2015 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Estuaries: Breathing Life That Reverberates The Future, Lecture Series #5

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DSCF2230DSCF2208DSCF2210DSCF2212DSCF2192Hello everybody.  Today, our discussion will focus on the topic Estuary.  The Philippine Archipelago is composed of 7,100 islands during high tide and 7,107 islands during low tide.  It follows that almost all islands in the country have cities or towns that are located near an Estuary.  It is therefore of  utmost importance that people in the community and most specially the LGU or Local Government Unit, must strengthen their approaches to conserve and protect these Estuaries.

Join me, today, as I travel the road less traveled.  Why? Because not everybody is willing to talk about it.  Estuaries can be a boring topic.  So, let’s just think of it as the most beautiful place on earth where our future depends on.   It may sound corny but let me begin.

What is an Estuary?

  1.   It is the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream…

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National Heritage: It’s Significance To The Local Government Unit, Lecture Series #1

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nullnullIn the Philippines as well as in other countries in Asia, conservation and protection of their Heritage Sites and Places is a must. The Philippines and the rest of Asia have a wealth of national treasures and world heritage sites that require constant protection and conservation not only for the present but also for the future generations.

The country’s strong foundation for the future is bounded on the strength of her people’s knowledge about who they are, what they are now and where they will be going as a people and as a country. The conservation and preservation of these heritage sites and places as well the those declared as national treasures and those included in the world heritage list will increase the people’s awareness of their country’s past and therefore increase their pride of their country.

This topic will focus on what the Local Government Unit or a Community…

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Strategic Planning Workshop on the Formulation of the Local Heritage Plan (Lecture Series 1-A)

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DSCF0221DSCF0199 The 4 Pillars of Clean Environment based on Australian Experience are:  Clean Land, Clean Air, Clean Water and National Heritage.  Today’s activity here on Earthniversity will focus on the topic: Strategic Planning Workshop on the Formulation of the Local Heritage Plan.

Introduction

In planning the  implementation of a specific program or project in the Local Government Unit, I found it best to use the strategic planning workshop method that will involve all stakeholders so that the result of the planning process will be reflective of what the community wants or needs. The participants will be asked to answer the 4 questions which are:  Who Are We?, Where Are We Now?, Where Are We Going? and How Are We Going To Get There?

Mechanics

There will be workshops to answer the 4 questions.  Participants are going to summarize their answers by writing the top 3 answers they selected.  Group A who will tackle…

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Earth Hour Celebrated in the City of Smiles

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In March of 2014, the City of Bacolod, Philippines, joined the rest of the world in the global celebration of the Earth Hour.  That celebration was highlighted in a ceremony held at the SM Mega Mall.

This March 28, will again, mark that observation world-wide from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.,  and we hope that citizens of different countries around the world, their cities, offices, and communities will observe this Earth Hour and once again be reminded to conserve and protect the limited resources of the Earth.

Images below show the 2014 celebration in my hometown, Bacolod City, the capital of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.  Negros is an island that is considered as one of the richest island-provinces in the country.

Have a meaningful Earth Hour celebration everyone.

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BACOLOD CITY CELEBRATED EARTH HOUR HEADED BY COUNCILOR ANN MARIE PALERMO AND VICE MAYOR GREG GASATAYA…

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