Sunday, November 25, 2012

Islands of Paradise: Supporting the Philippine government's program to preserve, maintain, and protect the environment, natural resources and wildlife habitat

While the Philippine archipelago is sometimes called as the "Islands of Paradise", there's a great responsibility that must be handled by the Philippine government and the constituents thereof in maintaining, preserving, and taking good care of what could be considered as nature's best of gifts. These paradisiacal places, however, though we may think these are but for us to see and enjoy in our time, are something we actually owe a lot to the future generations. Nature is, in fact, life and anyone who destroys it commits a crime.

The Philippine government has long ago addressed the fact about the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology being set in the 1987 Constitution, Section 16 of Article II of which declared as follows: "The State shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature." The issue concerning climate change has also been addressed in the year 1991 by which the Philippines came up with a sustainable development program called Philippine Strategy for Sustainable Development. The Philippine Network on Climate Change collaborates with other government agencies in a convention that creates the Inter-Agency Committee on Climate Change (IACCC). It was  led by the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The said Committee aims to harness and synergize what many measures undertaken by the national government and civil society to address climate change and the negative impact it has be dealt with to. These are but just some of the many things the Philippine government has been doing to address environmental issues as well as environmental protection and preservation.

To protect and preserve the environment is everybody's concern as we all live in the same planet. The future generations need to see and experience the Islands of Paradise, among many other beautiful things of nature. The Philippine government is doing everything for the right moves, and for the right reasons, to as much as possible protect, preserve, and maintain the beauty of nature. Let us, therefore, support and do our share by being just simply responsible and self-disciplined.

1 comment:

  1. The future generations need to see and experience the Islands of Paradise, among others.

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