The 3rd Philippine Environment Summit held in Cagayan de Oro was a success!


3RD Philippine Environment Summit 
 " Paradigm (re)shift :Heeding Nature"
    Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center,
      Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
February 26-28, 2020

The three-day event was held successfully despite the scare of novel coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak.It was participated with over 200 guest and participants from different cities and municipalities.The organizers were able to adopt some precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19.In view of the situation, I have observed that the following measures were put in place during the event at Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center: Alcohol hand sanitizers was provided at all touch points, there were increased cleaning frequency of the hotels public area and display products with disinfectant, temperature screening conducted by City Health Officers and hand sanitizing for all persons upon entrance, and lastly the eco bag or kit provided for every registrants contained 1 small bottle of alcohol based hand sanitizer spray.

It was indeed a time where I was able to ponder on the things that I can contribute as an environmental advocate and redefining my environmental advocacy where I can be able to engage with the younger generation to be active participants in keeping the environment clean by using recycled products for craft projects that can be of some use. and how I can be able to tie up with local communities who may be affected by problems such as the management of surface water or ground water or deforestation.I also consider on how to tie up and work with other stakeholders such as people from environmental or conservation organisations.

These are the following pics,vids, notes and key take away's that I've got during the 3 day event.

                                                          Day 1- Feb. 26, 2020


Opening Number by: Joey Ayala Environmental Artist

Photo Op with Mr. Joey Ayala after his opening number

Photo -op during the opening of exhibit with Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma ,SJ.DD, Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro 

        With Hon. Oscar S. Moreno, Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City after his Welcome Message

Photo-op with DENR USec. Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna after delivering his Keynote Address
Met some new friends from Living Laudato Si during the Exhibit  

At Living Laudato Si Booth Exhibit
At the Exhibit Hall before Press Con

Afternoon (Break -Out Sessions)

Session 1: Indigenous Peoples' Eco-Governance
Session 2: Organic Agriculture
Session 3: Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Session 4: Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Barangays

                                                               Day 2 -Feb.27, 2020


Opening number from XU Glee Club (Photo from Green Convergence FB Page)

Mr.Howie Severino , GMA Journalist talks about the Facts in the Service of the Planet
Photo courtesy from Green Convergence FB Page

Ms. Mitos Urgel, President and  CEO , World Fair Trade Organization Asia talks about the Fair Trade and the Environment (Photo from Green Convergence FB Page)

Afternoon (Break -Out Sessions)

Session 1 : Community Co-Governance
Session 2: Non-Timber Forest Products
Session 3: Eco-Tourism
Session 4: Youth and the Environment

With the speakers on one of the sessions I've attended, Session 1 : Community Co-Governance:

With the incoming President of Xavier University ,                              With Mr. Robert Ballon Jr. speaker for 
 Rev. Fr. Mars Tan ,SJ- Director, McKeough Marine Center   Mangrove Rehabilitation&Protection,Zamboanga Sibugay

Photo-op with Mr. Ernie Lopez-Host of G-Diaries after his talk on Session 3:Eco-Tourism

                                                                      Day 3 - Feb. 28, 2020


Mr. Federico Lopez , Chairman and CEO ,Energy Development Corporation talks about Beyond Sustainability

Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza ,D.D. , Bishop San Carlos Negros Occidental talks about  Divestment from Coal

Afternoon(Break -Out Sessions)

Session 1: Ecosystems Protection
Session 2: Bamboo:Sunrise Industry for the Philippines
Session 3: Education and the Environment
Session 4: Spirituality and Sustainability

  Session 1: Ecosystems Protection with Ms. Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit,Ph.D. Exec.Dir. CDORBMC

Closing Ceremonies 

Recap Video

Green Convergence Team  during the Closing Ceremony


Summit Resolutions 
Conducted by Ms. Marie Marciano,Vice President,Green Convergence

Ms. Marie Marciano,Vice President,Green Convergence

Closing Remarks
By Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, President, Xavier University

Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, President, Xavier University delivering his Closing Remarks

Photo -op with Fr. Roberto  C. Yap after delivering his closing remarks

      Kudos to another one successful event , Professional Organizers!Until your next event....:)

                                 With a grateful heart,this is 💕💕💕