Video Entries of 2021 Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan

 
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It is well known that mangroves provide numerous advantages to our coastal communities. These are the same reasons why the Iligan City government attempted several mangrove planting projects in their area. However, these efforts failed due to the unsuitability of substrate and strong waves that occur in the area especially during typhoon season.
 
On December 2011, Typhoon Sendong devastated Iligan City. Since then, the Coastal Resource Management of the City Environment Management Office of the City improved their knowledge to increase the success of their efforts. Their office chose a strategic location to establish their new Mangrove Reforestation Project. However, insufficient budget allotted to the project posed a major challenge.
 
With the desire to rehabilitate the City's coastline, and minimize the damages from future typhoons, Ceasar, the City Environment Management Officer, took extra effort for the project to push through. He negotiated with the owners of the location, wrote letters to different local and national agencies for the additional funding, and invited the community and non-government organizations to participate in the said project. These efforts led to the participation of several government agencies, non-government organizations, members of the community and foreign volunteers in several coastal clean-up and mangrove planting activities that were organized by the City.
 
To date, approximately 20,000 mangrove propagules were already planted in the coastal area of Iligan City.

 

Click here to see the full KLIMA-likasan Entry: A New Hope for a New Mangrove Reforestation Beginnings

 
 
 
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Ritzmond Adam Tiocao
 
Even as a student, Ritzmond Adam is already passionate in pursuing his advocacy on proper waste disposal in our communities. He explained that solid waste management should start within ourselves and in our households.
Little things like proper disposal and keeping your trash until proper bins are available are already of help to our garbage collectors. Doing these little things will influence many bigger ones which will affect our surrounding environment.
As the 4th largest generator of solid waste among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the need for proper solid waste management in the Philippines is now evident more than ever. We need to be aware of our actions and equip ourselves with the proper knowledge because if we do not act now, who will?

 

Click here to see the full KLIMA-likasan Entry: Erased Waste

 
 
 
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THE 2021 MGA KWENTONG KLIMA-LIKASAN TUNGO SA KATATAGAN: CLIMATE AND DISASTER RESILIENCE AWARDS SPECIAL CITATION WINNER FOR COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
 
Auria Primaverde Gonzales
 
Nearly at the onset of 1990's, the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) has experienced one of the biggest challenge yet. Due to the water shortage and the erratic trend in the water supply behavior, service connection expansion was suspended. This paved the way to the story of breakthrough for the MNWD.
 
In 1993, a Rapid Rural Assessment was conducted covering the two springs inside the Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) - Anayan and Rumangrap. The result of the assessment revealed that 60% of the watershed area has already been converted to agricultural cultivation.
 
The alarming situation impelled the MNWD to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rehabilitation, management, and protection of the Anayan-Rumangrap Watershed.
As an offshoot of the signed agreement, MNWD developed the Integrated Watershed Management Program covering the Anayan-Rumangrap Watershed, Kalinisan–Nabuntulan Watershed, and the Naga River Watershed with the goal of ensuring sufficient water production.
 
The ecosystem and biodiversity of the Kalinisan-Nabuntulan and Anayan-Rumangrap Watersheds have been regained through IWMP, with continuous management and protection for its sustainability.
The completed projects, existing plans, future programs, and solid partnership with various sectors have significantly helped the community augment its socio-economic status.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Municipality of Magallanes has ongoing programs to minimize solid waste. One of them is the “Basura Palit Bigas” project which aims to collect all plastic residual waste in every household to prevent them from throwing, littering, and dumping at public places.
The community is encouraged to participate by collecting all kinds of plastics like sachet, junk food wrappers, and plastic bags in exchange of rice. Since the start of the project in 2017, very minimal amount of waste has already been observed in the river, canals, sidewalks, and road side.

 

Click here to see the full KLIMA-likasan Entry: Basura Palit Bigas” Project (Plastic Residual Waste Exchange With Rice Project)

 
 
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The KASAMA… ANI sa Barangay (KAANIB) Consumers’ Cooperative, formerly known as CATANING KAANIB, was organized in 2008. The group is composed of 25 non-working mothers as members who used to play “tong-its” and “bingo” during daytime, who then learned about cultivating areas for organic vegetable production and earned income from the sales of their harvest.
 
The KAANIB cooperators have inspired and encouraged other groups of women, youth, and even senior citizens in their community to participate in their programs, as well as the programs of the local government of Balanga, Bataan. Their activities include transforming lots previously used as dumpsites to vegetable gardens that adopts the organic farming and composting system, selling of farm produce, conducting trade fairs, and giving free vegetables during ECQ, among others.
 
KAANIB continues to serve as an active partner of the City Government in implementing programs on Nutrition, Organic Farming, and Composting. The cooperative is instrumental to the promotion of a healthy, eco-friendly, and highly livable city which greatly reduces its risk to climate change impacts.

 

Click here to see the full KLIMA-likasan Entry: Kaanib sa Katatagan ng Klima-kalikasan (Partner In Climate and Disaster Resiliency)