Category Archive: Ecological Enhancement

AES, JVOFI Bring Water to Communities

Despite being bordered by bodies of water, Barangays Bani and Taltal in Masinloc, Zambales still struggle to have access to safe water. Yellowish, rusty and dirty were the words they used to describe the water drawn from water pumps which threaten their overall health and hygiene. Acquiring safer water is also costly and time-consuming since …

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A COMMITMENT SEALED

“Today, we will just end a chapter of the story but the next day we will have to open a new chapter.” A take away statement Dir. Reynaldo Digamo of the Environment Management Bureau – Cordillera Administrative Region (EMB-CAR) mentioned during the Sustainability Memorandum of Agreement entered on the 27th of June 2017. This was …

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BREAKING FIRE

Previously, a portion of the communal forest in Barangay Sagpat, Kibungan was engulfed by fire and pine trees were burned. For this reason, vigilance in fire prevention has always been one of the goals especially during Fire Prevention month. Last March, a series of fire lines were established in different barangays in Tublay, Kapangan and …

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ACHIEVING SANITATION GOALS AND TARGETS

Economic losses due to illnesses, decreasing number of aquatic resources, and decreasing tourist visitors are just a few of the outcomes of river pollution. And the Amburayan River System is not exempted from these. The most persistent pollutant of the Amburayan River since water quality monitoring was conducted in the 20 monitoring stations is fecal …

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HEARTFELT STORIES MADE KNOWN

“Protection of the environment goes beyond boundaries, cultural differences challenges faced, beliefs and experiences.”  One lesson that was shared and given emphasis during the writeshop conducted on February 28 to March 2, 2017. Participated by 52 project partners and 8 JVOFI project staff, an exchange of best or good practices and lessons learned during the …

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IN PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABILITY

Online presence. An advantage in this age that every one of us has easy access to, as the internet makes its way to every home and every street corner. The online community has changed so much that in just a click of a button, everyone is given the power and a voice to reach out …

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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE, ACHIEVING RESULTS

“If you are part of the Amburayan watershed or communal forest, what part are you and why?” – a jump start question that was asked to the participants to define their involvement in the protection of the watershed during the 2-day training on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the core technical working group (TWG) of …

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AN OCCASION TO STAND PROUD

Duty. Opportunity. Honor. Three bold things that build up a hero. Three simple words that describe a bigger meaning of sacrifice. Three words of value that project volunteerism. The newly deputized Deputy Environment and Natural Resources Officers (DENROs) of Benguet and Region 1 were recognized by their respective partners. In Benguet, 27 out of 38 …

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A farmer’s Heart and Perseverance

“Tiyaga lang, hindi biglaan, puso lang at tiyaga”  Mr. Fortunato recounts as he shares his insight on being an organic farmer for some time now. His hands show the years he spent on the fields and you can sense from his speech the wisdom he has as an experienced farmer. He continues, there was a …

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Amburayan River Project Stakeholders Gather for a 2-Day Consultation

The importance of bringing in together individuals from LGUs, Academe, national government agencies, and indigenous peoples organizations is as important as achieving the goal we have set for the project. Although they have different concerns and comments, they all collectively hold the success and sustainability of defending and protecting the Amburayan River – thus the …

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