serves in UNDP project
of Liberal Arts (CLA) faculty Dr. Francisco Magno was chosen
to serve in the Board of Advisers of the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) endeavor to prepare a Philippine Governance
Report. The project aims to assess the state of Philippine
governance and its impact on sustainable human development.
The other members of the Board of Advisers are Ledevina Cariño
of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance,
Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez of the Development Academy of the Philippines,
former Agrarian Reform Secretary Ernesto Garilao of the Asian
Institute of Management and former Health Secretary Alfredo
Bengzon of the Ateneo Professional School.
The Board’s role is to advise on the framework to be used
for the report and provide guidance in writing the various
gives lecture on garbage problem
not being part of the problem, we become part of the solution.”
This was the message of Dr. Eric Punzalan, director of the
Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research (CENSER)
in his lecture on garbage problem held at the Angeles University
Punzalan stressed to the faculty and students of the College
of Health and Sciences that the problem of waste disposal
becomes doubly difficult because its solution requires “collective
effort” from the citizenry. Everyone is a stakeholder and
the solution should not only come from the authorities.
In his lecture, Punzalan recommended that the University adopt
the policy of recycling and reusing consumer products. He
urged them to sort the garbage properly—the biodegradable
from the non-biodegradable. The process, from segregation
to decomposition, should reduce the collected mass of waste
by at least 60 percent.