Saving Manila

  Early this week, news about the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) teaming up with the Office of the Ombudsman to file charges against barangay officials who would allow the waterways to be polluted again after their Estero Blitz clean-up operation came out. I would say this must definitely be out of frustration on the part of the MMDA after…

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Coastal Clean Up 2015

How did you celebrate the International Coastal Clean-Up Day? Every year, volunteers all over the world gather along the coasts every third Saturday of September to clean-up the water bodies.  This event is orchestrated by Ocean Conservancy. They started it along the Texas coast in 1986, and from the initial 12 sites, there are now more than 6,000 sites in…

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Seniors for the Environment

About a month ago, we went to Barangay Ugong with the Ecowaste Coalition to conduct a mini-lecture on basic ecological solid waste management. Again, this is part of the campaign to rehabilitate our waterways (esteros and canals) by teaching people that it’s not okay to throw their garbage down the waterways, but instead, learn to manage wastes properly. It’s a…

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Solid Waste Management for Schools

We will be heading to Caleruega next week for another of the School-based Ecological Solid Waste Management Program (SESWMP) Trainers’ Training Toyota Autoparts have been sponsoring, if I’m not mistaken, from around four years back. It is the fourth of the series, where student leaders are being thought the value of loving our environment, and helping them know ways on…

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