Samu’t Saring Tikim Fair 2019 at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Bureau celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2019 .

The event started with a welcome remark from Ms. Armida P. Andres (OIC Assistant Director -Biodiversity Management Bureau) past 8:30 am.

There were book launching of “Public Parks and Open Green Spaces ” by Ms. Rosalyn Veneracion – treasurer : Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction (ASSURE). and ” Native Plants of Boracay Wetlands” with Atty. Allan Barcenna ( Head -Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy Development Corporation)

Inspiration message was  given by ASec Mr. Ricardo L. Calderon (OIC-Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Concurrent Director , BMB.

There were also lectures by Dr. Leila S. Africa – Diet Diversification, Traditional and Sustaninable Filipino Diet/s . She is the director -Institute of Human Nutrition Health practices.

Traditional and Modern Medicine: Recognition and Practice of Indigenous and Traditional Health Practices by Dr. Francis Vicente Ras.

By past 10:30 there was a cooking demonstration by Lusog Tikim by Mr. Angelo S. Viray ( Wise Meals -entrepreneur) , Bulilit Tikim by Ms. Diffeny Vernie Chua ( Healthy Baby Food Ideas PH) and Balik Tikim by Ms. Roxinne Stephani T. Rey, Jr. ( CSR Officer , Teletech )

Some of the dishes included insects which generated a lot of interests among the visitors ,guests and denr staffs.

After the hearty morning meal and lunch, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. by Ms. Carmen Felicisima Odulio and volunteers by the organization led a native / edible tree walk within the park.

The tree walk started around past 1:00 pm and ended past 2:30 pm with over 25 participants from nearby barangays in Quezon City, Tandang Sora and University of the Philippines.

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Exciting Features and Bazaar at Philippine Plant Festival 2019

Philippine Plant Festival 2019 is just barely one month away, This is much anticipated plant show and bazaar was organized by D’true Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. 1976 under the leadership of President Remedios Rodis Remedios -Santelices and Vice President May Tolentino  in cooperation with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City with media partners Manila Bulletin, Walkwithchan and  blogging community. 

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January 25 to February 5 2019

The show is in partnership with the country’s leading plant organization and plant group such as Philippine Bonsai Society headed by D’ Felicidad Sanches-Gupit and Mr. Bobby Gopiao.

Cactus  and Succulent Society under the leadership of duly elected President Amy Lastimosa

Los Baños Horticultural Society under the leadership of Ms. Marina Catipon , Joseph Salacup and Ms. Tess Encarnacion.

Pangasinan Horticultural and Landscape Society under the leadership of Mr. Mac Pagsolingan, Prince T. Gerona and Ms. Dulce Ruiz.

Philippine Episcia Growers Society headed by Mr. Delmer Rivera Del Rosario

Fern and Aroid Study Group led by past president Patricia “Wendy” Fernando- Regalado

Philodendron Philippines and Philippine Bromeliad Society

Hello Haworthia under Timothy, Marc, Wilson and Von

Tillandsia Philippine headed by Mrs. Doreen Dofitas and Cludio ” Tots” D. Sanchez-Mariscal IV

Agave Philippines headed by Mr. Buchi Romero

Chilli group of Mr. Ponchit Ponce Enrile

Social Media hashtags #ItoAngTrend #PHPlantFestival2019

The bazaar will start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

There are two entrances, one is at Quezon Avenue and another one is at North Avenue entrance.

Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 

Interesting Booths and Highlights of the 2nd Environmental Summit

SM Megatrade Hall  1 and 2, 5th level SM Mega Mall , Mandaluyong City -Philippines

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2016 Environmental Summit

The 2016 Environmental Summit with the theme, “Fostering Shared Responsibility in Integrated Waste Management.”  This event was held in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Climate Change Commission (CCC), National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), League of Cities of the Philippines , National Youth Commision , City of Mandaluyong and the local government units (LGUs).

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There were a lot of interesting and educational  booths from government attached agencies like  environmental management and sustainable development to reduce waste, improve processes,  , business value, private businesses , corporate and even international funding agencies .
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Nestle-Philippines booth
Nestle-Philippines booth showcase the progress that the company is doing in recycling their plastic wraps and aluminum packs .  They have also donated the benches to public schools and other NGO groups.
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Nestle-Philippines also makes bricks  out from shredded  foils packs and plastic wrappers.
Website: https://www.nestle.com.ph/
Big name companies like Mc Donalds, Petron ,Harbour Center, Inna Water, Jollibee , Robinsons Residences, San Miguel Corporation, Maynilad , Bay View Park Hotel, Manila, MegaWorld, Uni Pack Mackerel , Unilever -Philippines , Philippine Airlines, Tupperware Brands are just some of the big corporate brands that made their presence.
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Mr. Russ Cuevas designed a gown from recycled plastic
The event started past 10:00am with a fashion show by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines  or  FDAP members using local, native and recycled materials in the fashion show and a cultural presentation showcasing native dances and interpretative dances .

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Mr. Edwin Uy together with his creation of different Philippine costumes made from indigenous materials
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ribbon cutting ceremony
The highlight of the opening was the ribbon cutting ceremony by Senator Loren Legarda who authored almost all the environmental laws in the country.

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Senator Loren Legarda
” We must concretize our participation in climate action and make it part of our daily living bu adopting a low carbon lifestyle , which is the conscious effort by individuals and communities to change their daily routine and practices to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to create carbon dioxide sinks. Learning how to manage our local resources will eventually lead to the sustainability of our country .
Among the important legislature that Senator Loren Legarda had authored included :
  • – Ecological Solid Waste Management Law
  • – Clean Air Act
  • – Clean Water Act
  • – Environmental Awareness and Education Law
  • – Renewable Energy Law Act
  • – Climate Change Act
  • – Dissaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
  • – People’s Survival Fund Law

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Cleanway
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Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc.
The vision of MBCFI is “the long-term conservation of Mindoro’s native and endemic wildlife and their natural habitats for the benefit and wonder of future generations of all peoples who may inhabit and share the natural resources of this island”. On the other hand, the mission of MBCFI is “to enhance and enable the conservation of Mindoro’s unique and threatened environment, biodiversity and natural resources into perpetuity through the establishment of integrated biodiversity conservation and development programs”.
The volunteers gave away interesting pamphlets , button pins and postcards to the visitors to appreciate and to create awareness.
Website: http://site.mbcfi.org.ph/

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Unicef-Philippines
One of the first UNICEF offices established in Asia, it works to uphold the rights of children in the Philippines, including their right to an education, healthcare and protection from abuse and exploitation. It also advocates for political change in support of children, and works with partner organizations from the public, charity and private sectors, to effect change. For those wanted to help the group, Please try to visit the site.
Website: http://www.unicef.org/philippines/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicefphilippines/
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Mr. Ral Arrogante
Mr. Ral Arrogante exhibited his works which included sculpture and items made  recycled items .
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solar powered vehicle made by the students of Mapua Institue of Technology
There were also interesting trade fairs and community booths selling recycled products like mats, bags , wallets and fashion jewelries .
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floor mats , rugs , bags and wallet made from recycled cloths
There are also interesting lectures , talks and open forum were the public can actively participate .
2nd  Environmental Summit was managed by Artistespace, which is the event organizer from planning to executing events and digital marketing solutions.
For those who wish to come , The Entrance is FREE and the event will be until June 24, 2016 . Please mark this in your calendar .
Please try to visit the website  

 

Celebrities lend helping hands at the Earth Day Jam 2013

9th Avenue corner 34th Street Bonifacio Global City, Taguig-Philippines

concert stage

early birds gets the best place at the concert grounds

Earth Day Jam t-shirt  for sale- the proceeds of the sales goes to the Earth Day Foundation

Pilipinas Youth Environment  Network 

Kilus Foundation

Kababaihang Iisa ang Layuning Umunlad ang Sambayanan or KILUS   Foundation is an  all women organization consisting of 500 strong women force based on Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.The  primary objective is to help clean up mother earth and give livelihood to our less fortunate constituents.

bags made from recycled tetra packs juices and spaghetti sauce

Telefax: (632) 671-2834

Address: (Office & Showroom):
36 C. Santos St. Ugong, Pasig City 1604 Philippines
Address: (Branch & Showroom)
Tiendesitas Fashion Village Section
Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue, Corner C-5, Ugong, Pasig City Philippines

Website: http://www.kilus.org/

Mr. Ivan Mayrina ( White shirt ) a senior reporter/ anchor and host of GMA channel 7 and QTV channel 11 together with an Earth Day Jam participant

It was my first time as a writer/ blogger  to join the country’s longest-running environmental awareness concert for Mother Earth, Earth Day Jam, stages a brand-new environmental campaign, bringing on the critical global climate change issue straight to public’s doorstep. The FREE public concert started in Subic , Zambales as a small gathering of artists and environmental advocates 12 years ago.

Kalayo started the performance with a bang

Since then, the event had grown bigger with several host cities like ( Tomas Morato street)  Quezon City,  SM MOA – Pasay  and Fort Bonifacio Global City .

Ms. Lou Bonnevie- event organizer

The last time that i was able to join the Earth Day Jam  sometime in 2005  when the concert was held  in Tomas Morato street  in Quezon City. The concert started at around past 7:00pm . The  crowd swell to more than 6,000 by the time the concert started .

L-R program hosts Ms. Monica Llamas, Mr. Alvin Anson, Ms. Lou Bonnevie and Ms. Issa Litton

Ms. Gretchen Fullido of ABS-CBN channel 2

Featuring some of the country’s favorite rock bands like Rocksteddy, Callalily, Rivermaya, Sandwich, Moonstar 88, Ely Buendia’s new group called Oktaves with Nina,  Brownman Revival, Reggae Mistress, former 6Cyclemind frontman Ney, Lou, Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis with newbies Abra, Gracenote and Absolute Play.

Mr. Teddy Corpuz- singer/ vocalist of Rocksteddy

Earth Day Jam 2013, which has turned into a traditional annual venue for aspiring and established Filipino  pop artists over the years, is seeking to bring in more personalities to embrace the concert’s pro-environment campaign.

Booster Energy Drink

There are also around a dozen advocacy booths which promotes their advocates such as waste recycling , selling of t-shirts for the foundation and eco-friendly transportation .

DENR booth gave away free tree saplings

Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR ) advocacy booth gave away FREE tree saplings for those who are interested in planting  tree seedlings in their backyard . The officials from the agency also gave away interesting leaflets , posters and booklets on how to save mother nature and the environment .

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Sponsors include  Department of Environment and Natural Resources , Smart Communications, Shell Philippines, Energy Development Corp., PCSO, PAGCOR with support from NLEX and Climate Change Commission, MYX, The Philippine STAR, Business World, Crossover and Radio High.

Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Ross del Rosario for the warm invitation extended to us, Ms. Lou Bonnevie and Ms. Carol

All photos are taken by the author, to those people who would like to use the pictures for any purposes please link this site.

Earth Day Jam 2013

Earth Day Jam 2013

Now on its’ 13th year , Earth Day Jam 2013 in cooperation with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, City of Taguig , Earth Day Foundation . This is a FREE concert by artists which aims to create awareness in the environment . Some of the bands performing includes Calla lily,Rivermaya,  Ms. Barbie Almabis, Rocksteddy, Barbie, Moonstar 88, Lou Bonnevie and Kitchie Nadal among others .

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The event will be held  on April 19,2013  . Venue : 9th Avenue corner 34th Street Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

Here is the information:

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EarthdayJamFoundation