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ECHOTOURISM by Jhoana Garces
Masinloc, Zambales
SEAGRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
by Gabs Batallones
Pundaq uit, Zambales

56-65

46-55

ISDAT BAKAWAN SA ISL A PULO by Jubs Magsombol


Navotas, Metro Manila
76-85

5-14
35-45

ZERO SACHET PHILIPPINES


by Eas t Manlises 66-75
Calatag an, Batang as

PROJECT BINS by Gray Yaez


Boracay, Aklan

KALIKL ASR UM PROJECT


by Jude Cuntapay and MM Mag lasang
Taguig, Metro Manila
ALON by Ola Ceriola
15-24 Bacacay, Albay

POLISEA by Mariz Zubiri


86-95
Lobo, Batang as
KWENTONG DAGAT by Cza Cons tantino
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

US E YOUR IMAGINEOCEAN by Tof fee Perez


Metro Manila

136-145

HALO-HALO PROJECT by Kp Fabile


Guiuan, Samar

166-175 AR TIVISEAM by Kat Perandos


Inopacan, Leyte

25-34

156-165

176-185

SEA THE WORLD WITH KIDS by S tef f Redison


146-155
Ibajay, Aklan
SCAR US+ by Katya Bonilla and Alenah Dy
Miag-ao, Iloilo

116-125 AR TSEA by Keit h Cari-an


Suyac, Neg ros Occidental

96-105

126-135

TRASHFORMERS by Nikko Calledo 106-115


Dumaguete, Neg ros Oriental

SALOM by Thel Geollegue


Hinobaan, Neg ros Occidental

216-225 REAL Project


by Moby Casangoan
Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Ayawg Ilabay Dong!
206-215
by Fiel Bulaong
Mati City, Davao Oriental

#REALTALK by Kian Chua


226-235
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
GARBAGE TO GARDEN PROJECT by Elle Genon
246-255
Kolambug an, Lanao del Nor te
WE CAN , TRASH CAN! by Claire Geducq uio
236-245
Isabela City, Basilan
SMAR T Project by Solayman Maso
256-265
Cotabato City
JUNIOR SEATIZENS by Rex Alon
Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao

MY LITTLE SEAHOUSE
by Kenny Silud
Cebu City, Cebu

186-195

266-275

276-285 SEA ENCOUNTER by Telle Teh


Davao City, Davao

ENVIRONAR T KHALIFASHIP
by Manal Sug adol
Cotabato City

196-205

Pa We Can Do It!
by Enriq Batapa
Maitum, Sarang ani

LEGEND
CHILDREN
FISHERFOLK
SPECIES
EDUCATION
AR T
VIDEOS
WASTE MANAGEMENT

P R O JE C TS

THE SEAG R A S SR OOT S M OVE M E N T


Pundaquit, Zambales
Gabriel Angelo Batallones
seagrassrootsmovement

Project Description
The Seagrassroots Movement is a project for the promotion, protection and
cultivation of seagrass found along Philippine coastal waters, where it is often
cleared to achieve the pristine fine sand beach environment for tourists.
Through various media, The Seagrassroots Movement highlights the ecological
and commercial importance of seagrass meadows and emphasizes the need
to preserve them. The first project of The Seagrass Movement is a video about
their campaign, which will be released online in September 2015. The video was
made with contributions from ByTheSea Productions and My Life On Board.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Make seagrass known to the general


population
2. Make seagrass attractive to tourists
3. Promote marine conservation
4. Increase the number of seagrass meadows
around coastal communities

Target Audience
The primary target audience of The Seagrassroots Movement are tourists who go
to beaches and coastal areas as they are often uncomfortable with seagrass,
which motivates hotels and resorts to clear seagrass meadows. The secondary
audience of the project are local coastal communities in Zambales.

Methodology
The proponent started by collecting reference materials and doing research
on the biology and ecology of seagrass. Video production started in May 2015
while revisions were done throughout June. In July, the team consulted experts
and organizations like Project Seagrass to improve the videos content and
partnered with groups like The Love Army to make their campaign available as
merchandise. The video was launched late in July at the Z Hostel in partnership
with FlipTrip PH. Talks and coastal cleanups were also conducted by the team
in Pundaquit and San Felipe, Zambales in July and August 2015. The team is
currently doing further research and plans to partner with organizations in able
to begin seagrass monitoring and cultivation in Pundaquit, Zambales.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
MAY

AUGUST

JUNE

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Challenges Encountered
1. Improving the image of seagrass
2. Getting support because seagrass is something most dont really know
or care about
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Increased knowledge of target audience of


seagrass
2. Increased social media presence of seagrass
3. Improved overall water quality around
project site

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B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Professional Fees
Accommodations
Communications

PhP3,279
346.75
1,380.88
5,000
500
100

Total Expenses

PhP10,606.63

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A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T

Gabriel Angelo Gabs Batallones, 23 years old,


graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with
a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts.
Gabs is a surfer, surf filmmaker, nature lover,
explorer, storyteller, and Filipino.

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A LON
Bacacay, Albay
Paola Ceriola
http://bit.ly/1N3Gug9

Project Description
Alon is an integrated communications campaign that aims to tell the story of
marine conservation education in the Philippines through different forms of
media. One component of Alon was a 3-day course that revolved around the
topics of marine conservation and community development. Through this course,
students and teachers learned the basic principles of marine conservation and
had the chance to snorkel and further appreciate the beauty of the marine
environment. Their experiences were filmed and turned into a documentary
that will be shown in schools in Bacacay. The pilot implementation was done in
Bacacay, Albay last May 29-31, 2015.
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PROJ E C T OB J EC T IVE S
1. Promote marine conservation education in
the country
2. Show people that anyone can be part of
conservation
3. Bring attention to best practices in marine
conservation in the Philippines
4. Honor the few good men and women
who are making marine conservation in the
country possible

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Target Audience
The primary target participants of Alon are nine (9) high school students and
three (3) teachers from Bacacay, Albay who were selected using snowball
sampling with the help of the municipal government of Albay, the proponents
home province. Through the documentary, Alon also hopes to reach students
and teachers from other coastal communities.
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Methodology
To achieve the projects objectives, the participants were given the chance to
learn about the basic principles of marine conservation in a classroom setting
and through hands on experience like snorkeling and skin diving. They were also
brought to a fish sanctuary and interacted with members of the LGU, Peoples
Organizations, and locals who care for the sanctuary--exposing the participants
to the concept of Marine Protected Areas, marine laws, and the idea that
anyone can be part of conservation.
A production team composed of volunteer videographers and divers filmed the
participants experience before and after the course. Their journey was narrated
through a 7-minute documentary composed of interviews with the community,
the local government unit (LGU), and the students and teachers who were part
of the course. The intention is for this documentary to be shown in schools in
Albay and other coastal communities.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

APRIL

MAY

JUNE
ALON

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Challenges Encountered

1. Logistical arrangements were challenging because an ocular was not


conducted prior to implementation due to weather disturbances.
2. There was less certainty that the participants would all come to the event
as they were selected via snowball sampling and had not been met by the
proponent beforehand.
3. Participants with stronger personalities tended to dominate the discussion
and challenge the discipline. This could have hindered others from actively
participating.
4. There were a lot of unexpected expenses.

SUC C ES S I N D I CATO R S

1. Positive feedback from students

2. Positive feedback from teachers

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B UD GET
Transportation
Meals
Venue and accommodations
Supplies
Communications
From volunteers and donors
Counterpart funding
Total Expenses

23

PhP27,100
17,164
17,500
1,123.25
115
51,900
1,102.25
PhP63,002.25

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Paola Ceriola, 22 years old, is from Tabaco, Albay.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Broadcast Communication from the University of
the Philippines Diliman, where she is currently taking
her MA in Philippine Development Studies. She is
currently a TV Producer for ANCs Green Living and
Game Changer Philippines.

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KW EN TON G DAGAT
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Czarina Constantino
http://bit.ly/1UF68Jf

Project Description
The Kwentong Dagat Project is a product of the belief that folk knowledge
and practices have a role in bringing back respect for the environment. With
the disappearance of folk ritualists who pass on traditions, the project aims to
act as the medium to help traditions reach out to the next generation through
animated videos they can understand and relate to. Kwentong Dagat aims
to produce videos that will document and help preserve folk beliefs as well as
present a balance of these beliefs and the current worldview. The first video
produced under the project focuses on fisherfolk beliefs, specifically Pandang
Gitab, a practice found in Brgy. Silonay, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Gather environmental stories in coastal


communities
2. Create child-friendly educational videos
based on the researched stories
3. Ensure passing of beliefs to the next
generation

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Target Audience
Kwentong Dagat targets the Filipino youth in general as their generation has
less knowledge on folk beliefs and they will be responsible for passing what they
learn to the next generation. For Pandang Gitab, the target audience is a group
of thirty (30) Grade 5 students (10-11 years old) from Silonay Elementary School
in Barangay Silonay, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Grade 5 students were
chosen as, at this age, children are encouraged to become more engaged
and think critically about social issues.
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Methodology
The proponent first consulted with an expert on fishing communities with traditional
beliefs and practices the can be documented. After consultation and selection
of a community, further research was done on their beliefs and practices before
visiting the local government unit of the chosen communityin this case, the
practice of pandang gitab in Barangay Silonay, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
Interviews were conducted with community members to gain their input on the
story and animation.
The Pandang Gitab animation was created and revised based on the suggestions
of project partners and mentors. It was then shown to the target audience last
July 15, 2015. The video will be presented to Municipal Government of Oriental
Mindoro and the media in time for the celebration of Pandang Gitab in November
2015.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

M AY

JUNE

JULY

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Challenges Encountered

1. Availability of expert for consultation


2. Securing Free and Prior Informed Consent from the National
Commission on Indigenous Peoples
3. Finding a community with fisherfolk beliefs
4. Establishing support from Local Government Units
5. Looking for an animator

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Participation of at least fifty (50) Grade 5


students in the animation video showing
2. Showing of video to at least five (5) schools
located in the coastal areas of Oriental
Mindoro
3. Positive feedback from the students

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B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Professional Fees
Supplies

PhP4,394
1,975
11,750
872.00

Total Expenses

PhP18,991

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A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T
Czarina Cza S. Constantino, 24 years old,
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She
is currently taking her Masters in Environment and
Natural Resources Management at the UP Open
University and is a Training Specialist at Haribon
Foundation.

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PROJ EC T K A L I K L AS R U M
Taguig, Metro Manila
Jude Russel Cuntapay
Ma. Michelle Maglasang

Project Description
Project KALIKLASRUM is an education module designed to engage the youth
in environmental issues, specifically in the urban setting, to encourage them to
adopt a conservation-oriented lifestyle and come up with community-based
solutions towards a sustainable urban lifestyle. The modules pilot implementation
was done on July 1, 2015 with seventeen (17) Grade 6 students from Mano Amiga
Academy in Taguig, Metro Manila. Project KALIKLASRUM is a Mano Amiga funded
program.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Foster awareness of the future of our


environment and community
2. Communicate the concept of sustainable
development to children through education
3. Engage the community in involving the
children in small but purposeful actions on
environmental issues and conservation

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Target Audience
The KALIKLASRUM module is designed for the urban setting and, specifically, to
be taught in schools around Metro Manila. Mano Amiga Academy Co-Founder
and Executive Director Eleanor Pinugu suggested that the proponents do the
pilot implementation of KALIKLASRUM in Mano Amiga with a class of 17 Grade
6 students.
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Methodology
Needs assessment will be conducted in a particular community in order to
come up with a relevant and appropriate module. The module will then be
taught to the target students of the community by the proponents and will be
evaluated for improvement together with the teachers and students. The goal
is to create a module that both teachers and students of the community will
be satisfied with so that the module can be used in years to come. In the case
of the community of Mano Amiga, the issue highlighted by the KALIKLASRUM
module is water conservation.
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TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

MAY
APRIL

JULY

JUNE

OCT
SEPT

PILOT

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Challenges Encountered
1. Scheduling
2. Module finalizing
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SU C C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Positive evaluation of the students at the


feedback session
2. Positive evaluation of teachers at the
feedback session
3. Partner schools continually implement the
KALIKLASRUM Project, possibly as a cocurricular activity

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B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Collaterals
Supplies

PhP511.50
636.25
294
5,275

Total Expenses

PhP6,716.75

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Mano Amiga Academy Inc. is a nonprofit school that provides


underprivileged families access to international quality education,
development services and other necessary support to uplift their lives and
transform communities.
Mano Amiga Academy, Taguig City is the latest addition to over 30 Mano
Amiga schools distributed around seven countries (Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico & Venezuela), with more than 17,000
students and parents undergoing formation.
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A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T S
Jude Russel U. Cuntapay, 19 years old, is currently a
senior BSE History student at the Philippine Normal
University. He is a zero waste and zero plastic
advocate, student leader, and volunteer.

Ma. Michelle M.M. Maglasang, 22 years old,


is a graduate of AB Behavioral Science from the
University of Santo Tomas. She is currently a Research
Associate for global start-up social enterprise Smarter
Good. M.M. is an avid lifestyle writer and regularly
volunteers for environmental and cultural education
initiatives.
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E C HOTOUR I SM
Masinloc, Zambales
Jhoana Garces

Project Description
EchoTourism is part of an effort to create a network of communities engaged
in the promotion of community-based sustainable tourism in the country.
EchoTourism specifically aims to enhance the existing ecotour of San Salvador
Island, a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Masinloc, Zambales by incorporating
information, education and communication. Through this, EchoTourism intends
to reflect the sound of people working for the environment while ensuring a
positive experience for tourists.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Actively engage the community to become


stewards of the heritage of the Marine
Protected Area while working towards
financial stability
2. Create handouts, guides, and other
supplementary materials for the new
ecotour
3. Promote the area and the ecotour package(s)

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Target Audience
The participants of EchoTourism were fourteen (14) individuals from the Peoples
Organization Samahang Mambabalat ng San Salvador (SMSS) who already
serve as ecotour guides or boat operators in San Salvador Island. The fourteen
(14) participants were composed of two (2) co-founders, four (4) boat operators
and eight (8) members 21 to 55 years old.
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Methodology
To achieve the first objective, the project facilitated a team building activity last June 29-30,
2015 for the ecotour managers, boat operators, and guides as well as a Guest Handling and
Public Speaking Workshop for them to effectively communicate their policies and advocacies
and ensure positive tourist experience while leaving little to no impact to the environment.
The second objective required the documentation of the ecotour sites and collection of data
about the key areas and environmental practices in the Marine Protected Area. The material
collected will be laid out and incorporated as maps, guides, and handouts that will be produced
and turned over to SMSS.
Finally, the third objective involved consultations with the Tourism Office, Municipal Environment
and Natural Resouces Office, and SMSS in order to evaluate the existing ecotour and assign
roles on who should manage certain aspects of ecotourism in San Salvador Island. To support
the promotion of the MPA ecotour, the materials and guides produced will be turned over to the
Tourism Office for distribution and posting in different networks. Finally, Facebook will be utilized
to further promote San Salvador Island as a sustainable ecotour destination.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JUNE

JULY

ECHOTOURISM

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Challenges Encountered
1. Communication especially because of the far distance of the project
site from the proponents residence
2. Weather conditions, which prompted the rescheduling of the workshop
twice
3. Scheduling because of the communitys own commitments like the
start of school and planting season

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. Participation of at least ten (10) ecotour
guides and three (3) high-ranking officials
from SMSS
2. Average 8 out of 10 overall evaluation of the
workshop by the participants
3. Average 8 out of 10 overall evaluation by
tourists (next peak season)

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B UD GE T

Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Professional fees

PhP5,260
1,672
2,010.75
2,600

Total Expenses

PhP11,542.75

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A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T

Jhoana M. Garces, 20 years old, is a 5th year BS


Biology major at Ateneo de Manila University. She is
part of the Ateneo Biological Organization and the
Biology Majors Alliance of the Philippines. She loves
sea urchins and mangroves.

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ISDAT BAKAWAN SA I S L A P ULO : I SA N G


ALT ERNATI B O NG E D U KASYO N SA
PANGANGAL AGA NG K A LI K A SA N

Isla Pulo, Navotas


John Robert B. Magsombol

Project Description
Isdat Bakawan sa Isla Pulo is the environmental conservation component of a
bigger project called the Lampara Literacy Camp, a 10-week social education
program in Navotas that intertwines literacy with social responsibility and covers
topics like environment, health and hygiene. Isdat Bakawan ng Isla Pulo aims to
increase the environmental awareness and literacy of the community as well as
demonstrate how conservation ultimately contributes to a better quality of life.

PRO J EC T OB J EC T IVE S
1. Increase awareness regarding the benefits
of conserving plants and animals and
discuss the prevailing risk of ignoring
environmental issues that will affect the
community in the long run
2. Introduce the parents to the government
and non-government organization projects
on plant and animal conservation in the
area
3. Apply the knowledge learned from the
discussions through the social integration in
the mangrove sites and the coastal area of
the island

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Target Audience
The target participants of the project are twenty (20) students aged 5 to 7 (10
boys and 10 girls) with their respective parents. The project catered to 5 to 7 year
olds as the proponent believes basic literacy and social responsibility have to
be taught at a young age. The parents were involved so that they can also take
part in the responsibility of educating their children.

Methodology
Plans for Isdat Bakawan sa Isla Pulo were first formulated and discussed with the
partner organization Lampara and the Local Government Unit of Isla Pulo before
proceeding to do an ocular of the island and the relocation site where some of
the community members moved to. Participants for the Isdat Bakawan sa Isla
Pulo project were selected and introduced to the objectives of the project. The
environmental literacy component was conducted on July 19, 2015 while the
cleanup drive was implemented on July 26, 2015 by almost a hundred project
participants and volunteers.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
ISDAT
BAKAWAN
SA ISLA
PULO

JUNE
JULY

MAY

CLEANUP
DRIVE

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Challenges Encountered
1. Sudden relocation of members of the target community
2. Getting approval and assistance from the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Housing Authority
3. Gathering enough volunteers
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Positive feedback based on pre-assessment


and post-assessment
2. Positive feedback from the parents
3. 10-week comparative analysis of solid waste
management in Isla Pulos coastal area and
mangroves

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B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Printing

PhP2,800
2,432
4,685
78

Total Expenses

PhP9,995

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A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T
John Robert Jubs Bautista Magsombol, 21 years old,
is known as a student critic, leader, writer, enthusiast of
Philippine Literature and Philosophy, and an advocate
of students rights, Filipinism, gender equality, and
ecological preservation. He is currently pursuing his
masters degree in Philippine Studies (Araling Pilipino)
at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and used
to serve the Thomasian studentry as the President
of Pandayan ng Arte, Nasyunalistang Ugnayan at
Lunduyan ng Akdang Tomasino (PANULAT); Head
of the Students Rights and Welfare Committee of the
Faculty of Arts and Letters; and Managing Editor of
TALISIK, the official undergraduate publication of
Philosophy. Currently he is the Director for Training and
Development of Lampara Literacy Movement.
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ZERO -SAC HET PHI L IP P IN E S


Calatagan, Batangas
Eastword Manlises

Project Description
In Metro Manila alone, 27% or 1,417.5 MT of solid wastes end up in canals,
vacant spaces, street corners, market places, and bodies of water such as
rivers and seas. Plastic wastes that end up in the ocean kill up to 1 million sea
birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish yearly around the globe. ZeroSachet Philippines aims to contribute a solution to this issue with its vision of a
sachet-free hospitality industry for the Philippines. The site of the projects pilot
implementation is Calatagan, Batangas.
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PRO J EC T OB J EC T IVE S
1. Urge and help hotels and resorts in
Calatagan, Batangas switch from toiletries
in sachets to toiletries that come in more
sustainable dispensers
2. Contribute to efforts that protect our marine
ecosystems by reducing and eventually
eliminating harmful solid wastes such as
sachets of soap and shampoo that are
usually provided in hotels and resorts
3. Gradually and subtly help hotel and resort
goers develop an appreciation for buying
products in bulk or in larger amounts
4. Urge the municipal council of Calatagan
to pass an ordinance that bans the use of
toiletries in sachets in all hotels and resorts
in the municipality
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Target Audience
Zero-Sachet Philippines targets resorts and hotels in the Philippines. Its pilot
implementation is in Calatagan, Batangas in partnership with resorts such as Lago
De Oro, White Castle Resort, and Sunset Calatagan. Calatagan was chosen as
the pilot site as the proponent has already established contacts there through
the SEA Camp and because the Calatagan LGU is known for its environmental
awareness and efforts.
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Methodology
The proponent and his team first did preparatory activities for the campaign
such as writing letters to stakeholders, research, and developing a cost-benefit
analysis to present to resorts they were going to pitch Zero-Sachet PH to. From May
to July, the proponent met with the managers/owners of resorts in Calatagan
to discuss with them the idea of buying toiletries in industrial sizes and using
refillable pump containers or dispensers in their respective resorts. To date, three
resorts have already agreed to join the campaign. The projects next steps are
the creation of a refined cost-benefit analysis and social media campaign.
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TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY

MAY
APRIL

JUNE

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Challenges Encountered
1. Managing multiple commitments along with the project
2. Lack of volunteers to help with the project
3. Target resorts and partner local government agency were often
unresponsive or took a long time to respond
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. At least two (2) hotels signifying commitment


to Zero-Sachet PH by the end of July
2. A municipal ordinance before the May 2016
Elections

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B UD GE T

Transportation

PhP432

Total Expenses

PhP432

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A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Eastword East De Guzman Manlises, 24 years


old, is a Broadcast Communication student at the
University of the Philippines Diliman. He works as
writer and video editor at the Bureau of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources.

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USE YO UR I M AGI N O CE A N
John Christopher Perez
imaginoceanbooks

Project Description
Use Your ImagineOcean is a project that aims to introduce young children to
conservation and the marine world through story books with activity pages that
hone their comprehension and unleash their imagination. The first book produced
under this project is called Ang Tuki, a story about a young girl and how her eyes
were opened to the impacts of tourism on marine animals, specifically whale
sharks, through the simple exercise of drawing them.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Develop marine conservation themed


childrens books
2. Raise awareness on marine conservation
issues among children
3. Nurture passion for art among children

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Target Audience
The target audience of Use Your ImagineOcean are children in early childhood
(3 to 6 years old) and late childhood (7 to 9 years old).
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Methodology
To develop the book, the proponent and his team had to work on the story,
illustrations, and activity pages, all of which underwent several reviews and
revisions. The illustrations were then digitally edited and laid out along with the
text. After prototypes of the book are produced, a pilot test will be done with
groups of children. Their feedback will be collected and incorporated in the final
revisions of the book. The goal is to have the book published and distributed by
a suitable publishing house.
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C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

MAY
APRIL

JUNE

JULY

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Challenges Encountered
Skills development The proponent has been drawing mainly as a
hobby so his challenge was to hone his skills to a level where he was
comfortable and confident enough to complete the book.
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Be able to have the work published by a


publishing house that specializes in
childrens books
2. Positive feedback from the pilot reading of
the book

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B UD GE T
Professional fees
Meals
Supplies
Transportation
Printing
Communications

PhP5,050
3,097
2,152.25
232
9,090
390

Total Expenses

PhP20,011.25

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A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


John Christopher Toffee Perez, 21 years old,
graduated from the Philippine Normal University
with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Though his
experience has mainly been in the fields of teaching
and learning, he is deeply interested in creativity and
the arts. He looks forward to working with wildlife
organizations.

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POL I SE A
Lobo, Batangas
Maryliz Zubiri

Project Description
Polisea is a 2-day workshop on policy writing that targets communities dealing
with the issues and impacts brought about by mining. The workshop aims to
make policies and policy writing understandable and accessible to youth and
to community leaders in order to empower them to take action in mining and
other environmental issues.
The pilot implementation was done in Lobo, Batangas on Aug. 1-2, 2015. One
of the outputs of the implementation at Lobo is a 10-minute documentary that
shows the struggle of the community against mining. It captures the daily lives
of the locals whose economic stability heavily depends on the rich resources of
the area and how this personal concern developed into an understanding of
the need to protect the environment for future generations.
Polisea workshops for communities in Manila and Cagayan are being prepared
for implementation between September to November of 2015.

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Explain the importance of policies


2. Discuss the stages of policy making
3. Equip the participants with the skills needed
to draft policies

88

Target Audience
Polisea invited twelve (12) partcipants from the youth (aged 16 to 21 years old)
and twelve (12) community leaders. The participants were selected by local
environmental organization, Bukal-Batangas.
89

Methodology
The core team of Polisea started preparations by meeting with community
organizers from the initial project site in Gonzaga, Cagayan. Afterwards, letters
were written and sent to potential partners and sponsors. At the same time,
the module for the workshop was developed with the support of the Center
for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) and Kalikasan Peoples
Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE). In July, the project site had to be
reconsidered because the community in Cagayan had to accommodate an
event that fell on Poliseas implementation dates.
The Polisea core team then met with project partners and headed to Lobo,
Batangas, where mining is also an issue. Towards the end of July 2015, the site in
Lobo was finalized. The project team also started production for the documentary
at this time. A preview of the documentary was shown at the 2015 Peoples
International Mining Conference on July 30. On Aug. 1-2, 2015, Polisea was
implemented in Lobo, Batangas. The workshop included talks on policy and
environmental advocacy; writing workshops; and policy lobbying simulation.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
POLISEA

M AY
APRIL

JUNE
JULY

91

AUG

Challenges Encountered

1. Distance of project sites


2. Politics involved in mining
3. Security
4. Staying flexible to sudden changes and to the communitys needs
5. Sudden change in schedule causing last minute change in project site
92

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. 3.5 out of 5 rating in feedback surveys
2. Increase in grades in post-tests compared
to pre-tests
3. Creation of three (3) marine environmental
policy drafts at the end of the workshop
4. One (1) passed environmental policy within
one year

93

B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Printing
Professional Fee
Venue
Communications

PhP4,412
10,517.25
1,393.80
1,449.50
2,000
80
150

Total Expenses

PhP20,002.55

94

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Maryliz Mariz Zubiri, 21 years old, is a 4th year
Political Science student at the University of the
Philippines Manila. She is also currently taking
advanced MS Statistics units at UP Diliman. In
her 3rd year in UP Manila, Mariz co-founded UP
Saribuhay, a socio-civic organization that aims to
tackle environmental issues from political, economic,
and cultural perspectives.

95

SCA R US +
Miag-ao, Iloilo
Katya Bonilla
Alenah Dy

Project Description
Scarus+ is a boat coding and painting activity started by the University of the
Philippines Fisheries Guild (UPFG) in 2013 to help the Local Government Unit
of Miag-ao implement Executive Order 305 or Devolving to Municipal and
City Governments the Registration of Fishing Vessels Three (3) Gross Tonnage
Below. The proponents, both members of UPFG, modified Scarus by adding a
2-day seminar on conservation, municipal ordinances, the amended Philippine
Fisheries Code of 1998, and BOAT Rresulting in the creation of Scarus+. Scarus+
aims to contribute solutions by helping enforce existing laws towards sustainable
fisheries and the upliftment of the lives of Filipino fisherfolk.
97

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Help the LGU of Miag-ao in implementing


Executive Order No. 305 or Devolving to
Municipal and City Governments the
Registration of Fishing Vessels Three (3)
Gross Tonnage Below
2. Spread awareness about the status and
issues of our seas and instill good fishing
values
3. Strengthen the knowledge of municipal
fishers about the amended and existing
laws in the field of fisheries

98

Target Audience
Scarus+ involves the whole fishing population of Brgy. Gines, composed of the
150 registered municipal fisherfolk and the 50 boat owners and operators. Brgy.
Gines was chosen as the project site because the barangay has a high number
of boats with only five registered.
99

Methodology
After receiving support from the LGU of Miag-ao, the proponents proceeded to
contact potential sponsors and initiate collaborations with the LGU, professors
from UP Visayas, and NGOs. The seminar series, boat coding, and boat painting
were conducted on July 13-17, 2015 in Brgy. Gines. Pre-tests and post-tests in
Hiligaynon designed by Prof. Roman Sanares from UP Visayas were given to the
participants to evaluate any changes in knowledge and attitude among the
group. The proponents will also be collaborating with the LGU in the monthly
monitoring of boat registration.
100

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
JUNE
SCARUS+

101

Challenges Encountered
1. Academic calendar shift
2. Academics and extracurricular activities coincided with project
preparations
3. Communication with the LGU
4. Adviser went on travel leave, which affected preparations
102

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Consistent attendance and participation of


fisherfolk throughout the program
2. Increased level of knowledge of fisherfolk
about good fishing practices and laws on
fishing as measured by the pre-test and
post-test
3. Strict annual renewal of registration and
licenses

103

B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Accommodation
Professional Fees
Supplies
Printing
Equipment Rental
Other Fees

PhP3,075
7,165.75
360
2,200
1,336
5,643
200
20

Total Expenses

19,999.75

104

A BO UT THE PR OPO N E N T S

19-year-old Palaweo Katya Bonilla is a BS Fisheries


student at the University of the Philippines Visayas.
20-year-old Bacolodnon Alenah Dy graduated from
the same course at UP Visayas in 2015. Katya and
Alenah are members of the UP Fisheries Guild, a
socio-academic, service and political organization
with the primary goal of uplifting the fishery
profession and industry of the Philippines. They
are advocates of marine conservation and of the
upliftment of lives of Filipino fisherfolk.

105

T R A SHF OR M E R S
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Nikko Paolo Calledo
STRAWWARSPH

Project Description
Trashformers is a movement to reduce waste that ends up in the oceans by
encouraging people to reuse or recycle paper and clothes, and avoid the
use of plastic. Trashformers is being implemented in Silliman University in Negros
Oriental, where paper and clothes are being collected from students and
various offices and remade into something useful, like notepads and rags. The
plastic component of the campaign is called Straw Wars PH, which focuses on
promoting a change in lifestyle through food establishments inside and outside
Silliman University to reduce the use of straws and plastic utensils.
107

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Teach and encourage students how to recycle


their scratch paper and used clothes
2. Encourage students to reduce the amount
of trash they produce and highlight better
alternatives

108

Target Audience
Trashformers targets the student population of Silliman University in Dumaguete
City, Negros Oriental. The population is composed of about 8,000 to 10,000
students, 18 to 23 years old. Silliman University was chosen as the pilot site for
Trashformers as the proponent is in a position of influence in the university as
student and Vice President of the Student Government.
109

Methodology
The campaign entailed partnering and receiving support from a range of
organizations and individuals including the Silliman University Administration,
university offices, different youth groups and student organizations inside and
outside the university, artists and carpenters, and food establishments. After
consultations and forging partnerships, the Trashformers team put up Information,
Education, and Communication (IEC) materials around the campus and then
launched Trashformers at the end of June during the universitys Recycling
Fair. In July, a social media photo campaign was launched for Straw Wars PH.
Implementation of Trashformers and Straw Wars PH in the university is now being
monitored while more food establishments are being invited to join Straw Wars
PH.
110

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
TRASH
FORMERS
Launch

JUNE

STRAW
WARS
IEC campaign

JULY

MAY
STRAW
WARS
online
campaign

111

Challenges Encountered
1. Getting individuals, organizations and establishments to join the
campaign
2. Restrictions imposed by Silliman University Administration
3. Juggling academic and extracurricular work with the project
112

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
STRAW WARS
1. Get at least 10 restaurants to participate in
the campaign before December 2015
2. Garner at least 1,000 likes on the STRAW
WARS PH Facebook page by the end of
August 2015
TRASHFORMERS
1. An increase in offices using memo pads made
from scratch paper
2. An increase in students, faculty, and staff
who recycle and use scratch paper
113

B UD GE T
Meals
Professional Fees
Supplies
Printing
Prizes

PhP2,500
1,500
4,700
1,000
500

Total Expenses

PhP10,200

114

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Nikko Paolo V. Calledo, 19 years old, is an


Accountancy student at Silliman University. He is
also the Vice President of the Silliman University
Student Government, where he is the Chairperson of
the Environment Committee.

115

A R TSE A
Suyac Island, Negros Occidental
Keith Brandon Cari-an

Project Description
Artsea brought together volunteer artists from Sagay City, Negros Occidental and
youth from Suyac Island to create paintings that show the value of mangroves to
the Suyac Island community and emphasize the importance of environmental
conservation. Through the activity, the youth participants were able to develop
their visual art skills as well as impart their knowledge of conservation with the
volunteer artists. Artsea was conducted last July 11-12, 2015 in Suyac Island.
The ten paintings produced by the volunteer artists from Sagay National High
School and the youth participants of Suyac Island were showcased at the Negros
Museum from July 17 to August 17, 2015, after which the paintings were donated
to Museo sang Bata sa Negros.
117

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Inspire the youth of Suyac Island to take


action in preserving and conserving the
environment
2. Engage volunteer artists in sharing
knowledge and skills in visual arts to the
youth of Suyac Island
3. Raise awareness on the importance of
preserving and conserving the environment
among the arts community and audience in
Negros Occidental

118

Target Audience
Thirty (30) children aged 9 to 13 years old participated in the workshop and were
mentored by 10 volunteer artists from Sagay National High School. The specific
age bracket for the participants was chosen as older children typically already
help earn for their families while younger children might have more difficulty
focusing on the activities. The paintings produced aim to raise the awareness of
artists, art enthusiasts, and others who visit the gallery where the paintings are
showcased.
119

Methodology
Creating partnerships and finding sponsors were the crucial first steps of
Artsea. After securing support from the locals of Suyac Island, Sagay City local
government, Visual Arts Department of Sagay National High School, Museo
sang Bata sa Negros, and Negros Museum, among others, a pre-workshop
interview was conducted at Suyac Island with the help of teachers from Suyac
Primary School to gather a pool of children who were interested in joining the
workshop. After the implementation of Artsea, the ten paintings created by the
participants were displayed at the Negros Museum from July 17 to August 17,
2015, after which the paintings were donated to Museo sang Bata sa Negros. A
post-workshop evaluation was conducted with the volunteer artists and some
of the participants. Guests who viewed the paintings at the Negros Museum
were also asked to evaluate their experience.
120

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
JUNE
ARTSEA

121

Challenges Encountered
1. Distance of the project site from the proponents hometown and
workplace
2. Juggling the project with work and other commitments
3. The original target audience involved 13 to 15 year olds, but asking
them to participate was difficult as many of them are already working
122

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Positive feedback on the workshop by


volunteer artists and participants
2. Positive feedback on the artwork caravan
by Negros Museum guests

123

B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Accommodation
Supplies
Printing
Communications
Professional Fees

PhP8,251
7,728.85
Sponsored
6,166.20
1,055
395
1,400

Sponsorships
Total Expenses

5,100
24,996.05

124

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Keith Brandon L. Cari-an, 22 years old, received
his bachelors degree in Communications from
the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod, Negros
Occidental, where he served as the editor of his
departments award-winning publication, The Lead.
He is currently a journalist by profession but also
dabbles in various forms of visual arts including
painting and graphic design. Keith has also done
anthropological research and was recently invited as
one of the resource speakers of the Asian University
Digital Resource Network-initiated International
Camp on Local Knowledge. He supports Indigenous
Peoples rights, the LGBTQ community and, most

125

SA LOM WOR KS H O P
Hinobaan, Negros Occidental
Christine Thel Geollegue

Project Description
Share and Advocate Laws on Marine and Environmental Conservation (SALOM)
Workshop is a one-day activity for the fisherfolk, Bantay Dagat, and Local
Government Unit of Hinobaan, Negros Occidental that aims to empower them
through knowledge on existing Philippine laws regarding marine conservation
and the environment.
127

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Raise the awareness of the fisherfolk, Bantay


Dagat, and LGU of Hinobaan on marine
conservation in the Philippines
2. Educate and inform them about existing
laws on marine conservation in a language
they can understand
3. Come up with probable policies that would
address the issues and problems in their
community

128

Target Audience
The target participants of the SALOM Workshop are twenty (20) members each
from the fisher folk, Bantay Dagat, and LGU of Hinobaan, which is the number
one supplier of fish in Negros Occidental but has high incidence of illegal fishing
methods. Hinobaan is also a USAID ECOFISH project site and home to several
Marine Protected Areas.
129

Methodology
Before the workshop, a module in Hiligaynon on simplified Philippine environmental
laws was created by the student council of the University of St. La Salle College of
Law. Speakers Ms. Meemee Sobrevega (USAID-ECOFISH Project), Atty. Conchita
Antipatya (Provincial Environment Management Office of Negros Occidental),
and Mr. Ruel Almoneda (Office of the Provincial Agriculturist) were invited to speak
at the workshop, where the three sectors were brought together to discuss issues
pertaining to the communitys marine resources. SALOM workshop facilitated
ways to address these issues through basic education on environmental laws.
130

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JUNE

JULY

M AY
SALOM

131

Challenges Encountered
1. Distance of the project site from the proponents residence
2. Juggling the project with other commitments
3. Weather conditions and power outage during the event
132

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. A significant increase in scores from the


pre-test to post-test, both of which were
provided by the Office of the Provincial
Agriculturist and focused on the amended
Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998
2. Affirmative feedback during the workshop
evaluation and commitment building
sessions

133

B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Accommodations
Professional Fees
Supplies
Printing
Communications

PhP3,021.61
6,687
2,000
3,400
3,678.02
388
322

Total Expenses

PhP19,496.63

134

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Christine Thel A. Geollegue, 21 years old, is an AB


Political Science graduate from the University of St.
La Salle in Bacolod City, where she is currently a 2nd
year law student.

135

H A LO-HA LO PR O J E CT
Guiuan, Samar
Karen Patricia Fabile
Halohaloproject

Project Description
The Halo-Halo Project engages elementary school teachers through a module
that focuses on protecting marine habitats that offer shoreline protection and
reduce disaster risks brought about by typhoons. The project site is Tubabao
Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The intention is for these teachers to share this
knowledge with the students they teach, thereby highlighting and strengthening
conservation and disaster risk reduction awareness in the community.
137

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. To equip the teachers with reference


materials and basic knowledge about the
marine environment and its conservation
in order to increase student awareness and
understanding of the subject
2. To promote good sea stewardship among
these children with the help of the teachers

138

Target Audience
Eight (8) teachers from Tubabao Island (six from 6 Trinidad Elementary School,
one from San Pedro Elementary School, and one from San Antonio Elementary
School) and 30 Trinidad Elementary School students Grades 4 to 6 participated in
the project sessions. Trinidad Elementary School was chosen as the main partner
for this project because the teachers are very cooperative and mostly friends
with the proponent. Grades 4 to 6 were chosen as the target group for the
students because they were observed by the teachers to be more cooperative
and participative than younger students.
139

Methodology
In preparation for the project, the proponent met with the principal and teachers
of Trinidad Elementary School to consult and plan out the module and sessions.
Coordination for transportation to Tubabao Island was also done at this time.
Reference materials were gathered by the proponent and her partner in order
to come up with the module that will be shared with the teachers. For 2-3 hours
for three Saturday of June, the Halo-Halo team met with the teachers and
discussed the contents of the module. Topics include understanding the coastal
and marine environment better as well as benefits and threats to the coastal
ecosystem. After every session with the teachers, the Halo-Halo team would
teach the students simple and fun topics that also focus on marine conservation.
During the last Saturday session in July, teachers, students, volunteers and
partners ate hot halo-halo or ginat-an together. The students were given preand post-implementation activities to evaluate how much they learned from
the sessions. To observe the impact of the module and learning sessions with the
teachers, the proponent will be turning over the module to the teachers and
plans to observe them teach the module to the students.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
MAY

JUNE

AUGUST

HALO-HALO
PROJECT

141

Challenges Encountered
1. Teachers are often late or will sometimes decide to not join at the last
minute
2. Fiestas coincided with the sessions
142

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. At least five (5) teachers and thirty (30)
students voluntarily attend the project
sessions
2. At least five (5) teachers and thirty (30)
students pledge to save our seas and commit
to recommended follow up activities
3. At least two (2) school hours dedicated to
marine education each week
4. Participation in other community activities
like mangrove planting and coastal clean
up
143

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Professional Fees
Printing
Communications

PhP5,120
2,125.85
4,041.70
1,650
2,280
115

Total Expenses

PhP15,332.55

144

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Karen Patricia Kp A. Fabile, 23 years old, received
her degree in BS Biology from the University of the
Philippines Tacloban. She currently works as a
Science Research Analyst at the National Fisheries
Research and Development Institute in Guiuan,
Eastern Samar. She was in Guiuan in November 2013
when Typhoon Haiyan made landfall and witnessed
the devastation it left.

145

SEA THE WOR L D W I T H KIDS


Ibajay, Aklan
Steffany Redison
SEAtheWorldwithKids

Project Description
SEA the World with Kids is a project for the children of the coastal barangays of
Ibajay, Aklan. Through pedagogy, art, and fieldtrips, the project aims to involve
and raise the awareness of children from two of the poorest coastal barangays
in Aklan on the value of the natural resources available to them, so that they
can be empowered to protect their sources of livelihood and food security.
The pedagogy aspect of the SEA the World with Kids, called Klasea sa Katunggan,
was implemented last July 4-5, 2015 in Katunggan It Ibajay Mangrove Eco-park
with the support of the Municipal Government of Ibajay, local government units
of Brgy. Bugtongbato and Brgy. Naisud, the Zoological Society of London, and
UP Akeanon.
147

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Increase the awareness and knowledge


of children about marine conservation and
mangrove protection
2. Promote marine conservation and
mangrove protection to the general public

148

Target Audience
The 20 participants of SEA the World with Kids are 9 to 12 year old children of
fisher folk from Barangays Bugtongbato and Naisud, Ibajay, Aklan who were
selected with the assistance of each barangays Captain. These participants
created paintings of an ideal coastal community that will be displayed in
Katunggan It Ibajay Eco-park, which is open to locals and tourists alike. Through
these paintings, the project also hopes to raise the awareness of the park visitors
on the value of mangrove protection and marine conservation.
149

Methodology
SEA the World with Kids has three components: Klasea sa Katunggan, Bulilit
Exseabit, and Bangkaalaman. Klasea sa Katunggan brought together the 20
young participants at Katunggan It Ibajay Mangrove Eco-park, where they
learned about the roles, value, and threats of mangroves and the marine
ecosystems--particularly within their own locality--through lectures, games, film
viewing, coastal cleanup, and a walk within the eco-park. At the end of Klasea sa
Katunggan, the participants painted their vision of an ideal coastal community.
These paintings will be showcased by September 2015 as part of the next
component, Bulilit Exseabit. The paintings will be displayed in the receiving area
of Katunggan It Ibajay Eco-park to raise the awareness of locals and tourists on
the importance of mangroves and their protection. To support this is the third
component, Bangkaalaman, which will provide Information, Education, and
Communication materials and ask for the commitment of tourists and locals
through a photo booth and pledge book.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
APRIL
JULY
JUNE

SEPT
SEA THE
WORLD
WITH KIDS

151

Challenges Encountered
1. Communication with participants and partners due to the proponents
distance from the project site
2. Delay in the barangay-level processes
152

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Results of Knowledge, Attitude and


Practice (KAP) Survey (Klasea sa
Katunggan)
2. Number of signatures on pledge book
(Bangkaalaman)
3. Number of tagged posts on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter with hashtags
#SEAtheWorldwithKids (Bangkaalaman)

153

B UD GE T

Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Collaterals
Professional Fees

PhP3,696
6,048.50
7,109
1,600
1,980

Total Expenses

PhP20,433.50

154

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Steffany R. Redison, 19 years old, is from Ibajay,
Aklan. She is an incoming 4th year BA Community
Development student at the University of the
Philippines Visayas. Through her studies, she has
had substantial interaction with marginalized
sectors as well as experience in alternative learning
events and conducting seminars, training, and FGDs.
She loves mangroves and is dedicated to giving back
to her community.

155

MY L I TT L E S EA HO U S E
Cebu City, Cebu
Kenny Glenn Silud
MyLittleSeaHouse

Project Description
My Little SeaHouse provides a center where both children and parents from
Brgy. Sawang Calero in Cebu City can learn about the marine environment
and its conservation. The center, located in Brgy. Sawang Calero, is managed
by the barangay leaders and has been open to the public since July 26, 2015.
The center contains learning materials and toys that encourage playing and
imagination as means of discovering more about the environment.
157

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Educate children about marine life and its


current issues
2. Promote link between kids and their parents
3. Provide a center where kids, together with
their parents, can read books about marine
life

158

Target Audience
The classes held at My Little SeaHouse targeted 30 children ages 7-12 years old
as well as their parents. Children of fisher folk and fish sellers were prioritized for
the classes as they and their parents have a direct relationship with the sea.
Children of parents who are active in barangay initiatives were also invited to
join as this ensures that their parents will support and participate in My Little
SeaHouse activities. The center is open to the general public.
159

Methodology
Upon receiving support from local officials, the proponent connected
and coordinated with suppliers for the renovation of the barangay hall to
accommodate the My Little SeaHouse center. Requests were also sent out for
donations of marine-related books, stuffed toys, and materials. The renovation
of My Little SeaHouse started on June 1, 2015, transforming a warehouse into a
library for the center. It officially opened to the public on July 26, 2015.
For the My Little SeaHouse workshop classes, the proponent got in touch with
volunteer teachers who created modules for every session. Classes were held
at 1:00-4:00 PM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of May starting on May
19 and on some days in June and July. Before classes started, the participants
and their parents were invited to the center to discuss the workshop and sign
an agreement, stating the full commitment of parents to let their kids attend
all the classes and avoid absences. For monitoring, the attendance of children
and parents during all events were recorded. My Little SeaHouse will also keep
a log of visitors.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JUNE
M AY

JULY

161

Challenges Encountered
1. Juggling academic and extracurricular activities with the project
2. Asking for donations and looking for volunteers
3. Handling extremely active kids
162

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Active participation and full attendance of


the kids during classes
2. Participation of parents
3. Establishment and opening of the My Little
SeaHouse center to the public

163

B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Printing
Professional Fees

PhP314.50
7,437.30
8,852.70
273
2,500

Total Expenses

PhP19,377.50

164

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Kenny Glenn Silud, 22 years old, is from Cebu City


and is the incumbent 3rd Barangay Councilor of
Sawang Calero. He is on his last semester at the
Cebu Institute of Technology-University as a Civil
Engineering student. He is a water person.

165

A R T I V I S EA M
Inopacan, Leyte
Anna Katrina Perandos
ARTiviSEAm

Project Description
ARTiviSEAm is a two-day science and art camp for elementary and high
school students that aims to spread awareness of the importance of the
marine environment and encourage stronger participation among the youth in
environmental issues. ARTiviSEAm introduced marine biology and conservation
topics during its morning sessions and encouraged the participants to process
what they have learned through art workshops in the afternoon. The pilot
implementation of ARTiviSEAM was on June 4-5, 2015 at the gymnasium of
Inopacan, Leyte. A second run of ARTiviSEAm was conducted in Apid Island,
Inopacan, Leyte on July 18-19, 2015.
167

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Educate the youth about the marine


environment
2.Raise awareness and empower the youth to
be the stewards of the sea

168

Target Audience
ARTiviSEAm invited elementary and high school students as well as some out-ofschool youth, with ages ranging from 8 to 20 years old. This age group was selected
as they are future community leaders and should therefore be developed and
encouraged to become stewards of the environment.
169

Methodology
ARTiviSEAm was organized in a span of three weeks, beginning from mid-May
until the implementation on June 4-5, 2015. The proponent started by forging
partnerships with the municipal government and coordinating with schools and
volunteers. After ocular visits, confirming with resources speakers, and finalizing
the project dates, ARTiviSEAm was launched on the first week of June. The project
included a seminar on the status and threats of the marine environment; a
discussion about what the youth can do; and a review of the marine environment,
practices, and programs in Inopacan. In addition to art activities, ARTiviSEAm
also conducted a project planning workshop.
170

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
ARTIVISEAM

JULY
M AY

JUNE
ARTIVISEAM
2.0

171

Challenges Encountered

1. Moving project date from May 27-28 to June 3-4 , and then to
June 4-5
2. Getting the endorsement and approval of the Department of Education
3. No available walls for mural painting
4. Too many participants
172

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. Positive feedback from the participants,
particularly on their increase in knowledge
and interest in the environment
2. Positive feedback from the teachers
3. Development of own conservation
initiatives of the participants
4. Replication of the project in other sites

173

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Printing
Communications
Professional Fees

PhP1,844
3,482.25
4,929
1,901
180
300

Total Expenses

PhP12,636.25

174

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Anna Katrina Kat C. Perandos, 21 years old,


graduated from Visayas State University with a BS in
Biology, major in Marine Biology. She was a Research
Assistant for the Delphinid Conservation Ecology
Project and is a licensed open water scuba diver.

175

PR OJ EC T B I N S
Boracay, Aklan
Grayson Gil Yaez

Project Description

For years, Boracay has been considered one of the best island destinations in the world.
However, due to intense commercialization as a result of the tourism boom, Boracay is now
facing many threats, several of which are rooted in poor waste management. Project BINS
focuses on one of Boracays most glaring waste management problemsthe absence
of easily accessible and sufficient trash bins. Though many have tried to remedy this, the
plastic trash bins always end up getting swept away by waves, lost or stolen.
Project BINS aims to install artistic concrete trash bins in several sites along the Main Beach
of Boracay Island. The bins will be made out of cement mixed with shredded plastic
and crushed bottles, which hits the problem two-fold: 1) trash itself is upcycled to create
something useful and 2) it can solve the issue of trash bins being stolen. The bins will then
be painted by local artists in Boracay and will be marked with multi-lingual labels to be
relevant and understandable to the diverse tourist make-up of the island. The goal is to
install a set of biodegradable and non-diodegradable bins in key sites along the Main
Beach, with at least one set per station. The ultimate goal of the project is more than just
creating and installing these trash bins but to strongly communicate the need for everyone
to help in conserving the environment through proper waste disposal and management.
The project has had a change in timeline and has not been fully implemented due to the
length of time required for approvals to be granted. As of September 2015, the project is
still awaiting the approval of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry- Boracay
and the Local Government Unit of Boracay.

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Create and install concrete trash bins


using coastal plastic waste
2. Provide a concrete place for proper waste
disposal
3. Encourage change through interest

178

Target Audience
Project BINS targets all individuals who visit the main beach area of Boracay.

179

Methodology
The proponent collaborated with local artists from Boracay to come up with a
design for the trash bins to be both beautiful and functional. The next step was to
seek the approval and support of two crucial sectors, the Local Government Unit
of Boracay and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry- Boracay.
As of September 2015, the project is still awaiting the approval of the two sectors.
After being approved, the bins will be created and installed.

180

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JUNE
MAY

JULY

181

Challenges Encountered
1. Getting the approval of sectors involved
2. The approval is taking too long and could no longer be accommodated
by the project timeline

182

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Concrete trash bins are created and installed


2. People find the bins visually appealing,
prompting proper disposal
3. More establishments will support and adopt
the project

183

B UD GE T

Supplies

PhP6,300

Total Expenses

PhP6,300

184

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Grayson Gil Gray L. Yaez, 24 years old,


graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated
Marketing Communications from the University of
Asia and the Pacific, where he also received his MA
in Communications, major in Integrated Marketing
Communications.

185

JU N I OR SE ATI Z E N S
Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
Mohammad Abqary Alon
JuniorSeatizens

Project Description
Junior Seatizens uses a game-ified approach to empower young children in
coastal communities to become seatizens or stewards of the sea. The project
takes the top eight (8) skills that all successful marine conservation advocates
around the world have in common (based on a 2013 study by Abelez &
Langholz)namely leadership, communication, negotiation, intelligence, good
judgment, creative thinking, vision, and forging partnershipand challenges the
participants to acquire all of these traits through various activities and tasks with
the mentorship of eight Ocean Spirits. Through this approach, the participants
are expected to learn about the concept, practice and value of marine
conservation as well as be motivated to acquire all the above mentioned skills
to eventually become a Sea Master. Junior Seatizens was implemented last July
26, 2015 at at Club Cusiong Resort, Kusiong, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao,
where hundreds of beachgoers also shared the Junior Seatizen experience.

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Inform, empower and inspire young


children in coastal communities towards
marine conservation and environmental
protection particularly coral reef protection
and restoration
2. Spread seatizenship into the public by
acquiring public attention, interest and
participation during the program

188

Target Audience
Brgy. Kusiong in Cotabato is widely known by locals as it has the most publicly
accessible beach in the city. In this town, children commonly practice dumboy
or coral smashing for sport or to catch fish. To contribute a solution to this issue,
Junior Seatizens invited 24 children aged 9 to 11 from Kusiong Elementary School
based on their academic performance and peer network with out-of-school
youth. The age group was selected as children of this age range can more
easily follow instructions on physical activities with little supervision.
189

Methodology
Initial preprations for the project entailed seeking the approval and support of
the Department of Education in Maguindanao, Kusiong Elementary School,
ARMM Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team, and Bureau of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Volunteers were then recruited from the following organizations: Save Kusiong
Reef, Young Bakers Group, Organization of Special Young Entrepreneurs, and
Notre Dame University Biological Society. Final preparations were done over
the two weeks preceeding implementation on July 26, 2015. Monitoring and
evaluation through Focus Group Discussions, questionnaires, and household
interviews will be conducted in October 2015.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
JUNIOR
SEATIZENS

JUNE

OCT

MAY

JULY

191

Challenges Encountered

1. Distance of proponents current place of work and residence to the


project site
2. Managing multiple commitments along with the project
3. Communication with partners
4. Volunteers and sponsors who back out at the last minute
5. Implementation had to be moved at a later date to give way to
Ramadhan
192

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. Active post-camp engagement on
environmental activities of Junior Seatizens
2. Increased environmental awareness of
Junior Seatizens and their families
3. Significant post-camp lifestyle changes by
Junior Seatizens and their families
4. Increased environmental program
spearheading of Kusiong Elementary School

193

B UD GE T

Transportation
Meals
Venue
Supplies
Collaterals

PhP921.50
3,643
4,790
9,957.25
774

Total Expenses

PhP20,085.75

194

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Mohammad Abqary Rex A. Alon received his
degree in BS Biology from Notre Dame University.
He is currently taking his MS in Biology at Ateneo de
Davao University, where he is an instructor. Rex is
also a Resident Biologist of Save Kusiong Reef (SKR),
an organization that aims to restore the degraded
corals by deploying Concrete Artificial Reef Domes
(CARD) to serve as the substrate of juvenile corals.

195

PA W E CA N D O IT
Maitum, Sarangani
John Enriq Batapa
pawecandoit

Project Description
Pa We Can Do It! is a seminar and workshop on the basic biology and ecological
importance of sea turtles as well as basic training on proper hatching, release and
rescue. The seminar-workshop was conducted on June 27, 2015 at the Pawikan
Nesting Sanctuary and Learning Center, Brgy. Kiambing, Maitum, Sarangani
Province, where endangered sea turtles nest.
197

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Promote awareness among local community


of Maitum about the importance of sea
turtles
2. Teach the community the necessary
technicalities of marine turtle conservation
3. Promote and aid in conservation of marine
turtles

198

Target Audience
34 adult representatives from each barangay in Maitum and 15 children
attended the workshop. Most of the adults were women and part of the Pantawid
Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
199

Methodology
A knowledge level assessment of the community on sea turtles was conducted
with the assistance of the caretaker of Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary and Learning
Center. The proponent and his team then started consulting with local officials
and seeking potential speakers, volunteers and partners for the event. In addition
to a seminar on sea turtles, Pa We Can Do It! also engaged the locals in releasing
turtle hatchlings. IEC materials were left with the sanctuary for the communitys
use. The projects next steps are to monitor changes in behavior towards sea
turtles in the community, hold a policy writing workshop, and lobby for ordinances
at the barangay level for the protection of the sea turtles in the area.
200

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
PA WE
CAN DO
IT

JUNE
MAY

201

JULY

Challenges Encountered
1. Looking for partners
2. Time management
3. Distance of the project site
202

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Increase of knowledge determined through


Focused Group Discussions
2. Increase in community participation in
pawikan conservation activities

203

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Printing
Professional Fee
Communications

PhP3,300
1,460.25
2,498
2,077
500
145

Total Expenses

PhP9,980.25

204

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

John Enriq Batapa, 19 years old, is from Parang,


Maguindanano but is based in General Santos
City where he studies as a 4th year Marine Biology
student at Mindanao State University. He dreams
of becoming a marine conservation biologist and
believes he will be a turtle in his next life.

205

AYAW G I L A BAY DO N G !
Mati City, Davao Oriental
Fiel Melan Bulaong
ayawgilabaydong

Project Description
Ayawg Ilagay Dong! Is a 2-day camp for children in fishing and farming
communities of Taganilao and Binangga, Tamisan, Mati City, Davao Oriental
that integrated the arts in conservation and solid waste management. The
output of the project were drawings made by the participants, which will be
used in creating a storybook on the impacts of improper waste disposal to marine
life. These drawings will be printed on shirts by a local clothing line to promote
environmental protection and will also be showcased at the Subangan Museum
during the celebration of Peace Month in September 2015.
207

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Empower children and potential visual


artists to be agents of solid waste
management and conservation
2. Create an output that will help inform the
children on the ill effect of solid waste
disposal

208

Target Audience
The participants of Ayawg Ilabay Dong! were 20 Happy Fish and Farm Kids
enrollees ages 8 to 15. The Happy Fish/Farm Kids (HFK) is an afterschool care
program for children in fishing and farming communities in Davao Oriental that
aims to address the problem of school non-participation through community
collaboration. The proponent has been volunteering for HFK since 2013.
209

Methodology
Ayawg Ilabay Dong shared knowledge on environmental conservation and
solid waste management with its participants and encouraged them to illustrate
what they learned through art. These works of art will be used alongside a
story on proper waste disposal to create a storybook for children that will both
entertain and inform them. With insights from partners like the Department of
Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the participants teachers, the
book will be finalized and a pilot reading will be done in August 2015. Printing,
launching, and evaluation will be done in September 2015.
210

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
AYAWG
ILABAY
DONG

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

MAY

211

SEPT

Challenges Encountered
1. Managing multiple commitments
2. Local official looking to adopt the project as possible political
propaganda
3. Budgeting
212

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Positive feedback from the pilot reading of


the storybook
2. Storybook displayed on learning centers
and libraries in the province
3. Increase of knowledge of the participants
on solid waste management

213

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Professional Fees
Venue

PhP2,452.30
3,012.25
3,189.11
2,800
500

Total Expenses

PhP11,953.66

214

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Fiel Melan C. Bulaong, 23 years old, is a 3rd year
Bachelor of Secondary Education student (major in
English) at Davao Oriental State College of Science
and Technology. He is currently a Council Member
of the National Anti-Poverty Commission Youth and
Students Sector, where one of their 9-point agenda
is the Participation of Youth in Environmental
Protection.

215

RA N AO EC OA R T S L E A R N IN G
(R EA L ) PR OJ EC T
Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Abdul Fattah Casangoan
REALProject

Project Description
The Ranao EcoArts Learning (REAL) Project is a 2-day workshop that utilizes arts
and crafts to deepen the understanding of Ranao children on current issues
of Lake Lanao, specifically solid waste management, and their role as Ranao
youth in these issues. The REAL Project was conducted last July 24-25, 2015 at
Brgy. Raya Madaya 1, one of the barangays situated beside Lake Lanao, in
Marawi City.
217

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Raise the awareness and appreciation of


Ranao children towards Lake Lanao
through the integration of arts
2. Introduce to participants proper waste
segregation and recycling

218

Target Audience
The REAL Project invited 35 kids ages 10 to 12. Barangay officials assisted in the
selection of participants, ensuring that all households in the barangay were
represented. The age group of 10 to 12 was selected in hopes that the project
can encourage them to be more active in community activities and leadership
roles.
219

Methodology
The REAL Drive was launched in June 2015 to call for donations of used springbound notebooks, school bags, and school supplies that will be given to the
participants. These donations were upcycled by the project team to demonstrate
the value of reusing and recycling. After meeting and consulting with the
Provincial Environment Office, the project preparations were finalized by the team
and volunteers. During the implementation, the donated bags and supplies were
distributed and the participants were encouraged to do some upcycling as well
by painting and decorating their re-bound notebooks. Evaluation of the project
will be done through a questionnaire that will be given to the participants.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JUNE
M AY

JULY

AUGUST
REAL
CAMP

221

Challenges Encountered

1. Key members were on vacation during project preparations


2. Managing multiple commitments
3. Coordinating with government offices
4. Ramadhan coinciding with the event made preparations challenging
because people were fasting
5. Looking for volunteers

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

Positive feedback from the participants

223

B UD GE T
Supplies
Meals
Printing

PhP5,121.50
6,600
800

Sponsorship
Total Expenses

2,900
PhP12,521.50

224

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Abdul Fattah Moby Casangoan, 18 years old,


is a BS Accountancy student at Mindanao State
University- Marawi City. Moby is a Maranao,
a writer, a kid lover, and a Philippine Youth
Leadership Program delegate.

225

#R EA LTA L K
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Kevin Christian Chua

Project Description
#RealTalk is an inter-high school parliamentary debate on environment-related
topics between the three (3) high schools of Baliangao, Misamis Occidental
namely Baliangao School of Fisheries, Mt. Carmel High School, and Roque L. Su
Memorial National High School. The project aims to encourage critical thinking on
environmental issues and inspire the involvement and participation of the youth
in these issues. #RealTalk was conducted on August 1-2, 2015 at the Baliangao
School of Fisheries.
227

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Increase environmental awareness


2. Highlight value of critical thinking
3. Encourage stronger involvement and
participation of the youth

228

Target Audience
#RealTalk invited six (6) students (three from Grade 9 and three from Grade 10)
each from Baliangao School of Fisheries, Mt. Carmel High School, and Roque L.
Su Memorial National High School, with the total of 18 participants.
229

Methodology

On Day 1 of the #RealTalk Eco-Debate, the students were given Debate 101 training
and a Demo Debate by the members of the MSU-IIT Debate Varsity (MIDV), who also
served as their trainers and facilitators. On Day 2, the actual debates started. The
topics, formulated and localized to Misamis Occidental by the #RealTalk team, were:
Assuming that Misamis Occidental will adopt its own policy related to the Shark and
Ray Code of Cebu, the house believes that the provision should ban the trade and
consumption on sharks and rays instead of imposing sin tax.
This house would impose mandatory conservation subjects in colleges and
universities.
This house would ban zoos and oceanariums.
This house, as the Department of Trade and Industry, should mandate establishments
to stop using plastics in their packaging.
This house rejects the existence of the coal fired power plant in Panaon (a Municipality
in Misamis Occidental).
When they fail to reduce carbon emission, this house believes that developed
countries should accept environmental refugees from climate change-vulnerable
regions.
The program ended with the awarding of winning teams and best speakers. The
trainers and facilitators shared their assessment of the debates and had a brief
feedback session with the participants about their #RealTalk experience.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

AUGUST

JULY
JUNE

#REALTALK

231

Challenges Encountered

1. Sudden change in target participants because schools were


unresponsive
2. Distance of initial project site from proponents workplace
3. Managing other commitments
4. Fiesta coincided with project preparations
5. Self-doubt
6. Sponsors were unresponsive to requests

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. 6 teams/18 debaters registered, competed
and committed to follow-up their proposals
to respective agencies
2. Positive feedback and commitment to
be responsible Filipino Seatizens from
participants, speaker, volunteers, and
partners
3. Turnover of project and acceptance of
partners

233

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Collaterals
Communications

PhP2,248
3,578.90
11,900
3,675
115

Sponsorship
Total Expenses

2,975
PHP21,516.90

234

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Kevin Christian J. Chua, 23 years old, graduated
from Mindanao State University with a degree in
Ecotourism. He is from Pagadian Ciy but is currently
based in Baliangao, Misamis Occidental, where he is
the Acting Municipal Tourism Officer.

235

WE CA N , T R A SH CA N !
Isabela City, Basilan
Mary Claire Geducquio
WeCanTrashCanProject

Project Description
We Can, Trash Can! is a solid waste management project in Malamawi, Basilan.
The project has three components: (1) a two-day seminar-workshop for 20 youth
leaders on waste disposal and management of household waste; (2) creation
of trash bins for community use from recycled materials; and (3) an information
drive on solid waste management by the youth participants for households in
Malamawi. The seminar-workshop was implemented last July 4-5, 2015 and the
trash bins were created a few days later, on July 8.
237

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Educate the youth and the people of


Malamawi about solid waste management
and environmental conservation
2. Develop a sense of volunteerism in the youth
and engage them in the advocacy of solid
waste management and conservation
3. Reduce the amount of improperly disposed
waste in Malamawi

238

Target Audience
The participants of the project were 20 youth leaders ages 16-20 from Isabela
who were selected from a pool of 50 applicants based on their leadership
skills and willingness to do volunteer work. The information drive on solid waste
management facilitated by these young leaders targeted 23 households in the
coastal communities of Tampalan and Carbon in Malamawi.
239

Methodology
20 young leaders from Basilan were brought together for the seminar-workshop
on solid waste management and making conservation a lifestyle. Taking what
they learned from the workshop, the participants utilized used plastic bottles to
create trash bins that will be used in Malamawi.
Locals, barangay officials, and volunteers were invited to a coastal cleanup in
Tampalan and Carbon, where an information drive on solid waste management
was also conducted by the participants in 23 households. Each household was
asked to sign a certificate to show their commitment to control their disposal of
waste into the sea.
A letter was then sent to the City Solid Waste Management Office requesting for
the regular collection of waste in the coastal communities. For evaluation, locals
and barangay officials will be interviewed once a month after the information
drive.

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

AUGUST

JULY
MAY
WE CAN,
TRASH
CAN
241

Challenges Encountered

1. Rescheduling the events due to the Holy Month of Ramadan


2. Volunteers who didnt follow through
3. Juggling teaching commitments and Licensure Examination for
Teachers (LET) Review in Zamboanga City
4. Late and unconfirmed responses
242

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S
1. Improperly disposed trash will reduce by
50% based on monthly inspections in
coordination with the City Solid Waste
Management Office and LGUs.
2. The trash bins created by the participants
will be used and proper segregation will be
observed from the locals where the
information drive was conducted.
3. The approval of regular trash collection in
Malamawi.

243

B UD GE T
Transportation
Supplies
Meals
Printing
Communications

PhP3,670
8,056.75
8,830
880
400

Sponsorship
Total Expenses

2,800
PhP21,836.75

244

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Mary Claire I. Geduquio, 20 years old, is from


Malamawi Island, Basilan. She is a graduate of BSE
Biological Science from Basilan State College, where
she is currently a part-time college instructor. She is
an aspiring scuba diver, a science enthusiast, and a
proud Basileo.

245

GARBAGE TO GA R D EN P R O J E CT
Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte
Lynrose Jane Genon
garbagetogarden

Project Description
The Garbage to Garden (G2G) Project is a waste management project for
Barangay Baybay, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte that focuses specifically on
converting biodegradable waste into organic fertilizer through vermicomposting.
The project conducted seminar-training for women on waste management and
vermicomposting and also provided a communal vermicompost pit within the
communitys communal garden. G2G is an effort to reduce waste that ends up
in the oceans.
247

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Increase awareness about waste


management
2. Educate local folks on how to utilize
household waste through converting
biodegradable waste into organic fertilizers
3. Evaluate the effect and sustainability of
vermicomposting in the community

248

Target Audience
The Garbage to Garden Project targets 30 households of 4Ps (Pantawid
Pamilyang Pilipino Program) beneficiaries in Barangay Baybay, Kolambugan,
Lanao del Norte. The 4Ps beneficiaries were selected as participants because
they are organized and are usually the indigent members of the community. The
beneficiaries selected for G2G are the mothers as they usually stay at home and
manage the household. Those who are not 4Ps beneficiaries but were eager to
join the project were also included.
249

Methodology
To achieve the first and second objectives, the Garbage to Garden Project
facilitated lectures on proper waste segregation, household waste reduction,
recycling non-biodegradable waste, and RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste
Management Act of 2000. This was followed by a workshop on vermicomposting
and the creation of a vermicompost pit in the barangays communal garden.
Communal gardening and vermicomposting have already started and will be
monitored and evaluated on a weekly basis. Pre- and post-project implementation
surveys and FGDs will be done to evaluate the projects impacts.
250

TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
GARBAGE
TO GARDEN
PROJECT

JULY
MAY

JUNE

AUGUST

251

Challenges Encountered
1. Coordination, due to celebrations coinciding with the week of the
projects implementation
2. Mobilization of volunteers
3. Weather conditions
252

SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

Reduction of household waste based on the


results of the pre- and post- implementation
surveys and FGDs

253

B UD GE T
Supplies
Meals
Transportation
Professional Fees

PhP7,957
7,258.50
1,284.50
3,500

Total Expenses

PhP20,000

254

A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Lynrose Jane Elle Genon, 20 years old, is from
Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte. She graduated with a
BA in English from Mindanao State University-Iligan
Institute of Technology. She is a youth volunteer in
various organizations such as Gawad Kalinga and
the U.S. Government Alumni Community. She is an
advocate of accessible quality education for the youth,
peace in Mindanao, environmental protection, and
marine conservation. Believing in the power of a team in
addressing social inequities, she embraces the challenge
of co-creating social change in her community through
initiating and participating in civic development
activities. Shes a responsible seatizen, student of life,
and aspiring educator. And she dreams of becoming the
President of the Philippines.
255

Savi ng M a r i ne Ecos ys te ms
Throug h A r t ( SM A R T) P R O J E CT
Cotabato City, Maguindanao
Solayman Maso
smartprojectph

Project Description
The Saving Marine ecosystems through ART (SMART) Project is a one-day seminar
for 20 high school student-artists from Cotabato City on marine conservation and
environmental values. The insights gained from the seminar were synthesized
with a mud painting activity, through which the students shared their messages
about protecting the marine environment. The mud paintings will be showcased
in Notre Dame University and Peoples Palace in Cotabato City in September
2015. The SMART Project was implemented at Beato Tariman Hall, Notre Dame
University last July 24, 2015.
257

PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Raise awareness about environmental issues


and encourage proactive participation
2. Promote sustainable art
3. Encourage active learning

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Target Audience
The SMART Project had 20 participants comprised of students from ten (10)
different public and coastal high schools. The participants were selected based
on their leadership skills, environment-related behaviors, and inclination to art.
A memo inviting the ten schools was released by the Division Office of the
Department of Education in Cotabato City.

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Methodology
In May, the project proponent and team started coordinating with the
Department of Education-Cotabato City, which facilitated the sending of
letters to ten selected high schools as invitations to the SMART Project. Project
preparations started in June while the speakers, participants and venue were
confirmed in July. The SMART Project was implemented on July 24, 2015 and will
be followed by the mud painting exhibits in September 2015.
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TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S
SMART
PROJECT

JUNE
MAY

SEPT
JULY

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Challenges Encountered
1. Juggling the project with other commitments
2. Budgeting
3. Speakers saying they could not make it at the last minute
4. Unexpected additional guests
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Replication of the mud painting workshop


by at least three (3) partner schools
2. Positive feedback from the participants
3. The social media accounts that will be set
up for the mud paintings will garner at least
1000 visits/ likes

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B UD GE T

Meals
Supplies
Printing

PhP2,306.50
8,307.75
970

Total Expenses

PhP11,584.25

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A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Solayman Maso, often referred to as Maso, is 22 years


old and graduated from Notre Dame University with a
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He supports
sustainable art and the protection of Kalangan Mangrove
Forest and Kusiong Reef.

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EN V IRO N A R T K HA L IFA S H IP
Cotabato City, Maguindanao
Manal Sugadol
EnvironArt Khalifaship

Project Description
EnvironArt Khalifaship brings together the words environment, theater arts, Khalifa
(steward), and suffix word -ship (a state/condition of being something) just as
the project aims to incorporate environmental advocacy in the performance
of theater art as the embodiment of ones stewardship for nature. The project,
conducted during all Saturdays of July 2015 in Notre Dame Village Central
Elementary School, Cotabato City, offered discussions on art, fatwa and local
knowledge and included games that were about the potential of human
bodies to express ideas and advocacies. The workshop also discussed the
importance of youth in the campaign for environmental protection and their
actual contribution for change. The output of the project is a theater production
of Miskin a Wata (Batang Mahirap/ The Poor Child), a story that tackles culture,
religion, and environmental protection.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S

1. Encourage participants to voluntarily


make changes in their lifestyle towards
environmental conservation
2. Emphasize to Moro children the
responsibility of nourishing the environment
through fatwa and local knowledge
3. Activate physical and emotional learning
initiative

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Target Audience
The participants of EnvironArt Khalifaship were composed of 10 boys and 17 girls
from Grades 4 to 6, aged 8 to 12 years old. Some participants were chosen by
a coordinator from Notre Dame Village Central Elementary School while some
voluntarily joined through the encouragement and feedback of their classmates.
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Methodology
The first step of the project was to gain the support of Notre Dame Village Central
Elementary School. An ocular visit and project preparations started immediately
after in time for the implementation in July. Eight modules were developed by the
proponent for the program, with each Saturday of July allotted to two modules.
The eight modules are: Movement; Space; Sound, Music, Voice; Emotion; Props
and Costumes; Script and Dialogue; Application; and Rehearsal and Preproduction. The closing ceremony and final theater production of Miskin a Wata
on July 31, 2015 concluded the project.
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TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
JUNE

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Challenges Encountered

1. Very little support was given by partners


2. The activity coincided with the observance of Ramadhan so the
participants were mostly non-Muslim while those fasting had a hard
time managing exhaustion
3. Difficulty in convincing sponsors
4. Teachers and students adjustment period as classes just started
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1. Increase in the participants understanding


of environmental concepts, as seen in their
interpretation of Miskin a Wata
2. Improvement in theatrical skills and
confidence of the participants as seen in
their performance of Miskin a Wata

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B UD GE T

Supplies
Transportation
Meals
Printing
Professional Fees

PhP6,211
470
2,240
576
500

Total Expenses

PhP9,997

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A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T


Manal Nisan J. Sugadol, 23 years old, graduated
from Mindanao State University-Marawi with a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies,
Major in Speech Communication and Theater Arts.
She has experience working as a teacher, theater
facilitator, and community affairs officer. Nisan
advocates cultural preservation and environmental
conservation.

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S EA ENC OUNTER: A WOR KS H O P


SE MINAR AND EXPOSUR E TR IP

Davao City, Davao


Krystelle Diane Teh
SeaEncounter

Project Description
Sea Encounter is a 2-day program that exposed youth leaders in Davao City to
pressing environmental concerns. It provided a venue for them to learn about
environmental advocacy, meet like-minded people, participate, and create
collaborations that will help the marine environment and empower them to
become leaders in conservation. Sea Encounter was implemented on July 2627, 2015 at the ECHOstore Function Room in Davao City. The exposure trip was
in Davao Gulf.
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PROJ EC T OB J EC T IVE S
1) Increase awareness and understanding
in the youth about marine conservation
issues and ensure that they would be able to
understand the potential threats and effects
of neglecting our seas
2) Inspire and encourage the youth to develop
initiative to help save the Philippine seas
3) Encourage positive behavioral action in the
community by allowing the youth to know
and execute good practices that would
promote marine conservation

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Target Audience
The participants of Sea Encounter were 16 students ages 13 to 16 from eleven
schools in Davao City, namely: Davao City Special National High School, Holy
Cross of Davao College, Inc., Davao City National High School, Davao Wisdom
Academy, Philippine Science High School, Holy Cross of Mintal, Colegio de San
Ignacio, Davao Christian High School, Francisco Bustamante National High
School, Apo Learning Village and Ateneo de Davao High School. Invitations were
sent to these schools and a call for applications was posted on Sea Encounters
Facebook page.
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Methodology
Sea Encounters project preparations started with finding and coordinating with
partners and volunteers as well as arranging logistics for the project. A call for
participants was posted on Sea Encounters Facebook page and invitations
were sent to public and private high schools in Davao. A week before the event,
materials were printed while supplies were collected and purchased.
Day 1 of Sea Encounter covered introductory lectures about the Philippine seas,
marine life, and related environmental issues. On Day 2, participants were taken
on an exposure trip so that they can see the beauty of the marine environment
for themselves and be encouraged to join the movement for healthier seas. Sea
Encounter concluded with a synthesis, experience sharing, and commitment
building.
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TI M E L I N E &
C ORR E SPON D I N G E VE N T S

JULY
JUNE
SEA
ENCOUNTER

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Challenges Encountered
1. Unavailability of resource speakers
2. Expensive venue
3. Unresponsive government offices
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SUC C E SS I N D I CATO R S

1) Knowledge level will increase based on preand post-seminar surveys


2) At least 14 school representatives will be
present to participate in the seminar and
exposure trip

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B UD GE T
Transportation
Meals
Supplies
Collaterals
Printing
Professional Fees
Venue
Communications

PhP6,300
9,050
1,291
1,500
489
600
1,500
300

Total Expenses

PhP21,030

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A BOU T THE PR OPO N E N T

Krystelle Diane Teh, 19 years old, is a BA


Communication Arts student at the University of the
Philippines Mindanao. She is a social media engager
and an active member of different youth-based
organizations.

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