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Tune in/Watch on July 29, Wed.: “SONA Reactions and a 3E Leapfrogging Program” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by EARTH Institute Asia Press Office   
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 06:25

W hen Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivered her last State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, July 27, 2009, she gave a report on her set goal in 2005 to “Beat the Odds” with balanced budget, education for all, automated elections, transport and digital infrastructure, termination of hostilities, healing of the wounds of EDSA 1,2, 3, electricity and water for all barangays, opportunities to create 6 to 10 million jobs, decongestion of Metro Manila, and development of Subic and Clark.


She also talked about her 3E priorities for the last few months of her term—economy, environment, and education.


Reactions to the SONA vary. Details of the 3Es are not yet clear to many. So Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) will attempt to present some reactions to the SONA and share a proposed 3E Program that will potentially enable the Philippines to leapfrog for local and then national sustainability. Tune in/watch KK!  on July 29, 2009, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Manila time), at DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), and Internet ( or


G uests are Antonio Tujan, International Director of the IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank dealing with socio-economic situations in the Philippines and abroad, and Arch. Helen Villaraza-Ostrowski and Arch. Jorg Ostrowski, Partners of Autonomous and Sustainable Housing, Inc. of the Philippines and Canada. Dr. Cora Claudio, president, EARTH Institute Asia, will moderate the discussion.


Join also the Quiz, contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH and Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! To join all, register at 2299: earth<space>your message.


The co-producers of Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! are EARTH Inst. Asia   and  DZRH, with the support of Unilever, Unilab, Manila Water, Pilipinas Shell, Toby's Sports, Delbros Supply Chain Solutions, Yehey.Com, MAP,  and  Brahma Kumaris,  and the cooperation of GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR,, and  various groups/individuals. 


* Join also the EARTHnetwork for Sustainable Living —a network of producers, sellers,  and   users of eco-products for the wellness of people and planet Earth-- from decorative herbal plants to electric vehicles. Inquiries: 671-3266, 0917-829-1718, or



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