Sikad, Lakad, Takbo for Mother Earth on April 21

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Press Release:

The Sikad-Lakad-Takbo, also known as SILAKBO, is a fund raising activity for the Save Silang-Santa Rosa River Foundation, Inc. (S3R2), a non-profit organization and partner of the City Government of Santa Rosa in the protection and rehabilitation of the Sta. Rosa Watershed. With an area of 11, 500 hectares, the Sta. Rosa Watershed is the major source of water for the cities of Santa Rosa, Biñan and Cabuyao and the municipality of Silang in Cavite.

SILAKBO aims to promote environmental responsiveness among the various stakeholders. It calls for the commitment and continuous actions to address various environmental issues primarily climate change. No time to be wasted, creative efforts has to be done, and adaptation and mitigation actions ought to be prioritized.

SILAKBO was first launched on April 19, 2009 during the week-long Earth Day Celebration of the City Government of Santa Rosa through the initiative of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) in partnership with the City Information Office (CIO). An increasing number of environmental advocates from different companies, government offices, people’s organizations, schools and barangays are joining this worthy event since then.

Join the Mob and Save Mother Earth!  Be there at the Greenfield City on April 21, 2013 for the  SILAKBO @ 5: Step-Up to the Challenge of Climate Change!


CCP Celebrates Earth Day with a Human Green Link and More

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Earthday 2013 Save Manila Bay emailPress Announcement:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrates Earth Day in various venues of the CCP complex and Manila Bay area with the theme “Save Manila Bay” on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

To further create awareness among the people (especially within the City of Manila), the artists, cultural workers and participants will form a GREEN LINK along the seawall at Roxas Boulevard from the Manila Yacht Club up to the U.S. Embassy. This human link will transform the seawall promenade into a venue for stand-up comedy, dance, play music, and other performances while facing the Manila Bay for one hour (8:00–9:00am). The event is open and free to the public.

The event starts with a Save Manila Bay Walk around the CCP Complex at 6:00 am followed by a program at the CCP Ramp hosted by Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change at 7:00 am featuring a Dance Ritual for Mother Earth performed by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, an excerpt of the stage production of Ibalong by Tanghalang Pilipino, special message from the 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize Awardee Cris “Kesz” Valdez,  opening of Sunset Block – Installation Art by 98B at the Front Lawn, and the opening of Exhibits-Fair at the Liwasang Kalikasan area.

At 8:00 am, a Save Manila Bay Advocacy Chains will be formed by artists, cultural workers, youth and the general public at the Baywalk Area as well as the Paddlers-Boat Chain by the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation and Kalikasan People’s Network, Bay Clean-Up activity by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Bikers Chain by the Foxbat Cycling Club Inc., among other activities.

From 7:00am-5:00pm, exhibits and fair by Haribon Foundation, GreenPeace, Siklo Pilipinas (household items), Gifts & Graces (Toys & novelty items), Kilus Foundation (Women’s organization of Pasig), Vinci’s Deli (Organic food products), Philippine Biochar Association will be on display at the CCP Liwasang Kalikasan area. At the same time, kids and family activities (Art making, story-telling, film screenings) by Haribon will be held as well as cooking demonstrations by the LJC Restaurant Group.

From 10:00am-12:00noon, band concerts will be staged by RockEd featuring Gab Cabangon, Vin Dancel, Ebe Dancel and Noel Cabangon;  and musical performances by the PCG Band, Bagitos Drummers, at the Liwasang Kalikasan from 12:30nn – 4:30pm.

Earth Day at the CCP is held in cooperation with Haribon Foundation, Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation Inc., Philippine Coast Guard, GreenPeace, Kalikasan People’s Network, Foxbat Cycling Club Inc., RockEd, LJC Restaurant Group, Winner Foundation, and Philippine Biochar Association.

For more information, call the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at 832-1125 loc. 1708-1710.

Learn to Read Bar Codes

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I got this bit of news over FB and I believe it is of great importance to be aware of this for your health and the health of your loved ones.  Greed has no room for compassion or concern. So be vigilant especially if your regular grocery won’t bother.

HOW TO READ BAR CODES… (everyone must know)


With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the supermarket and especially when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. The whole world is concerned about China-made “black-hearted goods”.

Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? The world is also concerned about GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods; steroid fed animals (ex: 45 days old broiler chicken).

It is important to read the bar code to track its origin. How to read Bar Codes….interesting !

If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
If the first 3 digits of the bar code are 00-09 then it’s made or sourced in USA.

This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to the barcode –

Remember if the first 3 digits are:
690, 691, 692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 … USA and CANADA
30 – 37 … FRANCE
40 – 44 … GERMANY
471 …….. Taiwan
45 or 49 ……..JAPAN
489………..HONG KONG
50 ………. UK
471……… is Made in TAIWAN (see sample)
740……….745 – CENTRAL AMERICA

All 480 Codes are Made in the PHILIPPINES. Share it!