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"Lakbay Aral" or Study Tour

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  1. hannah

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    As part of the continuing technical assistance of the Philippine Environmental Governance Project Phase 2 (EcoGov2), the project is organizing a five-day study observation and sharing of experiences for the members of the Provincial TWG of South Cotabato, Cotabato and Sarangani and selected Municipal SWM Board/TWG. Regional Coordinator-SCM Mr. Ferdinand Esguerra said this activity aims to broaden the Board and TWG members' insights on waste management by exposing them to actual waste management experiences.

    Dumaguete City is one of the five places to be visited by the group being a model in wastewater treatment facility. Other places are Cebu, San Carlos, Bayawan and Toledo for their effective SWM initiatives.

    During the study observation, the group members are expected to interact with LGUs/institutions and in the process, get to observe working models, learn their pros and cons, and be able to assess their applicability in their respective provinces. This learning will be useful inputs in choosing options and shaping the waste management direction of the said Provinces.

    There will be two batches for this "Lakbay-Aral" or Study Tour - 1st Batch - May 26- 30, 2008 and 2nd Batch - June 2- 6, 2008.


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    I find it surprising that Dmgte's small selective waste water treatment plant, located in all places a public park, is held up as a good example. Perhaps a model to grow on. Or it speaks to how primitive it is in most provincial locations, that it is looked on as an adequate solution.
     
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    Dumaguete City's Wastewater Treatment Plant

    well, thats what the group will find out. If it is included in the group's itinerary, then its worth visiting.. it doesnt necessarily mean other locations are "primitive".

    I saw an article on this WWTF at the official website of duma - //www.dumaguetecity.gov.ph/index.php?id=125&option=com_content&task=view

    excerpts of this article...
    "Recent studies conducted by the city government show that one of the major contributors to the deterioration of the quality of coastal waters fronting Rizal Boulevard of the city is the raw and partially treated wastewaters from the city’s public market complex. To improve the quality of the coastal waters, make the sea fronting Rizal Boulevard “swimmable” again and in compliance with the Clean Water Act of 2004, the city government of Dumaguete has constructed a wastewater treatment plant for the public market wastewater. The project is one of the major outputs of LINAW (Local Initiatives for Low Cost Wastewater Treatment) project, a technical assistance program of USAID wherein Dumaguete is one of the four pilot cities in the country"

    I would like to highlight the last sentence, the City is lucky to be selected as one of the four cities in the country to be provided which such an assistance by USAID. Maybe LGU-Dgte is vigilant in its implementation of environmental laws thats why it was chosen.


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    Bayawan WWTPlant

    i heard from a reliable source, the wastewater treatment plant in Bayawan City has been properly recognized as having a good (or better?) facility. Mayor Saraña is known to be a devoted environmentalist. Hmmmm, as opposed to Duma's technical assistance from USAID, the project of the LGU-Bayawan is in partnership with the GTZ.


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    A for Negros unique waste water treatment plant will be build at Robinsons, that was one of the answered questions at the meeting...
     
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    May 29 Tour

    Hello, rhoody...... considering the hectic schedule of this lakbay aral, some members of the group are still planning to squeeze an activity on may 29.. since you are not available on that date, please PM me someone else who can organize an activity for that day..(like goin to a beach, snorkeling, stuff like that.........and pls also include choices of activities to be considered by the group as well as the fees.......)

    and, lastly, may we know what time is the last trip of the fastcraft going to liloan, santander...the group needs to be back at cebu city on the same day..........


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    .... so there's also something discussed during the meeting, not only ice cold beer ...........:wink:
     
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    tsk..tsk...tsk, poor hannah..... shes not realizing how fortunate she is....not everyone can have her opportunity of visiting a place twice in a row.. but shes not lucky to be welcomed that way....

    to RHB, you are not realizing what a small waste water treatment plant can do wonders in your area, IMHO, i appreciate you giving your remark altho you should at least try to appreciate too what other non-Dumaguetenians are perceiving about the city. if they look it as a good example to emulate upon, thats good, right?
     
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    Absolutely, my comment was not negative just surprise. You see in my previous country even small munincipalities construct sewage and waste water treatment facilities for the entire community. I understand that the small facility here was constructed with foreign help to mitgate the Public Market effluents dumping into the boulevard. I was here before it was constructed and I can personally notice the difference at the Boulevard since it was built.

    So if it is a pearl among examples yes it is a good thing to bring students here to see it.
    I guess perspective is the keyword here,
     
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    The Bayawan Waste water facility is a very good example. Re: Dumaguete spetic tank at the Park! you might want to visit a thread started here last year which had very interesting inputs. You might also want to ask Former DENR Sec. Dr. Angel C. Alacala and find out his take on this controversial construction at the Park.
     
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