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Since its establishment in August 16 of 1995 and its formal founding on January 31, 1996, the Movement has grown in terms of its sphere of advocacy. Since the Commission on Higher Education endorse the establishment of the SAVE ME Movement in the different tertiary schools in the whole country on January 26, 1996, community and in-school chapters in National Capital Region, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 8, and Region 9 has been organized. Region 4 alone has eleven (11) chapters. The Movement has been in the forefront of advocating for sustainable development. It has network with organizations and government agencies with parallel advocacy. The Movement has reached the world by its representation on international youth gathering on sustainable development and on environment. Romila Anna Mirador represented the country in the Korea-Asean Youth Exchange Program on August 2001. On the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the National Vice President for External Affairs of SAVE ME Movement, Catherine Kamping, read position paper of the youth to the gathering of state representatives in Johannesburg, South Africa. On the same year, Catherine Kamping and Crystel Villamora represented the country and the Movement in the Youth Employment Summit in Cairo, Egypt. On February 2002, Paul Jamoralin, Secretary General of the PUP Chapter was elected in Nairobi, Kenya as UNEP Advisor for Asia-Pacific Region. On the national scene, the members of the Movement have been recognized in their dedication and commitment. Cyrus Macasera,
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National Vice President for Internal Affairs, was elected as Secretary General of the Student Councils’ Action Network of the Philippines in December 2002. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed the founder, Edwin Chinel Monares and Hector Villegas Jr., as Presidential Technical Assistants on Youth Affairs in 2002. Johnnito Peradilla was commissioned to serve as Consultant on Community Organizing in line with the Agricultural Modernization Program of Congressman Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra of the 2nd District of Palawan. On April 11, 2003, the Movement was awarded as one of the “Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) of the Philippines” recognizing the “Lakbay Aral, Sanay at Gabay sa Nayon at Paaralan,” an annual program of the Movement packaging all the programs and projects which the Movement undertake in one venue for a period of ten (10) days which is on its 6th year already: Cagayan in 1997, Eastern Samar in 1998, Palawan in 1999, Marinduque in 2001, Bataan in 2002, Mountain Province in 2003 and Rizal in 2004. In May 24-28, 2003, the Movement organized the First Kampo Kalikasan in Partnership with the Province of Southern Leyte at Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte. For the whole month of May 2003, the Sagip Bata Program, in partnership with the Youth Affairs Office of the Office of the President of the Philippines, was undertaken in the Visayas and Southern Tagalog regions after its successful pilot in San Mateo, Rizal in April 2001. On February 14, 2005, an Agreement between the LSU and the Movement was signed for the SAVE ME Movement to do an important role in handling the CSD 13Youth Caucus in the global and national level with its first ever financial grant. Today, the Movement continues to reach out advocating for its principles in line with the realization of sustainable development.
he Asia – Pacific Youth Forum held in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC on May 15-20, 1995 with the theme: Environmental Education and Youth Development which was participated by 35 countries, inspired Philippine Delegate and the National 4-H Club of the Philippines Inc. Executive Vice President and official representative, Edwin Chinel Monares, to conceptualize an organization that will propagate and put into reality the output of the conference. The ASEAN Youth day meeting IV held in the Philippines on August 4-9, 1995 with the theme: ASEAN Gearing Towards Sustainable Development in the year 2000 was an opportunity for Mr. Edwin Monares, DA Representative, to present the concept in a proposal concerning the youth’s involvement in addressing environmental and ecological problems affecting the region, in general, and the Philippines, in particular. These two international conferences paved the way for the founding of the Students’ Action Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth Movement. As a faculty member of the Department of History, College of Arts of the Polytechnic University of the
of a collective and collaborative concern and action toward environmental protection. Ecological balance and the environment must be respected. preserved. To impress upon the different sectors of the society and various agencies. training and exchanges. Mother Earth deserves the respect and care for she is always a willing host for the human family to live. WHAT DOES SAVE ME MOVEMENT STANDS FOR? SAVE ME Movement is an acronym for Students’ Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth Movement. respecting and observing the law of nature and of the Great Creator. 10. • Regardless of nationality and race. WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MOVEMENT? 1. which provides us with everything needed in order to live. where the sciences. • The sun. • The generation to come deserve to enjoy. we owe our life to nature. and efficient youth involvement on environmental activities and programs. just like us. sex. 5. WHAT ARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE MOVEMENT? 1. the food. and responsibility to the imperative of sustainable life on earth. 4.VISION OF THE MOVEMENT A global culture based on truth. . concern for. religion and the arts are one in reinforcing man to sustainable live in a healthy environment with a balanced ecosystem. creed. WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE MOVEMENT? It is the goal of the movement to educate and inculcate and develop environmental ethics among the youth and elicit broad. the established youth organizations existing in the country and other non-governmental organizations. A safe and healthy mother earth is the greatest legacy and inheritance that we can bequeath to the coming generations. the need of a collective and collaborative concern and action toward environmental protection. 9. private or public the need. 8. To develop a new breed of leaders among the ranks of the students who respect the environment and the ecological balance. and political status in life. goodness and beauty. To develop and inculcate environmental ethics among the youth. Nature is the source of life – The most important element in the universe. hence. To inculcate environmental advocacy among the youth by means of educating them on issues pertaining to the environment and ecological balance. It is the sacred duty and responsibility of every member of the global family to live and act a mother-earth-friendly-pattern of life. The present generation is the custodian of Mother Earth for the next generation to come. 2. protect and preserve such mutual co-existence. effective. 5. thus it is our duty to respect. we are part of a big human family living on earth. social. 2. economic. To establish local and international linkages for the purpose of funding. 7. private and public. To make a broad and potent group which will participate in the formulation of policies pertaining to environmental and ecological protection and preservation by generating public opinion. To impress upon the different sectors in the society and the various agencies. To tap the support of the teachers. 3. 4. air and water. and sustained. 11. WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION IS THE SAVE ME MOVEMENT? The Students’ Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth is an Environmental and Ecological Organization. To take necessary steps and actions to integrate environmental issues and concerns in the different curricula of the different levels of education in the country. 3. • Existence is only possible through the interplay of all living and non-living things in the whole world. age. To elicit a broad and grass root participation and involvement of the youth on environmental activities and programs. the minerals and the like that sustain our life are provided to us by nature. To foster unity and cooperation among the youth and to generate goodwill and friendship through environmental activities and programs. nationality. MISSION OF THE MOVEMENT The education of the hearts and minds of the people to instill greater awareness of. 6. • A new global environment and ecological ethics must be practiced by every individual regardless of race. the fruits of a better life.
Anniversary Celebration – whole January each year 6. dance. theatrical. Leadership Institute Executive Director – appointed by the president 13. Sagip Bata – every April each year 5.e. Team Building. hiking and biking 13. spelunking. Committee Chairpersons and Five (5) members – recommended by the Secretary General to be appointed by the President a. Mindanao and NCR . Sanay at Gabay sa Nayon at Paaralan – every October each year 2. Special Committee on Awards and Recognition Chairman and five (5) members – appointed by the President 12. Affiliate Organization – Organization with parallel principles. etc. Outdoors Recreation i. Committee on Ways and Means b. tree planting. President membership – elected by the general 2. scuba diving. Associate Member – elementary student or qualified individuals with the age range of nine (9) to twelve (12) who will constitute a chapter in the elementary level. Must manifest strong concern. Lecture Series on Heroism in the 21st Century for High School and Natatanging Katangian ng mga Bayaning Pilipino for Elementary 9. 2.e. goals and objectives of the Movement 5. minor climb. Lakbay Kalikasan – every December each year 3. Seminar and Workshops on Sustainable Development. Deputy Secretary General for MIS – appointed by the Secretary General 9. Must be of good moral character 2. Deputy Secretary General for Operations – appointed by the Secretary General’ 8.e. Membership and Chapter Development 7. Cultural Development i. Must be willing to understand by heart and soul and live with the principles. Auditor . dedication and commitment to address environmental issues and problems 4. Education and Social Services – Executive Director – appointed by the President GUIDING QUOTES 1.elected by the general membership 6. Junior Member – high school student or qualified individuals with the age range of thirteen (13) to seventeen (17) who will constitute a chapter in the high school level and in the community. Entrepreneurial Development and Fund Raising 12. Kampo Kalikasan – May every other year 4. Attendance to Basic Orientation and Seminar for Membership 3. Autonomous Committee on Grievances and Discipline Chairman and five (5) members – appointed by the President on Chapters and by the National Executive Council on the National level. Vice President for External Affairs . Committee on Education and Training e. Secretary General – appointed by the President 7.elected by the general membership 4. rappelling. Senior Member – student or qualified individuals with the age range of eighteen (18) SET OF OFFICERS 1. and Sensitivity Exercises 8. Committee on Public Relations. Area Vice President for Luzon. 11.elected by the general membership 3. Accomplished Membership Form 2. mountaineering. spelunking. Recreation. Committee on Programs and Projects 10. Must be willing to be educated and trained Contact Numbers: (02) 297-4475 09215303081. choral. 09205400215 REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP 1. Publication and Research c. Community Service i. “Number is immaterial to a just cause” . Must be at least an average student in academic standing (in school) 3. Committee on Chapter Development and General Membership d. painting and poetry and above who will constitute a chapter in the tertiary level and in the community 4. marine and forest reserve establishment and management 10. Electoral Engagement for Political Development 11.elected by the general membership 5. Must be willing to accept the duties and responsibilities of a member or officer of the Movement 6.MAJOR PR0GRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE MOVEMENT 1. Visayas. camping. hiking. Membership Fee 5. Leadership. rappelling. Completion of the First and Second Membership Rites 4. LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP 1. Lakbay Aral. SAVE ME Movement Outdoors. goals and advocacy QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP 1. 3. coastal clean up.e. Treasurer . Training. Completion of a communing with nature activity i.
“A selfish heart love for what it can get. “Dare to be different” SAVE ME MOVEMENT ON PICTURES@10 . “It’s not enough to follow where the path leads you. “To be great is to be misunderstood” 4.2. “An unexamined life is not worth living” 6. create your own way and leave traces for others to follow” 3. a virtuous heart loves for what it can give” 5.
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