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1 October 2010 ACCA Navotas Network General Assembly

Five community organizations from two barangays in Navotas held its first general assembly last 1 October 2010 in M/S Noah Training Center, Barangay Tanza, Navotas. Some guests were present including Bishop Deogracias Iniguez, from the Diocese of Kalookan, Emma Manjares and company of Damayan ng Mamamayang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA), Ms. Leonora Acosta of M/S Noah Training Center, the Barangay Secretary of Tanza, and Jayne Banayad, a representative from the Office of Congressman Tobias Tiangco.

The program started with an opening prayer led by Lolita Caparino, of Masagana of Navotas Neighborhood Association followed by the opening remarks by Rogelio R. Sario of Samahang Pantalan Uno.An introduction about ACCA Navotas Network and its projects was presented by Marginela B. Brucelo of Masagana of Navotas Neighborhood Association. Issues, problems and plans were presented by representatives from each of the 5 member-organizations: Menelo S. Abueva from Masagana of Navotas Neighborhood Association; Rogelio R. Sario from Samahang Pantalan Uno; Cecilia A. Virtuz from Samahan ng Kababaihan sa Dulong Tangos; and Rosa Estipanio from Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangangalakal sa R. Domingo. An annual report was also presented by Arlene Christy D. Lusterio of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc. the NGO proponent of the ACCA project in Navotas City. Bishop Iniguez, Ms. Manjares of Dampa and Ms. Leonora Acosta of M/S Noah Training Center shared their praises and support to the efforts of the communities in Navotas. Continue reading

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Community Based Solid Waste Management Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture

Three months after TAO-Pilipinas conducted its initial Community Based – Solid Waste Management Workshop (CB-SWM) on December 5-6, 2009, members of TAO-Pilipinas Staff and the training facilitators of the workshop conducted surprise visits last March, 2010 to each community to verify if the youths who participated in the workshop have started waste segregation, composting and urban gardening in their respective communities.

Each household in the communities have already been practicing a certain degree of waste segregation. They are also in different stages in the implementation of composting and urban gardening. To reinforce what they have learned, TAO-Pilipinas organized a follow-up workshop last April 30, 2010 which focused on Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Gardening at the TAO-Pilipinas office in Diliman, Quezon City. Continue reading

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Reflection: CB – SWM Re-echoing Experience

by Emil “Hindi porket mahirap ka, na nakatira ka sa isang squatter’s area, tagpi tagpi lang bahay mo, eh nangangahulugang wala ka nang magagawa na ikagaganda ng paligid mo.” I remember myself speaking my heart out to a friend while … Continue reading

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Relief Operations Updates

Dear Donors, TAO-Pilipinas Inc. wishes to extend its gratitude and thanks to those who donated funds to help the victims of tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana) and more recently typhoon Santi (Mirinae). Dear Donors, TAO-Pilipinas Inc. wishes to extend its gratitude … Continue reading

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Community Based Solid Waste Management: Earning by Greening Poor Communities in Metro Manila

Last December 5-6,2009, the Human Settlement and Environment Program of TAO-Pilipinas conducted a Community Based Solid Waste Management Training to 36 youths from ten communities in Metro Manila (2 areas in Pasay city, 1 area in Manila, 5 areas in Navotas, 2 areas in Quezon City). The objective of the training was to motivate the youth to be more aware of their environment by taking care and giving importance to it. The training was held at the Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Dilliman, Quezon City with the theme “Community Based Solid Waste Management: Earning by Greening Poor Communities in Metro Manila”. The Community based solid Waste Management was conducted by PO trainers Jocelyn Satajo, Nelyn Balbalosa and Mary Ann Merelos from SHACC Phase 2 in Malibay, Pasay and Marginela Brucelo from MASAGANA in Tanza, Navotas. The four trainers practice SWM in their respective community which give them hands-on knowledge of the various ways of managing solid waste.

The training was composed of nine parts which tackled various aspects of Solid Waste Management including concepts, environmental situation, laws, and sharing of experience from successful implementers of SWM including the Pasay and Navotas experiences. Jocelyn Satajo conducted the first part of the program wherein the participants shared about their expectations from the training. Nelyn Balbalosa gave a short lecture on the “Kalagayan ng Kapaligiran sa Metro Manila” (Environmental Situation in Metro Manila) and “Ang Metro Manila sa ika-21 Siglo” (Metro Manila in the 21st Century). Further lectures and Focus Group discussions were made on the Effects of Garbage on the People’s Surroundings “Epekto ng Basura sa Paligid at sa Tao”, Effects of Garbage on Global Warming “Epekto ng Basura sa Pagtaas ng Temperatura sa Mundo”, Relation of Garbage with People “Kaugnayan ng Basura sa Tao”, Web of Life, 8- Batayang Prinsipyo ng Kalikasan (8 Principles of the Nature), Maghiwalay tayo ng Basura (Let’s Segregate Garbage), Republic Act 9003 and Composting. Continue reading

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