After what happened during typhoon Ondoy, I thought if I really need to post the fund raising dinner for Nick Perlas. Then, I realized that helping resolve what happened during Ondoy and in disasters to come does not only mean giving relief goods and donations but more importantly finding a way to prevent this things from happening in the future or at least be ready for it.
As the only candidate with worldwide recognition by various sectors including the United Nations on issues on integral sustainable development, climate change, peace and microfinance it is fitting to invite everyone to join Nicanor “Nick” Perlas for this dinner. Get to know him… share your visions and thoughts… know why people are opting for Nicky.
Here’s is a good way to get to know Nicky and his supporters. This is a positive response to what’s stirring inside us as Pinoys. It could be a good venue for a healing dialogue with others who share love of country, esp in light of Ondoy.
Join Nicanor “Nick” Perlas on October 19, 2009, 7:00p.m. at the OCCI Center for Learning Office, 6/F Emerald Bldg, Ortigas Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For confirmation please call 4669520, 4125356 or email email@example.com
We need a long lasting solution to our problems… we need strong political will and mindset the genuinely cares for our people.
Practicality tells us to go beyond politics and unite to prepare for the signs of the times.
“Environment is Key in Ensuring Our Safety” – Dorothy Lenore Llariza Reflects on Nick Perlas’ ANC Interview
Environmentalist and presidentiable Nick Perlas’ short segment at the ANC Channel with Ricky Carandang this evening touched a core in my being when he specifically mentioned how his own house went underwater during typhoon Frank last year. Being an Ilongga myself and having personally seen the devastation in Iloilo last year, I understood what he was saying.
Clearly, Nick said we have a need as a nation, beyond political lines and beyond personalities, to prepare for global climate change which was predicted by a scientist 20 years ago. Ricky commented that perhaps, none of us really believed that global climate change would – or could – happen to us in this particular time.
One major move for preparedness, Nick said, would be to remove residences from river areas because, in the coming seasons when waters will inevitably rise due to changes in the Arctic region, those areas will be the first to be hit the hardest. Other preparations will be to transfer evacuation areas to elevated places, and strengthen telecommunication lines and strategic points of communication so that NDCC’s monitoring will be accurate. Nick also mentioned PAGASA’s plan to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to accurately measure weather patterns, which was somehow shelved due to ‘interests’ of some parties.
I personally agree with everything that was taken up for such a short time. The inevitable changes in world weather patterns should make us human beings flexible enough to also change our ways of thinking, our lifestyles, our behavior towards the environment, and our views of social responsibility. If environmentalists all over the world have revised and updated over and over again their data on climate change, then we should also keep ourselves in the same pace and space, because, Nick Perlas said in conclusion, this is now “a matter of survival.”