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  1. 1. Dear Sherwin, Please share this with your 9 classmates in Sci Ed 216. I cant still be in class since my facemarks are still raw. Lord willing I will be with the class by next saturday (Nov 20th). Meanwhile,may I leave this assignment to be passed on Nov 20th.1. Select a barangay where you could do a mini survey.2. Get a random sampling of the members of the community which will cut across the differentsectors of the populace(meaning farmers, housewives, teachers, church workers,businessmen,govt officials, etc) and ask them (maybe two per sector, totaling to a max of 20people) to name the 3 most common environmental problems(present) in the community byrank from the most(1) to the least(5) pressing. 3. Have some follow-up questions on them like - their root causes; their major effect to thecommunity; the seriousness of the problem; what the government is doing in terms of programsif there are any; other community problems as a result; their suggested solutions. 4. Suggested format: Tabular like the one below___________________________________________________________________________________________Environmental Rank Root Causes Major effect to Seriousness Government RelatedSuggested Problem community 0f problem intervention Problem Solution_________________________________________________________________________________ Thanks Sherwin. God bless. Dr. LMA Navaja
  2. 2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF A COMMUNITY A Mini-Survey Submitted by: Dioscoro M. Lagrimas MS-Gensci Submitted to: Lorna Milly Navaja, Ph.D. Professor
  3. 3. I- Survey Site: Barangay: Kitubo Municipality: Kitaotao, Bukidnon Description: A barangay located at the southern part of Bukidnon. It takes more than an hour to travel from its location to the municipality proper. The reason is there is no shortcut way to reach the municipality, thereby it is a need to pass across Quezon and Camp I to get there. The place is rich in farm products like sugarcane and corn. There are few who plant peanuts, cassava and rubber. This barangay is the heart of trade to the surrounding barangays which are still under the same municipality.II- The Sample: There are sixteen (16) samples in the study which cut across the differentsectors of the community. The following are the samples with the correspondingsectors they represented: Name: Sector:1. Mrs. Nelly Ann G. Batonghinog Education (teacher)2. Mrs. Nora Ofima Education (teacher)3. Mr. Regie Gomez Business4. Mr. Nito Urboda Business5. Mr. Victor A. Agot Gov’t Office (kagawad)6. Mrs. Aldemer Gov’t Office (secretary)7. Mrs. Leodila Ofima Nat’l Office (Health)8. Fr. Joe Ann Lamasan Religious Group9. Mr. Aniano Batonghinog Religious Group
  4. 4. 10. Mrs. Norma Benignos Womens’ Group11. Mrs. Cora Montesa Womens’ Group12. Mr. Frediswindo Galindo Farmer13. Mr. Danilo Andamon Farmer14. Mrs. Milie Dal Housewife15. Mrs. Teresita Leonis Housewife16. Ms. Nessel Montejo Youth (SK)III-Results and Discussion: From the sixteen samples, the following Environmental Problems were named:(Arranged according to Frequency)Problem: Frequency:1. Water Resources Management 162. Global Warming 133. Solid Waste Management 104. Soil Acidity 75. Landslide/ Soil Erosion 66. Forest Denudation 47. Eutrophication 28. Wildlife Extinction 1 All of the samples mentioned water resource management as the most pressingproblem in the community. The lack of supply for portable water is a problem ever since.There is a limited potential source which according to them is probably due to slash andburn practice of farmers. Second most pressing issue is the feeling of hotness due to Global warming. Butmost of the respondents do not understand the real score of what we are presentlyexperiencing with the climate. They associate the lack of trees as the primary reason of
  5. 5. the problem. Only very few, definitely from the education and Gov’t working sectors gatthe right understanding. Solid waste management is among the most experienced perennial problem. Tenout of sixteen respondents said that this is due to the nature of our being Filipinos, thelack of discipline and also the lack of regard of the Barangay Officials to put garbagefacilities in some strategic places for the proper disposal of bypassers. Most of the farmers and housewives understand their being unproductive infarming which they tell that their soil is becoming more acidic as time progresses. Theyhave no choice but to use commercial fertilizers to improve their yield. Organic farmingis in their knowledge but due to time and ease in application, they seem to ignore. The least pressing problems given are eutrophication, of which only from theeducation sector have identified. They believe this as caused by residents who washclothes in the river; wildlife extinction which according to the church leader needs aconsideration for it is a gift of our Creator and an order to preserve nature.The Summary of Result:Environ Rank Root Maj.Effect Sriousness Gov’t Related Suggestedmental Causes toCommunity of problem Intervention Prob. solutionProblemWater 1 Insuffeci Affects Daily high Look for Cleanlin WaterResourc ent routine esp. other ess conservates Mgt. Source hurrying for technical ion and work or means wise use school e.g.electric al water pumpGlobal 2 deforest Affects high Education Agricult Adopt aWarmin ation farming, work and tree ural and tree,g condition and planting social avoid health burningSolid 3 Lack of Cleanliness high Schools: Social RegularWaste Disciplin and Health Clean up weeklyMgt. e, drive “Comm.Cl Disregar eanUp
  6. 6. d of Operation OfficialsSoil 4 Commer Farm moderate Education: Poverty ChangeAcidity cial Production Organic Practice Preferen Farming ce of FertilizerLandslid 5 Tree Damage to moderate Tree Agricult Plante/Soil cutting, crops, Land planting ural moreerosion reduction. holding Kaingin treesForest 6 Kaingin, Warming, low Create a Climate ReforestatDenuda Mass Landslide/Ero Forest conditio iontion logging sion Reservation n, area Eutrop 7 Washing Water pollu- low None Water Campaign hicatio on river tion, Damage un- to stop n of resi- to aquatic or- healthy the prac- dents ganisms for tice, local recre- ordinance ation and useWildlife 8 Deforesta Unpreserved low Prohibition Nature Reforestatiextinctio tion wildlife, nature imbalanc on/n e, wildlife destructi preservati on onIV- Conclusion: Results showed that there is generally lack of educational awareness of thepopulation of Barangay Kitubo, Kitaotao, Bukidnon in terms of our Climatic conditionand alternative farming technology. There is an evidence of social disregard and lack ofdiscipline in maintaining cleanliness through solid waste management and lastly, lack of
  7. 7. national consciousness due to self-interests in the preservation and conservation ofnatural resources.