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Lifestyle, technology & development cause environmental degradation

Manila, Philippines


Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn claimed, during the ‘Kalikasan, Ngayon at Kinabukasan” policy forum on environment held at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), he had seen the tragedies coming as early as 1960.

“I thought to myself that in 50 years time, sea level would rise by 1 meter. Then, two years ago, the country, pummelled by several tragedies is not only facing problems… Continue

Added by Maria Congee Gomez on October 5, 2009 at 9:22 — No Comments

The River Taxis of Cagayan De Oro City

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Mindanao, Philippines-----It could have been an ordinary cruise of the Cagayan De Oro river had it not been for the river taxi that brought us through 17 river barangays.

Liceo de Cagayan University currently manages two river taxis that ply the 10-kilometer stretch of the Cagayan de Oro River. But these are not patrol cars, clarified Dr. Rosalina Huerbana, executive director of the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation (SRLSF), Inc.

The river taxi was conceptualized as… Continue

Added by Maria Congee Gomez on September 18, 2009 at 8:06 — No Comments

Eco-san toilet bowls make its mark in the Philippines

The ecological sanitation system urine diverting dry toilet (UDDT) or eco-san bowls for short was a project started in 2003 by Center for Advanced Philippine Studies (CAPS). This was a poverty alleviation program under the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) whose objective was to propagate eco-san in areas where water supply is a problem.

The eco-san bowls, widely used in China, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and Sweden, hit the Philippines to replace the flush-type toilets and to… Continue

Added by Maria Congee Gomez on July 31, 2009 at 11:30 — 1 Comment


Some of you might be interested to go on a trip to Bhutan next year. I would welcome suggestions and even individuals, who might want to join. Next year will give us enough time to save for the trip.

Your thoughts.

Maria, Philippines

Added by Maria Congee Gomez on June 15, 2009 at 5:44 — 2 Comments

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