I can help Haiti through Moringa

I know I can do something…

The effects of the earthquake is undescribable.  But there is hope and there are cheaper ways to control hunger and other basic needs, yet eco friendly and practical.  As there are so many casualties, the basic needs is what I intend to offer, if I be given the support/partnership by NGO and funding institution.   Moringa has already proven its worth and effectiveness in Africa and Asia and India, rest assured that it will help control hunger and malnutirition in Haiti.  I can create jobs as well… opportunities can be found on below link:

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/moringa-oil-as-biofuel-is-better-than-jatropha/ 

I can facilitate both the export of moringa products, primarily for hunger/malnutrition control.  It can also be of use to for the following:

– water purification

– healthy food option 

– alternative source of fuel (biofuel/biogas – moringa oil).   

“Moringa” or “Malunggay” as popularly known in the Philippines is something to consider in times as these in Haiti.  It will be for necessity and longterm benefit and has proven capacity to control hunger, malnutrition, medicinal/suppliment-vitamin, alternative fuel/oil (biogas), with purification substance for water, better raw materials for cosmetics, animal feeds, etc.   Please click below link for my detailed explanation:

Moringa Facts and Benefits:

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/01/09/moringa-facts-and-benefits/

The Science behind Moringa

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/the-science-behind-moringa/

Greener Pasteur

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/greener-pasteur/

The Wealth Behind Moringa Tree

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/wealth-behind-moringa/

More details are available upon request. 

For details and inquiries, I could be reach through my direct e-mail denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

‘Pants on the ground!’ – American Idol has it all.

Every body deserve break, including General Larry Platt!  I’ll bet he’ll sing on final performance night.

The man is 62 years old and he is already a legend in Georgia.  He even has his ties to the Civil Rights movement and still remains a community activist in the Atlanta area and recently has become known for publicly protesting foreclosures.  He has received commendations to Georgia General Assembly…

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/fulltext/hr286.htm

Retirement Village

It is not a coincidence that more Filipinos work in the caregiving sector than any nationals across the globe.  One service I am pointing is caregiving.   Caregiving to the elderly is actually more than a profession to many Filipinos.  It is part of the culture as we Filipinos have a soft heart to the eldearly, and a tie that binds to the family.  Filipinos show their appreciation to their parents and grand parents by taking care of their elderly on their aging years.  

Lately, the government partners with the private sector to put up Retirement Village for the elderly of other natinalities to come and experience firsthand the known Filipino hospitality.  We offer variety of choices from condominium type in an urban setting, cool mountaineous region and near the beach.  The most favorite is SUBIC HOMES, INC. (fully furnished 2/3 bedrooms, single or two storeys, with amenities needed by an elderly).  Plus added pakages as maids, etc.    For inquiries, you can e-mail us at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. The harbor is sandwiched by the Zambales Mountain Range at the east and the Subic Bay at the west and opens up to the South China Sea. It is northwest of the Bataan Peninsula and southwest of the Zambales Province. SBF is 110 kilometers north of Manila. Manila Bay and the Bataan Peninsula separate SBF from Manila. The mountain ranges around the Subic Bay area and the deep natural harbor provide excellent and protected anchorage. In addition, these features make SBF naturally sheltered from typhoons as well as from the effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. 

SBF belongs to Region III or the Central Luzon Region. It is one of the points in the growth triangle and is an engine for economic development in the region. SBF is a supplier of services and products for the Central Luzon Development Program (CLDP), a regional growth area composed of the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales. 

Climate

Like the rest of the Philippines, the climate in SBF is tropical.

There are two seasons:

Dry, from November to May.

Rainy, from June to October.

The climate is without extremes. Average temperature is 80 degrees Farenheit or 26 degrees Celsius. 

Population

The population in SBF is estimated at 3,000. Right next to SBF is Olongapo City with a population of approximately 194,260. 

The adjacent provinces to SBF, Bataan and Zambales, have populations of 557,660 and 433,542 respectively as of 1995. Region III or Central Luzon, encompassing the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales, has a combined population of 8.030 million as of May 1, 2001. 

Environmental Protection

SBMA continues to pursue its environmental protection responsibilities. The Authority has an Ecology Center that studies and monitors the preservation of the Subic Bay’s natural resources and wildlife. All development projects are required to submit Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to ensure compliance with existing environmental standards. 

The Subic Watershed Forest Reserve (SWFR), located at the southern portion of the Zambales Biogeographic Zone, 160 km. by road northwest of Manila, is one of the ten priority sites of the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS), noted for its high biodiversity and endemism. This lowland dipterocarp forest covers approximately 9,800 hectares, 3,000 hectares of which is closed canopy. The forests were protected from over exploitation for more than 50 years while under the jurisdiction of the Americans during the US Naval Base period. 

The SWFR lies entirely within the metes and bounds of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ). SBMA has administrative jurisdiction over these protected areas under the authority of Republic Act 7227 of 1992, and in a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the SBMA. 

A wide range of habitats are present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, fringing grasslands and other breaks in the canopy. It is possible to draw an imaginary line through the rain forest, running water, grassland and mangrove habitats that blend into the marine seagrass and coral reef habitats. These represent the major habitats of the tropics. 

The preliminary results of the forest biodiversity survey revealed 745 plant species. Three of which are endangered while four others are potentially threatened. Hence, the urgency of preserving the Subic Forest is highlighted. 

Ecologically and economically important tree species such as White Lauan, Apitong, Guijo, Palosapis are most dominant in Subic forest. A rattan palm species previously found only in Mt. Arayat was discovered. 

At the southwest portion of the reserve is a well maintained network of paved roads which links two piers to a complex of 6 groups of earth-covered, concrete ammunition bunkers formerly known as the Naval Magazine. These bunker groups are enclosed in fences. It is linked to the rest of the Freeport Zone by a two-lane road intersected by a narrower road leading to the municipality of Morong, Bataan. This area has been reserved for low-impact, eco and adventure tourism oriented development. 

The Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium project is taking shape. The Camayan Wharf is now home to Subic Bay Ocean Adventure, the first and the most amazing attraction in the country exposing some of the world’s most attractive sea mammals like dolphins, false killer whales and sea lions in their natural habitat. 

The western side of Grande and Chiquita Islands contains the highest coral cover in the bay with up to 75% of which are living. There are 75 species of fish present in Subic Bay. Important reef fish species comprises 96.25%. The world’s rare and endangered Olive Ridley turtle and Hawksbill dwell in Subic Bay. Six species of seagrasses are growing in the marine preserved areas of Triboa and Ilanin Bays.

 

Ecotourism has tremendous potential given the variety of flora and fauna and the presence of streams, waterfalls and trail systems. Ecotour attractions are plentiful in SUBICBAY. Here are some you shouldn’t miss: 

Tourist Activities & Attractions  

APALIIN TRAIL

Hike through the trails of Apaliin and discover the wonders of the Subic Forest. Awe at the panoramic view from the tip of Apaliin Point, and enjoy the sight of Subic Bay on a banca ride back to the Central Business District. 

BAT KINGDOM

Get mesmerized at Subic’s Bamboo Bats and Flying Foxes. Over 10,000 fruitbats, the biggest of its kind in the world roost in the protected forest reserve of Subic along with the Bamboo bats, which are the smallest in the Philippines. 

BAT HIGHWAY

Marvel at the beauty of the bats in flight as they pass through this narrow strip at the setting of the sun.

BICENTENNIAL PARK

Enjoy outdoors with family and friends at these scenic picnic grounds. Native fishing gears are available for those who would like to try their hand at fishing in the man-made lagoon. 

CAMACHILE PARK

A perfect near-the-bay stop shaded by numerous Camachile trees, best for picnics among tour groups. 

EL KABAYO

Canter around the extensive grounds of the El Kabayo Equestrian Center. Riding lessons and mounts are available for horseback riding enthusiasts. 

GRANDE ISLAND

Live through the grandeur of Grande and enjoy the amenities of a beach resort in an island setting. Enjoy a scenic ride to the island on board a motorized banca. 

HILL 394

Subic’s most popular peak takes you 394 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular view of the legendary Mount Natib and Subic Bay, in the northwest. Visit Hill 394 and let its beauty speak for itself. 

JEST (Jungle Environmental Survival Training) Camp and Butterfly Garden

Familiarize yourself with jungle survival techniques from Aeta trained US Navy and US Marines. Visit the Mini Zoo and discover Subic’s diverse biological resources or see how the butterflies live and flourish at the Butterfly Kingdom. 

MALAWAAN PIER

Spend the day shoreline or day fishing at the designated fishing areas, or take a peek at SBMA’s Seaport Operations. 

MANGROVE GRAVEYARD

The sight of these giant driftwoods may surprise you, or simply leave you breathless. These dead dipterocarps are remnants of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Unable to stand the high sulfur content spewed by the volcano, the mangrove graveyard bears witness to one of the worst calamities to hit the country. 

MT. PINATUBO CRATER TREK

Sense a relaxing mood while kayaking at the crater lake of this mountain. Discover hotsprings, cool mountain pools, lahar fields and canyons as you take a trip or trek to see remains of towns destroyed by the mudflows. 

Pamulaklakin Forest Trails / Pastolan Aeta Village

Take part in the Ecology Tour and trek inside the forests of Subic with the help of a native guide. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Aetas. Educate yourself in the various types of medicinal plants. Camp in the heart of the forest or simply have a unique picnic in the deep parts of the jungle. 

REDONDO BEACHES

Behold the beauty of this undeveloped beach and explore the riches of a newfound land on the shores of the Redondo Peninsula. 

SHIPWRECKS

Delve the magnificent underwater world of Subic Bay and come face-to-face with its rare marine inhabitants. Explore relics of history that date back to the Spanish and American eras. (Oryoko Maru. Seian Maru, USS New York, USS Rochester, LCV Landing Craft and LST). 

SUBIC BAY OCEAN ADVENTURE

The first and most astounding nautical sanctuary in the country that showcases some of the world’s most amazing sea mammals like dolphins, false killer whales and sea lions in their inherent habitat. Dive with them. Frolic with the whales!.

HeART

Be more than entertained…

Deal with the Devil

People are not happy with Pat Robertson’s latest pronoucement as seen on their comments over youtube.  Not a single person commented positively.  

But what exactly did he mean? 

Allow me to analyze the context of Pat’s message and its relevance to current situation.  First, let me clarify the “pact of the devil” thing.   This has not represented in the Bible nor in any Christian teachings.  Patt Robertson only utter his know how on Haiti’s historical accounts during its liberation from French colonialization (I just do not know if he got it from historical books or from an urban legend).  In America, they say it’s freedom of expression and it is Pat’s views in a different perspective.  It’s just that viewers and readers are also free to comment.  I say, it’s up to us to investigate.  It won’t hurt us if we read to know the truth.  If I may suggesst, hope National Geographic would made an investigative feature presentation on this subject as what they did to phyramids and other historical mysteries.  Hope I won’t get violent reaction on this suggestion.

Negative comments were obviosly because of the timing of Pat’s pronouncement.  I guess, people were still overwhelmed by their sympathy to what had happened to Haiti.   They may think that such comments is uncalled for, as many these days are more concerned on how to help.  Nonetheless, viewers may not noticed the context on Pat’s message as he was actually discussing the rebuilding possibilitiy.   It was not noticed  whom Pat was  interviewing…  he was interviewing the man from “Operation Blessing.”  OB is a department of 700 Club where Pat is its founder.  It is a relief giving arm of the 700 Club all over the world, especially during times of calamity and distress.  In the Philippines, Operation Blessing’s presence and sincerity are always available when people are in need of their support.  

Personal View:

This blog recorgnized the efforts and sacrifices of of the NGO and groups/org and their volunteers, especially during such time as this. 

Historically, true Christians (not the twisted ones) were the pioneers to relief giving and founder of most known NGO since time in memorial.  True Christian were seen in the forefront of service even in the middle of war.  They are the unrecognized salt and light to this world we live in.  Their efforts are unparalleled.   They are the initiator relief giving, rescue and medical mission, counter oppression, inhuman political practices, liberators of persecuted minorities (like the african american), founder of progressive education, inventions and anti war policies.  I guess I am also entitled to my freedom of expression. 🙂

FYI. Red Cross and other known NGO was founded by Christians.