What Can We Do (to Help) in Our Environment

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What Can We Do with Our Environment?

In the course of today’s situation regarding our environment and health welfare, it is indeed clear and unarguable that except nobody, we all must be concerned. The interconnections among all living and non-living elements in this planet satisfactorily satisfies the question “Why should I be concerned with the environment and health of other people?” Basically, people can leave with a poor and unhealthy environment, but believe me or not, they’ll die young; or should I say, WE’LL die young. Because in the context of today’s environmental and health situations, we undisputedly have unsatisfactory conditions of these. According to studies, about 50% of our forest lands have already been converted into commercial, residential, industrial and other purposes. Coastal resources have been suffering from the vast effects of Climate Change. I tell you, this isn’t a joke. Environmental issue is never a joke, because it can compromise huge things such as human lives. Millions of people die every year because of storms and typhoons. This can be accounted to the unstoppable flooding due to the deforestations that took huge number of trees in the mountains; resulting to the direct flow of water from mountain ridges to lowlands. Many people suffer from hunger because of continuously low catch of fish from the sea. This can be attributed to illegal fishing practices such as cyanide and dynamite fishing, which turns out to destroy the coral reefs and seagrass beds where these fishes supposed to live.

For the welfare of Philippine citizens, and as part of its mandate, the national government of the Philippines, particularly our current and his preceding president, President Noynoy Aquino and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched different projects that concern our environment.

The Executive Order 533, signed by former President Arroyo is an…...

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