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Tuesday, 31 July 2007 03:10

"Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!" radio program will discuss "Energy & Mining Development: Boon or Bane for the Philippines?" on Aug. 1, 2007, Wed., 6:30-7:30 PM (Manila Time), on DZRH-AM radio. (Editor's Note: There is a 15-hour difference between Manila and California; please consult the Time Section found in the Tools Category of the to find the exact time in Manila; The Tools Category is found on the web site's front page, just below the masthead.) "Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!" is the Philippines' top-rated radio program on environment and sustainable development (ESD).

Guest panelists are Paul Aquino, Pres./CEO & Engr. Agnes de Jesus, Sr. VP for Env. & External Relations, PNOC Energy Development Corp. and Heherson Alvarez, former senator & DENR Secretary, Chair, Phil. Mining Development Corp. and Asia Trustee, Climate Institute. EARTH Institute Asia Pres. Dr. Cora Claudio directs and hosts the program in conversational Tagalog.

The panelists will discuss the actual and potential positive-and-negative impacts of energy and mining development on the Filipino people, the environment (including climate change), and the country’s sustainable development. They will explain the initiatives and programs of their organizations to ensure equitable distribution of the benefits of such development and to overcome its negative impacts. They will also discuss how listeners may benefit from the energy and mining industries.

Listeners may share their comments & recommendations ON/OFF the air and join the contests, environment-livelihood projects (e.g., the recycling project "Sapal Para sa Kabuhayan") and environmental campaigns. Philippine residents who are registered listeners of the program may volunteer and join two contests as Adoptors in the project "2M Puno Para sa KK," which involves planting and nurturing 2-million tree seedlings plus using them to initiate local ESD projects. (To register, text 2299: earthREG < name>,,,.)

Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! is co-produced by EARTH Institute Asia, Inc. and DZRH, with the cooperation of the Mgt. Assoc. of the Phil. (MAP), DENR, Phil. Business for the Environment, GREEN Army Fdn., TOWNS Fdn., Asian Inst. of Journalism & Communication, and others. It is aired nationwide, e.g., 666 Khz in Metro Manila, and is globally accessible through the Internet, e.g., Readers may be able to access DZRH in the Link section of this online magazine, the

EARTH Institute Asia welcomes support for the program, which is now Number One in its prime-time slot (per the latest Nielsen Media Survey), through ads, grants, and gifts for the guests and contest winners. Partners-sponsors of the program have included Unilab, Shell, Holcim Phil., Petron, Unilever, Manila Water, Toby's Sports, Ford Group, & Jollibee. Sony Phil., The Bowler/TOWNS Awardee Bong Coo, Del Bros Supply Chain Solutions, Figaro Coffee, Nestle Phil., MAP, Penny Velasco, Pascual Laboratories, Palafox Associates, Arch. Paulo Alcazaren, Ctr. for Env’tal Awareness and Educ., Atty. Tony Oposa, KN Industries, Ding Reyes and Lito Exconde have also provided in-kind support to the program.

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