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Reinforcing the Youth's Role on Stewardship of Biodiversity for Climate Stability
For its Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week 2021 special episode, the 72nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will once again feature the Department of Education (DepEd) learners who exemplified outstanding leadership in biodiversity conservation and climate action within their schools and communities.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 25 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl, facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda, and facebook.com/DepartmentOfEducation.PH. This will be part of the official activities for the observance of the 14th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week and DepEd's 5th National Climate Change Conference (NCCC) with the theme, “Klima ng Kinabukasan, Ating Panglagaan” and "Reinforcing the Youth's Role on Stewardship of Biodiversity for Climate Stability," respectively. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Director Ronilda R. Co of DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS); Arren Jean J. Jacalan from Tangub City National High School, SDO Tangub City, Region X; Sean Michael G. Endiable from City of San Jose del Monte National Science High School, SDO San Jose Del Monte City, Region III; and Shekinah A. Moreno from Quezon National High School, SDO Bukidnon, Region X to share their biodiversity conservation and climate change advocacies.
November 25, 2021 Thursday
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With the year 2021 considered a make-or-break year for climate action, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) invites the public to join in the celebration of the 14th Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week (CCC) Week from November 19 to 29, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1667 s.2008 to raise awareness on global warming. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, most activities for the CCC Week 2021 will be live streamed on the official Facebook page of the CCC via www.facebook.com/CCCPhl and its organizing partners.
November 19, 2021 Friday
Together for a Sustainable Future
The 71st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” will once again feature initiatives of organizations that  help communities adapt to climate change and work to improve the lives of Filipinos.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 18 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Ryan Gersava, Founder and President of Virtualahan; Sarah Queblatin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Green Releaf Initiative; and Engr. Cle Bern Paglinawan, Provincial Tourism Officer from the Province of Siquijor.
November 18, 2021 Thursday
Together for a Sustainable Future
The 70th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” will feature organizations and initiatives that are helping communities adapt to climate change and work to improve the lives of Filipinos.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Jenica Dizon, Country Director of Waves for Water Philippines; Hazel Tanchuling, Executive Director of Rice Watch Action Network (R1); and Carlos Hechanova, co-Executive Director for Operations of makesense Philippines.
November 11, 2021 Thursday
Together for a Sustainable Future.
Filipino youth scientists and grassroots leaders will gather virtually to feature their innovations and advocacy campaigns on climate change adaptation and mitigation and to inspire fellow youth to advance the frontiers of innovation toward a healthy, resilient, and sustainable future on the 68th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways COP26 Series" with the theme "Together for a Sustainable Future."   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Mark Kennedy Bantugon, James Dyson Awardee 2021; Naiah Mendoza, World Robot Olympiad Canada 2020-X Awardee; Adelle Yuson, a physicist from Central Mindanao University; and Marinel Ubaldo, a Climate Reality Leader and the Advocacy Officer for Ecological Justice and Youth Engagement of Living Laudato Si’ Philippines.
October 28, 2021 Thursday
Mga Paaralang Laging Handa
The 67th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature the programs, projects, and activities of the Department of Education (DepEd) that inculcate disaster preparedness in all DepEd offices, schools, learners, and personnel.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl, facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda, and facebook.com/DepartmentOfEducation.PH. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Dir. Ronilda Co and Ms. Monalyn Bermijiso of DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS); Mr. Glenn Sabido from the Schools Division Office (SDO) of Iloilo; Ms. Ghia Ureta from Alasasin Elementary School, SDO Bataan; and Ms. Johannna Mae Sitchon from Panabo City National High School, SDO Panabo City to discuss the DepEd’s disaster preparedness programs and good practices in public schools.
October 21, 2021 Thursday
Pangingisda sa Nagbabagong Klima.
Fisherfolk leaders and fisheries advocates will gather virtually to promote the protection and restoration of the marine environment to revive the fisheries sector on the 65th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Pangingisda sa Nagbabagong Klima.”   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by a three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 7 October 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon, Chairperson of the Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Associations in Zamboanga Sibugay and Ramon Magsaysay awardee 2021; Ruperto “Ka Uper” Aleroza, National Anti-Poverty Commission Vice Chair for Basic Sectors; and Atty. Rhea Yray-Frossard, Fisheries Management Officer and Coordinator to discuss climate resilience efforts in the fisheries sector.
October 07, 2021 Thursday
Philippines’ Heritage Trees in Schools
The 64th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature Department of Education (DepEd) teachers and Bureau of Learner Support Services – Youth Formation Division (BLSS-YFD) officers to showcase public schools that exert efforts in preserving Heritage Trees.   The online conversation, conceptualized by DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and hosted by a three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 30 September 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl, facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda, and facebook.com/DepartmentOfEducation.PH. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Mr. Adolf P. Aguilar and Ms. Gina Rullamas of DepEd BLSS-YFD, Ms. Jenelyn Alberto from Kaligayahan Elementary School (Division of Quezon City), Mr. Nolito Roque Alvarez from Alabang Elementary School (Division of Muntinlupa City), Mr. Rodolfo Cardinez Jr. from Carcarmay Elementary School (Division of La Union), and Ms. Freida Cawaling from Albasan Elementary School (Division of Aklan).
September 30, 2021 Thursday
Bamboo is Life
Bamboo advocates will gather virtually to share knowledge on and promote bamboo propagation and utilization to attain sustainable livelihoods on the 63rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Bamboo is Life!”   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by a three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Atty. Dulce Punzalan, World Bamboo Ambassador and Climate Reality Leader; Dr. Cora Claudio, Convenor-Chair of the Climate Action & Sustainability Alliance; and Rica Villanueva Gadi, CEO of Bamboo Bootcamp.
September 23, 2021 Thursday
Kaalamang Klima
“Kaalamang Klima,” a climate change webinar-workshop for the youth brought in partnership between the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center will be tomorrow, September 22 via Zoom and Facebook Live.   Open to interested participants aged 15-30 years old, Kaalamang Klima aims to facilitate knowledge exchange and deepen the understanding and appreciation of the youth on climate science and climate change, and drumbeat youth support for a second edition of the Klima Film Festival this year, which targets to mainstream the effects of climate change through films written and produced by the Filipino youth.
September 22, 2021 Wednesday
Campaign For Nature.
Young Filipino conservationists and climate advocates will gather virtually to promote meaningful youth engagement in environmental and climate action on the 62nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Campaign For Nature.”   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by a three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers will win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.   Joining the online conversation are Ann Dumaliang, Managing Trustee and Co-founder of Masungi Georeserve; Mark Edison Raquino, Research and Development Coordinator of DALUHAY; and Tasha & Bella Tanjutco, Co-founders of Kids for Kids PH to campaign for an immediate, collective action for biodiversity conservation.
September 16, 2021 Thursday
Resilience through Cash-for-Work
The 61st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature the stories and narratives of people strengthening their efforts and implementing risk resiliency programs to address the impacts of climate change in their communities through the Cash-for-Work project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 9 September 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.   Joining the online conversation are Ma. Victoria P. Morelos, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO) from Bulakan, Bulacan; Jayson Salenga, Site Manager of Sasmuan Pampanga Coastal Wetlands; Jowey C. Celzo, MSWDO from Anda, Pangasinan; and    Jenny Gandaloza Ontok, President of the Muslim Women’s Rural Worker Association in Matalam, North Cotabato.
September 09, 2021 Thursday
Time to Clean Up!
Representatives from the public and private sectors will gather virtually to promote the regulation of single-use plastics as well as the strict implementation of ecological solid waste management on the 60th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Time to Clean Up!” The episode is organized in celebration of the National Clean Up Month.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 2 September 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.   Joining the online conversation are Mr. Vincent Alon, Head of Solid Waste Management Research & Training Division of the local government of Muntinlupa City; Mr. Saar Herman, Chief Technology Officer of Green Antz Builders, Inc.; and Ms. Mharee Lynn Guillena of the National Clean Up Day Coalition.
September 02, 2021 Thursday
Sustaining the Mobility Revolution
The 59th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature the continuing efforts of local government units and national government agencies to promote and advance sustainable urban mobility in Metro Manila.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.   Joining the online conversation are representatives from the local governments of Pasig City, San Juan City, Marikina City, Quezon City; and officials from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Department of Transportation (DOTr) to share their respective active transport (biking and walking) plans, initiatives, and experience.
August 26, 2021 Thursday
10th NPTE forum
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) invites all sectors to join the 10th National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) Forum on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 through Zoom online and CCC Facebook Live.   With the theme, “Climate Action Onwards - Next Steps for Philippines' Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation,” this NPTE Forum shall discuss the urgent work on capacity and knowledge building for all facets of climate action.   The forum will feature the following presentations: El Niño droughts: A predictive tool we can use and how climate change complicates things, by Dr. Carlos Primo C. David; Slow onset events and our required response, by Ms. Lourdes V. Tibig; Sea level rise and its impacts on our country, by Dr. Fernando P. Siringan; Safeguarding projects against maladaptation, by Dr. Rosa T. Perez; Challenges and opportunities in risk transfer mechanism as climate adaptation strategy, by Dr. Felino P. Lansigan; and Formulating the mitigation component of the NDC, by Dr. Leoncio A. Amadore.
August 24, 2021 Tuesday
Part 2 of Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards
The 58th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature the special citation winners  for this year’s “Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards,” an initiative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for gender-responsive climate programs of local government units and organizations.   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
August 19, 2021 Thursday
Taking You Forward: Talks on Current Trends in Post Harvest Fisheries and Food Sciences
The University of the Philippines Visayas - Institute of Fish Processing Technology (IFPT), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) invites the public to join the online forum on seafood safety and the use of sustainable packaging materials for seafood products this 18 August 2021.   The second #WayForwardWednesdays webinar series about current trends on post-harvest fisheries and food science endeavors to highlight the best practices in the production of food products including the use of sustainable packaging materials, and encourage research exploring the potential of different earth-friendly materials as packaging for fishery products.
August 18, 2021 Wednesday
Climate Action Stories of Children, Written by Children
Department of Education (DepEd) learners will gather to educate, inspire and encourage their fellow children to take the lead in climate action on the 57th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Climate Action Stories of Children, Written by Children”   The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 12 August 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. The episode will also be streamed through the official Facebook Page of DepEd at facebook.com/DepartmentOfEducation.PH.   Joining the online conversation are DepEd personnel and learners including Director Ronildo Co and Ms. Zherluck Shaen Rodriguez of DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS); Ckyr M. Leonardo from Valencia National High School (Division of Valencia City), Joshua Ofiasa Villalobos of the Youth for Climate Hope (Division of Bacolod City), Raaina P. Hinay of Kids Who Farm (Division of Zamboanga City); and Amabelle Franchesca, a campus journalist from Congressional Integrated High School (Division of Cavite).
August 12, 2021 Thursday
Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards,
The 56th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will feature gender-responsive climate programs of local government units and organizations that topped this year’s “Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Tungo sa Katatagan: A Climate and Disaster Resiliency Recognition Awards,” an initiative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).   The episode, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 5 August 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.   Joining the first of the two-part episode are:   Undersecretary Analiza Teh from Department of Environment and Natural Resources Mayor Doris E. Maniquiz of Botolan, Zambales – “Women Leadership, Trailblazers of Environmental Sustainability” (First prize winner) Mr. Eduardo M. Bisquera Jr. from the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources of Zamboanga City – “Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction (GHG): Zamboanga City Initiatives for Climate Change Mitigation” (Second prize winner) Mayor Maria Clarita G. Limbaro of Bayabas, Surigao del Sur – Sagip-Wakatan Program: Kwentong KLIMA-likasan ng Bayabas, Surigao del Sur (Third prize winner)
August 05, 2021 Thursday
Building for Nature
Filipino environmental advocates will gather virtually to demonstrate environment-friendly and regenerative architectural innovation on the 55th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Building for Nature.”   The episode, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.   Joining the online conversation are Filipino innovators Architect Ronnie Yumang, ASEAN architect and environmental planner and Beau Baconguis, Earth builder and permaculturist.
July 29, 2021 Thursday