Mayor Edwin Olivarez of Parañaque City, Ms. Evangeline R. Marcelino, Head of TPPEU as they lead the opening/ribbon cutting ceremony of the exhibit. Also in photo are the THWRDEC staff .

The ERDB-Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes Research, Development and Extension Center (THWRDEC) in cooperation with the LGU of Parañaque City conducted an exhibit and forum on Phytoremediation Scheme and other ENR Technologies on May 27-31, 2019. The exhibit display was placed at the Treasurer’s Lobby while the forum was held at the Legislative Conference Room 3, Parañaque City. The IEC campaigns are geared towards enhancing public awareness and encourage stakeholders to adopt/utilize the technologies being promoted/disseminated by the research center. Such initiative involves stakeholder’s participation specifically in line with the promotion of different ENR technologies.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez led the ribbon cutting ceremony that signified the opening of the exhibit. On the other hand, Mr. Nilo Germedia delivered the welcome message during the forum.

Topics presented in the forum include the following: Recommended Pollutant- Absorbent Plant Species (PAPS) for Vertical/Urban Greening by For. Edmundo Esteban; Phytoremediation Scheme for Polluted Waterways by Engr. Teresa Salanguit;  Nursery Establishment (NGP) Clonal Propagation Techniques by For. Rey Abadiano; and,  Isolation and Screening of Plastic Degrading Bacteria from Payatas Landfill, Quezon City and Smokey Mountain, Manila by Julius Bañega. On the other hand, exhibit displays showcased information on phytoremediation scheme for polluted waterways and other ENR technologies.

To conclude the activity, Ms. Nery A. Alba, THWRDEC Center Head expressed her appreciation for the warm accommodation and assistance provided by the local government officials of Parañaque. Moreover, Ms. Alba emphasized the objectives of the activity and the center’s mandate specifically in the conduct of research studies to address concerns on proper management of toxic substances and hazardous wastes. THWRDEC