When Disaster StrikesChallenges and Opportunities for Young Filipinos       Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto           Found...
Human health andthe environment are     by design INTERCONNECTED and INSEPARABLE.
Ang Philippine Disaster       Situation• Pilipinas: Bulnerable sa Disaster  – Geographical at pisikal na katangian  – Sosy...
CLIMATE CHANGE:The Philippine Experience      5 tornadoes in 2006      3 hailstorms in 2006   68% of country affected by  ...
The Philippine Disaster Situation: 2006   17 Typhoons              Other disasters   Cost     Persons          Cost       ...
Awareness ppreciation  ction
A UP ENVIRONMENTALIST is                Nationalist  because nation is both people and LAND                 Holistic   bec...
Caring for theenvironment is not a voluntary act or an  assigned task of a      select few.   It is everyone’sresponsibili...
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines
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When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines

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Presentation given at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2010

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When Disasters Strike: Disasters in the Philippines

  1. 1. When Disaster StrikesChallenges and Opportunities for Young Filipinos Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto Founder, UP One Earth
  2. 2. Human health andthe environment are by design INTERCONNECTED and INSEPARABLE.
  3. 3. Ang Philippine Disaster Situation• Pilipinas: Bulnerable sa Disaster – Geographical at pisikal na katangian – Sosyo-ekonomikal at pulitikal na kalagayan
  4. 4. CLIMATE CHANGE:The Philippine Experience 5 tornadoes in 2006 3 hailstorms in 2006 68% of country affected by drought in 1997 (NDCC, 2006)
  5. 5. The Philippine Disaster Situation: 2006 17 Typhoons Other disasters Cost Persons Cost Persons Affected Affected P19.9B 11.193M Leyte Landslide P119M 18,862 Bulusan & Mayon eruption 46,806 Guimaras Oilspill Coastline: 234km 39,004 Coralreef: 15km2
  6. 6. Awareness ppreciation ction
  7. 7. A UP ENVIRONMENTALIST is Nationalist because nation is both people and LAND Holistic because environment is a whole, not a collection of fragments Multidisciplinarybecause each field of knowledge has its role in helping solve environmental challenges Action-orientedbecause given our planet’s present condition,there is no much time for rhetorics – we need feasible solutions Servant-leader because caring for the Earth requires obedience, dedication, responsibility and leadership Peace-builder because peace is the best and only waytowards achieving a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable planet
  8. 8. Caring for theenvironment is not a voluntary act or an assigned task of a select few. It is everyone’sresponsibility, and a moral obligation.

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