Blog Action Day 2009: My Stand on Climate Change

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3992612044_5a154d68a2It is Blog Action Day today. Filipino bloggers will speak out and take a stand now on climate change.

Filipinos in Metro Manila witnessed the effects of climate change never seen before in my entire lifetime of 52 years. Sure, I have seen floods but not in such wide scale proportions. My family survived the Ondoy floods. I feel blessed and at the same time guilty that not much was lost. Material possessions can easily be bought but lives, precious lives have been lost in other families.

What do I propose?

It is about time politicians and our good government develop a political will to monitor all these urban developments not only of real estate developers but the squatters that line the rivers and the dams. Oh the squatters, the number of votes it brings these politicians. It takes political will to put this into action. It is time for urban renewal. We cannot avoid the climate change but we can certainly control the wide-scale calamity. Climate risk management and adaptation is a top priority in our government.

In the upcoming election 2010 , I will make it my business to ask each the presidential, senatorial and congressional candidates their platforms towards climate change and sustainable urban and rural development. Are they aware of the flaws in their respective regions and what needs to be done? The climate change will form part of my election 2010 coverage together with other bloggers in our upcoming project, called Blog Watch. The soft launch will be next week. Watch out for it!

We all need to make a stand in any capacity we can. What can you do?

Read what the other Filipino bloggers had to say on Blog Action day.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1352 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • I’m writing my Blog Action Day entry today, too! I agree, political will is but necessary!
    .-= Mindanaoan´s last blog ..New U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission to attend Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 =-.

  • I’m writing my Blog Action Day entry, too! I agree, political will is but necessary!
    .-= Mindanaoan´s last blog ..New U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission to attend Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 =-.

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  • nice post… 🙂 correct we need a leader that would also think about our take on global warming and make actions as well… but in the meantime we need to help increase awareness re global warming to everyone…. lalo na sa mga pinoy… 😀

    am doing mine too!! 🙂 cant wait to finish and post… 😀
    .-= charmie´s last blog ..Fiesta Pilar Mass (2 of 2) =-.

  • I can clean my own backyard, do away with plastics, and recycle. Simple steps but if done by 96M Filipinos can make a difference. 🙂
    .-= Meikah Delid´s last blog ..Yes, let’s! 🙂 =-.

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  • jane

    This exactly what I was pointing out at mlq’s blog yet he won’t believe me.

    An entry dated October 15th. Why only about Ondoy? What about those people in the North who lost their homes, crops, means of living to Typhoon PEPENG

    It’s always ‘What happened to Manila”. Typhoon pepeng was more devastating that Ondoy given that it made 3 landfalls; yet people, especially many in blogosphere and twittersphere only talked about Ondoy.

  • jane

    This exactly what I was pointing out at mlq’s blog yet he won’t believe me.

    An entry dated October 15th. Why only about Ondoy? What about those people in the North who lost their homes, crops, means of living to Typhoon PEPENG

    It’s always ‘What happened to Manila”. Typhoon Pepeng was more devastating than Ondoy given that it made 3 landfalls; yet people, especially many in blogosphere and twittersphere only talked about Ondoy. Maybe to you the Ilocos Regioan, Cagayn Valley, the Cordilleras and Central Luzon(aka the places where 50% of the countries food are produced) does not exist.

  • We should act collectively to reduce the risk of disasters wrought to us. There are more future disasters that will come our way.

    We must ensure that the whole country is prepared for floods, eartquakes, tsunami, el nino, la nina, and the likes.

    Our awakening because of Ondoy and Pepeng should be the start of renewal. We should all act now. As for me, aside from blogging and stressing to other people our vulnerability to Mother Nature, I will help our nation through my own ways like keeping trash at minimum and saving as many recyclable objects away from trash as possible.

    We must promote the mantra of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
    .-= Ishmael Ahab´s last blog ..Of My Plans and the Future =-.

  • Nice post as for me. It would be great to read something more about that theme.

  • Nice post. Few Filipino took part on this World Wide Internet Activity. Good to know you participated too. Nice content. By the way I like the pictures in the past article about your web award.

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