Participants at learning event for senior citizens in Liliw Laguna as they learn environmental activities.

A learning activity of senior citizens was conducted on August 02, 2018 at the Municipality of Liliw, Laguna.  It was a 1-day activity aimed to expose the senior citizens on the environmental activities of the local government units and enhance/ strengthen their knowledge and awareness on two ERDB’s technologies on bamboo planting and Hi-Q Vam 1 (a biofertilizer developed by ERDB).

A short program was conducted at the Office of the Municipal Population Center, Liliw, Laguna.  ERDB Assistant Director, Dr. Bighani M. Manipula gave a short inspirational message on the activity. He stressed that the place is rich in clean and fresh air. Afterwards, the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO), Mr. Dante Arcigal gave the welcome remarks. The Honorable Liliw Mayor Enrico Solibit gave his inspirational talk. He was thankful that the town has been chosen  to share the experiences and best practices of ENR technologies.

Twenty-four (24) senior citizens from different barangays of Liliw, Laguna attended the said activity. The resource speakers were Ms. Florentina Oliva and Ms. Carmelita Mojica.  Ms. Oliva discussed the importance and process of planting bamboo while Ms. Mojica discussed and explained the use of Hi-Q Vam 1. She also distributed some Hi-Q Vam 1 samples.

After lunch, the group visited the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located at Brgy Ibabang, Palina.  The short briefing and demonstration on the operation of the MRF were conducted. The use of micro-based and micro-organisms substrates were explained to prevent odor and flies in the surroundings. Then, the group proceeded to Brgy. Ilayan Sungi to visit the agroforestry upland farming of vegetables, strawberry farms and other forest trees. Aurora S. Jose, TTD/Lina M. Pader, IAS