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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
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
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
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
MANILA, Philippines—At the opening of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Summit on Food Security in Rome, a young farmer from Mindoro island went on a hunger strike to protest a mining project in his province.
The Mindoro Nickel Project, to be operated by Intex Resources, a giant mining company in Norway and located at Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, will cover 9,720 hectares of critical watershed areas and affect the rice farmers in the nearby towns, since the watershed area is the farmers’ main source for irrigation.
Together with Jonjon Sarmiento, a participant to the Civil Society Organization Forum Parallel to the World Summit on Food Security, 25 Mangyans and priests also started a hunger strike and fasting outside the offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Quezon City. “I am from this town. I am a farmer. I am a youth leader. I am here in Rome. So, I will join my town mates in their hunger strike while I am here in Rome,” Sarmiento said. Continue reading