“What we’re trying to do [to solve the traffic] is a government approach. But this [traffic] is a community problem. We need to engage all of you, all sectors of society to help solve the problem.” – Cabinet Secretary Jose Almendras
Yesterday, I went to UP Diliman to attend Usad EDSA, a multi-stakeholder consultation spearheaded by the technical working group of Cabinet Secretary Jose Almendras. The forum was a venue for the TWG to present traffic facts, their objectives, limitations, ongoing efforts, and proposed traffic solutions.
This is the first entry on the series of board review posts. I shared here some thoughts on taking the exam, having the proper mindset, and some preparatory tips.
Going through the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam review was one of my most defining experiences. I’m lucky to have had a close and supportive circle of students, teachers, fellow UP Plano members, and alumni from the School of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as my very supportive family, love, and officemates who encouraged me every time I felt drained from reading volumes of environmental laws and practicing all those statistical planning techniques. But I can’t say the same for someone who doesn’t have that planning circle, and who doesn’t have the resources or guidance to review. That’s why I’m going to make a series of blog posts that can serve as a guide for those who are planning to take the exam. Continue reading “The EnP Board Review Series – Part 1: Why take the exam, getting the right mindset, and preparatory activities”→
This was a reflection I made after watching “Signos,” a Philippine documentary on climate change. The documentary was required media in the coursework of my masteral elective subject, Geography 255: Environmental Hazards and Disasters.
The embedded video is an seven-part series from YouTube. Please bear with the low quality, but this is the only copy of the documentary I could find online.
“We have our data. It’s open. We teach you how to use it, so in times of danger, you know what to do. But the problem is the Filipino’s willingness to learn about disaster risk. There are 10.2 million tweets on Aldub, but there are less than a hundred thousand downloads of the NOAH mobile app.” – Dr. Mahar Lagmay