FSLF join the SELFIEs for #NOWPH Social Mobilization Project

FSLF join the SELFIEs for #NOWPH Social Mobilization Project

In response to the national concern and government implementing policies and programs for Climate Change, Friends of Seven Lakes Foundation (FSLF) join the social mobilization campaign #NOWPH: One Million Filipino Youth Voices initiated by Greeneration Philippines. The campaign aims to unite the Filipino Youth for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference in the call to prevent global warming from reaching two degrees Celsius. It also seeks to raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle. “We are encouraging every Filipino to take part of this action for Climate Change awareness and with our simple ways, we can show  that Philippines has its voice to share to the world.” said Bobby Azores, Chairman of FSLF. All we have to do is log-on to www.nowph.org, fill up the form, use our code “0033” and add your selfie to pledge your support to this campaign. he added. Republic Act No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009, mandated the mainstreaming of climate change in synergy with disaster risk reduction into national, local, and sectoral policies and processes, and creation of the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the government’s lead policy-making body on climate change. The Law was then amended in 2012 by Republic Act No. 10174 creating the People’s Survival Fund. Further, the President, also the Chairperson of CCC, approved theNational Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) that outlines the country’s adaptation and mitigation agenda from 2011 to 2028. In order to increase the level of understanding on climate change and the government’s initiatives, CCC has also embarked on utilizing various information, education and  communication strategies including the Greeneration...
GenY spearhead Campus Journalism Workshop

GenY spearhead Campus Journalism Workshop

Last November 15, 2014, FSLF had a Campus Journalism Workshop for youth in San Pablo City. It was organized by FSLF and the Gen Y group. Gen Y is the youth media group of the FSLF which empower the youth to be engaged in community service and at the same time honing their skills and talents. About 40 high school and college students from various colleges and universities in the city gathered at the Tahanan ni Na Meding and spent the morning listening to our distinguish speakers namely; Mr. Nani Cortez , President of the San Pablo City Press Corps who talked about Basic Writing for news. Mr. Keno Moreno, PRO of  FSLF and “Papa Keen” to his listeners at 101.1 FM  talked about Gen Y and MoJo projects and lastly, Marielle Tolosa, who talked about Marketing to be able students understand the value of advertising a show to the target viewers. This is an initial offering of FSLF for empowering the youth as prime mover for environmental change. For 2015, FSLF is planning to produce an Environmental show that will be aired in the local cable providers in the region. See more activity photo HERE...
SCLWMC Welcomes 2011

SCLWMC Welcomes 2011

The Seven Crater Lakes & Watershed Management Council hosted the visit of LLDA’s new General Manager, Hon. Rodrigo Cabrera on January 18, 2011 at the Clyndenjosh Restaurant along Dagatan Blvd in San Pablo City.  The group revisited pending lakes issues such as the lack of funds for the construction of housing units for the informal dwellers that will be relocated to the Gawad Kalinga site in Brgy. San Lucas.  Also taken up was the proposed zonal plan which assigns half of the lake for the fishcages (following the guideline of 10% of the surface area of the lake) and the other half for water sports, recreation and other activities. In photo are representatives of the LLDA, SCLWMC, FSLF and other governmental and non-governmental organizations, including...

Federation of River Councils Update 2012

The Federation of River Councils met for its regular meeting in Taytay, Rizal on June 26, 2012. Sec. Neric Acosta gave the current status and problems being encountered by the fisherfolk in Laguna de Bay. One main problem is the proliferation of an invasive species known locally as the knife fish. Mr. Bobby Azores brought up the matter of the Sampaloc Lake proposal submitted by SCLWMC to LLDA the previous General Manager, Hon. Rodrigo Cabrera regarding zoning plan for the fishcages so that all other stakeholders may also use the lake for recreation activities. Sec. Acosta said they will look into the matter. In photo: (L-R) Mrs. Lina Tanjuatco, Bobby Azores, LLDA’s Sec. Neric Acosta, Ms. Bueno, and Angelito Jantar....
Balik Tanaw at Pagpapasya sa Kinabukasan ng Sampaloc Lake

Balik Tanaw at Pagpapasya sa Kinabukasan ng Sampaloc Lake

An informal meeting was held on September 1, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Cafe Lago. Present were: Msgr. Jerry Bitoon, Judge Bien Reyes, Ike & Lerma Prudente, Emma Marino, Mar Torrizo, Bobby & Cari Azores, Arvin Carandang, Fernando Fabros, Lily Brul, Christopher Rojas, Dr. Elvie Galicia, Claudine Villanueva, Ricky Tan, Ompong & Glecy Rivera, Dave Ramos, Patis Tesoro, Tony Marino and Sanny Leviste. Updates were presented by the following: Bobby Azores on FSLF, Mar Torrizo on the Seven Crater Lakes & Watershed Management Council and Ricky Tan (GK) and Ompong Rivera (GK) on the GK housing and violations that allowed the construction of houses even if the homeowner is not a lakedweller. It was decided that the group would request for a meeting with Mayor Amben Amante to discuss lake and housing...
Meeting with Mayor, Loreto “Amben” Amante on Lake Issues

Meeting with Mayor, Loreto “Amben” Amante on Lake Issues

September 16, 2013 was an important day for the San Pablenos as Mayor Amben Amante welcomed a group of concerned citizens to discuss the issues of the seven lakes and other related matters. Also at the meeting with the Mayor were LGU representatives including City Councilors Totoy See and Karla Adajar. At the meeting it was decided that the Mayor would convene a Consultation Meeting that would present the proposed ZOMAPS and bring together the different stakeholders in an open discussion. In photo, LR: Arvin Carandang, Susie Azores, Cari Azores, Kim DyNing, Fernando Fabros, Lerma Prudente, Bobby Azores, Msgr. Jerry Bitoon, Mayor Amben Amante, Councilor Karla Adajar, Emilio Tirones, Donnalyn Eseo, Mar Torrizo, Councilor Totoy See, Mandy Marino and Tony...