April 23 2018 – Isang araw pagkaraan nang pagdiriwang ng earth day ay ang NAST Environmental Science Award Paper Presentation. Mahalaga ang papel na ginagampanan ng mga corals sa buhay nating mga tao.
Sa kabila ng maraming maling paniniwala ukol sa mga corals ipinaliwanag ni Dr Wilfredo Roehl Y Licuanan ng De la Salle University.
Nabatid na akala ng marami ay napakalusog pa ng ating coral reef nagkakamali sila dahil halos sira na ang marami sa mga ito dahil na rin sa mga gawain ng tao at hagupit ng kalikasan.
Ipinakita niya sa kanyang presentasyon na coral benchmarks in the center of biodiversity. Kabilang ang Pilipinas na mga bansang may rich marine bio diversity. Ngunit malaking bahagi rin ng coral reefs natin ang nasira na.
Kabilang sa mga dumalo ay sina DOST Sec Fortunato T dela Pena. NAST President William G. Padolina, TAPI Dir Edgar Garcia. Ayon kay Licuanan hindi healthy ang ating mg reefs kahit ang very protectrd na Tubataha Marine Park. With photo from michael balaguer (mj olvina Balaguer, 09053611058, firstname.lastname@example.org)
PWD’s DISCOUNT PRIVILEGE
PRECY doesn’t reached the age of 60 yet. In the present Philippine Law anyone can have discouts on public transport and on purchase of goods from supermarkets, regular maintenance medicine etc can only be availed if you reached 60 and above. But Sister Precy is very happy today because she get discounted and she’s very proud of it, even telling her coleagues in her profession about it boosting the morale of others belonging to its sector asking them to excersise a “right”.
“yes i got discounted from the LRT”, or the Light Rail Transit, the common mass transport system in Manila, its an elevated train. Precy says once on the break out session at the regular round table discussion of a scince event where she was invited to cover.
Anout a month before, she was diagnosed with a bizaare ailment causing her eyes not to see clearly. It was very dissappointing to her at first because her eyes is very vital to her job. She cannot do her job properly if her eyes would fail but because of friends, churchmates and a very supportive family on her back, the liability to some became an important asset to this middle aged grandmother even if she isn’t a “senior Citizen” yet.
“I proud to be PWD” she said. Here in the Philippines, discouts can be availed by students, senior citizens and Persons with disabilities or otherwise known as “Differently Abled Persons. Now some of her friendsthat are of her age seem enivous telling her “hey you haven’t reached 60 yet how come you get discounted?” she just smiled.(Mary Jane Olvina-Balaguer, 09053611058, email@example.com )