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Chapter I

Rationale of the Project

The school system is a vital part of our basic learning and a powerful vehicle for change.

The school population comprising of the students, the teaching personnel, and the non-teaching

personnel constitute sizeable percentage of the specific population. As such, every program

focuses on the advocacy and multi-faceted program of activities done within the school system

especially relating to the environmental concerns must be documented, encouraged, and


Education, as its great contribution if not the greatest in sustainable development that

promotes critical awareness regarding sustainable development issues in enhancing knowledge,

influencing values and attitudes, and encouraging responsive behaviours and learnings that leads

to action. Information is the major component of education and continuous campaign for serious

environmental awareness is indeed necessary.



The students and teachers of San Fabian National High School are actively involved in

environmental issues and take active responses to promote community awareness and

involvement on environmental concerns.

This also in support to the passed law, REPUBLIC ACT 9512; “An Act to promote

Environment Awareness through Environmental Education and for the Purposes”.



The community-based project “Adopting Niputong: Establishing its Environmental

Sustainability for the Next Generation” has the following aims to:

1. disseminate information to the community that our environment is now need to protect;

2. encourage students and teachers to become more actively involved in environmental


3. develop understandings and skills among students and teachers in initiating action

responses and increasing community awareness and participation on environmental


4. initiate a sustainable environmental concerns in the adopted community through this

community-based project;

5. create linkages and ways on the environment with the various sectors such as:

government agencies, non-government organizations, religious groups, local government

units, business and industry corporations, and others;

6. conduct a wide various environmental initiatives that can be adopted in pursuing of

sustainable eco-friendly community; and

7. encourage the community’s participation and initiative to environmental and ecological

movements and actions.


Significance of the Project

The most significant factor of the community-based project is to promote environmental

awareness of protecting the environment not just among teachers and students but also to the

adopted community. That’s why the San Fabian National High School BRIDGING HEART

TO HOPE CLUB has adopted a community to promote and sustain environmental awareness

and concern. If each of one learns to protect the environment then, we can have a better world to

live in. This is the best legacy we can give to our next generation because protecting the

environment is tantamount to the environment which protecting us. If we take care our nature,

we will have a better place to live in.

Destroying our environment would mean our own destruction. This will serve us natural

calamities. Nature will bring back to us according to what treatment we have done to our

environment. The recent calamities that had passed to our country and other places such as super

typhoons, flash floods, storm-serge, landslides, and others can be attributed from men abusive

acts against the environment. If this is unabated and if will be continued destroying our nature,

expect worse destructions on the near future.

Another concern is the betterment of lives of the community. The adopted community

has been isolated and needs support from charitable individuals and institutions and also needs

more services coming from government sectors such as road and electrical power. Uplifting the

people of the community from miserable conditions through our initiatives, then we have already

attained our objectives. That’s why we have established linkages and ways with the different

governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations that could help to alleviate the

lives of the people of the community because most of them are just mere farmers who are just

relying in farming with no other source of income.


Chapter II

History and Name of the Community

The adopted community is located at Barangay Tempra-Guilig, San Fabian, Pangasinan.

Locally the place is called “Pansel Guilig”, which literally means “segregated” according to the

local folks. Others also called it “niputong” or “separated” because then, an old bridge that

could not passable by any kind of vehicle was the way of travel to the main barangay to the

nearby market place for them to bring their products and goods to sell and used to buy their

needs at home. The place until nowadays is being a floodway that’s why there is no assurance for

them to live safely. The flood that passes through the residence comes from Lekep-Butao, its

upper barangay. Their main source of income is agriculture. They have also catch fish in the

creeks nearby. And it is very difficult for them to make their lives progressive because of

unstable conditions. Their houses were built along the “pilapil” or the spaces used as divisions of

the rice fields. It is very difficult for them to travel long distance from their place to the school

and market without vehicles as a result, some pupils and students were dropped in their classes.

As of now, there are 42 families living and settling in this area where in the land for them to farm

are owned by other persons and they serve as tenants or “kasamak.”


Chapter III

Profile of the Community

Name of the Place Pansel, Tempra-Guilig, San Fabian, Pangasinan

Land Area 9 hectares

No. of Population 198

No. of Households 42

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Farming

Educational Attainment

Pre Elementary 12

Elementary 23

High School 16

College Undergraduate 3

College Graduate 1

Chapter IV


Everybody believed from the benefits of protecting the environment. We are the direct

recipient of having a good environment. We can enjoy the benefits of having trees; fresh air to

breathe, clean water to drink, and food to eat from the land and water resources.

The members of the adopted community are at advantageous for they can have a safer,

peaceful, and better place to live in. They can absolutely enjoy the beauty of the nature.

Other species of the ecosystem also enjoy having a protected environment. It will become

their habitat.

Chapter V

Accomplishments of the Club

The following are parts of the regular undertakings of the San Fabian National High

School Bridging Heart and Hope Club on its own or in partnerships with concerned

government and non-government organizations:

1. Food Preservations

The people have already benefited from it because it protects them from internal

contaminations, stomach aches, and illnesses because it usually involves preventing the

growth of bacteria, fungi (such as yeast), or other microorganisms (although some

methods work by introducing benign bacteria or fungi to the food), as well as retarding

the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity. Food preservation may also include processes

that inhibit visual deterioration, such as the enzymatic browning reaction in apples after

they are cut during food preparation in the community.

2. Waste Management

The local folks were taught to manage their waste. They were taught to segregate

biodegradable wastes from non-biodegradable wastes. They have also set-up segregator

sacks within the area of responsibility. Lately, the club sponsored a local contest in search

for the “most environmental friendly campus.” This has invigorated the interest of the

local folks to really protect the environment.

3. Outreached Program

The club conducted programs such as riverbanks clean-up drives as part of its

action. It has adopted the holistic approach so as not to live other factors behind. The

riverbanks along the flood ways are still parts and parcels of the community. It can be

helped a lot for the clearance of the water passages.

4. Awareness Campaign in Environmental Issues and Actions

The project brings awareness upon the people to really protect the environment.

The club has just it but the implementers are the local folks in the community. They are

the direct recipients of the benefits it brings.

5. Spiritual Activities

As part of the action plan is the spiritual formation of the people. The people

learned to appreciate more what they are doing when there is its spiritual component. The

club coordinated with the local church to provide catechism for the pupils. There has

been assigned “first communion” and masses for the pupils and their parents.

Highlights of Accomplishments Initiated and Coordinated by the Club for

the Community since its Adoption to the Present:

1. Requested the Philippine Coconut Authority (PHILCOA) 300 seedlings of coconut

planted in the community.

2. Requested the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) more or less

3,000 seedlings of mangroves planted in the riverbanks.

3. Requested the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 200 seedlings

of paper tree planted in the community.

4. Requested the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 200 seedlings

of mahogany planted in the community.


5. Initiated the bringing of more than 500 assorted fruit-bearing trees by the San Fabian

National High School ROYC students planted in the community.

6. Initiated annual riverbank clean-up drive by the San Fabian National High School ROYC


7. Initiated relief operations to the local folks after calamities.

8. Coordinated and tapped with the Rotary club of San Fabian for sponsoring pupils of


9. Coordinated and tapped with the Rotary club of San Fabian for rehabilitation of Pansel.

10. Instrumental for the permanent positions of two LSB Teachers in Pansel.

11. Conducted Soap Making, Fish Drying, and Bangus Deboning Livelihood Program to the

people of the community.

12. Invited resource speakers during symposium and seminar about Climate Change and

Waste Management.

13. Visited the adopted community monthly for monitoring purposes.


Chapter VI

People Involved

Name Representing Agency

Hon. Constante B. Agbayani Municipal Mayor

Madam Irene F. Libunao Rotary Club of San Fabian President

Mr. Juan Juguilon Jr. Municipal Agriculture Office

Hon. Lily Juguilon Tempra-Guilig Punong Barangay

Dr. Dolly Moya Provincial Agriculturist

Mr. Tirso H. Jaravata San Fabian NHS PTA President

Science Teachers San Fabian NHS Teaching Force

ROYC Students San Fabian NHS Students