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Out and Proud Documentary for Social Awareness

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The success of the soap opera, My Husband’s Lover on GMA may have triggered the existence of a documentary film entitled Out and Proud – but regardless of the issue, this show is definitely a most-awaited one. Many would debate that materials of this kind is against their moral beliefs but if they only open their eyes and be real in this place called earth, they will see clearly that it’s time to recognize the third sex. Here’s the preview of the show:

Posted at Youtube by: GMA Public Affairs

We are all different but despite of that simple truth, people can co-exist with each other in a very harmonious way. Gays are noted to add excitement and fun to a group but it’s not enough to just laugh with them. They need to live with their own rights, be protected just like any other man or woman and be accepted to a community as they are. Out and Proud is definitely a good educational medium for the society to learn about this exceptional gender! GMA is so brave to initiate this.

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UN Campaigned for Cost-Effective Healthy Diet

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO is advocating on promoting healthy diet utilizing natural produce that can’t do any harm to humans and the environment when utilizing and processing them. However, it is common perception that it’s expensive to eat well – but it’s really not the case. It’s just a matter of educating people that that healthy stuff even found in our own backyard can look and taste good.

Since fast food advertisements are rampant these days, advocates must use visual strategies promoting healthy eating. Salads should look good to entice for example. Mixed of vegetables with bits of lean meat should be appetizing to see just like the crunchy fried chicken on TV. If the mentality of the general public changes for the better, spending on diet-related ailments which is 75% of the overall healthcare expenses will be minimized according to CDC. Not only that, greenhouses gasses contributors will be 24% less without the destructive farming techniques.

In 2050 when the world population is predicted to reach 9.3 billion by the United Nations, at least 3 billion more people will be competing with the resources available since the world population currently is at 7 billion. Therefore, further campaigns are needed for this project. If each responsible individual helps in advocating for this health cause – educating the rest of the population on healthy eating, this will not be a problem. On that note, we leave you with this question. In your own capacity, how can you promote cost-effective healthy diet that is not only sustainable for a long period of time but also environmentally-friendly?

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Owner Demanded for DENR Permit to Cut Illegally Planted Tree

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
English: Snug in the trees between Crossley an...
Sometimes ignorance can really put us in big trouble – despite thinking that we are right. Take note of this owner who demanded for a DENR permit to cut her ornamental trees upon the petition of the village’s homeowners’ association – since she planted the trees many years back on the foot path itself and within reach to the electricity cables. She should be advised that planting trees on these utility areas are allowed only if the garden is 3 feet away from them. Read this legal document:

Guidelines on Tree Planting Near
Electric Power Line Systems

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement entered into by and
among the DENR and other government and non-government
agencies/organizations on 21 May 1997 hereto attached as Annex A, for
the purpose of reducing non-technical losses particularly on electric power
distribution, the following guidelines are hereby promulgated for the
information and guidance of all concerned

On top of that, as stated on Section 5 on the Penalty Clause – any person who gets rid of any kind of trees shall be punished based on the laws written in Section 3 of Presidential Decree No. 953, except when the cutting or the disposal is vital to enhance the beauty of the place or as described in Section 3.3 of this PD. Know what you’re getting into or else, you can be charged too!

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