of Barangay Concepcion, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay. It is active in coastal protection and management. The association implements marine-based livelihood projects like fish culture in cages, shell culture, crabs and fish mangrove aqua silviculture...
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    Role of Local Communities in Forest Management: Indigenous Community Conserved Areas
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    In the past years, international policy events have paid great attention to that “historical interface” and to the role of indigenous peoples and local communities in conservation. Communities have managed natural resources with ingenuity and care because on those resources depend their very survival, their security, and many cultural...
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    Protocols and Role of Native Species
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Most reforestation efforts in the Philippines focus on the development of forestry and agro-forestry system using tree species which are introduced because they are selected for their fast growth and easy germination. The species composition of the original forest that once covered the land prior to logging are rarely...
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    State of the Philippine Environment - Hon. Ramon J.P. Paje
    Healthy Environment, Speeches
    Good morning! This is still the most important conference of the week because we are talking about our own future - Mother Earth. Conferences like this are important. This can be a venue for the DENR Secretary to account for what he has done or has not done. What government...
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    Healthy Land
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Educating the Filipinos about the care of our forests and the environment should start with the youth. Considering environmental stewardship as a track in Grades 11 and 12 is a good start to open their eyes in caring for our environment. People in government should also be educated and...
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    Mandamus on Manila Bay
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    In January 1999, concerned residents of Manila Bay filed a complaint with the RTC of Imus, Cavite against several government agencies for the cleanup, rehabilitation and protection of Manila Bay. In December 2008, the Supreme Court issued a Mandamus Ruling that ordered the defendant government agencies to clean up,...
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    Mangrove Rehabilitation
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Mangroves provide ecosystem services that are valued from $14,166 to $16,142 per hectare per year. These services include raw materials and food, coastal protection, erosion control, maintenance of fisheries and carbon sequestration. The present mangroves to ponds ratio is 1:1 lower than the ideal 4:1 ratio because of the...
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    The ECHO-store Concept
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    Every consumer needs to know the source of their food to make sure that the food they eat is safe and nutritious. Better yet is for us to produce our own food. Adherent to the principles of slow food movement, which is to promote the production and eating of...
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    Safe Food Manufacturing
    Safe Food, Updates
    I am not sure if you will agree with me that manufacturing might be a broad label for the food production realm or the industry of food production. The word manufacturing evokes factories and mass production every single time. It might not be that, because cottage industries also involve...
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    Organic Agriculture Program of Negros Occidental
    Safe Food, Updates
    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, organic agriculture is an effective strategy for mitigating climate change by building robust soils that are better adapted to extreme weather conditions associated with climate change. The Organic Agriculture Program in Negros Occidental started with the Public- Private Initiative...
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    Organic Agriculture
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    Organic agriculture promotes an ecologically sound, socially acceptable and economically viable and technically feasible production of food. This is through the reduction of external inputs by avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, while enhancing productivity without destroying the soil and harming farmers, consumers and the...
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    Urban Gardening
    Healthy Environment
    PERFECTO “JOJO” ROM is an urban farmer. He graduated from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan in 2001 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Crop Science through a full scholarship provided by the Xavier Science Foundation from 1997 to 2001. He has visited other countries teaching...
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    Organic Agriculture
    Safe Food
    Thank you for inviting me to participate in this event. I also convey the greetings of Archbishop Antonio Ledesma for the success of this undertaking and in the conduct of an objective social audit process of our concerns about the environment. When Nina invited me to chair this session, I...
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    Keynote Address of His Excellency President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III - by Hon. Ramon P.J. Paje
    Healthy Environment
    I am honored to speak on behalf of President Aquino. Allow me to share with you his message for this occasion: Two years ago at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York, world leaders from across the globe gathered to discuss one of the most pressing challenges of our...
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    Prayer from the Indigenous Peoples: Liberty Talastas, Regional Coordinator of Indigenous Green of Cordillera
    Prayers
    Lord, help us to maintain a reverend attitude towards nature, threatened from all sides today, in such a way that we may restore it completely to the condition of brother/sister and to its role...
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    Muslim Prayer: Alim Hamdi Mulok Barodi, Sariah Law of Madrasal Al-Hikma
    Prayers
    Praise belongs to Allah who created the heavens and the earth and appointed darkness and light... Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. Light upon Light. Allah guides to His Light whoever He wills and Allah makes metaphors for mankind and Allah has knowledge of all things. It...
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    Catholic Prayer : Fr. Pete Montallana, President of Save Sierra Madre Network
    Prayers
    Sa ngalan ng Ama, ng Diyos at ng Espirito Santo. Mapagmahal na Ama, di namin masukat ang iyong pagmamahal sa buong sangnilikha. Magmula sa mga damo hanggang sa napaka-komplikadong katawan ng mga may buhay. Nakakamangha ang iyong mga ginawa. Salamat din sa Pilipinas na para bagang mga perlas na...
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    1st Philippine Environment Summit February 9, 2016
    Healthy Environment
    A press conference was held on the first day of the 1st Philippine Environment Summit (February 9, 2016) in one of the meeting rooms at SMX Convention Center, the summit venue. In the panel were: Dr. Angelina P. Galang, President of Green Convergence, which was the organizer of the...
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    Mongo Industry in the Philippines
    Safe Food, Sustainable Economy
    VICE MAYOR ROBERTO C. AGCAOILI is the Vice Mayor and three-time mayor of San Mateo municipality of Isabela. Under his leadership, it has garnered awards in agricultural development, solid waste management and governance. The Galing Pook Award of 2007 for “Munggo: The Black Gold of San Mateo” is a...
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    Province-wide Zero Waste Campaign
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    “It is high time for human beings to take the right action towards saving the earth.” This was how Gov. Padilla ended her talk where she shared why and how they implemented a province-wide zero waste campaign. With the aims to maximally increase the capacity of all the 275...
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    May Bigas Na! May Ulam Na! May Ganansya Na! Maka Kalikasan Pa! Enhancing Organic Rice and Duck Industry though Integrated Rice Duck Farming System (IRDFS)
    Sustainable Economy
    Integrated Rice-Duck Farming System (IRDFS) is a method of growing rice and ducks together in an irrigated field. It benefits organic rice production in several ways. The movement of the ducks in the rice field helps it to produce more grains. The duck manure can be used as fertilizer...
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    Sustainable Integrated Organic & Natural Mini-Farm Program: An Initiative for Food Self-sufficiency, Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Renewal
    Safe Food
    A 1,000 sqm mini-farm model is a food-self sufficient and self-generating income. Livelihood income can be generated from the animals and crops while the composting of crops and manures will be able to sustain the fertility of the soil. It can also stabilize microclimate through the windbreak. Also it...
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    Update on Conference of Parties 21 in Paris
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    Distinguished guests, good afternoon to everyone. Bon jour. It is a great pleasure to be with all of you today for this 1st Philippine Environment Summit. I thank you for this opportunity that is given to me to share with you some insights about the 21st Climate Conference, also called...
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    Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security
    Safe Food, Updates
    Somehow we neglected the fact that healthy environment is necessary for healthy people. We’ve externalized the environment as if it was something outside us. But food is what connects the earth and our bodies. When we destroy the earth, we are destroying our health. We are destroying our economies. I...
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    Urban Gardening & Solid Waste Management
    Healthy Environment, Updates
    There were basically two (2) topics discussed in this session, ecological solid waste management (ESWM), a very popular and practical topic, and urban gardening (UG). Speakers in the session explained how urban gardening is related to ESWM, food security and climate change mitigation. As an added value to the discussion,...
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    Running an Organic Restaurant
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    The Coconut House is not just an organic restaurant but a social enterprise managed by the Philippine Coconut Society whose advocacy is for the welfare of the coconut farmers through the development and production of different healthy products that can be derived from coconuts. Being a social enterprise, the...
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    Contact Growing: The Promise of Cocoa
    Sustainable Economy, Updates
    The great demand for organically grown and processed cacao provides opportunities for cacao farmers, processors and traders. Their organization is helping capacitate the farmers by providing them support and training on organic cacao farming and processing. Aside from the health benefits that can be derived from cacao products, there...
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    Benefits of Raw Food
    Safe Food, Updates
    Raw food, being 100% natural and minimally processed is rich in dietary fiber, life- giving enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins. It therefore is healthier, and promotes long life. When heated to more than about 43˚C/118˚F, foods lose more than 85% of their enzymes which our body needs. Below are...
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    Food as Medicine
    Safe Food, Updates
    The rates of obesity and chronic diseases have increased significantly because we have shifted away from natural remedies and rely on processed, fatty and sugar-laden food diet. Quoting Hippocrates, “Let thy food be thy medicine, let medicine be thy food”, he said that putting the right fuel into your...
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    Back to Basics
    Safe Food, Updates
    The Biomedical Approach is an intervention that involves dietary modification and targeted nutritional supplementing with an aim to correct underlying abnormalities seen in the children. The approach which they adopted inspired many life-changing decisions in their lives. There was a change in their lifestyle especially in their diet. From...
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    RA 10611: Food Safety Act of 2013
    Safe Food, Updates
    Food safety, according to the FDA, refers to the assurance that food will not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared or eaten according to its intended use. Its hazards to safety are biological, chemical, and physical in nature. Biological hazards are mainly caused by bacteria. Chemical hazards...
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    Health and Food
    Safe Food
    The session on Health and Food was chaired by Grace Bernadette Padilla Chua, a board member of Consumer Rights for Safe Food which is a non-profit, non- governmental organization formed to educate consumers about choosing food that is healthy, available, nutritious and sustainable. The moderator was Ms. Maria Fatima...
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    Organic Meat
    Safe Food, Updates
    There are advantages of organic farming and the benefits derived from organically grown foods. He shifted into organic farming and shared some tips on how to raise organic meat and poultry using probiotics and other naturally growing organisms in the environment. He also raised the challenges they have to...
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    Dugong or Sea Cow a Protected Marine Mammal of the Philippines
    Philippine Species
    The dugong is the only entirely marine mammal to feed exclusively on plants, a trait that leads to its other common name of 'sea cow'. These large, rotund animals have short, paddle-like front flippers and a fluke-like tail, with a straight or concave edge, that is used for propulsion. The...
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