Friday, October 9, 2009

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: A Call for the People of Albay

The fact that the province of Albay was spared from havoc of Ondoy and Pepeng recently should not make the people relaxed. What happened in Metro Manila and in northern Luzon lately should serve as a warning for Albay to prepare and do something for the environment while it might not be too late. Being a regular pathway for typhoons always makes the province amidst uncertain condition whether typhoon, heavy rains or floods will happen or not. While the Albayanos’ being prayerful is being admired by people from other parts of the country, we should not be very confident. Rather, we must be more and most prepared at all times.

I call on the provincial government and local chief executives to do something in their respective municipalities and cities. Let us pass moratorium on logging in our thinning mountains and forests. Let us be vigilant about logging, cutting trees for firewood and other abuses of our mountains. Reporting should be made very responsive by involving local residents to participate in guarding their respective communities. Let us encourage planting of trees in riverbanks. Let us be vanguards of our own riverbanks. Let us not allow too much land use development along riverbanks and near creeks. Let us plant mangroves too in coastal locations. Let LGUs pass policies that will give stiffer penalties to those who abuse the environment.

Let us encourage planting greens in our backyards. Small plants yet can contribute to fresh air. Forests, mountains from Tiwi up to the third district of Albay together with the slopes or those locations at the foot of Mayon Volcano should be protected. Let us be careful about safety of people residing near mining sites. Let us not abuse our resources through mining. If we can do something about mining and protect our own lands, then let us do it now. The curse of nature is immeasurable. Let us not make it harder for us to bear. Let us protect our islands too from too much land use development – from Kurangon island in Tiwi, to San Miguel, Cagraray and Rapu Rapu islands. Even islets should be protected. There are still many things we can do to lessen the impact of natural disasters in our soil. And we should do it now – not tomorrow nor never.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

GENERAL SANTOS CITY FISH PORT




it is where one can see larger-than-man tuna, large fishing boats; where no one is allowed to enter in shorts, sleepers and sandos. INDEED, world-class!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

SEND ME AN ANGEL



Music: Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics: Klaus Meine

The wise man said just walk this way

To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face

As the years pass you by

Hear this voice from deep inside

It´s the call of your heart

Close your eyes and your will find

The passage out of the dark

Here I am

Will you send me an angel

Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just find your place

In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way

Just beware of the thorns

Here I am

Will you send me an angel

Here I am

In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just raise your hand

And reach out for the spell

Find the door to the promised land

Just believe in yourself
Hear this voice from deep inside

It´s the call of your heart

Close your eyes and your will find

The way out of the dark

Here I am

Will you send me an angel

Here I am

In the land of the morning star

Here I am
Will you send me an angel

Here I am

In the land of the morning star


reference: www.the-scorpions.de for the lyrics

Can a hotel look like a factory?

While gathering for the kick off ceremony of the Manila Bay rehabilitation at the Quirino Grandstand, I was surprised to see this.  ...