THE CLIMATE CHANGE Action plan and our ways of life

On November 23, 2018, I was tasked to Speak for the Mayor at SMX Aura to share best practices on Integration of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM) to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), along with Mayor Sally Ante Lee of Sorsogon City and Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano of Brooke’s Point, Palawan, during the 2nd National Convention on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.

I learned right there and then that we all have the same problems in Implementing Programs Projects and Activities (PPAs) for our Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation-the funds. While we have the Climate Change Action Plan, there is no specific source of funds for it, causing unimplemented projects in other Municipalities.

Photo by Climate Change Commission PH facebook page

So I went to share How La Trinidad do it: incorporating PPAs of the CCAM to the Development Plans. And the rest is History.

But then, it’s not about what your Government can do about it. Its what you can do as an individual to help Adapt and Mitigate effects of Climate Change. Conserve Electricity, Water, Fuel, and Gas. Segregate waste and Compost Biodegradables. Minimize Gas emissions by not using motor vehicles. And similar gestures promoting natural ways of living.

Miss Benguet Title is Back to Bokod After Many Years

Miss Erika Faith Cornelio Holman is crowned Miss Benguet 2018 yesterday. She represented the Municipality of Bokod. And she deserved it.

If I’m not mistaken, the last time Bokod claimed the crown of this prestigous pageant was on 2003, (15 years ago). It was by Miss Bernadette Cenon, my High School Batchmate.

Erika is 18 years old and managed to outlast all 12 candidates from other Municipalities of the competion. Because She is beautiful and indeed witty!

I had this conversation with her before her coronation night regarding Benguet Adivay Theme and she has something to say. She has the intelligence that Miss Benguet Pageant requires.

And with her win, I say, it’s all about Resiliency!

Congratulations again Erika! Good luck on your reign and thank you for listening and representing! Godspeed!

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